About events and festivals

A considerable and growing number of events and festivals are held across the Macedon Ranges throughout the year, providing significant economic and community benefit to the shire.

If you are holding an event in the shire you may be required to complete the event notification form(DOCX, 139KB). This process requires a form to be submitted which is assessed by Council’s internal events network with advice then provided to event organisers on a range of services, from marketing and promotion, to assistance with obtaining any required permits.

Events Strategy

The Macedon Ranges Event Strategy 2021-2025(PDF, 2MB) was developed as an output of the Visitor Economy Strategy to support the development and growth of the events within the Macedon Ranges.

Consultation was undertaken to inform the strategy’s strategic framework that will guide Council’s support of the events sector over the next five years. It provides the vision for a diverse and stimulating calendar of annual events that showcase the regions brand strengths and make the Macedon Ranges a great place to live and visit.

Events & Festivals Grant Program

The Events & Festivals Grant Program is an annual scheme that provides financial and in-kind support to events and festivals being held in the Macedon Ranges. The program was designed to support events and festivals that provide a community and/or economic benefit.  There are three different tiers depending on size, focus and complexity. 

Events and Festivals Planning Guide 

The Events & Festivals Planning Guide(PDF, 1MB)  is designed to assist organisers plan and manage events. It offers information on the roles and responsibilities of organisers and provides guidance to assist with delivering events that are sustainable, successful and compliant with state legislation and Council policies.

For further information contact Nicole Pietruschka, Events & Festivals Officer on (03) 5421 9521 or npietruschka@mrsc.vic.gov.au