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VIDEO: Courageous Cassandra finds ‘forever home’ in Ballan

A new mum has given a tearful thankyou to the Moorabool and Ballarat communities, after her husband's death from an allergy he...

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COVID19 – Major Milestone for Moorabool, 17 Active in Melton LGA

Moorabool Shire has been teasing us with two cases of COVID19 active for the last month, but today, according to stats from...

Wetter, cooler days expected as BOM declares LA NIÑA

The Bureau of meteorology has today declared a La Nina is officially underway. A La Nina means we can expect a wetter,...

COVID19 and lockdown have taken the world to strange and whimsical new place: Spoonville.

The idea of decorating wooden spoons and creating familiar or fantastic new characters began in the Berkshire village of Winnersh.

VIDEO: Courageous Cassandra finds ‘forever home’ in Ballan

A new mum has given a tearful thankyou to the Moorabool and Ballarat communities, after her husband's death from an allergy he...

VIDEO: Shire’s wintry blast in late September

Moorabool has been blanketed in a relatively thick layer of snow this afternoon - with falls reported across a wide area stretching...

Watch out for snow in Moorabool today

UPDATED 11.30am: Bill in Lismore, south of Ballarat, sent us images of some impressive snowflakes. Strangely enough, Lismore is only 178m...

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3000-head feedlot plan withdrawn but Beremboke locals still worried

The proponent of a 3100-head cattle feedlot next the Brisbane Ranges National Park has withdrawn his planning application, but locals fear intensive...

Moorabool waives outdoor dining permit fees

Moorabool Council will ditch its outdoor dining permit fees for local eateries as the COVID19 lockdown eases in regional areas

WIN A $99 FAMILY PASS — Kryal Castle lowers the drawbridge in time for term break

One of Moorabool’s most iconic tourist attractions is throwing open its doors in time for the school holidays, which start tonight (Friday).

Finding ‘Rocky’ offers fun way to get fit as lockdown lifts in Bacchus Marsh

Meet ‘Rocky’ – he’s the purple pet rock who will hopefully roll many of us out of the lockdown blues.

Bacchus Marsh woman opens heart to kids with lockdown birthdays

A Bacchus Marsh dancewear and 'fairy' theme retailer is offering free 10-minute ‘bling’ sessions to children who have missed out on birthday...

TECHNOLOGY

Scam calls originating from Ballan & Bacchus Marsh numbers

Scammers claiming that victims' bank accounts have been compromised have managed to secure local '5367' and '5368' phone numbers.

Telstra outages expected again for up to 6 days

Last week, social media was buzzing about Telstra reception issues. Well, it looks like its going to happen again for up to...

Telstra tower upgrades disrupt Bacchus Marsh mobile reception

If you’re finding it hard to use your mobile service in Bacchus Marsh or parts of Melton, you’re not alone.

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Health & Fitness

COVID19 – Major Milestone for Moorabool, 17 Active in Melton LGA

Moorabool Shire has been teasing us with two cases of COVID19 active for the last month, but today, according to stats from...

Melton cases halved in a week, Moorabool on 1?

Sunday was a big day for Metro Victoria, and while 127,000 people can go back to work, lockdown is still very much...

Lal Lal locals get their library back

Lal Lal locals have come up with a novel way of borrowing books… and jigsaws… and magazines.. and DVDs.

Huge start for Operation United in Melton & Brimbank — 168 charges

Police has sent a clear message to those looking to bring harm to the community with 62 arrests and 132 fines issued...

Hope for Bacchus Marsh — Toxic soil battle long way from over

ADVERTORIAL Is the fight against toxic soil over? "No it’s not," says Moorabool Council East ward...

Your Say

Your Say – I’m outraged and disappointed by the testing system in our state of Victoria

I’m outraged and disappointed by the testing system in our state of Victoria. We run a small domestic...

Your Say: Local news fast, I like it

Hi Guys, I just want to let you know its been great reading up-to-date news on your website....

Melton Hospital planning needs your help.

The Victorian Government planning wants to hear from you in relation to the planning for Melton Hospital. The Victorian...

Your Say: Toxic Soil

In response to, ‘Toxic soil trucks in our Avenue every 6 mins, 24/7’ 19/05/2020 Please Moorabool Council step up...

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Long-term local seeks your vote to make Moorabool safe

ADVERTORIAL If you’ve lived or worked in Bacchus Marsh at any time in the last two decades, chances are...

Alleged Darley drug-driver almost 50km over limit

A Darley driver has had his ute impounded for a month and will have to pay at least $1425 after allegedly being...

Arrests at Caroline Springs & Fraser Rise after blitz on organised crime — Cash, drugs & luxury cars seized

Police have arrested three people in Caroline Springs and one in Fraser Rise, seizing drugs, cash and vehicles, as part of an...

VIDEO: Shire’s wintry blast in late September

Moorabool has been blanketed in a relatively thick layer of snow this afternoon - with falls reported across a wide area stretching...

