Telstra Macedon Ranges Community Choice Awards


The Telstra Macedon Ranges Community Choice Awards recognises businesses that have displayed “Excellence in Customer Service” via a public nomination and voting process across five categories:

  • Agribusiness and Primary Producers - sponsored by Macedon Ranges Business and Tourism Associations  
  • Health and Wellbeing - sponsored by Macedon Ranges Shire Council
  • Hospitality and Accommodation - sponsored by the Macedon Ranges Industry Groups  
  • Retail and Service - sponsored by Telstra
  • Trades and Manufacturing - sponsored by nbn Local

Nominations from the public opened late February 2023. Voting commenced on Saturday 1 April and closed at 5pm on Friday 2 June. 

The winners have been presented with their trophies and certificates and will be celebrated in the Midland Express newspaper on 13 June.

Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for one of our wonderful businesses.

Meet your winners

Category Business Town
Agribusiness and Primary Producers     Riddells Creek Nursery Riddells Creek   
Health and Wellbeing Zenkai - Complete Recovery of Health     Woodend
Hospitality and Accommodation Fook Shing Kyneton
Retail and Service Laser Blanks Romsey
Trades and Manufacturing Magnum Signs New Gisborne


Excellence in Customer Service – Agribusiness and Primary Production

Sponsored by the Macedon Ranges Business and Tourism Associations in Romsey, Kyneton and Macedon & Mount Macedon

  • Kyneton Ridge (Kyneton)
  • Macedon Nursery & Garden Supplies (Macedon)
  • Mount Macedon Winery (Mount Macedon)
  • Mount Towrong Vineyard (Mount Macedon)
  • Riddells Creek Nursery (Riddells Creek)
  • Spring Hill Nursery & Garden (Tylden)

Excellence in Customer Service - Health and Wellbeing

Sponsored by Macedon Ranges Shire Council

  • Better Living Osteo (Romsey)
  • In Symmetry (Romsey)
  • Malmsbury Pharmacy (Malmsbury)
  • Neal Street Medical Clinic (Gisborne)
  • Qi of Life Acupuncture (Gisborne)
  • Tread Podiatry (Kyneton)
  • Zenkai – Complete Recovery of Health (Woodend)

Excellence in Customer Service - Hospitality and Accommodation

Sponsored by the Macedon Ranges Industry Groups: Macedon Ranges Accommodation Association, Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association and Tourism Macedon Ranges

  • A Slice of Perfection (Lancefield)
  • Baringo Food & Wine Co. (New Gisborne)
  • Canteena (Gisborne)
  • Darraweit Valley Cider House (Darraweit Guim)
  • Fallen Freight (Gisborne)
  • Fook Shing (Kyneton)
  • Home Grown on Piper (Kyneton)
  • Kaffeine Bar (Gisborne)
  • Kyneton Bushland Resort (Kyneton)
  • Little Wren Cottage (Romsey)
  • Maison Maloa (Woodend)
  • Miss M’s Lounge (Kyneton)
  • Monsieur Pierre (Kyneton)
  • Old Mate’s Café (Romsey)
  • Parachute Landing (Gisborne)
  • Pollen (Kyneton)
  • Romsey Pizza & Pasta (Romsey)
  • Sizzler Restobar (Woodend)
  • Super Sushi (Kyneton)
  • The Kyneton Hotel (Kyneton)
  • The Victoria Hotel (Woodend)
  • Tony’s Place (Romsey)

