Visitor Info
  • Recognising our special region

    Recognising our special region

    Have your say on a draft planning statement which will recognise the Macedon Ranges as an area of special significance in state planning policy.

  • Silent auction for emergency services

    Silent auction for emergency services

    Water pumps, hoses and washers are being auctioned to raise funds for volunteer organisations involved in fire response and recovery efforts earlier this year.

  • Photo competition winner announced

    Photo competition winner announced

    The winner of the agricultural photo competition has been picked from four finalists, celebrating farming and rural landscapes in the Macedon Ranges Shire.

  • Friendship with Turiscai

    Friendship with Turiscai

    Macedon Ranges Shire Council and the Macedon Ranges Friends of East Timor have signed a Friendship Agreement with the Sub-District of Turiscai in East Timor.

  • BlazeAid closes after fencing effort

    BlazeAid closes after fencing effort

    The Clarkefield BlazeAid camp will pull up stumps on Friday 25 July after five months of helping landowners clear and replace 100km of fire damaged fencing.

Shire News

Council adopts Heritage Strategy 2014-2018

Posted on Tue 22 July

Council adopted the Macedon Ranges Heritage Strategy with minor changes at its Ordinary Council Meeting on 25 June.

BlazeAid camp closes after 100km fencing effort

Posted on Tue 22 July

The Clarkefield BlazeAid camp will pull up stumps and roll out of town on Friday 25 July after five months of helping 110 landowners clear and replace fire damaged fencing.

Region hosts Visitor Information Centre Summit

Posted on Tue 22 July

Visitor information staff from across Victoria will gather in the Macedon Ranges and Daylesford as part of a three-day conference next week, hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC).

Residents reminded to confine their animals

Posted on Tue 22 July

Council is reminding dog owners to check their pets are well secured in response to a recent spike in reports of dogs attacking wildlife.

Events & Activities

Freemasonry Unlocked at the Kyneton Museum

Date: Fri 25 July | 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.

2014 Sustainable Gardening Workshops

Date: Sat 26 July | 10:00AM- 12:00PM

Venue: Riddells Creek

Macedon Ranges Shire Council in collaboration with Western Water is offering four free sustainable gardening workshops throughout 2014 to local residents.

Ernie Sigley and Friends

Date: Fri 1 August | 11:30AM- 12:30PM

Venue: Kyneton Town Hall, 129 Mollison Street, Kyneton

The third show in our 2014 Morning Musical series at the Kyneton Town Hall. Ernie Sigley is the consummate performer, presenting all his hit songs and hilarious stories that make his one of Australia's most popular personalities.

Immunisation sessions in Gisborne for 2014

Date: Thu 7 August | 9:15AM- 10:30AM

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

Days and times for immunisations sessions in Gisborne.

Emergency Notices

BlazeAid camp closes after 100km fencing effort

Posted on Tue 22 July

The Clarkefield BlazeAid camp will pull up stumps and roll out of town on Friday 25 July after five months of helping 110 landowners clear and replace fire damaged fencing.

Silent auction to fundraise for local emergency services

Posted on Tue 8 July

High quality water pumps, hoses and washers are being auctioned to raise much needed funds for volunteer organisations involved in fire response and recovery efforts earlier this year.

Road to recovery

Posted on Fri 4 July

It’s been five months since the devastating February fires, and while the paddocks and roadsides are
looking greener, it will take many more months for landholders and our environment to fully recover.

Our landscapes after the fires

Posted on Fri 4 July

Native trees, shrubs, perennial grasses and weed seeds affected by fires regenerate quickly.

Have Your Say

Macedon and Mount Macedon Village Centre Studies

Posted on Tue 15 July

Have your say on two studies which set a vision for the future commercial core of these towns, including how they should look and feel and what services and facilities are needed.

Draft Weed and Pest Animal Strategy

Posted on Mon 14 July

Have your say on how Council manages invasive species of weeds and pests throughout the shire.

Draft planning statement released for community comment

Posted on Tue 8 July

Community comment is invited on a draft planning statement which will recognise the Macedon Ranges as an area of special significance in state-level planning policy.