Cr Ben Taylor

Councillor Ben Taylor

About Councillor Taylor 

Ben Taylor is a South Ward Councillor (since 2008) and is focused on streamlining the planning process to encourage business and job growth; while ensuring Council’s approach to growth is strategic, planned and well managed.

Cr Taylor served as the 14th Mayor of the City of Ballarat in 2019 and 2020. Cr Taylor takes an ‘open to business’ approach with activation of the Ballarat CBD a priority, a place where the business, retail and hospitality sectors thrive, creating a stimulating destination for residents and visitors.

With a strong commitment to the South Ward, Cr Taylor works toward community building in areas like Buninyong, Sebastopol and Ballarat East, to strengthen and increase community involvement and engagement.

Cr Taylor holds an Advanced Diploma of Business Management from the University of Ballarat and works as Executive Officer at the Highlands LLEN.

Cr Taylor, his wife and their four children live near Buninyong in the historic heart of the South Ward.

Current Committees

  • Contracts Approval Delegated Committee
  • Planning Delegated Committee
  • Coghill’s Creek / Glendaruel Cemetery (as Trustee)
  • Learmonth Cemetery (as Trustee)
  • Integrated Transport Internal Working Group

General enquires

Community members with matters they would like to raise with councillors should first contact the City of Ballarat Customer Service team on 5320 5500 or submit a report using the Snap Send Solve app or using the Report an Issue Online form in the first instance to ensure the matter is logged accordingly.

Get in touch

To contact the councillor directly, send an email to or call 0419 507 305