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Community Organisations Directory
Ararat Community Enterprise Incorporation

A.C.E. is a non-for-profit charitable organisation, managed and operated by a Board of Management comprised of local people. With support from our business partners Bendigo Bank, WFI and Bendigo Telco, the fundraising body has been created to build an income base that can be distributed to local community projects, organisations and clubs. Our team of passionate individuals help decide where to distribute the money, to maximise community benefits and growth.

Address: PO Box 443, Ararat
Contact: Debbie Roche - Secretary
Phone: 0429 344 732

Click here to view the ACE website and Facebook page.

Ararat Community Market

Mix of traditional trash treasure with farmers market and modern style market, all inclusive community event.

Address: Alexandra Hall - Lambert Street, Ararat
Contact: Debbie Warrior or Reg Eastick - Market Coordinators
Phone: 0428 230 466 (Deb) or 0417 862 216 (Reg)

Click here to view the Ararat Community Market Facebook page

Ararat Dog Rescue Inc

We are a non-profit organisation run by volunteers. We are dedicated to rescuing dogs, ensuring they are well vetted and healthy & then placing them in loving, forever homes.

Address: PO Box 556, Ararat
Contact: Jill Worrell - President/ Co-Ordinator
Phone: 0403 032 830

Click here to view the Ararat Dog Rescue Facebook page

Ararat Eisteddfod

The Ararat Eisteddfod is held annually in September to encourage and foster performances in dance and a love of the Arts.

Contact: Chris Harris - Secretary
Email: or via Facebook

Click here to view the Ararat Eisteddfod Facebook page.

Ararat Legacy Club

Ararat Legacy provides care, guidance and encouragement of the families of those servicemen and servicewomen, who through death because of their service, are no longer there to give those benefits.

Address: Ararat Legacy House - 18 Gordon Street, Ararat
Contact: Legatee Dianne Radford - Hon Secretary
Phone: 5352 9072

Click here to view the Legacy website

Ararat Little Athletics Club

Ararat Little Athletics Club offers a uniquely modified athletics program for children aged 5 to 17 years.
There are a wide range of events including running, jumping, throwing and walking.
All events are modified to suit the age, developmental stage and ability of the children.

Address: George Road Oval - 2 George Road, Ararat
Contact: Samantha Rickinson - Treasurer
Phone: 0493 570 892

Click here to view the Ararat Little Athletics Facebook page


Ararat Men's Shed

We are a not for profit organisation ,we support friendship and social engagement ,We have a large workshop and a wide range of tools .We do projects for the local community as well as your own projects .Even if you only want to come have a coffee and a chat or a game of pool, you are most welcome.

Address: 26 Wilson Street, Ararat
Contact: Phillip Graham - President
Phone: 0498 090 421

Ararat Probus Club

Probus Club is a group for retired members of the Community. Fellowship, Fun and Social interaction. Monthly meetings, interesting guest speakers, coffee mornings, lunches and Annual Camping Cabin Trip.

Contact: Maureen Smart - Secretary
Phone: 0400 603 764

Ararat Prostate Cancer Support Group

Social gathering and chat that includes wives, partners and carers plus guest speaker when available. Close connections with Prostate cancer specialist nurse, urologists and Prostate cancer council. Meet at 12 noon at the Ararat RSL - High Street, Ararat on the 3rd Wednesday of odd months January, March, May, July, September, November.

Address: 25 Hewitt Street, Ararat
Contact: Mervyn Fox - Facilitator
Phone: 5352 1462 (home) or 0419 321 503 (mobile)

Ararat and Stawell Archers Inc.

We are a mixed club of male and female with junior members as well. Our club meets every Sunday from 9.45am. Our archers are trained and shoot in the most safe manner.

Address: C/O 91 Barkly Street, Ararat 3377
Contact: Douglas Devlin - President
Phone: 0419 502 088

Click here to view the Ararat and Stawell Archers Facebook page

Ararat TOWN (Take Off Weight Naturally) Club

Not for profit self help group to promote weight loss and a healthy lifestyle.

Address: VRI Bowls Club - Girdlestone Street, Ararat
Contact: Marianne Wilson - Leader
Phone: 0417 107 583

Ararat Turf Club

The Ararat Turf Club, is located on the Eastern side of the Grampians and is only two hours' drive from Melbourne. Our racing calendar offers a total of 6 meetings for the season, with two being feature Cup Days.
The bet365 Ararat Gold Cup is the region’s richest spring race day, offering on-course entertainment and racing action including Fashions on the Field, Live Music and Kids Activities.
The T.M. Murray Slattery Willaura Cup is held in February.
In addition to hosting regular race days and jump outs, the Ararat Turf Club has the Grampians’ newest function venue, ideal for weddings, parties, sporting club events and more.

Address: Ararat Racecourse - Geelong Road, Ararat
Contact: Penny Penfold - Club Manager
Phone: 0418 124 289

Click here to view the Ararat Turf Club website and Facebook page

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