Visitor Info
  • Have your say on draft budget

    Have your say on draft budget

    Council is inviting community comment on its action plan and budget for 2015/16, which aims to build on the lifestyle and sense of place valued by the shire's residents.

  • Join our Reconciliation Week activities

    Join our Reconciliation Week activities

    Two community events will be held in Kyneton to recognise our indigenous heritage and acknowledge our shared histories and cultures.

  • Kindergarten enrolments open now

    Kindergarten enrolments open now

    Secure your place now for 3 and 4 year old programs in 2016 at our great kindergartens across the shire. Applications close 30 June.

  • Save $ with May Madness specials

    Save $ with May Madness specials

    During the month of May, buy any 3 month membership and get 1 month free, or receive 25% off a 12 month membership. Don't miss out!

  • Get into the local producers guide

    Get into the local producers guide

    Growers or producers of agricultural products in the region now have the chance to be listed in a local producers guide being developed by Council.

Shire News

Telecommunications and black spot update

Posted on Wed 27 May

Advocacy around telecommunications black spots within the shire is continuing on many fronts.

Poplars to be removed at Kyneton Showgrounds

Posted on Tue 26 May

Eight poplar trees at the Kyneton Showgrounds will be removed for public safety reasons and replaced.

Free workshop on weed and pasture management

Posted on Tue 26 May

Macedon Ranges landholders can attend a free workshop to learn about cost-effective ways to manage weeds and pastures.

Celebrating Women of Empire at Kyneton Museum

Posted on Tue 26 May

Thirty extraordinary historical costumes will be on display at the Kyneton Museum for two weeks only to commemorate the role of women during the World War 1 campaign.

Events & Activities

The Soldier’s Gift—The Illustrations of Jane Tanner

Date: Fri 29 May | 11:00AM - 4:00PM

Venue: Kyneton Museum, 67 Piper Street, Kyneton

The Soldier’s Gift is an exhibition at the Kyneton Musuem that exhibits the Illustrations of Jane Tanner, presented by the Macedon Ranges Shire Council.

Immunisation sessions in Gisborne for 2015

Date: Thu 4 June | 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 2015

Date: Thu 4 June | 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 2015

Date: Thu 4 June | 2:30PM - 3:00PM

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

Days and times for immunisation sessions in Woodend.

Emergency Notices

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.

Celebrating women in emergency services

Posted on Tue 24 February

Women who work or volunteer for emergency services in the shire will be celebrated as part of an International Women’s Day afternoon tea in Bendigo in March.

Have Your Say

Help guide the future of mineral springs reserves

Posted on Fri 22 May

The Victorian Mineral Water Committee is seeking feedback on its draft Strategic Master Plan on the management of the state's mineral springs reserves.

Help shape the Victorian State Disability Plan

Posted on Mon 11 May

Residents have been asked to assist the Victorian Government in shaping the state's Disability Plan.

Producers Guide expression of interest

Posted on Tue 5 May

Register for the “Macedon Ranges Producers Guide” and tell us what Industry support you need.

Council proposes direction and budget for 2015/16

Posted on Thu 30 April

Council is inviting community comment on its action plan and budget for the upcoming financial year, which proposes over $19 million in works to buildings, roads and other infrastructure and a 4.8% rate increase.

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.