Discover Macedon Ranges Shire
A pleasant one hour drive north of Melbourne on the Calder Freeway, Macedon Ranges Shire is renowned for its semi-rural lifestyle, pristine landscapes (including Hanging Rock and Mount Macedon), intact heritage townships and Victorian mansions and gardens. The Calder Freeway and the regional V/Line train service runs the length of the Shire with Melbourne airport about 30 minutes from the Macedon Ranges towns of Riddells Creek and Gisborne.
Estimated population: 38,360
Land area: 1,747 km2
Find A Home
Macedon Ranges Shire offers a wide range of purchase and rental options at affordable prices – everything from spacious homesteads to new and established homes in bustling towns like Kyneton and Lancefield, and many smaller villages.
The Shire’s vibrant arts, culture and festival calendar ensures that tourism is our number one employer. Our second biggest industry is the equine sector. Agriculture is also an important employer, with fertile soils, ample rainfall and temperate climate.
Quality education options in Macedon Ranges Shire range from kindergarten and Preschool to Year 12. Proximity to Ballarat, Bendigo and Melbourne also ensure the availability of high quality tertiary and vocational training opportunities.