COVID-19 and Maldon.

Now that some restrictions have been eased, more of Maldon is open for business. Not all events and attractions are open however, check with the groups concerned to avoid disappointment.

Mask wearing and social distancing, along with hand sanitising and data recording are still a part of everyday life, please respect the rules and play nice.

Stay safe, be kind to yourself and others, and welcome back to the Maldon you love.


Maldon (population ~1,500) is located 140km northwest of Melbourne in the heart of the Victorian Goldfields. The town is nestled on the slopes of Mt. Tarrengower in an agricultural, pastoral and mining district. Mt Tarrengower, a prominent geological feature, is close to the geographical centre of Victoria.

Maldon has retained an authentic pioneer-like appearance with history of the gold-mining era being preserved. Maldon was declared Australia’s First Notable Town in 1966 by the National Trust of Australia.  The township and surrounding forests abound with remnants of the gold mining past, beautiful seasonal wildflowers and and scenic walking trails.

Come for the day, celebrate at one of Maldon’s many well-known events, ride the steam train or stay awhile in a turn of the century miner’s cottage or perhaps one of the grander homes. Maldon offers many accommodation options as well as boutique shopping, locavore opportunities and gourmet foods and wines.