About Council


Budget, Policies & Plans

Detailed information and downloads of the City of Ballarat's Annual Reports, In accordance with the requirements of the Local Government Act 1989.


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Complaints to the City of Ballarat

Council Meetings & Agendas

Find out council meeting dates, view agendas and minutes and how to make a petition to council.

Councillors and Wards

Discover the City of Ballarat's wards, Councillors and portfolios.


Council elections are held every four years on the fourth Saturday in October.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 1982 gives individuals and corporations a general right of access to documents dated after 1 January 1989

Infringements Appeals

Appeals process and information

Local Laws

Local laws are often adopted to protect public health, safety, or amenity in a municipality. Find out more about the City of Ballarat local laws.

myBallarat Magazine

myBallarat is a free publication produced by Council

myNeighbourhood Magazine

myNeighbourhood is a free publication produced by Council for specific neighbourhoods

Organisational Structure

Details of the City of Ballarat organisational structure.


Council offers an extensive range of options for making payments including online, in person, BPAY and phone banking.


Protecting the personal information that you share with us under the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014 and the Health Records Act 2001.

Protected Disclosure

In February 2013, new legislation was implemented by the State Government to introduce integrity reforms in Victoria. A Protected Disclosure is a complaint of corrupt or improper conduct by a public officer or body.

Public Notices

Statutory Information

Section 12, of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2015 states that a Council must make available for public inspection certain documents.


Tender Process and Procurement Policy

Municipal History

Ballarat Treasures Register

Learn more about the buildings, places, structures, landscapes, collections and objects that have been significant in shaping Ballarat's history and cultural identity.


General information about Ballarat and Community Profile statistics around employment, housing, community engagement and more.

Maps Population and Location

General maps of Ballarat and links to associated sites including DSE.