The Macedon Family Hotel, circa 2009
|Population||2,808 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||505 m (1,657 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Shire of Macedon Ranges|
Macedon // is a town located near the Calder Freeway between Melbourne and Bendigo in the Macedon Ranges in central Victoria, Australia. It is in the local government area of the Shire of Macedon Ranges at the foot of Mount Macedon, a 1,013-metre (3,323 ft) peak to the north. At the 2016 census Macedon had a population of 2,808. The combined population of Macedon and the nearby larger town of Gisborne was 21,071 at June 2016.
As of 2009[update], the town is serviced by the Macedon railway station on the Bendigo railway line. Macedon has a primary school which was once attended by wartime Prime Minister of Australia, John Curtin. The town also has registered teams in cricket, Australian rules football, lawn bowls, tennis and netball.
Film and Television Industry
Parts of the 2009 Nicolas Cage film "Knowing" was shot around Macedon, most notably the local petrol station which was renovated to appear more like an American gas station. Most of the film was also shot nearby in Mount Macedon. The television series 'Chris Humfrey's Wild Life' was filmed in Macedon. The series aired in March 2011 on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Macedon". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 October 2017.
- Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
- "3218.0 – Regional Population Growth, Australia, 2016: Population Estimates by Significant Urban Area, 2006 to 2016". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Australian Bureau of Statistics. 28 July 2017. Retrieved 26 October 2017. Estimated resident population, 30 June 2016.
- Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11
- Macedon Primary School
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