Social Policy

​Social policy relates to people's wellbeing, particularly the welfare of those who experience disadvantage. It relates to how we work, live, and spend our time, and helps determine the best ways to meet human needs such as housing, employment, education, recreation, leisure, health, safety, and the care of children. 

The City of Ballarat Social Policy Framework highlights the principles, considerations, roles, and responsibilities for policy development in social and wellbeing areas. 

Our position statements accompany the Social Policy Framework, and consolidate our social policies, key messages, roles and responsibilities on several social issues. These include:

For more, please contact the Health and Social Planning Team on 5320 5500 or