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A Community Pledge
Family violence is an issue of serious
concern for everyone in the community.
The City of Ballarat Community Charter
for the Prevention of Violence Against
Women was adopted in March 2012 and
it’s Council's commitment to recognising
violence against women as a key social
and health issue.
The Charter aims to highlight the need
for a community approach to prevention;
gather support for action that reduces
violence against women and to inspire
people to act at an individual and
community level to eliminate the attitudes
that support violence.
The City of Ballarat invites individual
community members, workplaces, schools
and other community organisations and
clubs in Ballarat to join Council and
make a commitment to the Charter as a
How do I support the Charter?
Members of the community are
encouraged to make a commitment and
endorse the Charter for the Prevention of
Violence Against Women.
A personal endorsement acknowledges
that an individual, male or female,
understands that violence against women
harms an entire community, that all
women have the right to live free from
violence and that the community is a
strong advocate for developing a culture
of respect and equity.
Want to know more?
The Charter is available online at
For more information on the Charter for
the Prevention of Violence Against Women,
call the City of Ballarat’s Community
Development Unit at 5320 5183.
Don’t miss the meter!
It is the driver’s responsibility to cover the cost of
parking in a metered space.
Please think carefully about your length of stay
and put the right money into the meter.
When you park in a metered space, you are only
entitled to stay there for the length of time stated
on the parking sign.
If the meter or ticket machine is broken and
cannot display how long you have been there, you
are still only entitled to park for the prescribed
length of time. Faulty meters must be reported to
City of Ballarat immediately at 5320 5500.
A patrolling officer can issue you a ticket for
overstaying, even if the meter is broken.
You may only stop in a Loading Zone if you
are actually loading or unloading the following
A truck or a G-classified vehicle that is
constructed mainly for carrying goods
or loads (not a sedan, station wagon or
A public passenger vehicle or taxi, or
A courier or delivery vehicle permanently
marked in accordance with regulations
(ask City of Ballarat or VicRoads), and you
are actually loading or delivering goods or
picking up or setting down people.
If there is no time limit stated on the Loading
Zone sign, the maximum stay is 30 minutes.
Note: you can't park your truck in a Loading
Zone just because it's a truck.
No Stopping means no
The ‘No Stopping’ sign means just what it says: it
is an offence to stop a vehicle in a marked area.
The following excuses are NOT valid reasons for
stopping in the No Stopping zone:
Stopping to let a passenger out of the
Stopping with the engine still running
Stopping but staying inside the vehicle
Also, you must not stop where there is a continuous
yellow line painted on the edge of the road.
Always check for a ‘No Stopping’ sign
Some car parks have a No Stopping restriction
during specified time periods. However it is legal
to park there outside these regulated times.
Double check the signs and make sure you are
obeying the parking laws.
Safety of children walking to school is a serious
Stopping or parking your vehicle close to a
children's crossing may be a danger to children
who cannot see, or be seen by, approaching cars.
And it is a parking offence.
When a children's crossing is in operation – that
is, when the flags are displayed - you must not
stop or park within 20 metres of the crossing on
the approach side and 10 metres of the crossing
on the departure side.
Even stopping quickly to drop off or pick up
a child in these designated safe zones is an
Parking on nature strips
As regulated by the Victorian Road Rules, it is an
offence to stop a car on a bicycle path, footpath,
dividing strip or nature strip.
This law is in place to protect pedestrians,
cyclists and street trees (including the root zone).
Parking in these areas can also damage water
and gas supply lines, storm water drainage pipes,
and sewerage pipes.
Drivers who breach this regulation are subject to
an on-the-spot penalty notice.
Park by the rules
Park by the rules
Drivers who park legally and comply with all parking regulations never have to
pay a fine. Here is a friendly reminder of parking regulations to help all Ballarat
drivers “park by the rules.”
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