Towns in Australia

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Macclesfield VIC


Postcode: 3782

Macclesfield is a rural locality on the outskirts of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Yarra Ranges.

The community facilities within Macclesfield (or “Maccy” as the locals call it) include the CFA, Primary School, Macclesfield Hall and St Hilda’s Anglican 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. Nowadays it is known for its rich soil used for growing flowers and potatoes.

The town was recently featured in one of MMM Melbourne’s suburban songs performed by “The Scared Weird Little Guys”