Our Community – Local Information

Only a short 40 minute trip from Melbourne lies Bacchus Marsh, a thriving township perfectly combining the country lifestyle with the many benefits of a modern community.

Bacchus Marsh

Experience Authentic Country Living

Freshly grown produce lies at the centre of Bacchus Marsh’s culture. Between November and April each year, residents and visitors alike enjoy an assortment of locally-grown fruit,, particularly the strawberries, cherries and apples the township is famous for.

Reap the Bounty of the Harvest

Locals make the most of the clean air and fresh produce and head down to one of the many local farms that offer fruit-picking sessions, grabbing a taste of country life only a short drive from Melbourne.

Benefit from the Convenient Location

Only a 40-minute drive from the city of Melbourne, Bacchus Marsh lies at the centrepoint between the regional capitals, Ballarat in the west, and Geelong in the south. It’s easily commutable to the CBD and is in close proximity to both of Melbourne’s airports, as well as Geelong airport.

Discover the Untouched Beauty of Nature

With everything from deep gorges to soaring glacial valleys, flourishing forests and beautiful wildflowers, the state parks surrounding Bacchus Marsh have something for everyone.

Whether it’s a weekend bushwalk through the Werribee Gorge or Lerderderg State Park or brunch at one of the many local cafes, Bacchus Marsh has something for everyone.

If you fancy seeing the sights from above, Bacchus Marsh aerodrome runs regular joy flights over the township’s luscious surrounds. If you’re looking for something a little more hands-on, Geelong Gliding Club also offer trial flights over the local area.

Transport in Bacchus Marsh

Bacchus Marsh is regularly serviced by V/Line trains for those looking to head into Ballarat. It’s also only a 45 minute journey into Melbourne, making Bacchus Marsh the ideal country abode for commuters in search of country life.