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Fatal drive-by shooting in Melton’s east

A man has been killed and another seriously injured after an overnight drive-by shooting in the City of Melton's far east. Police said at least...

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Wanted man may be in Melton

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on warrant for burglary-related matters. Corey Comport is 22 and known to frequent the...

Adjournment for Melton disability provider accused of role in $800,000 NDIS fraud

A Kurunjang woman allegedly involved in a complex plan to defraud the National Disability Insurance Scheme of $800,000 will wait until May 11 for...

Ballan man held up at gunpoint and robbed of $19,000

Moorabool CIU are investigation after a Ballan man was held up at gunpoint on Sunday night. The 34-Year old victim was arranging to buy a...

New bus timetime for Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Watergardens, Caroline Springs

Might pay to double check the PTV website because new suburban bus timetables have taken effect (Sunday 28 February). The changes are on routes connected...

Fatal drive-by shooting in Melton’s east

A man has been killed and another seriously injured after an overnight drive-by shooting in the City of Melton's far east. Police said at least...

Moorabool loves sunflower tourism

The wonderful thought of getting lost in a forest of sunflowers is bringing thousands of Melbournians into Moorabool. That’s what happened in early 2020 –...

POLICE & CRIME

Wanted man may be in Melton

Police are appealing for public assistance to locate a man wanted on warrant for burglary-related matters. Corey Comport is 22 and known to frequent the...

BUSINESS

Moorabool loves sunflower tourism

The wonderful thought of getting lost in a forest of sunflowers is bringing thousands of Melbournians into Moorabool. That’s what happened in early 2020 –...

2021 Ballan Autumn Festival called off

This year’s Ballan Autumn Festival – pencilled in for Sunday March 14 – has been cancelled. A message was posted on their website and Facebook...

Bacchus Marsh barista program opens employment doors for youth

Once the domain of discos, Blue Light is now moving into cafes and creating job opportunities for young Moorabool people. ‘Barista Blue’ has been launched...

Work starts on Maddingley IGA, swim centre & townhouses mid-March

Construction will start mid-March on a Champions IGA, learn-to-swim centre, retail shops and around 30 townhouses on McCormacks Rd, Maddingley. The much-anticipated shopping centre –...

Melton mum wins Division 1

A Melton woman has gone into delayed shock, after finding our she had won $428,018 in the weekend’s Tattslotto draw. The mum told officials she...

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Health & Fitness

COVID19 fragments confirmed in City of Melton wastewater

People in the City of Melton who suspect they may have COVID19 are urged to get tested as soon as possible, after viral fragments...

Moorabool moves to stage 4 for first time

The entire state of Victoria will move to stage-4 COVID19 restrictions between 11.59pm tonight (Friday) and 11.59pm Wednesday. It will be the first time the...

2021 Ballan Autumn Festival called off

This year’s Ballan Autumn Festival – pencilled in for Sunday March 14 – has been cancelled. A message was posted on their website and Facebook...

Your health reflects your environment

Typically speaking, our environment reflects our health and well-being.Your environment can come under the following:Home ( Living room, Pantry, Kitchen, Shed, Home Office, Culture...

Young Bacchus Marsh footballer to be immortalized on screen

The memory of a Bacchus Marsh teenager who fatally collapsed on the footy field is about to be honoured in a feature-length documentary. The family...

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Aintree woman allegedly found with gun & drugs

A woman from the Melton suburb of Aintree has faced court overnight on drugs and firearms charges. The 47-year-old is accused of possessing a handgun...

Bacchus Marsh ambulance station becomes art gallery… for now

The group occupying the former ambulance station in Bacchus Marsh has an emergency of their own. They need a new home. The Bacchus Marsh Arts Council...

Bacchus Marsh man to plead guilty over knifepoint robbery

A Bacchus Marsh man intends to plead guilty over an armed robbery at Cobden when he fronts the Melbourne County Court on April 28. Mitchell...

