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Ballarat's fireworks find a new date


After a Coronavirus induced absence last year Ballarat will once again be able to enjoy a Fireworks display this year.

The show, to be presented by Ballarat based Northern Fireworks, replaces the traditional Australia Day fireworks which councillors voted on scraping in favour of a more inclusive date.

This year the 15 minute display will be held at Lake Wendouree from 9.30pm on Sunday 16th January with the best vantage points on the east, west and south sides of the lake

“I am so excited and proud to deliver this firework display for the community, especially after last year’s absence of fireworks due to COVID-19,” said Matthew Batty, Director of Northern Fireworks.

“The entire display has been designed to create multiple layers of height, colour and effects. It will fill the night sky across the lake in a fabulously colourful and rhythmic show.” 

Lake users should be aware that Lake Wendouree will be closed for all waterway activities from 3pm until 11:59pm on the 16th.




Image: Mayor Daniel Moloney & Matthew Batty / City of Ballarat