More than 20,000 people live in our shire and more than 50 per cent of the population live in Greater Castlemaine.

Mount Alexander Shire spans 152,870 hectares (1,529 km2 ) with a population density of 0.12 persons per hectare. For a detailed map view the community profile.

Campbells Creek

A close-knit and friendly community with many historic buildings and a range of community facilities. 


The largest town and regional business centre with a rich gold rush history, and a growing reputation as a fine food, arts and shopping destination. 


A small hamlet surrounded by bushland and the Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park. 


An active community on the banks of the Loddon River between Daylesford and Castlemaine.


The apple centre of Victoria with a long history of apple and pear growing, and more recently, cider production. 


A town characterised by a well-preserved streetscape attracting visitors to its retail, cafes and gold heritage. 


Located on the Loddon River with cafes, antiques and collectables, galleries and nearby wineries providing a genuine village feel. 


A scenic town with walking trails linking historic landmarks including its magnificent 19th century railway viaduct.