At a glance
Nearby regional city
Summer: 21.7°c - 26.7°c
Winter: 3.5°c - 14.2°c
Rich history, rewarding future
A history forged in gold, a future twice as bright—welcome to Mount Alexander Shire.
Home to historic gold rush towns such as Castlemaine and Maldon, Mount Alexander Shire is a tranquil, picturesque escape just over an hour from Melbourne. It once boasted the richest shallow alluvial goldfield in the world, leaving a legacy of gracious buildings, stunning gardens and stately boulevards.
Today, it boasts diverse and thriving manufacturing industries, alongside high quality hospitals, schools and essential infrastructure. Retail is also vigorous, supporting an impressive range of artisans and wholesalers. Excellent food and wine and a bursting calendar of cultural events complete the picture.
Accessible, inclusive, well-serviced and ready to do business. Mount Alexander Shire is a great place to build your future.