Future options for Daylesford Town Hall

Council has begun a project to assess the feasibility of maximising the community use of the Town Hall site, with an option to consolidate and upgrade the building so it could become more of a community hub. The site includes the town hall, office accommodation and Senior Citizens' room (not the Daylesford pool).

The investigation would assess whether Daylesford Town Hall could be refurbished to include a library along with multi-purpose community spaces to cater for meetings, functions, performances and events.

Such a project would require many stages. These include (but are not limited to) architectural advice on the suitability of the site, community input, feasibility designs, concept designs, detailed designs and of course, funding.

The roofing and electrical works at Daylesford Town Hall are necessary to ensure the structural integrity of the building. The works are required regardless of any changes to the future use of the building.

Project Advisory Group - apply now

Council invites community members to complete an expression of interest to join the Daylesford Community Facilities Project Advisory Group (PAG).

The PAG will comprise up to eight community members to guide discussions on how the proposal to update the Daylesford Town Hall would best meet the community’s needs.

Before applying, please make sure you have read the Terms of Reference - Word doc or Terms of Reference - pdf.

Expressions of Interest close on Wednesday 24 April 2024. Council will consider appointing PAG members at the Council Meeting on Tuesday 21 May 2024.

Temporary closure of Daylesford Town Hall

The iconic Daylesford Town Hall will be closed for essential electrical and roofing works for at least 18 months from September 2024. Priority works to protect the significant heritage building include repairs to the roof, parapets and chimneys, with electrical upgrades to commence once the roof is replaced.

Council will work with regular users of the building to help identify alternative venues while the building is closed. While the essential works are underway, the Council Chambers and Council staff who work in the Town Hall will relocate to 24 Vincent Street, Daylesford.

Read our media release from 28 February 2024 announcing this closure.

Stay in touch

Community consultation has regularly highlighted the community’s strong connection to and importance of the Daylesford Town Hall. We encourage you to stay in touch with Council on this and other local matters. Follow us on Facebook , subscribe to our Hepburn Life enewsletter, visit our website, and keep an eye out for advertisements in local media.

Photos of the Daylesford Town Hall