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The Community Vision has an outlook of at least 10 years and describes the community’s aspirations for the future of the Ballarat.
View the community directory Find information about community groups and organisations in Ballarat.
Community Satisfaction Survey
Each year, the City of Ballarat commissions an independent company to survey the Ballarat community to understand how well we are delivering our services to the community.
Lucas Community Hub
Lucas Community Hub offers community rooms for hire, maternal and child health and immunisation servicesHub features include:Community room - Capacity: 80 seatedMeeting room - Capacity: 16 seatedTwo-room kindergarten facilityThree Maternal and Child Health roomsSpecialist consulting roomThese spaces have access to AV functionality, fully equipped kitchen, concierge/reception at the entrance, informal lounge space, public wifi and outdoor garden t...
Community Infrastructure Levy
The Community Infrastructure Levy is a contribution that goes towards the construction of community facilities such as kindergartens, libraries, community hubs, maternal and child health rooms and, sport pavilions.This levy is a one-off payment. It must be paid before a building permit for construction of a new dwelling is issued, as specified in the Victorian Planning and Environment Act 1987 and mandated under Section 24(5) of the Bui...
2024 Ballarat Community Awards
The 2024 Ballarat Community Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of community members who have gone above and beyond to improve the lives of everyone in the region.The annual Ballarat Citizen of the Year, Ballarat Young Citizen of the Year and Community Activity of the Year Awards are announced in January each year.
Community gardens - Local Food Coalition
In its first year the Ballarat Local Food Coalition will work with Sustain: The Australian Food Network to identify local needs and resources, culminating in an action plan which gives the community more agency to develop a resilient, healthy and fair local food system.Download the Ballarat Local Food Coalition information sheet for more information.Local food coalitions (also known as alliances or networks) serve as forums for:discussi...
Volunteering for our community
For Leanne Neville, being a Ballarat Ambassador is a perfect fit. “I love meeting new people and I love travelling,” she says. Leanne says the most important part of the role is creating a helpful and positive experience. “It’s about connecting with every person who comes in.” The Ballarat Information Centre is located at the Town Hall and provides daily assistance and information to visitors to our city. City of Bal...