GIRLS NIGHT OUT 13 June 2018

Each year the Ballarat Trotting Club hosts a fundraiser for Girls Night Out and this year they are proud to announce that Love Your Sister will be the recipient in 2018. Held on Thursday the 14th of June from 6pm, the general public can enter with the $8 fee going to LYS. Samuel Johnson will be attending the night. There will be merchandise, games and many ways to help raise money, make sure you get your friends together for a night of fun and surprises. To book call 5335 9041.  Read more »


Ballarat Cup Day attracted almost 10,000 attendees in 2017. Nearly half of all attendees at Ballarat Cup Day were visitors to Ballarat. Victorian residents, from outside the Ballarat region, made up 39.5% of attendances. Ballarat Cup Day generated a total expenditure impact of $4.94 million in Ballarat. Of this expenditure over 2.78 million was new money, brought to Ballarat directly as a result of hosting the Ballarat Cup Day. See full economic impact statement here  Read more »


Gain your edge with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). Delivered by Federation Business School for over 20 years in Australia and overseas, applications are now open for study in Semester 2, 2018 in Ballarat and Online. Be part of a network of local professionals with the ability to drive positive change and become a leader in your organisation and community. Information Evening to discover just how flexible and dynamic our MBA is, including how it will fit within your lifestyle, speak to us on: Wednesday 4th July 2018. To register for this event or for more information please visit or call 03 5327 9431. Read more »


Entries are now open for the 2018 Victorian Premier's Design Awards, celebrating the best in local design. The annual awards acknowledge and celebrate Victorian designers and businesses that use exceptional and transformative design to create better products and services. Entries are open across eight categories and close Friday 20 July 2018. New for 2018 is the VCE Product Design Student Award established in collaboration with the Design and Technology Teachers Association Victoria to recognise and celebrate the youngest designers and innovators from Victoria. For more information visit the Premier's Design Awards website Read more »


The Victorian Small Business Commission (VSBC) is committed to creating a fair and competitive environment for small businesses, we want to know about the most important issues facing small businesses so that we can advocate on their behalf. We are currently in the process of setting our advocacy agenda for the 2018-19 financial year and we want to make sure that we are working on the issues that are important to you. We have created a quick online survey where you can tell us who you are and what you believe the VSBC should monitor and / or provide advocacy on. CLICK HERE to complete the survey Read more »


What's your a2z of Ballarat Business? a2z competition... for 26 days we want to know your alphabet of Ballarat business?? Head to our Facebook page daily to enter, all you have to do is tell us your favourite Ballarat businesses and go in the draw to win a $500.00 voucher from a CB member of your choice! Fact 47% of goods and services purchased by Ballarat businesses are sourced externally from Ballarat. Purchasing locally creates and retains local jobs and leads to 2.7bn added to our economy!  Read more »