Ballarat breakfast report: March 20


Today looks like being the best day of the week by a fair margin. 

We can expect a sunny day with a  top of 28 degrees and very light winds. 

However, this nice weather won't be sticking around. Tomorrow we can expect rain and a much cooler 22 degrees throughout the day. 

Looking ahead to the weekend, temperatures will continue to drop, with 20 degrees predicted on Saturday and 19 degrees on Sunday. 


An 83-year-old Castlemaine woman died in hospital yesterday from injuries she sustained in a collision on March10 near Harcourt. 

The female driver of a Corolla, in which the 83-year-old was a passenger, died at the scene.  

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

Ballarat can expect a top of 28 degrees today. PIC: file photo

Ballarat can expect a top of 28 degrees today. PIC: file photo

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 


It was a relatively busy night for fire crews but all of the call-outs were for false alarms. 

Two of the call-outs were to controlled burn-offs in the Learmonth area in which residents had noticed the smoke.  

Senior station officer Anthony Pearce said residents needed to be aware burning off in farming areas was now allowed when a permit had been obtained. 

However, he said burning off in residential areas was still prohibited. 


Nothing of interest to report from paramedics overnight. 


Nothing to report form our local SES.


No delays so far this morning for V/Line passengers.