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
Population1,041 (2006 census)[1]
Elevation154 m (505 ft)
LGA(s)Shire of Yarra Ranges
State electorate(s)Monbulk
Federal Division(s)La Trobe
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. At the 2006 Census, Macclesfield had a population of 1,041.

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 (25 October 2007). "Macclesfield (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 23 May 2010.
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11

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