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Supporting our tourism sector
Never before will Ballarat’s ‘visiting friends and relatives travel market’ be more relevant than when Victoria comes out of restrictions. That’s when our local residents will be encouraged to extend a lifeline to our tourism attractions in a show of solidarity and support.
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.
Message from the CEO
Ballarat is known as a creative and innovative city. Those attributes have come to the fore during the COVID-19 pandemic with our business and tourism sectors finding ways to reinvent themselves and finding new ways to deliver their products and services.
Putting Ballarat's spa industry on the map
On the morning after the World Luxury Spa Awards in St Petersburg Russia, Sarah Emmanuel woke up in a hotel room to her phone buzzing. Still half asleep, she was surprised to see so many congratulatory messages from staff and clients.
A kindness pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented global crisis to Ballarat’s doorstep. Amid Stage 3 restrictions, the City of Ballarat has continued to deliver essential services to the community, including some of our most vulnerable residents, while also spreading some much-needed joy through our heartwarming Be Kind Ballarat campaign.
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...
Under 65 and living with a permanent disability? Call our team on 5320 5695 for help and advice. Do you need a disability parking permit? Visit our Disability Parking Permit page. Making your way around Ballarat Find accessible footpaths and toilets on our Mobility Map. See our Accessible Ballarat Guide. Disability Access and Inclusion Plan The City of Ballarat plays an important ro...