We are welcoming your feedback on our Draft Budget 2024-2025.

The budget is the blueprint that shapes our priorities and outlines our financial commitments for the delivery of important services, programs and infrastructure.

We have created a snapshot of the Draft Budget 2024-2025. Take a look at the snapshot, and let us know what you think!

A full copy of the Draft Budget 2024-2025 is also available on this page, in the Document Library section to the right.

Council is encouraging community members to have their say as part of its ongoing commitment to community consultation. Please see below for dates and times of face to face engagement sessions in our townships.

Can’t make it to a meeting? We’re also hosting individual drop-in sessions on Thursday 30 May 2024 at the Ararat Rural City Council offices, 59 Vincent St, Ararat between 9am and 2pm.


Community information sessions are taking place at the following community venues:

Tatyoon Hall: Monday 27 May 2024, 7pm

Elmhurst Hall: Tuesday 28 May 2024, 11am

Ararat Town Hall: Tuesday 28 May 2024, 2pm

Pomonal Hall: Wednesday 29 May 2024, 11.30am

Moyston Hall: Wednesday 29 May 2024, 2.30pm

Willaura Hall: Wednesday 29 May 2024, 5.30pm

Lake Bolac Complex: Wednesday 29 May 2024, 7pm


Here are some tips to make the most of your Budget feedback

  • You can provide your feedback in the text field or by submitting a document.
  • Provide a clear summary of your idea. Think ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘how’
  • What you want council to provide, and why
  • The benefits of your proposal. They could be environmental, financial, connectivity, health and wellbeing etc.
  • Timeframes, for example, how long has this been an issue, when would you like a solution etc.

Submissions can be made via this website, or by writing to Ararat Rural City Council - PO Box 246, Ararat, VIC, 3377, or emailing [email protected]

Submissions are open until 11 June 2024 at 5pm.



  • Timeline item 1 - complete

    Posting of Council’s 2024/2025 Budget on Engage Ararat

    By 5:00pm on Friday 17 May

  • Timeline item 2 - complete

    Budget Snapshot released

    Development of summary of key budget deliverables.

    By 5:00pm Friday 17 May 2024.

  • Timeline item 3 - complete

    Tatyoon Engagement Session

    Monday 27 May: Tatyoon – 7.00pm – Tatyoon Hall

  • Timeline item 4 - complete

    Elmhurst Engagement Session

    Tuesday 28 May: Elmhurst – 11.00am – Elmhurst Hall

  • Timeline item 5 - complete

    Ararat Engagement Session

    Tuesday 28 May: Ararat – 2:00pm – Ararat Town Hall

  • Timeline item 6 - complete

    Pomonal Engagement Session

    Wednesday 29 May: Pomonal – 11:30am – Pomonal Hall

  • Timeline item 7 - complete

    Moyston Engagement Session

    Wednesday 29 May: Moyston – 2:30pm – Moyston Hall

  • Timeline item 8 - complete

    Willaura Engagement Session

    Wednesday 29 May: Willaura – 5:30pm – Willaura Hall

  • Timeline item 9 - complete

    Lake Bolac Engagement Session

    Wednesday 29 May: Lake Bolac – 7:00pm – Lake Bolac Complex

  • Timeline item 10 - complete

    Submissions close

    Submissions are open until Tuesday 11 June at 5:00pm

  • Timeline item 11 - incomplete

    Budget adopted at Council Meeting

    Council Meeting on Tuesday 25 June 2024.