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 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