Ballarat Community Notices

April 1, 2021

Ballarat Lawn Tennis Club

The Ballarat Lawn Tennis Club, in conjunction with the Buninyong Tennis Association, is excited to announce two junior tennis competitions that are being developed this year to take place over autumn, on a Saturday morning 9:00 to 10:30am.   During term 2 of the school year.

These will be ladder based competitions and not a team-based competition. Singles and doubles will be played. The games will take place at Ballarat Lawn and at Buninyong.  B and C grade will alternate between Buninyong and BLTC each week.

Each week BLTC will be hosting 9–11-year old’s who are starting comp or have been playing and/or having coaching and 7–10-year old’s beginners who are just starting match play or having coaching.

Please contact Jenny Jolliffe 0408735068 to enquire and/or register.


Hepburn Shire Council Youth Mental Health First Aid Course for Year 12 Students

This school holidays Hepburn Shire Council are running free YMHFA for year 12 students. The course is being run in Clunes.

This School holidays we’ll be running Youth Mental Health First Aid workshop for young people. Its open to volunteers, sports coaches, Youth group leaders or anyone wanting to better support their peers.

To complete the course you must attend all sessions:

1pm-4:30pm; Tuesday 6th April

1pm-4:30pm; Wednesday 7th April

1pm-4:30pm; Thursday 8th April

1pm-4:30pm; Friday 9th April

You will learn how to assist young people who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves, using a practical, evidence based action plan.




Working towards a permanent Ballarat to Ararat After schools Service

  • The new Vline timetable 31/1/21, has no suitable afterschool service to Beaufort & Ararat.
  • Vline has kindly run a trial coach service to plug the gap.
  • With sufficient interest we can lobby for a more permanent solution.
  • If you would like to register your interest or discuss this further, please call me Anita Wong on 0488 647866, parent to 2 commuters.

VLINE Trial Coach Service – Mon-Fri Term 1

Ballarat Railway to Ararat Railway

(Via Wendouree & Beaufort)

Departs – Ballarat Railway 3.55pm,

Departs – Wendouree Railway 4.10pm

Arrives Ararat 5.24pm

For more information, please contact Regional Manager Dallas Martin 0408 722 367


Interested in becoming a Volunteer for Ballarat Hospice Care?

Please click on the below link to find out more about volunteering for Ballarat Hospice and for details regarding an upcoming Information Sessions for those interested in volunteering.

Ballarat Hospice Volunteer Information Session


Ballarat: Our Future

Ballarat City Council is developing a range of new medium and long-term plans and needs the community to help set the direction.  Everyone has something that they are passionate about and now is the time to share thoughts and ideas. There are multiple ways to be involved:

  • Surveys on the Ballarat: Our Future MySay page
  • Hosting or joining a conversation on our Day of a Thousand Conversations. You can do this with one other person, a small group of friends or family or with your club, group or class (Download Conversation Kit). Host a conversation and go in the draw to win one of five $100 gift vouchers.
  • Attending one of our Community Conversations in a park near you (View Key Dates)

We want to hear from as many people as possible. If you have any questions about the community engagement process please contact or call 5320 5500 and ask to speak with someone from the Community Participation team.

from the City of Ballarat


VLine – Ararat Line New Timetable

A new timetable is being introduced on the Ararat line from  Sunday 31 January which includes the addition of a fifth weekday service to Ararat.

The times of other Ararat services have been changed to enable the new service to be introduced while maintaining an even spread of services to Ararat throughout the day.

We’re writing to you because there may be students who catch the train to and from Beaufort or Ararat to attend your school.

The train towards Ararat in the mid-afternoon has been moved earlier and will now depart from Ballarat and Wendouree before students are able to make it to the station if they leave school at normal times.

To ensure students still have an option to travel, we will be trialling a dedicated student coach service which will depart Ballarat at 3:55pm, pick up at Wendouree at 4:10pm and proceed to Beaufort (4:50pm) and Ararat (5:24pm).

Please pass this information on to any students who use V/Line services to travel to or from Beaufort or Ararat.

VLine apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused and  thank students and their guardians for their understanding while they worked on a solution that would allow students to return home from school.


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