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New mental health hub to open in Ballarat today

There'll be a huge boost for mental health in Ballarat from today. A new mental health hub called "HeadtoHelp" at Ballarat Community Health's Sebastopol clinic will open its doors to anyone experiencing mental health issues due...

Enfield / Mt Mercer blaze under control

The first local bush fire of the season has officially been brought under control after breaking out on Wednesday night. The all clear was given at 4.30pm yesterday for the blaze in rough terrain at Enfield...

Dore makes another senior appointment at City of Ballarat

Another senior director position has been filled at the City of Ballarat. Bridget Wetherall will make the move from Central Highlands Water to take on the role of Director of Infrastructure and Environment. Ms Wetherall has over...

Forum for budding Ballarat councillors today

If you're thinking of putting your hand up for a spot on council at the City of Ballarat then there's a must attend virtual event planned for you today. The Ballarat Mechanics Institute is holding a panel...

Virus claims another significant Ballarat event

The Covid-19 pandemic has claimed another important Ballarat event. This time the trustees of the Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial have decided to call off the Remembrance Day wreath laying service. The memorial is located close...

Funding boost for Ballarat not-for-profits

19 community groups are set to benefit from the latest round of grants from Ballarat Connected Communities. Cash will go to organisations such as the Ballarat Pony Club, Eureka Gymnastics, Ballarat East Bowls Club and the...

Ballarat drops to zero active cases of coronavirus

It's taken around 2 months but Ballarat is now down to zero active cases of coronavirus. We're the first major regional Victorian centre to do so with Greater Geelong on 15 and Greater Bendigo 2 cases....

Ballarat sailor soars in the Middle East

Royal Australian Navy Chief Petty Officer Kieran Lamond of Ballarat never thought he would work 30,000 feet above Iraq when he joined the Australian Defence Force more than 18 years ago. Chief Petty Officer Lamond was an...

Report lock down breaches urges Ballarat police commander

Ballarat's police Chief has called on the public to report Melburnians breaching lock down laws by shopping in Ballarat. Some Ballarat traders reported shoppers using loyalty cards, linked to Melbourne addresses, prior to Fathers Day. Most retail...