Ballarat Fire Station Open Days

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Come see the oldest operating Fire Station in the Southern Hemisphere and an important part of the history of Ballarat during the Brigade’s Open Days held during the Ballarat Heritage Festival.

Visit the station to see current and historical firefighting equipment, vehicles, uniforms and the vast collection of historical items collected by the brigade since it was founded in 1856.

Speak with current volunteer firefighters to learn what it is like being a volunteer and being part of one of Victoria’s largest and most respected volunteer organisations, the Country Fire Authority.

Free Entry with donations being accepted.

Content: Ballarat Fire Brigade

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  • 18 & 19 May


Ballarat Fire Station

20-22 Barkly Street, Ballarat East VIC 3350

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  • Actively welcomes people with access needs.

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Across Victoria’s Midwest, we acknowledge that we travel across the ancient landscapes of many First Peoples communities.

These lands have been nurtured and cared for over tens of thousands of years and we respect the work of Traditional Custodians for their ongoing care and protection.

We recognise the past injustices against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in this country. As our knowledge grows, we hope that we can learn from their resilience and creativity that has guided them for over 60,000 years.

As we invite people to visit and explore Victoria’s Midwest, we ask that alongside us, you also grow to respect the stories, living culture and connection to Country of the Ancestors and Elders of our First Peoples.


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