Visitor Info
  • Winter wonderland of school holiday fun

    Winter wonderland of school holiday fun

    Kids can warm up this winter with a range of activities, including a masterchef challenge, barista training, aquatic activities and games, library craft and live theatre.

  • Meet Stripey at Kyneton Town Hall

    Meet Stripey at Kyneton Town Hall

    The delightful children's story about an adventurous emu chick Where’s Stripey? comes to life on stage this school holidays from 10-11 July.

  • Time to celebrate our young achievers

    Time to celebrate our young achievers

    Do you know a young person who deserves to be publicly acknowledged and celebrated? Nominate them now for the Macedon Ranges Youth Awards!

  • Free Working with Council workshop

    Free Working with Council workshop

    Come along to our free workshop and learn about the permit process, how Council plans for the future growth of the region and much more.

Shire News

Council provides $180,894 to community groups

Posted on Tue 7 July

Council’s annual Community Funding Scheme has awarded over $180,000 to 57 local community groups for projects with a total combined value of over $586,000.

Should you be parking there?

Posted on Tue 7 July

Council is reminding motorists that only drivers with a valid permit can park in disability parking spaces across the shire.

Song and laughter at Kyneton Town Hall

Posted on Tue 7 July

Come along and experience a live musical performance of Broadway song and dance or see one of Australia’s best comedians, Damien Callinan, at the Kyneton Town Hall later this month.

Motorists urged to take care whilst driving at night

Posted on Tue 7 July

Council is urging motorists to slow down and be aware of their surroundings when driving at night in rural areas.

Events & Activities

Master Chef Challenge and Barista Training

Date: Wed 8 July | 4:00PM

Venue: Kyneton

Join in our exciting Master Chef challenge and barista training for young people these school holidays.

The Basics of Marketing and Media community workshop

Date: Wed 8 July | 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Venue: 47 Forest Street, Woodend

Learn about marketing options for your community group/committee.

Intensive Learn to Swim program - Kyneton

Date: Thu 9 July | 9:00AM - 12:00PM

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

Children can improve their swim skills and confidence during the school holidays by joining an intensive Learn to Swim program.

School Holiday Program

Date: Thu 9 July | 10:00AM - 3:00PM

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

School holiday activity days at Kyneton Toyota Sports & Aquatic Centre for primary school aged children on Tuesday 30 June and Thursday 9 July. Wet and dry program will include stadium activities and pool inflatable. Bookings are essential as maximum numbers will apply.

Emergency Notices

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.

Changes to burning off restrictions in April

Posted on Thu 19 March

Council has revised burning off restrictions for the month of April to encourage residents on land under one acre to clean up after recent storms.

Have Your Say

Views sought on Hanging Rock Shelter designs

Posted on Mon 6 July

Council has released draft concept designs for two new picnic shelters planned for the East Paddock at Hanging Rock, and is seeking community feedback.

Expression of interest: capital works funding programs

Posted on Thu 18 June

Council is seeking expressions of interest from sporting clubs for local projects in order to help them improve their chances of funding grant success.

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.

Share your favourite place with us

Posted on Thu 26 February

Share your favourite place with us for a chance to see it published in the ShireLife newsletter and on this website.