Woodend is a small town in Victoria, Australia.
- Area:69.506 km2
- Elevation:563 m
- Local Government Area:Macedon Ranges Shire Council
Woodend is a small town in Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Shire of Macedon Ranges local government area on Dja Dja Wurrung country and is bypassed to the east and north by the Calder Freeway (M79), located about halfway between Melbourne and Bendigo. At the 2011 census, Woodend had a population of 5,413. # History Woodend was first surveyed in 1836 by Major Thomas Mitchell, who opened it up for settlement. When gold was discovered in the area (towards Bendigo and Ballarat), Woodend became the main thoroughfare through the Black Forest, and accommodated many gold-diggers and their families. Woodend Post Office opened on the 20th of July 1854, however it closed shortly after, only to be reopened in one of the citizen's homes.The Woodend Magistrates' Court closed on 1 January 1983. # Weather # Things to do