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Council Election 2020: October’s council election will be held by postal ballot. For information on nominating, voting and more, click here.

Local Avian Influenza Update: Advice and restrictions are currently in place for all Golden Plains Shire bird owners. Click here to stay up-to-date.


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Rolling green hills, golden fields, rugged bush landscapes and rocky volcanic plains span the region from its historic gold mining towns in the north, to the river valleys in its south.  Savour award winning wine and bountiful local produce that is showcased in quality local eateries and available at markets, cafes and cellar doors.  Discover stunning natural scenery, enjoy an outdoor adventure at your own pace and experience the unique and authentic local charm of the Golden Plains region for yourself.  All of this is located just a stone's throw from Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat and the Surfcoast. 

Click on the links below to learn more about why you should visit Golden Plains, learn about upcoming events and how to film in our region. 

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Thursday, 16 June 2016 - 1:26pm


Council acknowledges the traditional Wadawurrung owners of this land. Council pays its respects to Wadawurrung Elders both past and present and extends that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of Golden Plains Shire.