Visitor Info
  • Protect our native species

    Protect our native species

    Find out which species in the Macedon Ranges are most at risk from extinction and much more at our free local wildlife forum in Newham.

  • Want to help shape the future of business?

    Want to help shape the future of business?

    Business owners are encouraged to share their thoughts and ideas about future opportunities and challenges in the 2015 Macedon Ranges Business Survey.

  • Cosy up at Kyneton Museum

    Cosy up at Kyneton Museum

    Fancy a hot cup of tea? Be inspired by the remarkable selection of imaginative pot warmers at The Tea Cosy exhibition at Kyneton Museum.

  • Help shape our new environment strategy

    Help shape our new environment strategy

    We'd like your input on a new environment strategy which will guide how Council and the community can work together to protect and enhance the Macedon Ranges.

Shire News

Spring personal training promotion

Posted on Tue 1 September

Book into a personal training session at a Council fitness centre during spring and two people can train for the price of one.

Council endorses Hanging Rock review submission

Posted on Thu 27 August

Council has endorsed its submission to the Victorian Government’s review into the management of Hanging Rock.

Last chance to help shape the future of business

Posted on Thu 27 August

Time's running out for local businesses to help guide the future of business in the 2015 Macedon Ranges Business Survey.

From the ashes—Black Hill Reserve reopens

Posted on Tue 25 August

Residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the official reopening of Black Hill Reserve following the devastating bushfires that burnt up to 90 percent of the bushland earlier this year.

Events & Activities

Beep Test

Date: Sun 6 September | 9:00AM - 9:30AM

Venue: Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre, 4 Victoria Street, Kyneton

Come along to Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre and test your cardiovascular fitness with a beep test. These test are held the first Sunday in every month.

The Tea Cosy Exhibition

Date: Sat 5 September | 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Venue: Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

The Tea Cosy is an exhibition at the Kyneton Museum showcasing both the traditional and trendy, in this colourful display the tea cosy becomes more than just a humble cover, it becomes a work of art.

Toddler Time at Gisborne Library

Date: Mon 7 September | 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Venue: Gisborne Community Centre, Hamilton Street, Gisborne

The weekly Toddler Time at Gisborne Library includes simple stories, finger plays, songs and rhymes for 0 to 2 year olds.

Toddler Time at Kyneton Library

Date: Mon 7 September | 10:30AM - 11:00AM

Venue: Kyneton Library, 3 Baynton Street, Kyneton

The weekly Toddler Time at Kyneton Library includes simple stories, finger plays, songs and rhymes for 0 to 2 year olds.

Emergency Notices

Women in emergencies plan commended

Posted on Tue 25 August

A ground-breaking new plan that aims to prevent violence against women during and after emergencies in the Macedon Ranges has captured national and international attention.

Company fined for failing to reduce fire risk

Posted on Tue 9 June

A court ruling against a local business that failed to comply with a fire prevention notice late last year has highlighted the importance of keeping properties in the shire well maintained throughout the year.

Register your burn off

Posted on Tue 12 May

Council is reminding residents of key things to remember whilst burning off, for the safety of the community.

Resident to compensate for illegally lit fire

Posted on Tue 24 March

A man has been prosecuted for lighting a large fire in Ashbourne in breach of Council’s Local Law.

Have Your Say

Last chance to help shape the future of business

Posted on Thu 27 August

Time's running out for local businesses to help guide the future of business in the 2015 Macedon Ranges Business Survey.

Feedback invited on implementation of town structure plans

Posted on Tue 25 August

Council is seeking feedback about a series of planning scheme amendments that will implement the Kyneton, Riddells Creek and Woodend structure plans and provide a vision for each town to 2036.

Our environment, our future

Posted on Tue 28 July

Help shape the new environment strategy which will guide how Council and the community can work together to protect and enhance the Macedon Ranges.

Meet your Councillors

Posted on Tue 3 March

Residents and community groups now have the opportunity to book a one-on-one meeting with the Mayor and Councillors to discuss local issues.