Business & Economy

Business & Economy

Support for new and existing businesses in the Macedon Ranges, including events and networks, permits and licences, and industry studies and strategies.

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Business news & events

Find out about new projects and what events are coming up in our professional development calendar.

Industry Groups and Networks

Council provides support and assistance to a number of industry groups and networks within the Macedon Ranges.

Bendigo Bank Macedon Ranges Business Excellence Awards 2017

The awards recognise excellence and celebrate businesses of all types and sizes.

Permits, Licences & Laws

Sometimes a permit or licence is required to operate a business in the Macedon Ranges. Find out what permits you might need and how to apply.

Economy & Investment

Council works to develop the local economy through creating opportunities, supporting local businesses and encouraging new investment.

Setting up a business

What to consider when setting up your business including marketing, registration, permits, planning advice and investment opportunities.

Incentives & Grants

Find out how you can get a discount on your rates for employing local people, or about other business grants and funding programs.

Community & Business Directory

Find businesses and community groups in the Macedon Ranges.

Industries and Strategies

We have developed numerous strategies that will assist local business and industry to grow and prosper in the Macedon Ranges.


Information about placing signs on public and private land.