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The municipality of Ballarat has a rich and living heritage. At least 40,000 years ago the Wadawurung and Dja Dja Wurrung Indigenous people called this country home. Their words 'balla arat' mean 'resting place' or 'bent elbow'. The first white settler - Archibald Yuille - called his property 'Ballaarat' in 1837 and gold was discovered at Buninyong in 1851. The Eureka Rebellion, one of Australia's defining historic and democratic moments...
Protecting our heritage places
Behind the red brick facade of Dinah McCance and Terry Baker’s Ballarat East home lie thousands of stories from Ballarat’s past.
Heritage Advisory Service
We employ a qualified Heritage Advisor to provide architectural and technical advice for heritage listed places within the municipality.
The Ballarat Heritage Awards recognise those who work hard to sustain Ballarat’s heritage and help it to thrive. Nominations for the 2019 Ballarat Heritage Awards close in April. 2019 Winners The National Trust People's Choice Award Winner: David Waldron, Katrina Hill and Tom Hodgson Tales of Rat City podcast series Conservation of a heritage place Winner: Uniting Ballarat and S.J. Weir...
Do you have everything you need to apply for your Planning Permit? Make sure you have everything together by using one of our forms or checklists. Planning application forms Application for Planning Permit Application for a VicSmart Planning Permit Application to Amend a Planning Permit Application for Amendment by Secondary Consent Amendment to Planning Application Extension of Time Request Request To Endorse Plans Pursuant To Condit...
Amendment C222ball - Former La Trobe Street Saleyards Site Heritage Overlay
Amendment C222ball is required to apply the Heritage Overlay to significant features of the former La Trobe Street Saleyards site at 1020 La Trobe Street, Delacombe. The proposed Heritage Overlay area represents the most intact part of the saleyards' layout and function and represents a comprehensive understanding of the site’s history as former saleyards.
A fresh vision for the Eureka Centre
It’s the site of Australia’s most famous rebellion and the home of the flag under which it was fought.
Strategies, Plans, and Policies
Active Women and Girls Strategy 2018 Ballarat Activity Centres Strategy Bakery Hill Urban Renewal Plan Parts 1 & 2 Bakery Hill Urban Renewal Plan Parts 3 4 & 5 Ballarat Aquatic Strategy 2014 Ballarat Creative City Strategy Ballarat Creative Precinct Master Plan Ballarat Cycling Action Plan 2017-25 Ballarat East Local Area Plan Ballarat Event Strategy 2018-28 Ballarat Heritage Plan 2017-30 Ballarat Open Spa...