Public holidays

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January 26 - Australia Day

Our offices will be closed 26 January for the Australia Day public holiday.

If you require emergency support from on this day, please call our after hours line on 5320 5500.

Our Visitor Information Centre will be open from 10am to 4pm.

Bin collection will NOT change during this time.


Melbourne Cup Day

Ballarat will have a public holiday on Melbourne Cup Day, the first Tuesday in November, until 2024. This was decided at the 28 April 2021 Council meeting.

Visit Business Victoria for more information on public holidays.

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