Local media


There are three local newspapers distributed throughout the shire on a weekly basis.

The Star WeeklyThe North Central Review and Midland Express newspapers are published each Tuesday.


ABC Central Victoria is based in Bendigo and provides news coverage of the Macedon Ranges.

100.7 Highlands FM is the Macedon Ranges’ own community radio station that offers community service announcements and broadcasts a range of programs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Channel frequencies vary across the shire. If you live in:

  • the south of the shire, you may receive Melbourne channels (ABC, Seven, Nine, Ten, SBS and Channel 31).
  • the east or west of the shire, you may receive either Bendigo or Ballarat channels (ABC, SBS, Prime, WIN and Southern Cross Austereo).