Gisborne is situated 51km north west of Melbourne (Australia) at the foot of the Macedon Ranges.
The township is nestled in a valley located 1 km west of the Calder highway, half way between Melbourne and Bendigo. Gisborne is a mixture of urban and rural properties adjacent to the Wombat State Forest and Black Forest.
It is a semi-rural town with a growing population of approximately 8,000. Originally an agricultural district, many Gisborne residents commute and work in Melbourne.
Gisborne is the largest town in the Macedon Ranges Shire, and covers an area of approximately 13 square kilometres at 610m above sea level.
The town was surveyed in 1851 and named after H.F. Gisborne, the Victorian Crown Lands Commissioner. Gisborne is a major urban centre with established community infrastructure. It has a village character, heritage buildings, street plantings of European trees and a network of open space areas focusing on Jackson’s Creek.