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How to help pets and wildlife on a hot day

With temperatures set to peak at 36 degrees today, protecting wildlife and pets from heatstroke is crucial to their health.

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Local MP wants 15,000km feathered tourist spared

A Western Victorian Upper House MP is calling for the life of a pigeon to be saved, after it made an epic...

5G now covering most of Bacchus Marsh & Balliang East

Telstra has achieved a national milestone – with one in two Aussies now able to connect to a 5G signal.

Melton Police search for missing Brookfield teen

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing girl Athiang. The 12-year-old was last seen at her...

How to help pets and wildlife on a hot day

With temperatures set to peak at 36 degrees today, protecting wildlife and pets from heatstroke is crucial to their health.

Endangered platypus may help toxic soil fight

It's an Australian icon and now it could be the thing that stops toxic soil being processed at Maddingley Brown Coal.

Confidential documents reveal pressure on EPA to approve toxic soil dumps

A newly-released email reveals pressure on the Environment Protection Authority to approve PFAS-contaminated soil dumping sites – and comes as the head...

POLICE & CRIME

BUSINESS

“Oh sh*t!”: Bacchus Marsh woman reacts to $1.4 million win

A ‘blissful retirement’ is on the way for a Bacchus Marsh woman who bought a division-one winning ticket at a local shopping...

Where is the cheapest place to fill up before Xmas?

Bacchus Marsh is service stations are well know for having cheap fuel in comparison to other areas. This weekend is no different....

Mayor: Keep the dollars in Moorabool this Christmas

Take a good look around this festive season. There are a lot of unique gifts, vouchers, produce and wines...

BREAKING NEWS: Deadline extended until Christmas Eve — Calls for meaningful consultation on Bacchus Marsh truck route

UPDATE 5PM;  Regional Roads Victoria has extended the deadline for the truck route survey an extra week. “We’re extending...

VIDEO – Bacchus Marsh company wins award for world-record GovHub

A Bacchus Marsh construction and metal fabrication company has been part of a team creating what is believed to be the world’s...

TECHNOLOGY

5G now covering most of Bacchus Marsh & Balliang East

Telstra has achieved a national milestone – with one in two Aussies now able to connect to a 5G signal.

Digital News VS Print News

Digital media is fast becoming the go to method for people when they want news fast. News sources...

KFC to release gaming console with built in chicken warmer

Ok, we get that this one isn't exactly a local story, but it's a great one... KFC is releasing...

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Health & Fitness

Video – Sticking to your New Year’s Resolution plans

We've all set them before, but not all of us have achieved them and often find ourselves stopping part way through because...

New Victorian COVID restrictions from 5pm tonight

Victoria's streak of no locally acquired cases has come to a dramatic end with 3 new cases of COVID detected.

Burst water pipe floods hospital surgery areas

Djerriwarrh Health Services has temporarily diverted maternity services and is rescheduling elective surgery at Bacchus Marsh after a burst water pipe flooded the...

Converting good intentions into results

Everyone always has the best of intentions when it comes to starting down the path of achieving their goals. Nobody ever has...

Survey on future of local hospital closes tonight

Time is running out to have your say on the future of health treatment and hospitals in the Moorabool and Melton regions.

Your Say

Your Say: Bacchus Marsh 75 dwelling subdivision

Yesterday we published a story about a plan to build 75 dwellings opposite Bacchus Marsh Vet. We asked you for your opinion...

Your Say – The footpath from 22 Fisken Street Ballan to the off-street parking area

by John Kowarsky Moorabool Shire Council (MSC) issued Planning Permit PA2015108 at its Section 86 Development Assessment Committee (DAC)Meeting...

Ballan woman abandons 2-year dream to flee COVID in UK

By Meg Kennedy Heathrow Airport is a ghost town. I lug my suitcase around empty terminals...

Have your say about WH & DjHS hospital amalgamation and Moorabool policing

Djerriwarrh Health & Western Health amalgamation survey Djerriwarrh Health Services and Western Health are asking the community to have...

DON'T MISS

More drama for Bacchus Marsh Hospital theater

Three theaters at Bacchus Marsh Hospital have again been flooded after remediation works continue to take place. The...

Snake sightings increase with warmer weather

Facebook has lit up today with a lot of posts about snake sightings as temperatures hit 29 degrees. With...

Digital News VS Print News

Digital media is fast becoming the go to method for people when they want news fast. News sources...

Speeding was most detected offence – Operation Roadwise stats

Many Victorians took to the roads over the Christmas break and with more traffic comes more driving offences.

Moorabool Online goes Pink for Jane McGrath Day

The McGrath Foundation is the official charity partner of the Vodafone Pink Test. Jane McGrath Day celebrates the life of Jane McGrath...

How well do you believe Council currently engages with the Moorabool Shire community?

Moorabool Shire Council wants your opinion about what is important to you. The 10 Minute online survey ask...

Waste to energy plant under construction in Melton

Western Water will have announced they will spend around $100 million in capital works across its service region over the coming year....

Moorabool CIU investigating burglary of snakes, war medals and vehicle

Moorabool Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for witnesses following a burglary in Bannockburn last month. It’s believed unknown...

Unmarked police car in freeway hit-run

Police are appealing for public assistance following a hit and run collision involving a police vehicle in Hopetoun Park on Monday.

Melton Health’s fever clinic test huge numbers

Any Victorians who were in NSW prior to December 31 have been told to get a COVID test and self quarantine for...

Your Say: Bacchus Marsh 75 dwelling subdivision

Yesterday we published a story about a plan to build 75 dwellings opposite Bacchus Marsh Vet. We asked you for your opinion...

Bacchus Marsh Subdivision divides opinion

Land opposite the Bacchus Marsh Vet has been the subject of a planning permit to allow 75 new dwellings in Bacchus Marsh....

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Western Victoria

Weather SituationA high to the south is directing a moist easterly flow over Victoria while a trough over the west of the...

Huge line in Melton as people flock to COVID testing site

With COVID19 now spreading again in Victoria and requirements for people who have been in NSW to get tested, the COVID testing...

We are down to the Top 4 most viewed stories of 2020

With only 4 hours left to midnight, Moorabool Online is delivering on it's promise to share our TOP 4 most viewed stories...

Video – Sticking to your New Year’s Resolution plans

We've all set them before, but not all of us have achieved them and often find ourselves stopping part way through because...

New Victorian COVID restrictions from 5pm tonight

Victoria's streak of no locally acquired cases has come to a dramatic end with 3 new cases of COVID detected.

KFC to release gaming console with built in chicken warmer

Ok, we get that this one isn't exactly a local story, but it's a great one... KFC is releasing...

Tips for pet owners as new years celebrations set to kick off

Fireworks are the most common reason dogs escape on new years night. Loud noises tend to scare dogs and other animals.

Top 10 Countdown. The most popular stories of 2020 – Part 2

So we have shared with you 3 of our top 10 most visited stories of 2020. We were going to do stories...

Top 10 memorable stories we’ve covered in 2020 Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of our top 10 look back at some of the strange, fun, interesting or weird stories that...

Top 10 memorable stories we’ve covered in 2020 Part 1

Covering the news can sometimes take us in a different direction. This years news has been dominated by wildfires, global pandemics, lockdowns...

Westgate roadworks cause major delays for Western Vic commuters

The Westgate tunnel project has been in the news for major delays and contaminated PFAS soil issues. Some...

Arrest made in Kobie Parfitt murder case

Detectives from the Missing Persons Squad have charged a man following the death of Ballarat woman Kobie Parfitt. A...