A playground full of children

More than 20,000 people call Mount Alexander Shire home. Most residents live in the close-knit townships of Castlemaine, Harcourt, Newstead and Maldon.

The people of Mount Alexander Shire are an engaged and active community. Our artistic and creative culture is thriving; the people are passionate about sustainability.

Community matters here. The people here are hands on, and take part in creative and civic life at higher levels than average.

Read more about our community profile and the beautiful townships of the shire.

The community profile provides a map along with a full socio-demographic profile the shire.