Huge start for Operation United in Melton & Brimbank — 168 charges

Police has sent a clear message to those looking to bring harm to the community with 62 arrests and 132 fines issued...

Darley man arrested after pellets fired at roadworkers

A 26-year-old Darley man is among three people who have been charged, after allegedly firing paintball-style pellets overnight. Police...

Hope for Bacchus Marsh — Toxic soil battle long way from over

ADVERTORIAL Is the fight against toxic soil over? "No it’s not," says Moorabool Council East ward...

Watch out for snow in Moorabool today

UPDATED 11.30am: Bill in Lismore, south of Ballarat, sent us images of some impressive snowflakes. Strangely enough, Lismore is only 178m...

VIDEO: Police seek info after man assaulted during Melton burglary

Melton detectives have released CCTV of a group they wish to question over an aggravated burglary in West Melton.

Meet the latest Moorabool candidates

Another 11 people have this week put their hands up to stand for Moorabool Council – bringing the grand total to a...

VIDEO: Driver to face charges after fleeing accident

A Yendon woman and her dog have been left helpless in a ditch, after a van driver failed to give way, struck...

Why isn’t Moorabool COVID-free yet?

It’s been more than three weeks since Moorabool recorded a fresh coronavirus case, so why is the shire still not officially COVID-free?

Melton & Hillside men charged over vehicle-rebirthing syndicate

Two men from Melton and Hillside have been arrested as part of a blitz on a vehicle re-birthing – including Porsches, BMWs...

Scam calls originating from Ballan & Bacchus Marsh numbers

Scammers claiming that victims' bank accounts have been compromised have managed to secure local '5367' and '5368' phone numbers.

Wanted man may be in Bacchus Marsh or Melton

Police are on the lookout for a 49-year-old man, known to frequent Bacchus Marsh, Melton and Kurunjang. David Grech...

State Govt may hand over $750m to help ditch toxic soil — Moorabool told nothing

Moorabool Council says it’s been left in the dark, as the Andrews Government reportedly considers handing over $750 million to help get...

Davis: State Government “riding roughshod” over Bacchus Marsh with toxic soil

The Andrews Government has been accused of treating the community badly over the proposed dumping of PFAS-contaminated West Gate Tunnel soil on...

Ballot-draw announced for Moorabool’s record 20 candidates

The order that Moorabool’s record 20 candidates will appear on ballot papers has been decided – with police and Victorian Electoral Commission...

Record 20 nominations for Moorabool Council

A record 20 people have put their hands up for seven positions as Moorabool councillors, ahead of postal elections next month.

3000-head feedlot plan withdrawn but Beremboke locals still worried

The proponent of a 3100-head cattle feedlot next the Brisbane Ranges National Park has withdrawn his planning application, but locals fear intensive...

New candidate triggers first West Moorabool ward election in 24 years

If you live in the West Moorabool ward – you’re going to have to vote in Council elections next month… for the...

Coburg grocery shopper fined at Bacchus Marsh

Police have fined a man from Melbourne's north after he was stopped at the Hopetoun Park checkpoint on the Western Freeway.

RAAF flyover to honour late commander this afternoon

UPDATE: Statement from the Australian Defence Force Defence regrets that due to poor weather the flypast for Wing Commander...

Hepburn Council wants transmission lines underground

Hepburn Council wants the developers of a 190km overhead transmission line across Western Victoria to “give better consideration” to putting the line...

Confirmed COVID19 cases at 2 Woodgrove retailers

Melton retailers JB Hifi and Hairhouse Warehouse were confirmed to be closed on Monday and Tuesday due to COVID19.

4 arrested after Melton Police pelted with bottles

Melton Police have arrested four people after an incident in Harkness last night. It is alleged an estimated 40...

Police roadblock on Western Fwy at Hopetoun Park

The first Western Freeway checkpoint has been set up at Hopetoun Park before dawn this morning (Thursday), after metropolitan lockdown rules kicked...

Bacchus Marsh supermarket worker contracts COVID19

Bacchus Marsh Coles has undergone an overnight deep clean of the entire store, after a team member tested postive to COVID19.

Woman flown to hospital after car-trailbike crash in Melton

A car and a trailbike have collided in Exford Road - next to Melton South Primary School...

COVID19 closes Melton Secondary College, shops & childcare

Closures of buildings have been reported across the suburb of Melton, as 34 fresh cases in have been confirmed across the municipality...

Ausnet releases ‘area of interest’ for power pylon path across Moorabool

The company wanting to build a series of 80m high power pylons across Moorabool has released more information on the project and...

Customer ID checks outside Bacchus Marsh Coles

Police have spent much of the day checking the identity and addresses of customers outside the Coles store in the Bacchus Marsh...

New COVID case in Moorabool, First since March.

Figures released by DHHS overnight revel that Moorabool has recorded a