The Fire Danger Period for the Macedon Ranges Shire started at 1am on Monday 9 January 2023. Burning off is not allowed during this time. You can dispose of green waste for free at transfer stations.
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Find out about our local bird population and get involved in the Macedon Ranges Bird Blitz.
Nestboxes, remote wildlife cameras and spotlights are being used in bushland reserves to better understand the diversity of our local wildlife.
Our gardens and bushlands are host to many beneficial insects – our latest guide helps focuses on these precious pollinators.
About local populations of kangaroos, which can fluctuate with the availability of food and water.
Learn about living with wildlife in the shire, including what to do if you find a snake in your backyard, or a bee/wasp nest.
Our shire is rich in fauna species, many of which are threatened or endangered, such as the Powerful Owl, Brush-tailed Phascogale, Greater Gliders, Brown Toadlet, and Yarra Pygmy Perch. Other iconic and significant species include Platypus, Wombats and Koalas.
Pest animals such as foxes, cats & rabbits threaten local fauna & flora. Pest animals are invasive species, introduced into Victoria or Australia.