Mount Alexander Shire
Mount Alexander Shire (1995-) is situated about 110 km north-west of Melbourne. It is reached by the Calder Highway, which passes 4 km west of Mount Alexander at Harcourt. The mount was named by the New South Wales Surveyor-General, Thomas Mitchell. He originally named it Mount Byng during his Australia Felix expedition in 1836, but later renamed it after Alexander the Great (compared with the naming of Mount Macedon after Macedonia).