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Come to win

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Visit this Christmas for your chance to win a $200 gift card to spend at Central Square Ballarat.

To enter, snap a family photo or a selfie and upload it to our website here.

Your photo will be displayed on the digital Christmas tree near the food court on ground floor!

Everyone who uploads a photo will be entered with the prize to be drawn on Monday 28 December.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS INTERACTIVE CHRISTMAS TREE DECEMBER 2020

  1. This competition has no connection to Facebook whatsoever and is not sponsored, supported or controlled by Facebook in any way. All questions, comments or complaints are to be referred to Central Square Shopping Centre and not Facebook.
  2. Information on how to enter this competition forms part of these terms and conditions.
  3. Participants must enter the competition by visiting the Central Square Shopping Centre website (www.centralsquareballarat.com.au) and uploading a photo to the Interactive Christmas Tree (LINK HERE). Once the activity is completed, your photo will be displayed on the large screen display in Central Square Shopping Centre (provided your photo meets moderation guidelines).
  4. One winner will be drawn at random to receive a $200 gift card valid for use at Central Square Shopping Centre.
  5. Central Square Shopping Centre accepts no responsibility if you are unable to successfully upload a photo.
  6. Entry is only open to residents of Victoria, Australia. Employees of the promoter, retailers and their staff are ineligible to enter.
  7. Central Square Shopping Centre accepts no responsibility for any complications associated with internet, networks or telephone lines including bugs/viruses and server problems for whatever reason.
  8. The promotional period will run from 9:00am Tuesday 1 December 2020 until 11:59pm Sunday 27 December 2020.
  9. The prize pool consists of one $200 gift card. The total prize pool is valued at $200. Normal Gift Card T&Cs apply. The gift card is not transferable for cash. The gift card must be activated by the winner within 3 months of receipt. All funds will be cancelled if the gift card is not fully used by the expiry date. Central Square Shopping Centre accepts no responsibility for lost gift cards.
  10. If a prize winner(s) does not contact Central Square Shopping Centre within 14 days to claim their prize, we will assume that the prize is unclaimed, a new winner(s) will be selected after 10:00am Monday 18 January 2021.
  11. Winner(s) will be notified by email.
  12. Winner(s) may be asked to present identification to claim their prize; this identification must match the winning entrant’s details.
  13. The prize will be deemed as delivered to the winner(s) once collected and/or posted and the prize is no longer in the hands of Central Square Shopping Centre management.
  14. If any winner(s) is under the age of 18 years, the prize will be awarded to the winner’s parent or guardian.
  15. The winner(s) understands that they must participate in any promotional work as a result of winning the prize and may include photos on the Central Square Shopping Centre website, Facebook Page and in the local newspapers.
  16. The promoter shall not be held liable for any loss or damage whatsoever which is suffered (including but not limited to direct or consequential loss), or for personal injury suffered or sustained, as a result of taking the prize, except for any liability which cannot be excluded by law.
  17. Prizes will not be paid out in cash. Prizes are not transferable to others.
  18. The Promoter is Central Square Shopping Centre, 18 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat VIC 3350

Welcome back

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Welcome back! All stores at Central Square have reopened and we are ready to welcome you back.

Many stores have adjusted their trading hours during the pandemic period. To find out when your favourite store is open, visit the Come to Shop section on this website and select the store you are interested in visiting.

When shopping, please follow the necessary social distancing measures by maintaining 1.5 metres between you and other customers.

Check with individual stores for specific information about customer limits, change-room guidelines and other adjustments that are in place due to Covid 19 precautions.  Many stores offer complimentary hand sanitiser for use when entering the store and there are additional hand sanitiser stations around the shopping centre.

Grab a meal from any of our food stores! Food stores are offering takeaway meals only as our food court seating remains off-limits for health and safety reasons. Current Victorian restrictions prevent food court usage to help reduce the likelihood of community transmission of Covid 19.

Welcome back to Central Square!

 

Noni B

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Noni B will be open for the following days:

Thursday 21 May 9.30am – 4.15pm
Friday 22 May 9.30am – 5.15pm
Saturday 23 May 9am – 4.45pm
Sunday 24 May 11am – 2.45pm

Thursday 29 May 9.30am – 4.15pm
Friday 30 May 9.30am – 4.15pm
Saturday 31 May 9am – 4.45pm
Sunday 1 June 11am – 3.45pm

Stay safe, stay apart

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When visiting the centre, please help keep our community safe by following good hygiene practices. We want to assure our customers and communities that we are monitoring and acting on Victorian government and health authority’s advice.

There are simple guidelines in place to keep you safe when visiting the centre.

