Who We Are

History

During 1984 local community members identified a need for community based palliative care services. A steering committee formed and after much consultation in 1985 an incorporated association was formed.


With strong community support the committee lobbied for and gained government funding. State funds were granted in April 1987 for two nurses and a vehicle to operate from Ballarat and District Nursing Society’s Headquarters in Armstrong St, Ballarat.

During 1989 Ballarat Hospice Care was recognised as a model for palliative care services. Service development continued leading to the purchase and refurbishment of 312 Drummond St Sth, Ballarat with operations commencing in 1999 from that location.

Since then, Ballarat Hospice Care has expanded its services and capacity in response to the growing population and community need.

During 2016 a fundraising appeal was launched to raise funds to purchase land for the construction of a Palliative Care Hub in Alfredton.

The community raised $1.2 million and Ballarat Hospice Care received Rural Health Infrastructure Funds in 2018.

Ballarat Hospice Care moved to the Palliative Care Hub in September 2019.