Discover Moorabool Shire
Moorabool Shire is a semi-rural municipality that combines provincial living with easy access to the city, is a popular tourist destination and centre of a large agricultural industry. Most of our residents live in the main centres of Bacchus Marsh (only 45km from the Melbourne CBD) and Ballan. Our greatest attraction is our diversity; picturesque rolling hills, friendly towns, orchards, deep gorges, forests and health-giving mineral springs.
Estimated population: 27,000
Land area: 2,110 km2
Find A Home
When it comes to real estate, Moorabool offers new residents real advantages. The cost of housing and land is almost half the Melbourne average and there is plenty available.
Careers In Moorabool Shire
About half our residents commute outside of the Moorabool Shire for work. The three largest occupational groups within the Shire are tradespeople and related workers, intermediate clerical, sales and service workers and professionals.
Education In Moorabool Shire
Learning is a high priority in Moorabool. The Shire is home to private and public primary schools as well as private and public secondary schools. The region is also serviced by education facilities in the larger regional cities of Ballarat and Geelong, and close to metropolitan Melbourne.
Moorabool Shire Local Community
New residents feel at home in Moorabool the minute they arrive. With such a strong community spirit and generous range of community facilities to enjoy, you and your family will too.
Moorabool Shire offers high quality sporting facilities including the Bacchus Marsh Leisure Centre, the Bacchus Marsh and Ballan Swimming Pools and a great choice in playgrounds such as the epic adventure playground at Maddingley Park adjoining the lawn tennis, football and cricket arenas.
Young people are well catered to with skate parks at Bacchus Marsh and Ballan, and a BMX Jump Park in Darley Park.
For less competitive recreational pursuits, quality open space such as Maddingley Park boasts extensive tracks and trails network for active commuting and recreation. Alternatively, relax in the numerous parks and gardens such as Caledonian Park in Ballan.