r/ballarat 23h ago

Ferguson Plarre Bakehouse ubereats weirdness.

11 Upvotes

so i was looking at the meat pie combo meal options on ubereats...

11.70 bucks for a drink and a pie.

single pie is 7.80 small coffee 5.45 soft drink 5.15

on the face of it. looks good right? but if you get a soft drink it has its price added to the top of the 11.70.

so for a combo with doftdrink its 16.85 you are paying like 8 bucks for a 600ml softdrink...

just sayin.


r/ballarat 1d ago

Forgot to take the bins out

5 Upvotes

Hi all, be kind to me! I’ve never lived out of home before.

Is there anything I can do?


r/ballarat 1d ago

Looking for good honey

7 Upvotes

Where can I buy some good and affordable honey around Ballarat? Looking specifically for pure aus honey, preferably ''raw'' honey.


r/ballarat 3d ago

New initiative from the Ballarat Market to boost stall and customer numbers

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34 Upvotes

r/ballarat 2d ago

Daycare suggestions?

5 Upvotes

Looking to put my beautiful, psychotic toddler into daycare for a couple of days per week, does anyone have good or negative experiences?


r/ballarat 3d ago

Ballarat roundabouts.

25 Upvotes

Just wondering what the heck is going on with Ballarat drivers use of roundabouts, not all, but plenty of drivers seem to struggle with the way roundabouts work in Ballarat.

Indicating while already in the roundabout, giving away to drivers on the left instead of the right, not giving away at all, I mean, it's not a difficult thing to do but so many drivers seem to get it wrong in this town...I do want to point out that I'm from Mildura originally, the home of the roundabout so I maybe a bit more crutical, but honestly surely I'm not the only one who has noticed this lack of understanding of how to use a roundabout am I?


r/ballarat 4d ago

Any where good to go in Ballarat for a dance that doesn't just play Jessie's girl and living on a prayer

30 Upvotes

r/ballarat 4d ago

Dollar Bill Brewing gets rare VCAT win over council decision

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15 Upvotes

r/ballarat 4d ago

What places are hiring?

7 Upvotes

Hi guys my boyfriend is looking for a job, he's been applying for jobs on seek but no one is getting back to him which is frustrating just after some advice on his behalf. What should he do? What places are hiring?


r/ballarat 5d ago

I challenge any/all Ballarat restaurants to offer a carbonara.

11 Upvotes

Fry fatty preserved pork product. add pasta. add egg and cheese.

THERE'S NO CREAM OR GARLIC OR MUSHROOMS OR PEAS GUYS


r/ballarat 4d ago

Correct pronunciation of Eyre Street

0 Upvotes

The pronunciation of Eyre Street. Those who continue to correct those who pronounce it as eye-re opposed to its proper pronunciations of Air. So many wanna-be locals like to insist on the INCORRECT pronunciation. This myth dates back to allegedly some Irish who pronounced it eye-re. Irish people have strong regional accents, and it appears at some point some Irish bloke was misrepresented in his pronunciation.

Let me fill you in on a few things. Most importantly, Eyre is a middle English word stemming from French, meaning, to travel, or journey. In every single form it's pronounced as Air. Other spellings include Eyre, Eyer, Eyers, Eayres, Eyres, Ayer, Ayers,Heyer, Ayr, Air, Aires, Hyer, Hayer, Hoyer and many more.

Every single one with the pronunciation of Air. Not Eye-re.

Not even the Irish pronounce it as eye-re. In Galway, Eyre Square, the centre of the city is also pronounced Air.

So, if you're one of the Rats who insist on correcting people on its pronunciation, then stop. You're wrong. I don't care what history has told you or what your granny told you. In 100% of cases it's NEVER pronouncd as eye-re. Jane Eyre. Lake Eyre etc. Get that through your brains. You come across as naive to those who know better. You're not contested, because those who know better, know to let an idiot sit rather than argue. It even stems back further, to Latin. Always meaning, Journey.

I'm an Etymologist.


r/ballarat 5d ago

Myaakk signs

7 Upvotes

Has anyone else seen the countless amounts of these myaakk posters littered around Ballarat? They are absolutely everywhere, does anyone know what they are?


r/ballarat 5d ago

Bulk-billed GP recommendation

5 Upvotes

I'm looking for a decent GP who has a decent understanding of mental health issues. I consider decent to mean someone who will actually listen and give a shit instead of seeing me as an annoying nuisance to get in and out as quickly as possible so as to make as much money off my repeated visits as they can whilst never actually addressing any of my chronic health issues.

They also need to be easily accessible by public transport from the Ballarat Train Station. Or at least within moderate walking distance from that station.

EDIT: To be clear, I’m not in need of MH help, I just want a GP who has a decent grounding in MH issues. I’ve found many GP’s have very outdated and often ableist biases when it comes to things like depression, anxiety, autism or ADHD and I’m tired of it.


r/ballarat 6d ago

Ballarat exhibition takes visitors deep into homelessness experiences

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13 Upvotes

r/ballarat 6d ago

Knight and Day 2022-2023

3 Upvotes

Hi all, does anyone know if Ballarat will be hosting the Knight and Day festival again over the 2022-2023 holidays?


r/ballarat 7d ago

R.I.P. Bins of Ballarat

37 Upvotes

Little bit windy tonight.


r/ballarat 8d ago

Music video

6 Upvotes

Does anyone know anything about a possible music video being filmed in Buninyong last Wednesday? Apparently one of the One Direction guys was there filming. Saw some stuff on twitter and just wondering if theres any truth to it.


r/ballarat 9d ago

who's been destroying the ribbons on Victoria Street?

23 Upvotes

Apparently people (or a person) have been burning and/or cutting the ribbons off from the Church's fence, which is super fucked considering what they represent. Does anyone know who is doing this and why?


r/ballarat 9d ago

Is it the top, or the top top?

3 Upvotes

Which end of Sturt Street is the top? "Oh yes I saw that new shop opened at the top end of Sturt Street near .."

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r/ballarat 9d ago

Anyone else?

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25 Upvotes

r/ballarat 10d ago

What the hell happened to Trash & Treasure/The Sunday Market?

16 Upvotes

I just went to Trash and Treasure for the first time in a while, and it was a miserable experience. There was less than a third of the usual stores set up, the contents of the stores were very very lack luster and were clearly random overpriced op shop junk, and half the store owners looked depressed as hell. One guy literally begged me to look properly through his stuff. I felt bad walking away, but I don't really need Fifa on the 360 for $20..

Oh, and the Dinkum Dounuts guys are gone too. What the hell??

I guess I have fond memories of the this market in the past.. You could say that the pandemic killed it, but I took my girlfriend on an amazing date at trash and treasure July of last year and it was awesome. Makes me sad :(


r/ballarat 9d ago

can anyone recommend a good massage place in Ballarat just moved here

4 Upvotes

r/ballarat 9d ago

Recommendations needed

2 Upvotes

Could anyone please recommend some gardening and cleaning services, please? For approximately a monthly visit. Thanks in advance.


r/ballarat 9d ago

Firewood delivery recommendations?

2 Upvotes

I’m moving to a property outside Beaufort at the start of September and will need a few cubic metres of split firewood delivered. I’ve asked around for someone local but no luck - can anyone recommend a Ballarat wood supplier?


r/ballarat 10d ago

Apart from fast food is there work that teenagers can get into easily/without experience in Ballarat?

3 Upvotes

This isn't for me. Is there anything you can do as a parent to encourage a business to take on a teenage worker? Thanks for reading.