Ballarat breakfast report: January 25


A rather chilly one overnight, but a brilliant sunny morning for those up early. 

While the wind is up now, the sun should stick around as Ballarat heads for a top of just 21 degrees today. 

Make the most of the cooler weather while it lasts though, we are heading for another heat wave over the next few days. 

With a top of 28 degrees expected tomorrow, the mercury will climb to more than 35 degrees by Tuesday. 


Ballarat police said there were no incidents overnight, yet hinted that there may be a missing person. 

Sergeant Paul Fitzgerald said police would release details of the missing person soon. 

The Courier will bring you more on this when details come to hand.

Police are also still searching for a 20-year-old Ballarat man who is accused of firing a gun in the air while doing burnouts in Mount Pleasant last year. 

Anyone who has seen Bradley Cassells is urged to contact Ballarat police on 53 366 000.


Ambulance Victoria reported a very quiet night. 

Ambulance Victoria spokesman John Mullen said it was great to see no incidents of trauma in the region. 

"We always welcome a night like that," Mr Mullen said.


SES volunteers have been busy throughout the region overnight. 

SES midwest regional duty officer Gavin Kelly said Ballarat volunteers were kept busy with a number of trees down overnight. 

The Ballarat crews also set up a driver survivor stop on the Western Freeway last night, helping drivers get to their long weekend destination safely. 

Mr Kelly said members from Hepburn had also been in the Grampians assisting with the staging area of the bushfires.



Thousands of people have descended on Lexton for the annual Rainbow Serpent Music Festival, while campaign group Save the Civic Hall are hosting an art auction at the B1 Art Gallery in Camp Street today. The group aims to raise money for legal costs in their fight to save the Civic Hall. 

Ballarat breakfast report.

Ballarat breakfast report.