Ballarat breakfast report: December 3


Another beautiful day for Eureka Day, although there is a chance of a thunderstorm as the cool change hits this evening.

A forecast of top of 29 degrees is forecast.

However, there is a 90 per cent chance of rain, according to Weatherzone, with total rainfall predicted to be between 10mm and 20mm.

Tomorrow is expected to reach 18 degrees, before Ballarat will again shiver, with a top of just 13 forecast for Thursday.


Not much to report from Ballarat police from overnight, although there was a good result after a missing person in Meredith yesterday.

Police were called to help search for a missing 14-year-old boy yesterday afternoon, after he had not been seen since around 8am.

A number of police units, including the air wing from Melbourne, were involved in the search.

The boy was found just after 3pm, when he returned to his house.


Fire crews were called out to a fire alarm in an unattended house in Mt Clear this morning.

Upon arrival however, it was found to simply be a smoke alarm that needed new batteries.

Ballarat City Fire Brigade senior station officer Anthony Pearce said it was a timely reminder that batteries needed to be regularly changed in smoke alarms. 

Although it is recommended people change their batteries at the daylight savings changeover, he said people needed to act immediately if they had not done so.


Two SES crews from Daylesford aided police in another search last night, after an elderly man went missing in the Wombat State Forest. 

The man had been missing since late afternoon and was found safe and well about 11pm.


All trains are running on time this morning, according to the V/Line website.


Missing piece of Eureka Flag returns to Ballarat

Suicide attempt by killer Ross Streeter after double murder

Group rallies for trains between Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong


The Courier will keep you updated on Eureka Day celebrations taking place today.

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