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Fears planned protest could impact Christmas trade

Commerce Ballarat says this weekend’s planned protest is likely to impact trade in the CBD. It comes after police issued a warning to expect travel disruptions on several streets. CEO Jodie Gillett says it’s preferable that it...

Ballarat man dies in fatal crash in Beaufort

A 32-year-old Ballarat man has died in a fatal crash in Beaufort. Police were called just after seven this morning to reports a car had hit a tree. They are currently investigating.

Extreme Ballarat weather forces Covid test-site closure

  Yesterday afternoon's wild weather forced Ballarat Health Services to shut its Creswick Road outdoor Covid testing facility. Today's calmer conditions should see the centre re-open at 9am.   "We thank the community for coming out to get tested...

Ballarat councillor backs Dogs deal

  City of Ballarat councillor Mark Harris has backed the city’s decision to extend its partnership with the Western Bulldogs for a further three years. The deal will see the men's side play two games a year...

Alert issued for Thunderstorm Asthma in Ballarat

An alert has been issued for asthmatics ahead of a possible thunderstorm in Ballarat this afternoon. There are fears the storm could trigger Thunderstorm Asthma – which is brought about by high levels of grass pollen...