Macclesfield, Victoria

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Macclesfield is located in Melbourne
Coordinates37°52′59″S 145°28′37″E / 37.883°S 145.477°E / -37.883; 145.477Coordinates: 37°52′59″S 145°28′37″E / 37.883°S 145.477°E / -37.883; 145.477
Population851 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation154 m (505 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Monbulk
Federal Division(s)Casey
Localities around Macclesfield:
Monbulk Silvan Yellingbo
Kallista Macclesfield Cockatoo
Emerald Avonsleigh Cockatoo

Macclesfield is a town in Victoria, Australia, 47 km east of Melbourne's central business district. Its local government area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

The community facilities within Macclesfield include the Macclesfield Rural Fire Brigade, Primary School, Macclesfield Hall and Macclesfield Community Church. The locality, which was named after Macclesfield in England, was briefly the scene of mining activities after gold was discovered in Macclesfield Creek in 1865. The Post Office opened on 9 September 1891 and closed in 1974.[2]

The town is known for its rich soil used for growing flowers and potatoes, and its abundance of uncommon farm animals, such as goats and alpacas. It was featured in one of MMM Melbourne's suburban songs performed by "The Scared Weird Little Guys".


  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Macclesfield (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 September 2019. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List, retrieved 21 February 2021

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