Gussage St. Michael is now a small village in in the district of East Dorset in Dorset, England. At the 2001 census, the village had a population of 219. The village is tucked off the main A354 as it runs through the Cranborne Chase, ten miles from Blandford Forum and fourteen miles from Salisbury.
Before the nationwide municipal reorganization of 1974, Gussage St. Michael was a civil parish in Wimborne and Cranborne Rural District as was the neighbouring civil parish of Gussage All Saints. Occasionally they are grouped together as Gussage. There is also a smaller hamlet of Gussage St. Andrew. The terms Gussage and Gussage St. Andrew have both been redirected here.