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Council provides many community services to the residents of Hindmarsh Shire, including:

Volunteering in Hindmarsh Shire | Libraries | Nhill Memorial Community Centre and Cinema | Community and Business Directory

Volunteering in Hindmarsh Shire

With a community that commits to one of the highest rates of volunteering in Victoria, Hindmarsh Shire enjoys a proud tradition of 'helping out'.

Whether it is a local Sporting or Service Club, the local Town Committee, Meals on Wheels or another Community based group, volunteering is a great way to meet people and make friends whilst at the same time helping to make a difference where you live.

It doesn’t matter whether volunteers have a little or a lot of time to spare, they are able to commit to providing as little or as much support as their schedule allows. Volunteers also get to choose where and how they volunteer so you can find an area of interest and start helping out locally.

Not sure where to start?

The Hindmarsh shire Council Community Directory is available for download on Council's website HERE or you can pick up a hardcopy from the Shire Offices in Dimboola, Jeparit, Nhill, or Rainbow.


Hindmarsh Shire Libraries commenced operation on 1 July 2020. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, libraries are currently closed to the community. It is anticipated that libraries will open mid to late July 2020.

Library branches are located at Dimboola and Nhill with opening hours as follows:

Dimboola Library
101 Lloyd St, Dimboola 3414
Phone: 5391 4452
Fax: 5389 1734

Tuesday 9.00am - 12.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 12.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 12.00pm & 2.00pm - 5:00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Nhill Library
5 Clarence Street, Nhill 3418
Phone: 5391 4449
Fax: 5391 1734

Tuesday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Wednesday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Thursday 9.00am - 12.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Friday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Saturday 10.00am - 12.00pm

Council are currently finalising building works to establish library branches in Jeparit and Rainbow. Mini libraries will operate from Council's Jeparit and Rainbow Customer Service Centres until the building works are completed.

Jeparit Library
10 Roy Street, Jeparit 3423
Phone: 5391 4450
Fax: 5397 2063

Monday 9.00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 12:00pm

Rainbow Library
Federal Street, Rainbow 3424
Phone: 5391 4451
Fax: 5395 1436

Wednesday 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm

Community members are able to join their local library and access both physical and online resources.

For further information follow Hindmarsh Shire Libraries on Facebook, or click here to visit Hindmarsh Shire Libraries website.

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Nhill Memorial Community Centre

Its more than just your local Cinema
With a newly updated projection and sound system, the Nhill Cinema provides an outstanding cinema experience. Films are generally screened on Tuesdays and Fridays. The movie schedule is subject to change during school holidays to accommodate children and families. For more information about the movie schedule and upcoming special cinema events visit the Hindmarsh Shire Council Facebook page.  

The Nhill Memorial Community Centre is more than just your local cinema. The centre is the perfect venue for events such as wedding receptions, cabarets, exhibitions, public and private meetings, birthday celebrations, theatrical performances and fundraising events.

The centre is equipped with a kitchen, bar and coolroom that is able to cater for 200. The Hall can comfortably seat 250 in the auditorium and 240 in the dress circle.

The centre is available for hire at private and community rates. If you are looking for a venue to host your next event, please contact the Nhill Memorial Community Centre Coordinator on 5391 4444 or via to discuss having your event at the Nhill Memorial Community Centre.

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Community and Business Directory

Connect with local community groups and businesses

Our Community and Business Directory allows community members and new residents to find contact details for local clubs and organisations across the Shire. The directory also allows Council to keep local community groups up to date with Council news, events and grant opportunities.

Community groups and businesses are able to update all details online here.

For further information or assistance in accessing or updating the directory please contact our Community Development Officer on 03 5391 4444, emailing, or visiting our Customer Service Centres.

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Karen Community Plan 2017-2021

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Dimboola Precinct Plan
Proposed amendment for the Dimboola Precinct Plan