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Complaints should not be trivial in nature and should contain enough information to ensure the complaint can be investigated in full and in a timely fashion. The complaint must relate to matters that Council has a jurisdiction to resolve.

According to section 107 of the Local Government Act 2020 a complaint includes the communication, whether orally or in writing, to the Council by a person of their dissatisfaction with

The City of Ballarat takes complaints seriously. A council officer will acknowledge your complaint within 5 business days and will endeavour to resolve the complaint at the earliest opportunity or at most within one month.

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Applicants please note: Although anonymous complaints will not be rejected, this may limit Council’s ability to fully investigate the matter depending on the specifics of information supplied. Due to the anonymity, Council will be unable to provide a response including any decisions or actions taken in writing

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Collection Statement

Your personal information is being collected by City of Ballarat for the purpose of processing your complaint. Your information will be stored in Council’s Customer Database and used to identify you when communicating with Council and for the delivery of services and information. For further information on how your personal information is handled, refer to Council’s Privacy Policy at