The City of Ballarat is a city and community of compassion. We are committed to supporting all members of our community, especially during difficult times.
On behalf of Council, I want every victim and survivor and their families to know, we are with you, we are thinking of you, we hear you, and we believe you.
The City of Ballarat remains committed to strengthening the vital support services needed for survivors of institutionalised child sexual abuse.
I would encourage anyone who is affected by today’s events to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14, the Ballarat Centre Against Sexual Assault on 5320 3933 or the free call CASA crisis care line 24 hours on 1800 806 292.
– City of Ballarat Mayor Cr Ben Taylor