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Police investigating Ballarat burglaries

Investigators from the Ballarat Divisional Response Unit are investigating a series of burglaries in Ballarat. Police believe two men committed two separate burglaries on January 31. Police say two offenders broke the front glass window of a...

Ballarat Cycle Classic on this weekend

The Ballarat Cycle Classic is on this Sunday. 100% of registration fees and donations go to Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute. The riding course includes; 100km, 50km, 60km and 85km Cycle Classic road ride taking riders through...

Possible Telstra disruptions in Ballarat

Telstra mobile customers in Ballarat could experience disruptions to their service over the next nine days, as the telco upgrades its mobile network. Technicians are upgrading the main mobile tower at the Ballarat Telephone Exchange and...

Begonia Parade launch

Deputy Mayor of Ballarat Cr Jim Rinaldi has this morning helped launch the Begonia Parade which will take place next month, as part of the Begonia Festival. The parade will begin at 11am on the final...

Ballarat has the most caravan owners in the State

Ballarat has the most caravan owners in Victoria acording to a new report. The report was released by the Caravan Industry Association of Australia. Ballarat had 2259 of 150,990 registered caravans in 2018 statewide. Bendigo and surrounding suburbs...

Ballarat locals heading to Australian Junior Championships

Basketball Ballarat will have strong representation at the Australian Under-18 Junior Championships. Three players from Ballarat including an assistant coach will all take part: Ethan Fiegert - Phoenix Basketball Club, U18 Thrifty Junior Miners, McDonald’s Ballarat Youth...

Maryborough police to wear body cameras

Maryborough police will soon start wearing body cameras. Eleven thousand body worn cameras will be distributed state-wide to Victoria Police by 2020. The cameras capture both audio and video interactions between police officers and the public.

Ballarat rail Line upgrade a priority

Victoria's Shadow Transport Minister David Davis says Infrastructure Australia’s Priority List has identified the Ballarat Rail Line Upgrade as a priority project. Mr Davis says Ballarat Rail Line Upgrade has been identified as a ‘near term’ project,...

Police assistance line to be trialled in Ballarat

  A 24 hour Police Assistance Line designed to take reports of non-urgent crimes, is being trialled in Ballarat over the coming months.  Members of the public who call triple zero and local police stations with an enquiry...

Patients asked to only visit ED if it's an emergency

Ballarat Base Hospital is urging patients to only visit the Emergency Department if it is an emergency, In an online post yesterday, Ballarat Health said their Emergency Department has been very busy. They added seriously injured and...