Local News

17-year-old questioned over fatal crash in Ballan

  Police have questioned a 17-year-old boy overnight after he fled the scene of a fatal crash at Ballan. The boy was driving an allegedly stolen van, when officers tried to intercept the vehicle on the Western...

Manhunt at scene of fatal Ballan accident

There's been a fatal accident on the Western Freeway at Ballan, near the former speed gantries at the Racecourse Rd underpass. At this stage, it appears the driver of the vehicle has run off and a...

Air quality alert for Bacchus Marsh and Merrimu

Bacchus Marsh and Merrimu residents are being warned they might see or smell smoke today (September 19). An air quality alert has been issued from the CFA, with a planned burn to be undertaken throughout the...

Measles alert for Ballarat

  Ballarat is being warned to look out for the symptoms of measles, following two confirmed cases between Melbourne and Ballarat. An alert has been issued by Victoria's chief health officer to doctors and hospitals, after the...

Crowds flock to Foto Biennale

  The 2017 Ballarat International Foto Biennale has drawn record crowds. Attracting around 30,000 people the 30-day event featured over 100 photography exhibitions across Ballarat, with the centrepiece being acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle's first ever Australian exhibition. Creative...

New home for Ballarat Hospice

Ballarat Hospice is moving to a new home. The State Government will hand over $6.2 million towards the construction of a modern facility in Lucas. The new palliative care hub will include modern clinical and family counselling...

Missing teenager could be in Ballarat

Police are appealing for help to find a missing teenager. 16-year-old Kiara Evola was last seen in Lovely Banks on September 12. She is described as being 170cm tall with a thin build, hazel coloured eyes with...

Member for Buninyong to step down at 2018 State Election

    The State Member for Buninyong will not be seeking re-election in next year's State Election. Geoff Howard moved to Ballarat in 1982 to work as a maths and science teacher, working for the City of Ballarat...

Missing Ballarat teenager

Ballarat Police are searching for a teen who has been missing since last week. 16-year-old Shona Urlichs left the Ballarat area on September 8 to visit her grandmother in Laverton, which was where she was last...