About New Gisborne and Gisborne



New Gisborne is a suburb of Gisborne in VictoriaAustralia, located in the Shire of Macedon Ranges. New Gisborne was established in 1851.  The railway station on the Bendigo line also services Gisborne. A bus service has connected the railway station to Gisborne since 2008. At the 2006 census, New Gisborne had a population of 1766 and is one of the smaller towns in Victoria. There are a number of primary schools in the area including New Gisborne Primary School, The Gisborne Montessori School and Holy Cross Primary School.


A short trip down the road is Gisborne. Gisborne marries the peace and tranquillity of living in the country with all the benefits of being less than an hour from the centre of Melbourne. Its tree-lined streets lend magnificent colour to the town in autumn, and are a key feature of the local area.


In summer (January), Gisborne’s average minimum temperature is 9.5 degrees, and the average maximum is 26.3. In winter (July) average temperatures range from a minimum of 1.9 to a maximum of 10.8. The town’s average annual rainfall is 752.9mm.


6398 (Source: ABS Census 2006).

Cultural diversity

Around 16 percent of people living in Gisborne were born outside Australia.

Migrants have settled in Gisborne from:

England (4.6%)

New Zealand (1.0%)

Scotland (0.9%)

Germany (0.8%)

Italy (0.5%)

Housing and accommodation

In the year to April 2008, the median price of houses sold in Gisborne was $314,500.

In December 2007, the median rent for a two-bedroom flat in Macedon Ranges Shire was $182 per week, and the median rent for a three-bedroom house was $230 per week.

Distance and travel time

Gisborne is 48km north west of Melbourne. You can travel from Gisborne to Melbourne by:

car (45 minutes)

train (1 hour)

Nearby towns are:

Bacchus Marsh (32km)

Ballarat (88km)

Castlemaine (67km)

Wallan (83km)

tree street

Information has been taken from “Live in Victoria” website.

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