Local News

Police search for missing woman known to Ballarat

Police are asking for public help to locate a missing woman who may be in Ballarat. Nicole Creed was last seen in the Melton area on November 4, but has not been in touch with friends...

Driver and passengers avoid injury after Dana Street crash

A driver and two children have avoided serious injury after an unusual accident in Dana Street yesterday. Emergency crews were called to the scene after the red hatchback reportedly sideswiped another car after reversing, before coming...

Woman flown to Melbourne after Avoca tractor rollover

A woman has been flown to hospital in Melbourne after a tractor rollover in Avoca last night. Emergency crews were called to the Pyrenees Highway, between Avoca and Bung Bong around 10:45pm to reports of a...

Research reveals break in figures around region

New figures released by RACV have revealed one home in Victoria is broken into every 20 minutes. Their annual Burglary Statistics report uses data from Victoria Police, with much of the figures in Ballarat and surrounding...

Local eateries winners at Golden Plate Awards

A number of local cafes and restaurants have been recognised at this year’s Golden Plate Awards. The awards aim to recognise excellence in hospitality in regional Victoria, with cafes and restaurants judged without notice. A total of...

Road blitz begins with work on Victoria Street

Works to improve some of Ballarat’s busiest arterial roads will begin as part of a three week road improvement blitz. Yesterday, Minister for Roads Jaala Pulford visited Victoria Street in Ballarat East, which is the first...

Police investigate Victoria Park fires

Victoria Park may only be days away from hosting Spilt Milk, but fire crews have been called to tackle two separate blazes there since Sunday night. Fire crews were called to the park just after 8pm...

Ballarat Swimming Club wins national award

The Ballarat Swimming Club has been named as the Club of the Year at the 2019 Swimming Australia Awards. Held in Sydney last night, the Ballarat Swimming Club was presented the award for its effort, leadership,...

Ballarat man expected to be charged over traffic offences

A Ballarat man is expected to be charged on summons after being intercepted by police on the Great Ocean Road on Saturday night. Police intercepted the unregistered blue Holden sedan after patrolling Lorne as part of...