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Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement


This privacy statement applies to the Ballarat Capital website, which is owned and administered by the City of Ballarat.

The City of Ballarat is committed to the protection of your rights to privacy.  We collect, use and disclose personal information in accordance with the Privacy and Data Protection Act 2014, the Health Records Act 2001 and other applicable legislation.

For information about the broader collection and use of personal information by the City of Ballarat, including information on the Information Privacy Principles, please refer to our Information Privacy Policy.


Use of cookies

Cookies are small files that are transferred to your web browser when you visit a website. The files contain data that helps you navigate the website efficiently. Cookies are used to save information about your interaction with a website – for example, your login details, preferences, and how and when you use a website. They cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

The Ballarat Capital website uses session cookies which are stored in temporary memory, and are not retained after you close the browser session. Google Analytics may also set or collect first-party cookies to collect information on website usage.


Collection of other information

In addition to web analytics data, we may also collect other personal information that you choose to give us, or which may be required to access a particular service. This includes information collected via online forms, events registration, blog comments, or when subscribing to receive newsletters. Whenever we ask you to provide personal information for other purposes, we will provide you with notice specific to that collection. For further information on how we handle your personal information, please refer to the City of Ballarat Information Privacy Policy.


Social media

The City of Ballarat uses Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram to communicate with the public. We may collect any personal information that you provide us via social media under section 8C of the PDP Act, for the purposes of engaging and consulting with the public. Any personal information we collect via social media will be handled appropriately and in line with the City of Ballarat Information Privacy Policy.
Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram may also collect your personal information for their own purposes. When you agree to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram’s terms of service and privacy policy, you agree to your information being transferred outside Victoria. To protect your privacy and the privacy of others, please do not post any personal information (including phone numbers and email addresses) in your comment, tweet, or reply. Additionally, please do not share personal information about others via social media.


Links to other sites

The Ballarat Capital website provides links to other websites as a community service. The City of Ballarat is not responsible for the privacy practices of those sites and recommends that you refer to their respective privacy statements.


Contact us

For further information about this privacy statement or how we handle personal information, please contact the City of Ballarat’s Privacy Officer on 03 5320 5500 or via email at

The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, prese​nt and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

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