Bacchus Marsh suburb profile

Bacchus Marsh – incorporating Maddingley, Darley, Hopetoun Park, Parwan, Coimadai, Merrimu and Long Forest – is located about 60 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.

The region neighbours Pentland Hills to the west, Brookfield (a suburb of Melton) and Toolern Vale to the east and Lerderderg to the north.

It is accessed by the Western Freeway, however it also has a train station, part of the V-Line Ballarat service.

Many suburbs which divide metropolitan Melbourne to Bacchus Marsh are considered residential growth corridors.

Bacchus Marsh medians

According to the REIV, Bacchus Marsh’s median house price as at September 2007 is $245,000, down from $235,000 a year earlier.

Less than 30 sales were recorded for the quarter.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of