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The Grants Policy provides a consistent, streamlined approach for community groups and organisations seeking funding for programs, events, products and services that bring a wide range of benefits to Ballarat.
Ballarat event planning toolkit
Got a great event idea but not sure where to start? We can help with that. The documents below make up our event toolkit – everything you need to organise your event, let people know about it, and to measure your success afterwards. City of Ballarat Event Toolkit Part A - Event Planning and Management Budget template Committee structure template Event operations manual temp...
Documents available for public inspection
Section 12 of the Local Government (General) Regulations 2015 states that a Council must make available for public inspection certain documents.
Strategies, Plans, and Policies
Active Women and Girls Strategy 2018 Ballarat Activity Centres Strategy Ballarat Aquatic Strategy 2014 Ballarat Creative City Strategy Ballarat Creative Precinct Master Plan Ballarat Cycling Action Plan 2017-25 Ballarat East Local Area Plan Ballarat Event Strategy 2018-28 Ballarat Heritage Plan 2017-30 Ballarat Open Space Strategy Ballarat Rural Land Use Strategy Burrumbeet Township Plan Canadian Valley Outline...
We offer grants to restore eligible heritage places through the Victoria Heritage Restoration Fund. You can check your eligibility and apply for a grant.
Starting a Business
Congratulations on starting your business in Ballarat. We understand that navigating through government can be challenging. That’s why we have established the Business Concierge Service. This service will help you become operational as soon as possible by assisting you: Through the permit application process Engage with the different City of Ballarat departments Underst...
The Ballarat Planning Scheme maps may show that a piece of land has an overlay as well as a zone affecting it. Not all land has an overlay, and some land may be affected by more than one overlay. If an overlay applies, it is because the land has special features such as a heritage building, significant vegetation or flood risks. A heritage overlay for example, applies to heritage places of natural or cultural significance and...
The municipality of Ballarat has a rich and living heritage. At least 40,000 years ago the Wadawurung and Dja Dja Wurrung Indigenous people called this country home. Their words 'balla arat' mean 'resting place' or 'bent elbow. The first white settler - Archibald Yuille - called his property 'Ballaarat' in 1837 and gold was discovered at Buninyong in 1851. The Eureka Rebellion, one of Australia's defining historic and democratic moments,...