Ballarat breakfast report: December 24


Sunshine appears to be coming through at just the right time. Today we can expect a top of 24-degrees with a very low chance of rain. 

The great news is the most important day of the week is looking like a good one. Christmas day should reach a top of around 28-degrees, perfect for a game of backyard cricket.

Don't get too excited though, with rain looking like a possibility for the weekend. 


It was another quiet night for Ballarat Police in the lead up to Christmas with everyone being very well behaved. 

However, tragedy has stuck just outside of the small town of Ouyen with a fatal car accident killing two women. 

The 22-year-old Mount Waverley woman and the 63-year-old woman died  at the scene. The crash  occurred  around 1pm yesterday. 

Detectives from the Major Collision Investigation Unit are asking for public assistance in relation to one of the vehicles involved in the collision.

The black Volkswagen sedan with personalised number plates would have left Melbourne around 8am and travelled through Sea Lake around midday.

Anyone who may have seen this vehicle or  witnessed the collision is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit


Ballarat fire crews had three call outs last night, however, all were false alarms. 

Anyone who is thinking of lighting a barbeque for Christmas tomorrow should make sure it is safe to use 

Senior station officer Terry Fradd said an easy way to check the connections was to put some soapy water on them. 

"If it bubbles up it means there is a leak there," he said. 

"Make sure babeques are attended at all times and make sure you clean out the fat tray and things like that." 


Nothing to report from overnight. 


No disruption for commuters so far this morning. However, some delays were experienced yesterday evening for travellers returning to Ballarat from Melbourne.  


Vandals attack Christmas lights display 

Ballarat spray park a cool place to play

Baby Jimmy's an early gift for Christmas


Today we are visiting Tanya Daniels The Good Guys who are donating bears to Ballarat Health Services this Christmas. 

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