Gisborne is a town in the Macedon Ranges, approximately 55 kilometres north-west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The town was named after Henry Fyshe Gisborne (1815–1841), the first Commissioner for Crown Lands of the Port Phillip District.
Gisborne township is the largest in the Macedon Ranges, with a population of around 9,800. Together with the nearby town of Macedon, Gisborne had an estimated population of 21,071 at June 2016. The town has two primary schools and one secondary school, Gisborne Secondary College. Gisborne has a full-time police station in conjunction with the CFA station and medical-ambulance facilities. Gisborne has public outdoor sporting facilities for AFL football, cricket, soccer, tennis, netball gymnastics and lawn bowls as well as a heated indoor pool. Access to Gisborne from the Melbourne CBD is a 45-minute drive along the Calder Freeway; by train is a little over 50 minutes on the Bendigo Line. It is a popular destination because of its regional setting and open spaces whilst still being a comfortable distance from the city.
Population: 9,822 as of 2016
Elevation: 443 m
Temp mean max: 10.2°c
Temp mean min: 21.1°c
Annual rainfall: 401.9mm
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