New Farmers Information Kit

Council would like to welcome any new farmers or agribusinesses to the shire. 

To assist you in understanding the local opportunities and obligations of running an agricultural enterprise in the Macedon Ranges, we have developed the New Farmers Information Kit(PDF, 1MB).

The kit includes information that will assist with a wide range of information relevant to agriculture including: land use, weeds, pests, native vegetation, waterways, bushfire and relevant contacts.

The kit was a response to recommendations identified in the Macedon Ranges Agribusiness Plan 2013–18

This plan was developed in consultation with local farmers and seeks to address the challenges and opportunities facing the local agricultural industry.

For more information, contact Economic Development & Tourism on (03) 5421 9616 or email

If need support with grazing your livestock, are new to farming or have been doing it for generations, find out more about our farm advisory service.