Marong is a very small crossroads near Bendigo that is the western by-pass route to Melbourne. Too far from Bendigo to be a suburb of that great city. The by-pass being  and the Graincorp  industry being two of the catalysts for Marong’s current existence. That said the place is tidy and clearly the community spirit is active.

The Post Office opened on 1 January 1860

The town has a football team competing in the local league, known as the Marong Panthers.

Golfers play at the course of the Marong Golf Club on Ravenswood Road.

There is also a primary school, Marong Primary School, and a kindergarten. The Marong Family Hotel is the local pub and the Marong Swimming pool provides the surrounding districts with aquatic facilities

There is also a United Church.

The Marong War Memorial is located in the front of the shire offices.

Unless the timing is right for a refreshment at the hotel, there is no need to linger.

Heritage diary



Fireplace   Dump Station
  General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
  Camping   4WD
  Kitchen Facilities   Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
  Campervans   Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
  Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
  Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
  Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service   Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
  Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course