|Population:||13,261(urban centre); 5,566 (suburb/locality)|
|Elevation:||118 m (387 ft)|
|Local Government Area:||Shire of Moorabool|
Bacchus Marsh is an urban centre and suburban locality in Victoria, Australia located approximately 50 kilometres west of Melbourne and 14 kilometres west of Melton. The population of the urban area is estimated at over 17,000 people, while the central locality is home to 5,566 people. It is the largest urban area in the local government area of Shire of Moorabool.
Officially still a town, it is traditionally a market garden area, producing a large amount of the area's fruits and vegetables. In recent times it has become a major commuter town of Melbourne, as a result of being one of the major towns in the Melbourne-Ballarat corridor just beyond the metropolitan urban growth boundary, the formerly sleepy town's population is growing rapidly due primarily to its affordable starter homes.
It was named after one of its original inhabitants, Captain William Henry Bacchus, who saw the great value of this locality as it was situated on two rivers ? the Lerderderg and Werribee.