Our Core Values

The City of Ballarat’s core values guide our behaviours and demonstrate what we stand for as an organisation.

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These values were developed for and by our people.

We are honest and transparent  

  • We tell the whole story
  • We provide a context and rationale for our decisions  
  • We trust each other enough to be honest

We are accountable  

  • We do what we say we will do, when we say we will do it  
  • We learn from our mistakes and celebrate our successes  
  • We back up our teammates and also hold them to account with kindness and respect 

We value everyone  

  • We show respect to everyone, even if we disagree 
  • We ensure everyone has access to opportunities  
  • We are approachable regardless of our position in the organisation 

We work with and for our community  

  • We seek to understand our community’s needs and take action to meet those needs
  • We engage with our community and share what we are doing and why
  • We manage our resources responsibly and sustainably

We work together 

  • We work towards common goals
  • We support each other through the highs and lows
  • We look for the best in each other