In this article:

  • Copyright.
  • Third Party links and advertising
  • Policy for linking to Our website
  • Limitation of Liability
  • Jurisdiction
  • Online Directories
  • Email this page to a friend

Please read this information carefully

Your continued use of our web sites constitutes your acceptance of the terms in this notice and the other notices on our web sites. Should you object to any of the conditions in the notices on our web sites your sole option is to immediately cease your use of the web sites.
Information on our web sites should not be regarded as a substitute for professional legal or financial advice.
Ballarat City Council and its related entities responsible for maintaining our web sites and all Ballarat City Council publications and its directors, officers and stakeholders believe that all information contained within them is correct. However, no warranty is made as to the accuracy or reliability of the information contained therein and Ballarat City Council and its related entities, directors, officers and stakeholders disclaim all liability and responsibility for any direct or indirect loss or damage which may be suffered by any recipient through relying on anything contained in or omitted from our web sites or publications.



The subject matter on and accessible from our web sites and publications is copyright. Apart from fair dealing permitted by the Copyright Act 1968, Ballarat City Council grants visitors to the site permission to download copyright material only for private purposes. For reproduction or use of Ballarat City Council copyright material beyond such use, written permission must be obtained directly from Ballarat City Council or the relevant copyright owner. If given, permission will be subject to the requirement that the copyright owner's name and interest in the material be acknowledged when the material is reproduced or quoted, in whole or in part.


Third party links and advertising

Our web sites often include advertisements, hyperlinks and pointers to web sites operated by third parties. Those third party web sites do not form part of the Ballarat City Council web sites and are not under the control of or the responsibility of Ballarat City Council or its related entities. When you link to those web sites you leave our web site and do so entirely at your own risk. A display of advertising does not imply an endorsement or recommendation by Ballarat City Council or its related entities.


Policy for Linking to Our Websites

Hyperlinks enhance the user's experience by providing easy access to additional information or original source material, whether on the same site or from an external source. For this reason, we value the use of hyperlinks in our content. However, in using hyperlinks, we:  
Attribute the original source of the hyperlink where it points to third party content.  
Do not claim ownership or rights to content belonging to other parties.  
We ask that you observe similar practices when linking to our content. You should be aware that if you do not do this, this may be in breach of our rights or the rights of our licensors or other third parties.
Please do:  

  • Link to our content directly. We encourage direct links.  
  • Comply with all copyright, trade mark or other applicable laws.  
  • Use the title or headline of the content to which you are linking, as long as you link directly to that content.  

Please do not:

  • Attribute a link to a Ballarat City Council web site content as being a link to your own or someone else's content (for example, use your own logo to link to our content).  
  • Attribute a link to our site and then link somewhere else.  
  • Frame our content in such a way as to present it as your own or as belonging to anyone other than us or our licensors. 

Limitation of liability

Certain rights and remedies may be available under the Trade Practices Act 1974 or similar legislation of other States or Territories and may not be permitted to be excluded, restricted or modified. Apart from those that cannot be excluded, Ballarat City Council and its related entities exclude all conditions and warranties that may be implied by law. To the extent permitted by law, our liability for breach of any implied warranty or condition that cannot be excluded is restricted, at our option to: the re-supply of services or payment of the cost of re-supply of services; or the replacement or repair of goods or payment of the cost of replacement or repair.



Your use of this web site and all of our legal notices will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Victoria, Australia and by using our Internet sites you irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of that State.

Ballarat City Council denies liability for any loss, damage or injury resulting from any person relying on information obtained by or through this website.

Ballarat City Council is in no way responsible for any information or service which may appear on any third party sites which may be accessed through this website. Such access is made available in good faith as a community service.


Online Directories

Information provided in the online directories and elsewhere on this website is intended to provide a guide to many Council services as well as community groups, clubs and organisations in the City of Ballarat. The directories include Government, statutory, regional, other bodies and establishments providing a goods and services to the community.

However, the information contained is not exhaustive. No warranty, representation or undertaking is made about the content, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. For a more comprehensive listing of other local public or private bodies, check the local newspapers, telephone directories or other websites.

Council accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury which may arise from anything contained in this publication. No person is entitled to any redress against the Council on any account whatsoever and however arising in relation to any information provided.

The listing of any group, club, organisation, business or establishment is not an endorsement by Council of such group, club, organisation, business or establishment. Users of this website should not rely on the information provided and must make their own enquiries, inspections and assessments as to suitability and quality of services.


Email this page to a friend

Any use of the "Email this page to a friend" service sends a email to nominated recipients. The email is sent via the City of Ballarat website, but the City of Ballarat has no control over the contents of these emails. Any views expressed in such emails are those of the individual sender and may not necessarily reflect the view of the City of Ballarat.

The City of Ballarat does not store the contents of these emails, beyond standard website logs on our web server.