Visitor Info
  • Aussie backyard bird count & forum

    Aussie backyard bird count & forum

    Get involved in Birdlife Australia’s inaugural Aussie Backyard Bird Count during National Bird Week (20–26 October).

  • Summer fitness specials

    Summer fitness specials

    Get summer-body ready with 25% off all gym and swim memberships at the Gisborne Fitness and Aquatic Centres.

  • Introducing Casserole Club

    Introducing Casserole Club

    An innovative, community-based program that pairs people who find it difficult to prepare regular meals with those who love to cook in Lancefield.

  • Let's improve our waste line!

    Let's improve our waste line!

    We want to know your thoughts on our draft Waste Strategy that aims to reduce waste and increase recycling in the shire.

Shire News

Councillor resignation

Posted on Thu 23 October

Cr Joe Morabito, Councillor for the East Ward of the Macedon Ranges Shire, has resigned from his position effective Thursday 23 October 2014 due to health issues that have progressively limited his capacity to perform his role.

Have you moved to Macedon Ranges Shire for retirement?

Posted on Wed 22 October

La Trobe University is seeking people aged 55 years and over who have moved to the Macedon Ranges for retirement to participate in a research study.

Summer of events at Hanging Rock

Posted on Tue 21 October

A jam-packed events season is set to commence at Hanging Rock, starting with a performance by the world’s biggest rock band of the last 50 years, the Rolling Stones, on Saturday 8 November.

Competition begins at new Macedon Ranges netball complex

Posted on Tue 21 October

Play is underway at the new $2.515 million outdoor netball complex in New Gisborne, following the completion of Stage 1 of the project.

Events & Activities

Freemasonry Unlocked at the Kyneton Museum

Date: Sun 26 October | 11:00AM- 4:00PM

Venue: Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

Freemasonry Unlocked is an exhibition at the Kyneton Musuem that explores the rich history of Freemasonry, drawing on object from the Kyneton Museum collection and lodges within the Macedon Ranges Shire.

Immunisation sessions in Gisborne for 2014

Date: Thu 6 November | 9:15AM- 10:30AM

Venue: Gisborne Administration & Service Centre, 40 Robertson Street, Gisborne

Days and times for immunisations sessions in Gisborne.

Immunisation sessions in Kyneton for 2014

Date: Thu 6 November | 12:00PM- 12:30PM

Venue: Kyneton Town Hall, 129 Mollison Street, Kyneton

Days and times for immunisation sessions in Kyneton.

Immunisation sessions in Woodend for 2014

Date: Thu 6 November | 2:30PM- 3:00PM

Venue: Woodend Community Centre, Cnr Forest and High Streets, Woodend

Days and times for immunisation sessions in Woodend.

Emergency Notices

Council lifts burning off restrictions

Posted on Tue 23 September

Council will lift burning off restrictions on small blocks during October to encourage residents to be proactive in their fire preparedness this year.

Fire recovery update

Posted on Mon 1 September

Although the February fires may seem a distant memory, for many the recovery process continues, particularly physical clean up and the replacement of infrastructure.

Bushfire preparations

Posted on Mon 1 September

Last summer's fires were a reminder that the very things that attract people to our region also place us at a higher risk of bushfire and grassfire.

Bushfire safety powerline upgrades

Posted on Mon 1 September

Electricity distribution infrastructure in bushfire prone areas is currently being upgraded.

Have Your Say

Have you moved to Macedon Ranges Shire for retirement?

Posted on Wed 22 October

La Trobe University is seeking people aged 55 years and over who have moved to the Macedon Ranges for retirement to participate in a research study.

Intention to enter a Regional Library Agreement

Posted on Tue 30 September

Submissions are invited on Council’s intention to enter a Regional Library Agreement with Goldfields Library Corporation for a four year period to 2018.

Draft Asset Management Strategy

Posted on Tue 30 September

Community comments are invited on the draft Asset Management Strategy that outlines how Council manages important assets such as roads, drains, buildings, facilities and open spaces.

Let’s improve our waste line!

Posted on Tue 23 September

Following a recent review, Council has developed a new strategy to reduce waste and increase recycling across the shire over the next five years.