The Victorian Lower House electorate of Macedon spans 3,465 square kilometres and is located 38 kilometres north-west of Melbourne along the Calder Freeway.
The electorate is renowned across the state for its natural beauty with attractions such as the Macedon Ranges, Hanging Rock, Trentham Falls and the Lerderderg and Wombat forests as well as mineral springs, farmers markets, festivals, food and wine. The region is home to a diverse community of farmers, artists and craftspeople, retirees, small business owners and families in all shapes and sizes.
Macedon takes in the whole of Macedon Ranges Shire, around half of Hepburn Shire, the southern parts of Mt Alexander Shire and northern parts of Melton and Moorabool Councils. It’s important to recognise that Macedon is an electorate of small towns and communities, each with their own unique character and natural assets. Gisborne is the largest population centre followed by Kyneton in the centre of the electorate.
The electorate’s economy is based largely on tourism but also includes farming, manufacturing and construction. Key industry sectors for employment are retail and tourism and public services including health care, social assistance and training and education.