New residents

The Macedon Ranges is made up of unique townships, beautiful landscapes, heritage architecture and vibrant community life.

Where we are

  • 45 minutes north-west of Melbourne via the Calder Freeway
  • 30 minutes from Melbourne Airport
  • 45 minutes from the Port of Melbourne

Checklist for new residents

If you have recently made the move to our shire, don't forget to:

  1. Update your enrolment details with the Victorian Electoral Commission.
  2. Register your dog or cat with Council so you can be reunited if they become lost.
  3. If you have a child under school age, register with your local Maternal and Child Health service. Your child is eligible for free, local health check-ups.
  4. Apply for an accessible parking permit (if you are eligible).
  5. Sign up to our eNews or follow us on social media for updates on what’s happening in the shire.

Information for new residents

If you are thinking about moving to the shire or have recently made the move, you will find lots of useful information on this website. For example, use the My Neighbourhood tool to find out about events, facilities and projects in your local area.

New residents can also view our booklet, 'Living in the Macedon Ranges,' below. This booklet is posted to ratepayers who have recently acquired a property in the shire.