Local News

Police investigating car theft

Ballarat police are appealing for information following the theft of a car last week. The car was taken from Pleasant Street South in Ballarat at around 10pm on January 8. Police are asking any residents on Pleasant...

Lavender harvest festival on this Sunday

The Lavender Harvest Festival is on this Sunday at Lavandula Swiss Italian Farm in Shepherds Flat. There will be harvesting presentations, guided walks through the lavender fields with expert opinions on how to grow, cut and...

2019 RoadNats the most successful one yet

Early figures indicate the five-day 2019 Federation University Cycling Road Nationals in Ballarat and Buninyong, was the most successful year yet. Audience numbers are believed to have exceeded 20,000, which includes a 10 per cent increase...

Motorbike seized in Bacchus Marsh.

A 27-year-old has had his motorbike seized by police in Bacchus Marsh. He will be summonsed to court for various charges including unlicensed and unregistered vehicle after he was caught Tuesday evening on Simmons Drive. He will...

Zoe Hives to take on American in Australian Open

  The draw for the Australian Open has been announced and Ballarat's Zoe Hives will play American Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the opening round next week. 33-year-old Mattek-Sands is ranked 348, with her highest singles ranking number 30,...

Crews called to fire in Carisbrook

Fire crews have been called out to a fire at Baringhup Road in Carisbrook. Seven fire trucks have been to called to the small building fire. The fire is not yet under control.   

Vegan Festival kicks off today

The Ballarat Vegan Festival gets underway today. The event will run until Sunday, there will be an art exhibition on Camp Street at Backspace Gallery from 12pm to 4pm over the four day period. On Saturday there...

Man arrested after crime spree in Ballarat and Melbourne

Detectives have arrested a 30-year-old man after he allegedly went on a crime spree between October and December last year across Ballarat and Melbourne’s south east. Police tried to arrest him on Monday but he tried...

Construction road closure

(Architectural concept for the Ballarat GovHub) Ballarat motorists are being reminded construction works will start today at the new GovHub building, which will see a road closed in the CBD. The north-bound lane of Armstrong Street North,...