MT. MACEDON


Grid Reference BU 853597
Department DEPI
Work Depot Macedon
Region South West
Grading Primary
Elevation (ASL) 1001m
Height 33m (tower)
Construction Steel
Cabin size 2.6m x 2.6m
Public access to site Yes
In use since 1926 - original
196? - current

CFA Region 14 - Central
Photo supplied by Paul Jones
Information supplied by John Dunbar


Note the narrow cabin. There are a few communication towers nearby, some of them interfering with the view. There is an office under the tower, which is constantly manned by Melbourne Airport staff.

In the Forest Commission's Annual Report 1926-1927 it states:
"During the year, the following additional fire lookout stations were established: Creswick, Mt. Disappointment, Mt. Donna Buang, Mt. Drummer, Mt. Nowa Nowa, Beech Forest and Mt. Macedon.
Four of these stations were operating last summer, and all seven will be operating during the summer of '27-'28".

Please click on thumbnails for enlargements
Closer look at cabin
supplied by Paul Jones
Inside cabin, full width
supplied by John Dunbar
Tower in 1989
Note the extra height
Tower in 1989
Note the extra height

The 1989 photos were supplied by Rocky Marsden (DSE)

Tower in June 2008 Cabin in June 2008 Big Brother is watching
Above thumnail photos (2008) were supplied by Andre Belterman

The current cabin is a Parks Portable and was installed in 2002 (infromation supplied by Richard Webb)

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