Local News

Coaches continue to replace trains this weekend

Commuters are being reminded coaches will continue to replace trains this weekend between Southern Cross Station, Ballarat and Wendouree due to track works. Trains will continue to run between Maryborough and Ballarat, connecting with coaches between...

Severe weather warning still in place for Ballarat

A severe weather warning remains in place for Ballarat. The weather bureau says an almost stationary low pressure trough is currently over central Victoria and is likely to deepen into a low pressure system over central...

Miners Rest Saleyards meeting now Tuesday 6pm

A public meeting will be held regarding the Miners Rest Saleyards. The new saleyards at Miners Rest have been operating for a couple of months, however the EPA, Council and the owners of the saleyards have...

Mars Stadium getting ready to host Ballarat Carols

Organisers of the Ballarat Carols think the weather will clear up on Sunday, for the annual event which is this year being held at Mars Stadium. Gates will open at 4pm, food vans will be on...

Crash on Western Freeway

A man has been taken to hospital after a truck rollover on the Western Freeway at Gordon. Emergency crews were called around 6:00am this morning to the crash near Cartons Road. The truck driver has been taken...

Man falls through Buninyong roof

A 67 year old man is being flown to hospital in Melbourne after falling through the roof of a home in Buninyong. The accident happened at the top end of Barkly Street around 3 this afternoon. Paramedics...

Extreme heat packs will be handed out in Ballarat

Staff at the City of Ballarat and Youth Councillors have helped Uniting in Ballarat put together extreme heat packs for people who are homeless. The packs include water, sunscreen, a hat, toothbrush and toothpaste. If you or...

Flash flooding warning for Ballarat

  A severe weather warning has been issued for parts of Victoria, including Ballarat.  Wild weather is expected to hit Ballarat tomorrow, Peter Newham from the Bureau of Meteorology says it will be a day of heavy...

Ballarat man wanted by police

Ballarat police are appealing for help to find a man called Edward Austin.   He is well known to the Ballarat area and has 4 warrants issued for the arrest for outstanding criminal matters.    Anyone with information is...

Mailboxes blown up by firecrackers

Police are investigating after a number of mailboxes were blown-up by Firecrackers in the Clunes, Creswick and Ballarat areas. They have been happening since the 3rd December in remote locations between 10pm and 3am. Police are appealing...