Many of the region's sportspeople were upbeat on Tuesday following good news from the state government for the resumption of community competition.
From Thursday, as regional Victoria moves to step three of the COVID-19 roadmap, outdoor contact and non-contact sport for people aged 18 and younger and outdoor non-contact sport for adults - with gathering and density limits - can resume.
What this exactly means for a range of team sports set to start in the summer months remains not entirely clear, with the likes of the Ballarat Cricket Association still seeking clarity.
The BCA board met on Monday and will continue to collect information before providing feedback to clubs.
The BCA season has been scheduled for October 3, but there is potential for this to be pushed back to a later date.
Cricket grand finals were abandoned early this year when the COVID-19 pandemic started gathering momentum.
Ballarat District Bowls Division has committed to starting its 2020-21 pennant seasons in November. The midweek pennant will begin on Tuesday, November 17 and Saturday pennant on November 21.
As of Thursday, outdoor skateparks will open and outdoor fitness gatherings of 10 people can occur.
Despite all of the good news, indoor sports remain closed for the time being.