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What’s on in Ballarat
Find out what’s happening in Ballarat and surrounds that you can get involved in.
Maternal and Child Health
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) and immunisation services are running. The team has a COVIDSafe plan and protective measures in place to keep our community and staff healthy and safe. Both programs have health screening questions you’ll need to answer when you arrive. Please do not attend your appointment if yourself or someone in your household is unwell. Phone 5320 5720 to talk to the team or reschedule an appointment. COVID...
Our immunisation teams have have health screening measures in place for your appointment. Only one caregiver and a child can attend an immunisation appointment. Extended family, siblings and partners are asked not to attend appointments at the moment. These safety measures help us continue this service, and protect families and the City of Ballarat healthcare workforce.
All food premises (as defined by the Food Act 1984) that sell food in Victoria must be registered and need to ensure that the food they sell is safe. Businesses located within the City of Ballarat and mobile food businesses that are stored/garaged within the City of Ballarat must register with our Environmental Health team and comply with the Food Act 1894 before commencing trade.
Events are a high risk for COVID-19 transmission with many people moving around and interacting with each other. Events need to follow COVIDSafe guidelines to help slow the spread of the virus. Information is available to help organisers of public events in Victoria meet COVID-19 safety requirements.
Asbestos and mould
Asbestos was commonly used in building from 1940 to 1990. Visit Asbestos Victoria to learn about the health risk and how to safely remove asbestos.
Working for our community - EHOs
When Brenda Carey became the City of Ballarat’s Environmental Health Coordinator, she had no idea she would help steer the municipality through a pandemic.
Health and Wellbeing Plan
The Municipal Public Health and Wellbeing Plan 2017-2021 outlines how the City of Ballarat and other local health organisations will achieve a higher level of health and wellbeing for the people who live, learn, work and play in Ballarat. The plan focuses on 3 areas: Healthy eating and active living Improving mental health Reducing violence and injury The planning process included examination of data in ...
Syringes and sharps
In partnership with Ballarat Community Health Centre, a free needle/syringe exchange program is available for Insulin dependent persons. Sharps must be stored in an approved sharps container and delivered to the Environmental Health Unit for disposal (25 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat). A free replacement container will be provided. This is available for the community and not for commercial businesses/activities. If you are a business usi...
Ballarat event application guide
Ballarat has many parks, waterways, and sporting reserves that can be used for a wide range of events and activities. To manage these on behalf of our community, event managers (those responsible for planning and delivering the event), must apply to the City of Ballarat for a permit to use the public space (venue).