Due to the Hanging Rock precinct flooding, the reserve closed at midday to ensure visitor safety.The weather looks clearer over the weekend, and we anticipate the reserve will be open as usual. However, we will communicate any changes to opening hours on the weekend via the website and Facebook.
Plan your visit
Some online services such as online payments, permits and reporting an issue will be unavailable on 8 October between 8am and 12noon. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Find out about what you can do on public land.
Burning off grass, stubble, weeds, undergrowth or other vegetation is a great way to clean up your property, but there are conditions around when you are allowed to do this.
Find out about the regulations you need to follow when holding an event or outdoor activity.
Find out about smoke-free areas in the shire.
Find out when and how to pay or appeal a fine/infringement for an offence under Council's Local Law No. 10, as well as offences and their values.
All about building and maintaining fences on your property, including keeping your animals secure, building permits, and dealing with neighbours.
Various restrictions apply to lighting fires and burning off in the Macedon Ranges, and a permit may be required.
Find out about restrictions and permits required for collecting firewood on different types of land, and how you can report the illegal collection of firewood.
Find out about dealing with graffiti and vandalism in the Macedon Ranges.
Council does not deal with neighbour disputes but we can offer information on how to resolve disputes and details of who to contact if you are having a dispute with a neighbour.
Information on how to resolve noise issues, as well as a link to a booklet detailing prohibited times for the use of certain items that can cause noise.
Find out more about parking rules and time limits, which exist so everyone gets a fair chance to park. Also find out how to apply for a disabled parking permit.
Find a fee for permits required for animals, roadside trading, street furniture, general permit, real estate signs, skip bin permit.
Find out about works and maintenance on roads or report an issue with a drain.
Learn about the requirements for getting a permit to sell raffle tickets within Macedon Ranges Shire.
Information about placing signs on public and private land.
Find out what you need to do to have furniture or accessories for public use outside of your business.
How to resolve or report issues regarding trees and vegetation on Council roads, road reserves and public land.
Find out about laws relating to repairing, selling or abandoning vehicles, as well as laws relating to shopping trolleys in public places such as Council roads and land or car parks.
Did you know that you can use bin clips to help secure your bin lids? Also, if you see anyone littering, let us know.