Councillor Jim Rinaldi (Deputy Mayor)


Jim Rinaldi’s down-to-earth approach has seen him re-elected to represent the South Ward; having been first elected to Ballarat City Council on a count back in February 2015.


Cr Rinaldi is self-employed. Having worked in a number of small businesses in recent years he brings strong financial skills to his role as Councillor, and a clear sense of the type of support required to sustain and encourage Ballarat’s small business sector.


Cr Rinaldi’s upbringing on a farm in Warrenheip has given him an intimate understanding of the changing and complex needs of the rural and agricultural areas of the municipality


An active and talented sportsman and an experienced coach, Cr Rinaldi has a focus on the continued improvement of sporting and recreational facilities in Ballarat. He believes Council should continue to work to maximise opportunities for residents to participate in a range of recreational activities; and that healthy and connected communities are the result.


Cr Rinaldi is committed to regular and open communication with residents; and an approach to government that emphasises fiscal responsibility and accountability; one which gives priority to maintaining essential core infrastructure such as roads, footpaths and public lighting.


Cr Rinaldi is married with four daughters.



  • Buninyong Community Hall Committee 

  • Eureka Centre Community Advisory Committee   

  • Mt Buninyong Reserve Advisory Committee 

  • Commerce Ballarat 

  • CEO Performance Review Advisory Committee 

  • Coghills Creek / Glendaruel Cemetery  

  • Learmonth Cemetery 

  • Scotsburn Community Hall Advisory Committee 

  • Warrenheip Community Hall Advisory Committee 


  • Development and Planning - Prosperity  

  • Finance