People and Our Community


Family & Children’s Services

City of Ballarat provides a broad range of Family & Children services including Child Care, Immunisations, Maternal and Child Health, and Kinders.

Emergency Management

Public Health & Food Safety

Information relating to Food Safety, Tobacco, Pest and Noise control for consumers and business.

Access For All Abilities

Community Directory

Listings of community organisations, sporting clubs, support groups, schools and more in the Ballarat municipality.

Cultural Diversity

Our intercultural city builds on the concept of ‘all of us’ living together in a vibrant, diverse and harmonious community.

Community Wellbeing and Safety

Safety is an issue that concerns everyone in the community. It is not just an issue for Council or the Police. It's about everyone, it's about community.

Education & Employment

Education facilities and programs within and provided through the City of Ballarat

Kindness Meters



Western Bulldogs Partnership

Learn more about the partnership between the City of Ballarat and the Western Bulldogs

New Residents Welcome Booklet


The City of Ballarat has adopted a comprehensive Grants Policy.

Lucas Community Hub


Engaging Communities Program


The City of Ballarat provides a range of services for older residents, residents with disabilities and their carers.

International Relations

Ballarat's International Links with Japan, China, England and East Timor which have become very successful. City-to-city contact happens at a human and cultural level.