Key Dates in Local Municipal History

  • 18 December 1855
    Municipality of Ballaarat created (note “aa” spelling)
      
  • 7 October 1856
    Ballarat District Roads Board created
      
  • 5 May 1857
    Municipality of Ballarat East created
     
  • 9 July 1858
    Buninyong District Roads Board created
     
  • 15 April 1859
    Borough of Buninyong created
     
  • 1861 (exact date unknown)
    Municipality of Smythesdale created
      
  • 12 April 1861
    Ripon District Roads Board created

  • 24 June 1861
    Municipality of Ballarat East became Township of Ballarat East
      
  • 27 August 1861
    Grenville District Roads Board created
     
  • 1862 (exact date unknown)
    Borough of Browns and Scarsdale created
      
  • 16 January 1863
    Bungaree District Roads Board created
      
  • 21 October 1863
    Municipality of Ballaarat became Borough of Ballarat (note change to single “a” spelling)
    Township of Ballarat East became Borough of Ballarat East
     
  • 24 November 1863
    Ballarat District Roads Board became Shire of Ballarat
      
  • 18 December 1863
    Ripon District Roads Board became Shire of Ripon

  • 16 February 1864
    Buninyong District Roads Board became Shire of Buninyong
    Grenville District Roads Board became Shire of Grenville
      
  • 1 October 1864
    Borough of Sebastopol created
      
  • 1869 (exact date unknown)
    Municipality of Smythesdale became Borough of Smythesdale

  • 9 September 1870
    Borough of Ballarat became City of Ballaarat (note return to “aa” spelling)

  • 27 January 1871
    Bungaree District Roads Board became Shire of Bungaree
     
  • 19 August 1872
    Borough of Ballarat East became Town of Ballarat East

  • 1 October 1915
    Borough of Buninyong amalgamated with Shire of Buninyong
    Borough of Browns and Scarsdale and Borough of Smythesdale amalgamated with Shire of Grenville

  • 25 May 1921
    Town of Ballarat East amalgamated with City of Ballaarat
     
  • 31 March 1930
    Part of Shire of Bungaree (roughly bounded by Norman, Sherrard and Gregory Streets and Creswick Road) annexed to City of Ballaarat

  • 6 May 1994
    City of Ballarat (note single “a” spelling) created from former City of Ballaarat, Shire of Ballarat and Borough of Sebastopol, and parts of Shires of Bungaree, Buninyong, Grenville and Ripon

 

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Upper House
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Upper House
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Opposition Whip - Legislative Council

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Geelong VIC 3220
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Upper House
Member for Western Victoria Region

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Geelong VIC 3220
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Upper House
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124 Koroit Street
Warrnambool VIC 3280
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