Around the Shire
A bus service runs from Mansfield to Woods Point and return every Thursday, with stops at Piries, Howqua Inlet, Jamieson, Kevington, Gaffneys Creek and A1 Mine Settlement.
For more information and to view the timetable please call Stewarts Bus Company on 5775 2630 or visit the following website - http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/4896
Around the Mansfield township
A Mansfield town bus runs every Thursday morning, picking up passengers from their homes and transporting them to the main street for shopping before returning passengers to their homes. The service is available, through the Council, to any community members who wish to use it. A Council Volunteer is also available on the service to assist passengers off and on the bus.
For further information regarding the town bus service please contact Council's Volunteer Co-ordinator, Michele Padbury, on 5775 8555.
Buses from Melbourne to Mansfield and Return
V-Line provide a bus service from Melbourne to Mansfield and return on a regular basis, as well as a service from Mt. Buller to Melbourne and return during the snow season. A copy of the timetable can be viewed by following this link - http://ptv.vic.gov.au/route/view/1725
For more information, contact V-Line on 1800 800 007 or via their website at http://www.vline.com.au/home/
Blank application forms are available by clicking on the links below.
Applications are to be accompanied by a $10 administration fee.
If the nest is on private land please contact a pest controller.
Please refer to this brochure from the DSE & DPI for more information.
The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives you a right of access to documents that Council holds. However, some documents may be exempt from access and these exemptions are stipulated in the Act. The Act does not apply to documents which are available for a fee as part of a public register, or documents which are available for purchase. The Freedom of Information Act 1982 and other information on Freedom of Information is available from Freedom of Information Online at www.foi.vic.gov.au
Council has produced an "at a glance" handout which provides a summary of Freedom of Information, together with all the necessary information and application form required to lodge an application. This handout can be downloaded from the link to the right of this page, or by clicking here. How do I make a request?
To make a request for access to documents pursuant to the Act, your request will need to be:
Council's Freedom of Information Officer can assist you with your request if you are unsure about the information you need to provide.
Third Party Authority
Where an application is made by one party on behalf of another person / entity, a duly signed authority must be supplied at the time the application is lodged. Failure to supply an authority may cause delay in finalising the application and the release of information. Privacy Statement
Personal information supplied by you as part of your Freedom of Information Application will be used for processing your Freedom of Information Application. Your information may be used in applying relevant provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 to your application. It may also be used in transferring your request to other agencies if applicable, or in consulting with other parties in relation to your application. Where do I send my request? Forward your request in writing to: Freedom of Information Officer
Mansfield Shire Council
Private Bag 1000
Mansfield Vic 3724
Or drop it in to the office: 33 Highett Street Mansfield VIC 3722 When will Council respond?
Upon receipt of a valid application, it will be duly processed and a decision on a request for access to a document will be made as soon as possible, but not later than 45 days after the day on which the request is received.
Where an application for access is granted, costs may be incurred by you (in addition to the application fee). These costs will relate to, amongst other things:
Current committee member: Joan Tie
Bushmarket Mobile Phone Number: 0417 118 103
When you make a complaint to the Victorian Ombudsman's Office about a government action or decision, they can look into it, tell you what occurred, and whether it was reasonable or unreasonable.
The Ombudsman can also make recommendations to the government body involved about its conduct. While there are some arms of government that are outside the Ombudsman's jurisdiction - for example, the judiciary - almost all levels of Victorian state and local government come within it.
Call 1800 806 314 or visit https://www.ombudsman.vic.gov.au/ for more information.
Public Transport Ombudsman
The Public Transport Ombudsman (PTO) Ltd is a free, confidential and impartial alternative dispute resolution scheme available to people who use or are affected by public passenger transport services, or related activities of public transport in Victoria.
Call 1800 466 865 or visit http://www.ptovic.com.au/ for more information.
Paterson's Curse is a regionally controlled weed and therefore responsibility for management on roadsides falls to the adjoining landholder under the Catchment and Land Protection Act 1994.
Please contact the Pest Management Officer at the Mansfield Department of Primary Industries office on 5733 1200 for further information.
Project Overview: The rail trail meanders through farmland, along the Goulburn River and in the foothills of the magnificent Victorian High Country. The completed rail trail traverses the Mitchell, Murrindindi and Mansfield Shires, connecting towns and communities including Tallarook, Trawool, Kerrisdale, Homewood, Yea, Yarck, Molesworth, Cathkin, Alexandra, Koriella, Kanumbra, Merton, Woodfield, Bonnie Doon, Maindample and Mansfield.
Visit www.greatvictorianrailtrail.com.au/ for more information.
Contact VICROADS on 13 11 70 for all enquiries regarding these roads.
The Department of Primary Industries has implemented some new guidelines for using the bait 1080. From 1 January 2008 property owners who use 1080 now have to advise Council when they are going to bait their property.
Below is the form for residents to complete.