Australia Day


Important Information For ResidentsTop of document.

Alcohol Free Zone 

Ballarat Botanical Gardens and Lake Wendouree foreshore will be an alcohol free zone from 3pm.


The City of Ballarat advises that no parking restrictions apply around the Lake precinct, but please take care when leaving the precinct due to increased traffic.

Lake Wendouree closure 

Lake Wendouree is closed for all waterway activities due to the Australia Day fireworks display from 6pm to 11.30pm on Australia Day.

Take care of your pets 

Residents are encouraged to take care of their pets during the fireworks display. Please ensure your pets are kept secure and indoors if needed. 


Australia Day celebrations


CitySafe Taxi RanksTop of document.

CitySafe Taxi Ranks are a community safety initiative of the City of Ballarat and key partners. Supporting positive behaviour and enjoyment of Ballarat’s late night entertainment precinct.

Two security guards staff each rank, from 1am to 6am, following Friday and Saturday nights.

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