About our region

About our region

Learn about the people and places of the Macedon Ranges region in Victoria, including population, economy, towns and services.


In this section...

Population profile

Key demographic features of the Macedon Ranges, including current and projected population figures for the shire’s main districts.

Health and education

Health and education providers in the Macedon Ranges, including kindergartens, schools, hospitals and medical clinics.

Geographic profile

Key geographic features of the Macedon Ranges including its distinctive mountain range and the iconic Hanging Rock.

Living in the Macedon Ranges

Thinking about or made a move to the Macedon Ranges? Discover more about our region and request a New Residents Kit.

Community safety

Community safety statistics, programs and initiatives in the Macedon Ranges.

Township profiles

Population, facilities and key features of Gisborne, Kyneton, Woodend, Macedon, Mount Macedon, Malmsbury, Riddells Creek, Romsey and Lancefield.

Heritage buildings and towns

The towns of the Macedon Ranges feature significant historic buildings and streetscapes. Council plays a role protecting and enhancing these features.

Visitor Information Centres

Our Visitor Information Centres can answer your questions about accommodation, attractions and events. Open seven days 9am to 5pm in Woodend and Kyneton except for Good Friday, Christmas Day and until 1pm on Anzac Day.

Local members of parliament

A list of federal and state members of parliament in the Macedon Ranges, with links to their websites for contact details and further information.

Economic Profile

Information about the local economy including key industries, types and locations of businesses in the shire.