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Feb 2019

Upcoming Events in February 2019

Robbie Rowlands National Centre For Photography
Date: Saturday 23rd
Time: 4:00pm - 4:00pm

Cost: Free

The BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE presents ROBBIE ROWLANDS in the inaugural exhibition at the newly established National Centre For Photography.

Commissioned by the BALLARAT INTERNATIONAL FOTO BIENNALE, Melbourne  based interdisciplinary artist ROBBIE ROWLANDS will undertake a three-month artist residency in January 2019, resulting in a sculptural site intervention intricately woven from the building’s internal walls and remnant furnishings.

Built in 1864 to the design of architect Leonard Terry, the historically significant Former Union Bank will now transition into its new life as the National Centre For Photography, Australia’s only regional gallery dedicated exclusively to photography.

On display for two weeks only, ROBBIE ROWLANDS invites audiences to experience this new work, contemplate the past and envision the future at a moment of historical importance for the site.

Contact: | Phone: +61353314833

Working with Young People Ballarat Golf Club
Date: Monday 25th
Time: 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Cost: Visit Ballarat Member = Free, Non-Member = $15

The following workshop is presented by Lyndel Nash, Structured Workplace Learning Coordinator at Highlands LLEN

The workshop will address:

  • How businesses can quickly and easily become involved in the Statewide SWL program and become a Host Employer
  • What is SWL/Structured Workplace Learning?
  • What is a SBAT/School Based Apprenticeship
  • The benefits of engaging local SWL students in your business
  • Local success stories
  • Hear from a current Host Employer
  • Information you can give a young employee if they are experiencing difficulties in their lives outside of work
  • Some tips for working more effectively with young people

SWL students are fully supported by their home school, are fully insured, can attend in blocks of time or one day a week for 20 weeks at a cost to the business of $5.00 per day


  • Afternoon Tea
  • Networking Opportunities

Contact: | Phone: 03 5337 4314

Hospitality Industry Chat (Feb) The Forge Pizzeria
Date: Tuesday 26th
Time: 8:45am - 10:00am

Free for Members & Non Members

An opportunity for the Hospitalty Industry to come together and learn and discuss relevant issues.

Register here

Starting Your Business Right: How to turn your idea into a business Ballarat Business Centre
Date: Tuesday 26th
Time: 9:00am - 12:30pm

Cost: $30.00

Prepare to get your bright idea off the ground, step by step, at this essential planning workshop packed with vital start-up tips!

There are no guarantees in business, but often it’s what you do before you get started that will ensure those vital first steps are on the right path for the best chance of success.

So, take the guesswork out of your next steps and get ready and fully prepared to get your business off to the right start at this practical three and a half-hour workshop led by an experienced small business operator with real-life know-how and lots of insight to share.

Find out how to plan, prepare and test your business idea, step by step, in a small group setting that will equip you to make informed decisions about what you need to do next to minimise the risks and make the most of the opportunities that lie ahead. Come away armed with practical tools and templates, expert tips and advice, and a head start on where to access the right support in future.

Includes a free follow-up one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor who will tailor advice and information for your individual circumstances.

Get ready to take your business from idea to reality and onwards to success at this essential Small Business Victoria workshop, one of many that have helped businesses get started in Victoria for more than 10 years.

Learn how to:

• Test your idea, product or service

• Assess your business readiness and next steps to fill any gaps

• Analyse your market

• Decide the business structure that’s right for you

• Understand and manage your business risks and opportunities

• Prepare a business plan

• Complete all the steps to register and set up your business

• Access ongoing advice and support to help your business grow

• Receive a free one-on-one mentoring session with an experienced small business mentor.

Contact: | Phone: 53642900

Cyber Risks and Digital Opportunities Committee Room, Ballarat Yacht Club
Date: Wednesday 27th
Time: 7:30am - 9:00am

Cost: No cost

We live in an information age.  Data has become the lifeblood of organisations large and small, and the technology that creates and processes it is ubiquitous.  However the media constantly reminds us that there is a balance to be made between the opportunities offered by increased and smarter use of information and the risks that holding information presents in today’s environment. 
Please join Adroit and Harwood Andrews for a lively exploration of what that balance might mean for your business.  This is an opportunity to hear first-hand from a unique panel that will explore the cyber risks and opportunities for any business that uses information to function, is concerned about their cyber-profile or wants to use their information better.

Contact: | Phone: 03 5329 6999

Single Touch Payroll for Small Business Trench Room, Town Hall Ballarat
Date: Thursday 28th
Time: 10:00am - 11:00am

Cost: Free

Are you an employer, or are you thinking of hiring workers?

Join us for this 1 hour session to understand how your payroll tax and super reporting obligations, as an employer, have been streamlined, using Single Touch payroll.

Find out how you can automatically report payments such as salaries, wages, tax withheld and superannuation from your payroll solution each time you pay your workers.

Please bring a pen and your smartphone or tablet. After the event we will send you a short online survey – we value your feedback and suggestions.

This event is supported by City of Ballarat


Contact: | Phone: 03 9275 4526

Employer Essentials for Small Business Trench Room, Town Hall Ballarat
Date: Thursday 28th
Time: 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Cost: Free

Do you have employees, or are you thinking of employing workers?

Understand your tax and super obligations as an employer.

REGISTER NOW to come along to this FREE introductory workshop run by ATO staff.

You’ll learn about:

•what to do when you hire workers, and how to determine whether they’re employees or contractors

•pay as you go (PAYG) withholding annual reports and payment summaries

•how to report fringe benefits for your employees

•superannuation reporting and due dates.

•taxable payments reporting for the building and construction industry.

We will show you online tools and resources and you’ll have the chance to ask questions.

This is a great opportunity for you to network.

Please bring a pen and calculator. After the event we will send you a short online survey – we value your feedback and suggestions.

This event is supported by City of Ballarat.


Contact: | Phone: 03 9275 4526

ACS Victoria Ballarat Industry Forum: Cyber Security - People and Processes Seminar Theatre, Ballarat Technology Park
Date: Thursday 28th
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Cost: No cost

ACS Victoria is excited to be bringing Deputy Director of the Deakin University Centre for Cyber Security, Professor Matthew Warren to Ballarat for the first in a series of regional forum events.

Cyber Security is often considered as a technical issue and focuses on its solutions.
Professor Warren will concentrate his presentation on cyber security aspects, such as people and processes and pay attention to social engineering security awareness issues. Also, he will describe how security risk analysis' processes can be used to improve security.

This event is proudly sponsored by Victorian State Government.

Contact: | Phone: 0392496700