Excellence in Customer Service - Retail and Service

Sponsored by Telstra

  • Angelica James Photography (Gisborne)
  • Assisted Care (Lancefield)
  • Beauty Haus (Woodend)
  • Bug-A-Lugs OSHC (Kyneton)
  • Camilla on Piper (Kyneton)
  • EnVie Fitness (Gisborne)
  • Gisborne Post Office (Gisborne)
  • Jo the Medium (Romsey)
  • Lancefield Post Office (Lancefield)
  • Lancefield Providore (Lancefield)
  • Laser Blanks (Romsey)
  • Linen House (Kyneton)
  • Macedon Ranges Land & Sea (Romsey)
  • Nor’west Barbershop (Gisborne)
  • O’Deas Auto Spares (Romsey)
  • Outland (Kyneton)
  • PGL Adventure Camp (Tylden)
  • Property Home Base (Benloch)
  • Ramai Skin & Body Care (Woodend)
  • Ranges Events (Woodend)
  • Revive Massage & Beauty (Romsey)
  • Romsey Community Co-op (Romsey)
  • Romsey Neighbourhood House (Romsey)
  • Rotallieo Accountants (Woodend)
  • RV Storage Solutions (New Gisborne)
  • TCC Real Estate (Gisborne)
  • TCC Real Estate (Macedon)
  • TCC Real Estate (Romsey)
  • The Lifestyle Managers (Gisborne)
  • Think Alike Store (Woodend)
  • Tim Collins Media (Woodend)
  • Travel Moore (Riddells Creek)
  • U & I Educational Partners (Gisborne)
  • Waggle and Forage (Kyneton)
  • Wallaby Water (Romsey)
  • Williamson’s Foodworks (Gisborne)
  • Woodend General (Woodend)
  • Woodend Uniting Church Op-shop (Woodend)

Excellence in Customer Service - Trades and Manufacturing

Sponsored by nbn™ Local

  • Macedon Ranges Plumbing Services (Woodend)
  • Magnum Signs (New Gisborne)
  • Oakfield Designs (Gisborne)
  • TD Automotive Services (New Gisborne)
  • Your Macedon Ranges (Woodend)



Naming rights and Excellence in Customer Service, Retail and Services

Sponsored by Telstra


The local Telstra team are proud partners of the Macedon Ranges Community Choice Awards for 2023 and 2025. Many of the team live locally in the Macedon Ranges and throughout the region. They know their customers and local communities and what is important to them. They look forward to celebrating some of the Macedon Ranges most exciting small/medium sized businesses by putting them in the spot light and helping provide a platform to recognise their achievements.

nbn Local

Excellence in Customer Service, Trades and Manufacturing

Sponsored by nbn Local


nbn™ local is the Community Engagement arm of NBN Co’s Regional Development & Engagement Unit dedicated to improving the customer experience on the nbn™ access network for regional and remote Australia.  Our purpose is to lift digital capability at a local level and create shared economic and social benefits.

In the Macedon Ranges, their on-the-ground support teams are ready to work with you and industry partners to enable better access to a faster, more reliable network.  As most of their team members live and work locally, they understand first-hand the connectivity challenges you may be facing, - put simply they understand where you’re coming from.  Reach out to the nbn local team at

nbn™ local is proud to be a sponsor of the Excellence in Customer Service - Trades and Manufacturing award.

Macedon Ranges Business and Tourism Associations

Excellence in Customer Service, Agribusiness and Primary Producers

Sponsored by Macedon Ranges Business and Tourism Associations

  • Business Kyneton
  • Mount Macedon and Macedon Business and Tourism Association
  • Romsey Region Business and Tourism Association

Macedon Ranges Industry Groups

Excellence in Customer Service, Hospitality and Accommodation

Sponsored by Macedon Ranges Industry Groups

  • Macedon Ranges Accommodation Association
  • Macedon Ranges Vignerons Association
  • Tourism Macedon Ranges

Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Excellence in Customer Service, Health and Wellbeing

Sponsored by Macedon Ranges Shire Council

Midland Express

Media sponsor

Midland Express


The Midland Express is a free weekly newspaper circulating in the Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander regions of Victoria, Australia. The paper has a circulation of over 22,000 every week. The paper's office remains at its original location in the town of Kyneton, it is published weekly on a Tuesday and has been since its inception in 1979.