Ballarat Community Assistance & Advice

Ballarat Libraries – Provide assistance with MyGov, Services Vic, Passports, WWC, Seniors Card and more. 45-minute sessions – bookings essential.  Digital Forms & Services Assistance • Winter 2024 | Humanitix Tuesday and Wednesday, 11.30 am – 12.15 pm. Ballarat Libraries | City of Ballarat

The Ballarat Youth Services Network - Quicklist of Youth Services in Ballarat

City of Ballarat Community Service Directory – My Community Service Directory

Compassionate Ballarat – A list of resources for Food, Shelter, Support & Learning
Need Help? | Compassionate Ballarat

Justice of Peace – every Thursday from 12.00 to 1.30pm at Barkly Square. BARKLY SQUARE - Home
Ballarat South Community Hub and Delacombe Community Hub - See Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre for times. 

Catherine Kings Office Commonwealth Government Services – dealing with Commonwealth services such as Centrelink, Medicare, NDIS, Veterans Affairs ect.

Local Neighbourhood Houses - CHANH Inc. – Central Highlands Association of Neighbourhood Houses

Women and Mentoring – provide a 2-hour free mentoring service for women in the legal system. They can assist women find and access local services, give support at court and provide general support. Get support — Women and Mentoring


Persons with Disability Australia Language Guide Language Guide - People with Disability Australia (

Travellers Aid – Connection assistance including wheelchair assistance and personal guidance at Ballarat Station. (Wheelchair/mobility aid, age or disability, blind/low vision) Connection Assistance - Travellers Aid Australia

Financial Support

Financial Counselling Vic - Free financial counselling Get help - Financial Counselling Victoria (

Energy Bill Relief - Energy - DFFH Services

Money Smart Financial Help  Home -

No Interest Loan Program Good Shepherd's No Interest Loans | Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (

Food Relief

Food relief – The Salvation Army Doorways Program Activities | Ballarat Community Church | The Salvation Army Australia

Ballarat Food Relief Programs Ballarat food relief information.pdf (

The Tight Arse Cookbook! – BCH 2023_tightarse-cookbook_final_no-bleed-1.pdf (

Know Your Rights

Consumer Affairs for housing, tenants, scams, ect Consumer Affairs Victoria - Consumer Affairs Victoria


Ballarat and Grampians Community Legal Service for free legal advice Ballarat & Grampians Community Legal Service Inc. - BGCLS Home

Legal Aid Ballarat - Our offices | Victoria Legal Aid

Multicultural Service

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) 131 450

Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council (BRMC) – Provide assistance with the English language for people who have migrated to Australia. BRMC have a free drop-in session on the third Tuesday of each month from 10am to 3pm.  Here they can help with questions relating to settlement in Ballarat, immigration forms or family violence advice. Services - Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council (