Council Meetings

Council Meetings

* Statement from City of Ballarat CEO Janet Dore

This afternoon I met with the Mayor and Leadership Team to discuss the updated COVID-19 advice from the Victorian Government and the Chief Health Officer.   

Following those discussions I decided to hold all City of Ballarat meetings online until further advice from health authorities. We struggle to meet the space requirements especially when the number of officers required to advise Council varies.   

This will include Council Meetings, Councillor Portfolios, Committee and Assembly meetings, and all internal staff meetings.   

With a recent increase in Victoria’s COVID-19 numbers, I am asking both Councillors and the organisation to follow Premier Daniel Andrew’s strict advice to work from home if you can until at least 31 July.   

This decision ensures the City of Ballarat demonstrates strong leadership to its community at this critical time. As an organization, we have the technological ability to hold virtual meetings so we must use these capabilities to ensure we follow the Premier’s instructions.   

This is a critical time in Victoria’s fight against COVID-19 and we must lead the way in demonstrating the work practices asked of all Victorians.   

I trust you will support me in ensuring all meetings take place online to help protect and lead the Ballarat community.   

You can find the latest information regarding restrictions here on the DHHS website

Please note, questions and submissions need to be lodged with Governance on 5320 5875 by 2pm on Wednesday.



All meetings commence at 7pm in the Council Chamber, Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street. 

The agenda will be available approximately a week and a half before the meeting and the minutes of the meeting will be available approximately a week after the meeting.

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You can also browse previous meetings in our video archive.


Public Question Time and Public Representations

Read about changes to public question time and public representations due to COVID-19.



2020 Schedule

 Month  Date
 January  January 29
 February   February 19
 March  March 11
 April  April 1
   April 22
 May  May 6 *
   May 27
 June  June 17 *
   June 24
 July  July 08
   July 22
 August   August 12
   August 26
 September  September 2
   September 16
 October   No meeting due to Council Election Period
 November   November 11 (Statutory Meeting) 
  *Please note: No meeting November 25
December  December 2 (unscheduled meeting)
  December 16