Ballarat breakfast report: March 11 

Fire crews had a busy day yesterday
Fire crews had a busy day yesterday


Fire crews were called to yet another grass fire in Alfredton overnight.

Crews were called to Cuzens road just after 10.30pm according to Ballarat City Fire Brigade's senior station officer David Mounier.

The location is just off Dyson Drive, a location where police are investigating multiple suspiciously lit fires.

Mr Mounier said the fire was quite small and extinguished quickly. 

However, police are not yet investigating this fire in connection with the others. 

Yesterday fire crews were left chasing fires across the district with blazes starting in Ross Creek, Invermay, Buninyong and Black Hill.  

Today has been listed as a day of total fire ban for the district. 


Today, Ballarat can expect a top of 31 degrees. However, it isn't all good news with rain predicted as the day goes on. 

Scattered showers are expected to settle in during the evening before clearing tomorrow. 

Tomorrow we can expect a much cooler 21 degrees, but without the rain. 


Nothing of interest to report from Ballarat Police overnight. 

However, our terrible long weekend on the roads continued after an accident in Harcourt yesterday claimed the life of a woman.

It‘s believed a red Corolla sedan travelling along Harmony Way has collided with a Nissan Navara travelling south along the Calder Highway around 3pm. 

The female driver of the Corolla died at the scene and is yet to be formally identified. 

Her female passenger has been airlifted to The Alfred hospital in a serious condition. 

Four male occupants of the Nissan were not injured. 

Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit 


Nothing of interest to report from overnight 


No delays listed for train commuters with all lines currently recording good service. 


The Courier will be paying a visit to seven top executive chefs from Malaysia who are visiting Victoria as part of a tour organised by the Victorian Agribusiness Council. The chefs are looking to experience the best of our Victorian produce.