Know Your Council – Moorabool Shire Council

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Moorabool Shire is a semi-rural municipality between Melbourne and Ballarat.

The main towns are Bacchus Marsh (population 16,000 - 45 km west of the Melbourne CBD) and Ballan (2,660 - 70 km west of the city). About 40% of residents work in Melbourne. A significant number also work in Ballarat.

The main industries include agriculture, dairy product manufacturing, construction material mining, beverage and malt manufacturing.


Bacchus Marsh, Ballan, Balliang, Balliang East, Barkstead, Barrys Reef, Beremboke, Blackwood, Blakeville, Bolwarrah, Bullarook, Bullarto South, Bunding, Bungal, Bungaree, Buninyong, Cargerie, Clarendon, Claretown, Clarkes Hill, Coimadai, Colbrook, Dales Creek, Darley, Dunnstown, Durham Lead, Elaine, Fiskville, Glen Park, Glenmore, Gordon, Greendale, Grenville, Hopetoun Park, Ingliston, Korobeit, Korweinguboora, Lal Lal, Leigh Creek, Lerderderg, Long Forest, Maddingley, Meredith, Merrimu, Millbrook, Mollongghip, Morrisons, Mount Doran, Mount Egerton, Mount Wallace, Myrniong, Navigators, Parwan, Pentland Hills, Pootilla, Rowsley, Scotsburn, Spargo Creek, Springbank, Trentham, Wallace, Warrenheip, Wattle Flat and Yendon.

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  • Central Moorabool - Cr Paul Tatchell
  • East Moorabool - Cr Tonia Dudzik
  • East Moorabool - Cr David Edwards
  • East Moorabool - Cr Moira Berry
  • East Moorabool - Cr Rodney Ward - Mayor
  • West Moorabool - Cr Tom Sullivan
  • Woodlands - Cr Ally Munari - Deputy Mayor

Further information

Community satisfaction

Annual report

Annual budget

Australian Bureau of Statistics demographics

Aboriginal community profile

Victorian Local Government Grants Commission