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On 29 January 2017, a new bus network was introduced in Ballarat, providing more frequent services and improved train connections.

RouteRoute Description
bus-icon Route 10 - Ballarat Station - Alfredton via Wendouree
bus-icon Route 11 - Ballarat Station - Wendouree Station via Howitt St
bus-icon Route 12 - Ballarat Station - Wendouree Station via Forest St
bus-icon Route 13 - Ballarat Station - Invermay Park
bus-icon Route 14 - Ballarat Station - Black Hill
bus-icon Route 15 - Ballarat Station - Brown Hill
bus-icon Route 20 - Ballarat Station - Canadian
bus-icon Route 21 - Ballarat Station - Buninyong via Federation University
bus-icon Route 22 - Ballarat Station - Federation University via Sebastopol
bus-icon Route 23 - Ballarat Station - Mount Pleasant
bus-icon Route 24 - Ballarat Station - Sebastopol
bus-icon Route 25 - Ballarat Station - Delacombe
bus-icon Route 26 - Ballarat Station - Alfredton
bus-icon Route 30 - Ballarat Station - Creswick
bus-icon Route 31 - Wendouree Station - Miners Rest

With a new Ballarat network launching from 29th January 2017, the Ballarat bus network will see improved frequency on selected routes, with services operating every 30 minutes.

Under the new network, there will be improved access to Federation University Mount Helen campus with routes 21 & 22 servicing this destination.

With improved coordination with trains, the new network will also provide expansion of service coverage into urban growth areas previously unserviced by public transport.

There will also be a new route numbering system designed to make finding services on the PTV Journey Planner and PTV app faster and simpler. Please refer below for old vs new route changes.

CDC Ballarat School Services

Please note, CDC Ballarat school service buses that pick up school students from their schools will have minor changes from 29th January, 2017.

If you need more information regarding affected CDC Ballarat school services, please speak to our staff at CDC Ballarat depot on Tel: (03) 5331 7777. For route service changes, please refer to PTV’s website: https://www.ptv.vic.gov.au/getting-around/network-changes/#ballarat

All buses will operate via Ballarat Station (except Route 31, which terminates at Wendouree Station).

Existing RouteNew Network (key changes)Exisiting Peak Frequency (mins)Future Peak Frequency (mins)
1 - Ballarat to Wendouree West Mostly replaced by New routes 11 and 31
  • More direct service
  • Extended to Wendouree Station
  • Frequency increased
20-40 30
2 - Ballarat to Wendouree Mostly replaced by New route 12
  • Wendouree loop removed
  • New route 12 operating via Dowling St instead of Lydiard St
30 30
3 - Ballarat to Creswick Replaced by New route 30 35 – 90
(35 during PM)
60
4 - Ballarat to Invermay Mostly replaced by New route 13
  • New route 13 operating via Doveton St from Invermay to Landsborough
  • Lydiard St and Doveton St before heading to the CBD
60 60
5 - Ballarat to Black Hill Mostly replaced by New route 14
  • New Route 14 extended to the east of Black Hill reserve
30 30
6 - Ballarat to Webbcona Mostly replaced by New route 12
  • Frequency increased
60 30
7 - Ballarat to Brown Hill Replaced by New routes 14 and 15
  • New route extended further east to Daylesford Rd
  • New route servicing Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka
30 30
8 - Ballarat to Eureka Replaced by New routes 15 and 20 30 30
9 - Ballarat to Canadian Mostly replaced by New routes 15, 20 and 21
  • More direct service
  • Parts of Eureka St Peel St without service
    * within walking distance of new routes 15(Eureka St) and 21(Peel St)
60 30 (Route 15)
60 (Route 20)
30 (Route 21)
10 - Ballarat to Buninyong Replaced by New route 21
  • New route services Buninyong every second trip with a 60 min headway
30 30
11 - Ballarat to Mount Pleasant Replaced by New route 23 30 60
12 - Ballarat to Sebastopol Replaced by New routes 22 and 24
  • Route 22 will service Albert St
  • Route 24 will service Sebastopol loop
20 - 30 30 (22)
60 (24)
13 - Ballarat to Delacombe Replaced by New routes 24 and 25
  • More direct services
  • legibility improved
60 60 (24)
30 (25)
14 - Ballarat to Delacombe Replaced by New routes 24 and 25
  • More direct services
  • legibility improved
60 60 (24)
30 (25)
15 - Ballarat to Sturt Street West Replaced by New routes 10 and 26
  • Route 10 covers Alfredton Loop and Sturt St West
  • Route 26 services Sturt St
25 60 (10)
30 (26)
16 - Ballarat to Lake Gardens Replaced by New route 10
  • Services Wendouree Shopping Centre
60 60
17 - Ballarat to Miners Rest Replaced by New route 31
  • Services Miners Rest as previous
60 60
18 - Ballarat to Alfredton Replaced by New route 26
  • Route extended further west of Alfredton Primary school for greater coverage
  • Vale Street loop removed
  • More direct service
  • Frequency increased
60 30
19 - Delacombe to Sebastopol West Replaced by New routes 24 and 25
  • More direct services
  • Provides Sebastopol direct access to the CBD
2 return journeys per day 60 (24)
30 (25)

Service Changes

Route 10 is changing
New timetables commencing 17/9/2017

Ballarat Bus Network Map

BallaratMap 2017