Bacchus Marsh, or “The Marsh” as known by locals, is a town situated approximately 50 kilometres west of Melbourne, Victoria. Once a small town primarily devoted to the growing of fruits and vegetables, Bacchus Marsh is now part of Metropolitan Melbourne having been designated a Significant Urban Area in 2011. That means that Bacchus Marsh is officially part of the sprawling Melbourne, but it maintains it’s small town feel and friendly community attitudes.
The population of the greater Bacchus Marsh area is around 15,000 with the population of the central town area being around 5,800 people. Many people in ‘the Marsh’ commute to Melbourne or Ballarat for work, thanks to the easy Vline link at the station in Central Bacchus Marsh.
Localities around Bacchus Marsh include:
Bacchus Marsh also contains a number of heritage listed sites, including:
- Bacchus Marsh Road, Bacchus Marsh Avenue of Honour
- 123 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh Court House
- 8 Gisborne Road and 8 Church Street, Bacchus Marsh Express Office and Printing Works
- 119 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh Police Station and Old Lock-Up
- 100-102 Main Street, Blacksmith’s Cottage and Shop
- 12 Ellerslie Court, Ellerslie
- 28-32 Manor Street, Manor House
- 37 Grant Street, Millbank
- 6 Gisborne Road, Residence
- 10 Gisborne Road, Residence
The Bacchus Marsh Information Centre and Lerderderg Library are situated at 217 Main Street, Bacchus Marsh.
The friendly staff are always on hand to help.