Intro to basic mechanics

Have you ever wanted to fix your own car? Have you felt you couldn’t ask questions about basic mechanics? Well, Castlemaine Community House has the workshop for you!
Guided by a trained mechanic, Petra, the ‘Basic Mechanics & Safety for Women and Non-Binary’ short course to be held on Sunday May 29 introduces you to the fundamentals of owning and operating a car; how to change a tyre, how to jump start, and how to demystify and identify basic car troubles and be prepared for emergency situations.
The workshop will be part learning and part doing so bring your questions and prepare to get a bit dirty!
It is focused on encouraging women, non-binary and female-identifying to be more proactive in learning about, understanding, fixing and maintaining their own vehicles. It aims to create a safe space where there are no wrong answers or expectations, only a desire to learn and grow and share experiences. For more info or register visit

Lisa Dennis
Editor of the Castlemaine Mail newspaper and senior journalist on our sister paper the Midland Express. Over the last 24 years Lisa been proudly reporting news in the Mount Alexander and Macedon Ranges communities.