Council meetings

Council meetings start at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber, Ballarat Town Hall, 225 Sturt Street.

The agenda will be available the Friday before the meeting and the minutes of the meeting will be available about a week after the meeting.

Please note, questions and submissions need to be lodged with Governance on 5320 5875 by 4.30pm on Wednesday.

The meetings will be broadcast live and uploaded to the website following the meeting.

Watch council meetings on our live broadcast.
Watch previous meetings in our video archive.


Public Question Time and Public Representations

Council meetings and Planning Delegated Committee meetings will be held virtually due to COVID-19 restrictions.

If you would like to make a public presentation, please register by contacting our Governance team on or 5320 5875.

Question time has changed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

To make sure you can still participate in question time, you will need to submit your questions in writing.

How to submit your question

  • Questions must be in English, and must be 75 words or less and not include a preamble, other additional material, or multiple parts.
  • Questions must be submitted by email to, no later than 4:30pm on the day of the Council meeting.
  • Please note: no person may submit more than two question at each meeting; questions may not be allowed if the time allotted for public question time has finished.

A Councillor or the Chief Executive Officer may ask for a question to be put on notice which is then recorded in the minutes. A written copy of the answer must be sent to the person who asked the question.

Public submissions may be made on any items listed on the agenda in a council meeting, apart from those listed in the confidential section.

  • Submissions may be made in writing to no later than 4.30pm on the day of the council meeting; and limited to no more than 200 words. If the submitter is not registered to attend the meeting in person, the submission will be read out by the Chief Executive Officer or nominated delegate at the meeting before the matter is considered by Council.


2021 Council meeting schedule

 Month  Date
 January  January 6 (unscheduled)
 January 27
 February   February 24
 March  March 24
 April  April 28
 May  May 5 (unscheduled)
 May 26
 June  June 9 (unscheduled)
 June 23
 July  July 28
 July 21 (unscheduled)
 August   August 25 
 September  September 15 (unscheduled)
 September 22
 October   October 20 (unscheduled)
 October 27
 November   November 1 (unscheduled)
 November 24
 December   December 22


Past resolutions of Council

Search past Council resolutions online.

Please note that only resolutions from 1 January 2016 are available with our online search. For any resolutions before this date, please contact our Governance team on

Resolutions are updated about a week after each Council meeting.