Built for sustainability, growth and liveability

This year’s Draft Budget has been informed by you, our Ballarat community.

You made it clear that you wanted a Budget that gets the basics right; a budget that directs more funds to sustainability while delivering key projects for our growing city.

We created this draft budget to fit with the goals the Council Plan. The Draft Budget has undergone many reviews and changes to achieve a balanced and financially responsible position.

After weathering the COVID-19 crisis, Ballarat is bouncing back strongly and we as a Council are not taking our foot off the pedal. We are getting on with the job of building a Ballarat that is prosperous, connected and thriving.

Download and view the full 2022/23 draft budget.


Have your say!

Community consultation sessions - Ballarat Town Hall

Learn about what the budget means for you and give your feedback on the items that matter the most

  • Monday 2 May 1-2pm
  • Thursday 5 May 5-6pm

Online, email and mail submissions

  • Online - complete the survey linked below
  • Email - send with a subject line 'Budget Submission' to jasonclissold@ballarat.vic.gov.au
  • Mail - post or deliver (at any customer service centre) to: Jason Clissold, Executive Manager Financial Services - City of Ballarat, PO Box 655, Ballarat Vic 3353.

Please include your contact details if you wish for your submission to be acknowledged.

Feedback will be accepted up until Friday 20 May at 5pm.

Speaking to your Submission

Any person requesting to be heard in support of a submission is entitled to appear before a meeting of Council, either personally or by a person acting on their behalf. This meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 25 May at 6.30pm. If you wish to appear before Council in support of your submission please register your interest through the survey below or email jasonclissold@ballarat.vic.gov.au.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on the 2022/23 Draft Budget.