Facebook re-friends Moorabool Online 🙂

And we’re back! Moorabool Online was innocently caught up in the week-long stoush between Facebook and the Federal Government - and it made all...

Don’t feed online predators (Part 1)

Our daily interactions with family, businesses and government agencies are moving further and further into the online world. The response to Covid-19 has only...

AusNet releases clearer idea of transmission line sites

AusNet Services has announced what it calls “corridors” for further investigation and consultation for the Western Victoria Transmission Network Project. The 190km high-voltage transmission line...

Woman with baby injured during Ballan burglary

Bacchus Marsh detectives are investigating an aggravated burglary on a home behind a Ballan fruit shop which left a woman with lacerations from smashed...

Coroner calls for brain research after Danny Frawley’s Millbrook death

** Some readers may find the details of this story disturbing ** The State Coroner says research into the impact of contact sport on the...

Arrests after Kurunjang aggravated home invasion

A Police investigation involving the Gang Crime Squad have today arrested two teenagers in relation to an aggravated home invasion in the Melton suburb...

Fatal farm explosion near Mt Cottrell

Police have confirmed that a man has died after an explosion in the Melton suburb of Fieldstone. The man was working at a Troups Road...

Woman trapped under tractor for hours

** This is a breaking news story and details may be subject to change ** MONDAY UPDATE - Worksafe has since confirmed the accident happened...

AFP helps arrest man responsible for upto 50% of Australian ‘phishing’ attempts

Phishing is the term used to describe attempts of fraudulent practice of sending emails from seemingly reputable companies in order to extract information such...

Moorabool moves to stage 4 for first time

The entire state of Victoria will move to stage-4 COVID19 restrictions between 11.59pm tonight (Friday) and 11.59pm Wednesday. It will be the first time the...

2021 Ballan Autumn Festival called off

This year’s Ballan Autumn Festival – pencilled in for Sunday March 14 – has been cancelled. A message was posted on their website and Facebook...

Netflix, Foxtel, Stan, Amazon, Disney+, Spotify…? It all adds up

Are you one of the more-than 14.5 million Australians who now have an account with a streaming company or pay TV provider? Netflix is...

Bacchus Marsh barista program opens employment doors for youth

Once the domain of discos, Blue Light is now moving into cafes and creating job opportunities for young Moorabool people. ‘Barista Blue’ has been launched...

Accused pleads guilty to manslaughter after Maddingley hit-run

A murder charge has been dropped against the 31-year-old Bacchus Marsh man accused of the hit-run death of a Werribee motorcyclist on Woolpack Rd. Damien...

Road spelling a sign of the times

** UPDATE - Moorabool Council staff removed the signage early this afternoon (Thursday). “The three signs have been taken down and will be put back...

Work starts on Maddingley IGA, swim centre & townhouses mid-March

Construction will start mid-March on a Champions IGA, learn-to-swim centre, retail shops and around 30 townhouses on McCormacks Rd, Maddingley. The much-anticipated shopping centre –...

Upgrade for Melton station on way

A Victorian company has been contracted to deliver $900,000 worth of upgrades to the Melton railway station. Public Transport Minister Ben Carroll and Melton State...

Photography helps stroke survivor soar — Thousands flock to Bacchus Marsh

Imagine having a debilitating stroke in your early 40s. It happened to Eynesbury-based special school teacher Jane Cross – who in December 2019 was forced...

Melton teen charged after Melb CBD attack

A Melton South youth has been charged after an overnight alleged stabbing in Elizabeth St, Melbourne. The drama unfolded at 9.20pm with reports of an...

Darley meeting told powerlines will decrease home values by 30-50%

A meeting of 120 concerned locals has been told that the value of their homes could “conservatively” be cut in half if high-voltage transmission...

Motorcyclist fatality on Western Fwy

A motorcyclist has crashed into a barrier and died in an accident on the Western Freeway at Rockbank. The 11.50am incident - on the Melbourne-side...