Local News

Have you seen Michael Howell?

Ballarat police are on the hunt for Michael Howell. He's wanted on warrant in relation to the theft of a motor vehicle.   He is known to frequent Ballarat and surrounds.   If you can help, contact Crime Stoppers on...

Ballarat MP secures key ministries

  Ballarat's newly elected Federal MP has secured a number of high profile portfolios. Catherine King has been named as Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government.   "This is a big portfolio that has a real...

Breaking: Snow flakes spotted in Ballarat

The year’s first signs of snow have been reported in Ballarat. Numerous snow flurries have been spotted in the north of the city. However Mark Anolak from the weather bureau says it’s not likely to settle on the...

Fed Uni researchers improve bus accessibility

  Federation University research is helping to make buses more comfortable for wheelchair and mobility device commuters. The first phase of a new wheelchair containment and restraint system, designed by the University, will be rolled-out in up...

Ballarat jobs boost through grains company investment

  The state government has thrown its support behind a family-owned Ballarat grains manufacturing business to help it expand its services. Funds to consolidate Harwood Grain's facility onto one site and for a new production line were...

Ballarat accomodation rates soar in April

Occupancy rates have reached a new high in Ballarat’s accommodation sector. Rates in April were the highest they’ve been in four years, while February matched pre-covid levels.  Council CEO Evan King says it’s been an action-packed start...

Hororr car crash claims life west of Ballarat

A person is dead following a horror car crash west of Ballarat this morning. A car and a truck collided this morning on Carngham-Streatham Road at Chepstowe around 10.30. It’s understood the truck driver is in a...

Miners women add another Brancatisano

Despite a reasonably good start to the season the Miners Women’s program has been looking to add additional depth to the team and is excited to announce the signing of Charlotte Brancatisano. Charlotte is the younger...