News and Updates


21 December 2017 10:45

2017/18 City of Ballarat holiday closures and changes to waste collection

The City of Ballarat services and operations have altered hours during the Christmas and New Year period.


The City of Ballarat office departments will close at 5pm, Friday 22 December and will re-open on Tuesday 2 January 2018.

The City’s operations rapid response team, street cleansing/sanitation unit and waste collection unit will continue to operate during the holiday period.

However, there will be changes to waste and recycling collections for both the week of Christmas and the following week. During this period bins will be collected a day later than the normal collection date.

The Ballarat Botanical Gardens is open daily. The Robert Clark Conservatory is closed Christmas Day. Open from 9am-5pm all other days.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Open 10am – 5pm all other days. Her Majesty’s Ballarat will close from Saturday 23 December for conservation works. The Visitor Information Centre will only be closed on 25 December.


Ballarat Aquatic and Lifestyle Centre (BALC) holiday opening hours:
24 December 8am-4pm; 25 December closed; 26 December 8am-4pm; 27 December 6am-6pm; 28 December 6am-6pm; 29 December 6am-6pm; 30 December 6am- 6pm 31 December 8am-4pm; 1 January, 8am-4pm; 2 January 6am-9pm


City of Ballarat libraries holiday hours:
Ballarat Library is closed 24 December, re-opens 27 December; Sebastopol Library is closed for redevelopment; Wendouree Library is closed from 25 December, re-opens 2 January; Outreach sites are closed from 25 December, re-opening 2 January.

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