Macclesfield, Victoria

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Macclesfield
Victoria
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Macclesfield
Macclesfield, Victoria
Coordinates 37°52′59″S145°28′37″E / 37.883°S 145.477°E / -37.883; 145.477
Population878 (2021 census) [1]
Postcode(s) 3782
Elevation154 m (505 ft)
Location
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, located within the Shire of Yarra Ranges local government area. Macclesfield recorded a population of 878 at the 2021 census. [1]

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".

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References

  1. 1 2 Australian Bureau of Statistics (28 June 2022). "Macclesfield (Vic.) (Suburbs and Localities)". 2021 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 July 2022. OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg
  2. Phoenix Auctions History, Post Office List , retrieved 21 February 2021