Mount Alexander (map) in central Victoria is one of regional Victoria’s best places to live, work, visit and invest. Ideally located between Bendigo and Ballarat and just one hour from Melbourne Airport, the shire offers accessible and affordable town or country living.There is great access to recreation, heritage and the natural environment with excellent medical facilities, schools and shopping.

The history of Mount Alexander Shire’s business profile lies in heavy manufacturing; including rail, pumps, carpet and smallgoods, retail has also had a long and successful profile in our towns. While these businesses remain, new and emerging industries including healthcare, vehicle modification, tourism, wineries and cideries are rapidly building a diverse industry base which is attracting a broad range of complementary businesses.

The region has strong arts and cultural communities with more than 100 annual festivals and events, as well as cultural and village offerings helping to sustain and support a vibrant tourism sector.

The economic data presented in this profile has been sourced from REMPLAN. Mount Alexander Shire Council has access to the full version of REMPLAN with economic data for 114 industries and an economic impact modelling capability.

For more information and assistance in relation to business, investment or services please contact Mount Alexander Shire Council, Economy and Culture Department on +613 54711700.