Council meetings

Council meetings start at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber, Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street.

The agenda will be available the Friday before the meeting and the minutes of the meeting will be available about a week after the meeting.

Please note; questions and submissions need to be lodged with Governance on 5320 5875 by no later than 4.30pm on the day of the Council Meeting Wednesday.

The meetings will be broadcast live and uploaded to the website following the meeting.

Watch council meetings on our live broadcast.
Watch previous meetings in our video archive.

 

Public Question Time and Public Representations

Council meetings and Planning Delegated Committee meetings may be held virtually or in a hybrid form due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Members of the Public must be fully vaccinated to attend the meeting in person to make a submission on an agenda item or ask a question during Public Question Time. 

All attendees must register attendance by 4:30pm on the day of the meeting to ensure City of Ballarat adheres to the number of attendees permitted under its COVID-safe plan. 

If you would like to make a public presentation, please register by contacting our Governance team on governance@ballarat.vic.gov.au or 5320 5875.

Question time has changed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

For those that cannot attend Council meeting due to COVID-19 restrictions, the following provisions have been put in place for Public Question Time and Public Submissions. 

To make sure you can still participate in question time, you will need to submit your questions in writing prior to 4:30pm on the day of the meeting.  

If a person submitting a question is not present in the gallery during Public Question Time, their questions will be read out and a response provided at the meeting and a written response provided after the Meeting. 

How to submit your question

  • Questions must be in English, and must be 75 words or less and not include a preamble, other additional material, or multiple parts.
  • Questions must be submitted by email to governance@ballarat.vic.gov.au, no later than 4:30pm on the day of the Council meeting.
  • Please note: no person may submit more than two question at each meeting; questions may not be allowed if the time allotted for public question time has finished.

A Councillor or the Chief Executive Officer may ask for a question to be put on notice which is then recorded in the minutes. A written copy of the answer must be sent to the person who asked the question.

Public submissions may be made on any items listed on the agenda in a council meeting, apart from those listed in the confidential section.

Submissions may be made in writing to governance@ballarat.vic.gov.au no later than 4.30pm on the day of the council meeting; and limited to no more than 200 words.

If the submitter is not registered to attend the meeting in person, the submission will be read out by the Chief Executive Officer or nominated delegate at the meeting before the matter is considered by Council.

 

2021 Council meeting schedule

 Month  Date
 January  January 6 (unscheduled)
 January 27
 February   February 24
 March  March 24
 April  April 28
 May  May 5 (unscheduled)
 May 26
 June  June 9 (unscheduled)
 June 23
 July  July 28
 July 21 (unscheduled)
 August   August 25 
 September  September 15 (unscheduled)
 September 22
 October   October 20 (unscheduled)
 October 27
 November   November 1 (unscheduled)
 November 24
 December   December 22

 

Past resolutions of Council

Search past Council resolutions online.

Please note that only resolutions from 1 January 2016 are available with our online search. For any resolutions before this date, please contact our Governance team on governance@ballarat.vic.gov.au

Resolutions are updated about a week after each Council meeting.