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The Pyrenees Shire is a very productive agricultural region covering 3,500 square kilometres. The shire takes its name from the ranges in the north, named by Major Mitchell in 1836 as they reminded him of the Pyrenees in Europe.

This area is renowned for its cereal and hay crops, wool, viticulture & forestry activity. Gold, along with sand, gravel & slate, all contribute to the region's economy

Thirty per cent of the workforce is involved in agriculture, which produces commodities with a gross value of about $70 million each year.

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Our Community Services Department provides a wide range of services and support.

Direct services are provided to individuals and families residing in the shire. Eligibility criteria apply in many cases - see the service areas listed for more detailed information.

In addition to direct service provision, the Community Services Department, through the Manager - Community Wellbeing, provides access to support for strategic planning, service development, public health planning, funding and submission writing. Assistance is available to service providers, organisations, clubs and groups based or operating within the Pyrenees Shire.



A 15km network of walking tracks connects the Middle Creek and Ferntree camping areas. The Waterfalls Nature Walk, which begins at the Ferntree picnic area, is a short walk suited to everyone. This walk leads to the Ferntree Waterfalls and the upper sections of Middle Creek. The Cave Walking Track from Middle Creek camping ground takes you to a large rock overhang.


There are camping sites at Middle Creek and adjacent to the Ferntree picnic area.


There are picnic facilites at Baileys, Middle Creek and Ferntree.

Please see below website for more information:

Parks Victoria - Mount Buangor State Park Information