Moorabool Shire residents took the opportunity to get out and about after its seven-day lockdown was lifted on Saturday.
The main street of Ballan was buzzing with activity as locals visited their favourite cafes and shops while visitors were also welcomed back after a tough week.
It was a nervous wait for many as confirmation of the lockdown lifting did not come through until late Friday afternoon, but none more so than the Ballan Farmers Market which was able to get back to business on Saturday morning.
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The sound of accordions and spoons from Ballan buskers Greg Herd and Leon Conway filled Inglis Street as people took the opportunity to explore the best of the town.
Mr Herd said it was fantastic to be out of the week-long lockdown.
"It's so positive. Beautiful, sunny day, plenty of prospects of getting out and doing things we haven't been able to do for so long, it's just absolutely fantastic," he said.
"We've missed our busking, we've missed our playing and this was just very spontaneous, we just sort of rolled out a bed this morning from our respective houses and just decided we'd get up the street and join in with a lot of other positive people in Ballan."
Mr Conway said there was a wonderful feeling throughout Ballan as the shire came out of lockdown.
"It's marvellous. We've got a beautiful spring day so the weather's turned it on for us for a wonderful day. The market's on down a bit further. There's people out and about, I'm sure they're smiling, their eyes are smiling behind their masks. It's a wonderful time," he said.
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