Ballarat weekend report: April 20


Happy Easter Sunday, Ballarat!

Ballarat can finally expect a little sunshine today after a cold day yesterday which saw a top of only 13 degrees. 

Today we are headed for a predicted top of  17 degrees, with a slight chance of rain this afternoon. 

The rest of the week is expected to hover around the 18 degree mark. 


Ballarat police reported a quiet night in town. 

However, although not in our district, police last night rescued two men who had been stranded on a ledge at Mt Sturgeon, near Dunkeld, for more than seven hours.

The men are believed to have veered off a walking track when climbing the mountain yesterday afternoon. 

The men managed to get to a ledge where they used a mobile phone to contact triple zero. 

Emergency services spent hours trying to free the men after a rescue helicopter couldn't use its winch due to the location. 


Nothing to report. 


Fire fighters also had a quiet night.

Ballarat crews attended a house fire in Melton. 

There were no call outs in Ballarat.


Vicious dog attack in Wendouree

New croc for Ballarat 

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