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Bacchus Marsh
Victoria
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Main St, Bacchus Marsh
Population
  • 20,345 (2016 Census, Urban Area)
  • 6,394 (2016, state suburb)
 • Density 103.642/km2 (268.43/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 3340
Elevation 118 m (387 ft)
Area 196.3 km2 (75.8 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Shire of Moorabool
State electorate(s) Melton
Federal Division(s) Ballarat
Localities around Bacchus Marsh:
Pentland Hills Darley Merrimu
Pentland Hills Bacchus Marsh Hopetoun Park
Maddingley Maddingley Parwan

Bacchus Marsh is a large town in Victoria, Australia. It is about 50 kilometres (30 mi) north west of the state capital Melbourne. The population of the Bacchus Marsh was 20,345 at the 2016 Census. It is the largest town in the local government area of Shire of Moorabool.

The area became known for its fruit and vegetable farms. In recent years it has become a commuter town for people working in Melbourne.

Bacchus Marsh was named after one of its original inhabitants, Captain William Henry Bacchus. It is located beside two rivers — the Lerderderg and Werribee.

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