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Ballan Market – first Saturday of each month
The Ballan Lions Club coordinates this very popular event,
held on the morning of the first Saturday of each month in
Ballan’s main street.
For further information contact Ray Meadows on 5368 1177.
Darley Market – first and third Saturday of each
Another very popular market and well known throughout the
Shire. It boasts a wide variety of stalls including hand made
crafts and preserves, clothing, books, plants and much more.
The market boasts between 70 - 80 stalls and is held on the
1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month.
For further information on the Darley Market, contact Alan
Stephenson 0488 345 145.
TRIPLE ZERO (000)
Stay focused, stay relevant, stay on the line
Is someone seriously injured or in need of urgent medical
Is your life or property being threatened?
Have you just witnessed a serious accident or crime?
If you answered YES call Triple Zero (000). Triple Zero calls
Knowing how to call Triple Zero (000) in an emergency can
be the difference between life and death. The Triple Zero
(000) service is the quickest way to get the right emergency
service to help you. It should be used to contact Police, Fire or
Ambulance service in life threatening or emergency situations.
There a few simple steps to take when making a Triple Zero
Stay calm and call Triple Zero (000) from a safe
A Telstra operator will ask you if you need Police, Fire or
Ambulance. Say the service that you require. If you are
calling using a mobile or satellite phone the operator will
ask you for other location information.
You will then be connected to an emergency service
operator, who will take details of the situation.
Stay on the line, speak clearly and answer the operator’s
Give the nominated emergency service operator the
details of where you are, including street number,
name, nearest cross street, and locality. In rural areas it
is important to give the full address and distances from
landmarks and roads, not just the name of the property.
Don’t hang up until the operator has all the information
If possible wait outside at a prearranged meeting point or
in a prominent location for emergency services to arrive
to assist them to locate the emergency.
If you make a Triple Zero (000) call whilst travelling on a
highway or on a rural road, identify the direction you are
travelling and the last exit or town you passed through.
CFA Fire Emergency / Ambulance
Victorian Bushfire Information Line
1800 240 667
Moorabool Shire Council
Council Emergency Number
0419 887 065
Bacchus Marsh Hospital
Flood and Storm Information Line
1300 842 737
MSC Animal Control After Hours Emergency 0400 501 696
The Moorabool Visitor Information
Centre, supported by Council, is
one of the region’s most valuable
resources for marketing the
Shire to visitors, but you may be
surprised how many locals also
utilise the service.
Since opening in 2005, the V.I.C.
has seen an 800% increase in
visitor numbers to the Shire.
The volunteers often pass their
enthusiasm to visitors from countries as diverse as the UK,
Mauritius, Germany, Sweden, Sri Lanka and the USA. But it’s
the locals that keep coming back.
Volunteers and staff at the VIC are constantly surprised at the
number of familiar faces they see in the centre. It’s clear that
many local people realise the opportunity to utilise the VIC as
a resource for local day trips.
Many locals bring friends and family who may be staying with
them or even take brochures to send to friends overseas.
50 volunteers and three volunteer coordinators are the
mainstays behind the service.
The team at the Visitor Information Centre encourage
businesses and groups across Moorabool to notify them as
early as possible about upcoming events and festivals, so that
they can help spread the word.
The Visitor Information Centre is based 156 Main Street,
Bacchus Marsh, and will soon be moving to the almost-
complete Community Learning Centre.
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