(connection and support)

–          Latrobe Community Health Service- Local Area Coordinator (LAC)


–          Coordinating NDIS planning for Central Victoria


Central Square Level 2

15 Armstrong St Ballarat

Ph – 1800 242 696

Ballarat Autism Network

–          A Community Service voluntary self-help group

–          Promoting acceptance, inclusion and understanding in our community about autism spectrum disorder

–          A voluntary group of parents who plan events, autism information sessions & family activities

–          Committee meetings monthly on a Monday at 1.00 pm at Eastwood Leisure Centre.

–          Interested parents are welcome to join the committee at anytime. Contact the secretary for future meeting dates.


·         Join the Autism Register for emails on autism information sessions, seminars, workshops

·         Family social activities

·         Social Connections -social group for young adults



Secretary Kris Schmidt


Ph – 0417 413 994




Ballarat Autism Network Library

–       Autism Information library  books have all been donated to Central Highlands Library Ballarat!

–       It is now very accessible to families and the whole community. You just need to be a member of the library!

178 Doveton St N, Ballarat Central VIC 3353


Ph – 5338 6850


ASD Parent Connection Ballarat

–       Autism Support group

–       Ballarat Autism Parent Connection group meets at the Robin Hood Hotel on the third Monday of the month, 10am – 12pm, for a social coffee, morning tea and information sharing.

Pinarc Disability Support


Parent coordinator -Rebecca Paton


Ph – 5329 1361 

Yellow Ladybugs Ballarat –      A social group for girls on the spectrum.

Contact Vicky Robinson

Email: ballarat@yellowladybugs.com.au

Ballarat NDIS Parent Connection

–       This support group allows parents of children eligible for the NDIS to gather and share information and ideas about preparing and implementing NDIS plans.


Pinarc Disability Support


Parent coordinator -Rebecca Paton


Ph – 5329 1361 

Ballarat Lego Builders Club

–       A social club for Lego lovers!


Tricia Murphy


Ph – 0428 934077

AAA Sports Ballarat

–       Access All Abilities Sport

–       Sporting opportunities for children with special needs and disabilities

Contact: Kellie Tait


Ph – 0416 504 314

Sports Central –       Inclusive sports programs

1305 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350

Ph – 5331 6966


The Lab

–       Technology and computing club for young people with ASD