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Gisborne has a population of approximately 11,080 (Census SA2 2011, ABS) and is in the Macedon Ranges Shire area.

Key industries and employers


Supermarkets and grocery stores

Building installation services

Cafes, restaurants and takeaway food stores


Map of Victoria indicating the location of Gisborne
A chef works over a stove in a commercial kitchen

Finding a job in Gisborne

About Gisborne

A young male skateboarder

Average temperatures

Season Average maximum Average minimum
Summer 26.3°C 9.5°C
Winter 10.8°C 1.9°C

Average travel time to Melbourne (48km)

Transport Time
Car 45 mins
1 hr

Housing costs

Median cost
Purchase Rental per week
House $550,000
(Sept 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(Sept 2015)
(Sept 2015)


To find a local real estate agent, visit the REIV agent directory

For information about local hotels, motels and caravan parks, visit the Macedon Ranges accommodation directory

Cultural groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (4.4%) Italian (1.0%)
New Zealand (1.1%) German (0.5%)
Scotland (0.8%) Maltese (0.3%)
Germany (0.7%) Greek (0.3%)
Italy (0.7%)
Croatian (0.3%)
Source: Census SA2 2011, ABS


Schools Health care
12 primary schools
Kyneton and District Health Service
3 secondary schools

3 university or TAFE campuses

Find a school at the Department of Education and Early Childhood development website or find out more about education and childcare in Victoria. Visit the Victorian Better Health Channel's health services directory for more health care information and services.

Sport and recreation

For more information about sport and recreation in Gisborne, please visit the Macedon Ranges Shire website

Places of worship

For more information about where you can practice your faith, visit your religion's Australian website. Select 'pages from Australia' if searching for your religion in Google

Gisborne attractions

  • Visit the Artist's Realm, where local artists display and sell their work
  • Visit the Dromkeen Homestead Children's Literature Museum
  • Explore historic buildings, streetscapes and the area's thriving antique, book and food industries
  • Gisborne Farmer's Market (June to September)
  • Gisborne Festival (December)