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Ballarat Regional Network

The Ballarat regional network was launched in early 2015, after surveying people living with SCI in the Victorian Grampians region. This was the first Community Network that Spire helped set up. The group meets monthly and engages in different activities and events, setting their own agenda and calendar of events as they go along; such as hosting guest speakers, taking part in workshops and visiting locations around Ballarat and assessing their accessibility.

Current group members come from Ballarat, Daylesford, Kyneton, Drummond, Bacchus Marsh, Melton and Gordon, among others. The group is open and always looking to welcome new members; be they regular or casual drop-ins. Please feel free to contact us or Ballarat group coordinator, Barbara if you would like to join the group, attend a meeting or find out more.

You can browse the articles below to follow the activities of the group.

Catching up again in Ballarat and learning about continence service
7 November, 2019

Due to wet weather archery had to be postponed, however the Ballarat Regional Network meeting continued on with a hearty lunch and a presentation on continence services from Hollister. 

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To the National Gallery in Melbourne by train, and discovering Travellers Aid
5 September, 2019

Ballarat Regional Network members took the train to Melbourne, learned about the support available from Travellers Aid, and got some culture at the National Gallery.

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Trying out tenpin bowling and having a ball
28 June, 2019

In the first month of winter, Ballarat Regional Network members went tenpin bowling at an accessible bowling alley with a retro and nostalgic atmosphere.

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A welcoming get-together on the lake
31 May, 2019

In May the Ballarat Regional Network met on Lake Wendouree at the Lake View Hotel for a great informal get-together, where we also welcomed a new member.

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A day on the water in Geelong
30 April, 2019

Ballarat Network members journeyed to Geelong in April for a joint fishing trip with members of the Geelong Network, on board the accessible charter boat Corio Princess.

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