  • maintain a distance of 1.5 metres between customers at all times, including on the travelators and communal areas in the centre
  • there are customer limits within our stores, please check with each store as you enter
  • shop quickly for what you need
  • food stores are open for takeaway purchases
  • cafe seating and dine-in options are currently closed
When visiting the centre, please help keep our community safe by following good hygiene practices.
  • use our complimentary hand sanitizer stations on each level when you enter and anytime during your visit
  • if you’re feeling unwell, we ask you to think of your community and stay home.
We have implemented additional cleaning procedures, including increased routine cleaning of frequently touched hard surfaces throughout the centre.
We are following all advice from the Federal Government, Victoria’s Health Department and the World Health Organisation and will keep you updated as new information becomes available.
We look forward to seeing you in centre soon and thank you for your patience and understanding as we navigate this unprecedented situation together.
For additional information about COVID19 health and safety, please visit the Victorian government website.

We are open

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Please find below the latest trading information for Central Square Shopping Centre during COVID-19 trading restrictions.

We recommend you check directly with each store for their current trading hours.

AFL Store : open
5332 3400
ballarat@theaflstore.com.au
Open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Thursday
Open 9am – 6pm Friday
Open 9am – 5pm Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday
Customer limits apply in the store as per government regulation
Free delivery in immediate Ballarat area for orders over $50. Phone orders welcome

Audika : open
9037 6380
ballarat@audika.com.au
Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Closed Saturday and Sunday
Customer limits apply in the store as per government regulations
The health, safety and well-being of Audika employees and clients is our top priority, hence following the lead of Australian public health authorities we have undertaken the necessary measures. Visit https://www.audika.com.au/covid-19 to find out more

Australia Post : open
131 318
Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday
Customer limits apply in the store as per government regulations
Australia Post remains fully operational.
Posties, delivery drivers and Post Offices continue to operate. To date, there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases in the Australian workforce of more than 80,000 people. Customers can be assured they will continue to be able to send and receive parcels and mail, pay bills and use Bank@Post during this time. Action has been taken to protect the health and safety of the workforce and customers in relation to the spread of coronavirus, in line with Australian government regulations.

Bank of Melbourne : open
4334 0100
Open 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Customer limits apply in the store as per government regulations
Our branch is open, however where possible we encourage you to use our online banking and mobile app. You can make payments, transfer funds, see statements and more. If you do need to visit us in branch, please make sure you are feeling well and follow the social distancing guidelines of 1.5 metres wherever possible

Book Grocer : open
0403 297 077
Open 10am – 3pm Monday to Saturday

Boost Juice : open
0419 016 479
boostballarat@gmail.com
Open 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday

Bras N Things : open
Open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Open 9am – 5pm Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday

Chequers : open from 27 May
Open 10am – 4pm Monday to Saturday
11am – 3pm Sunday
Follow Chequers on Facebook for updates

Cotton on Kids : open
Open 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Open 10am – 4pm Saturday
Closed Sunday

Digital World : open
0412 562 254
Open 10am – 3pm Monday/Tuesday
Open 10am – 4pm Wednesday/Thursday
Open 10am – 5pm Friday
Open 9am – 3pm Saturday

EB Games : open
5331 9147
Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
Open 9am – 5.30pm Friday
Open 11am – 4pm Saturday
Open 11am – 3pm Sunday
Customer limits apply in the store as per government regulations
All trade-ins, cash payments and reboot services have been suspended. Card and contactless payment only.

Flight Centre : open
5333 1966
Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Closed Saturday & Sunday

Gloria Jeans : open
5331 5526
Open 9am- 4pm Monday to Saturday
11am – 4pm Sunday

Just Jeans : open
5333 4271
Open 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday

Lovisa : open
Open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Open 9am – 5pm Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday

Lowes : open
5331 9224
Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
Open 9am – 6pm Friday
Open 9am – 5pm Saturday
Open 11am – 3pm Sunday
Customer limits apply in the store as per government regulations
To shop online, go to www.lowes.com.au

Mimco : open 
Open 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Open 10am – 4pm Saturday
Open 12pm – 4pm Sunday

Mister Minit : open
5331 7911
Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday
Closed Sunday
Please help us maintain 1.5m between customers. Visit Mister Minit for essential services such as Key Cutting, Battery Replacements, Car Keys & Garage/gate remotes.

Myer : open
Open 10am – 5pm daily
We are committed to the health and well being of our customers, team members and our community.We kindly ask that you follow the instructions of our team and signage when you visit your local store.Please do not enter stores if you feel unwell, please shop online for home delivery or organise somebody else to pick up your order. Customer limits apply in the store.

NewsXpress : open
5333 4700
Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Open 9.30am – 3pm Saturday
Closed Sunday
Customer limits apply in the store as per government regulations

Noni B : open 
Open 9.30am – 4.15pm Monday to Friday
9am – 4.45pm Saturday
Closed Sunday
Please check in store as hours may vary

OPSM : open
5333 3120
Open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
9am – 5pm Saturday
11am – 4pm Sunday
Customer limits apply in the store as per government regulations. Significant health precautions are being taken to ensure your safety in OPSM stores. Book online for an appointment or if you feel more comfortable shopping online, you can also access a range of our services at www.opsm.com.au. 

Peter Alexander : open
5303 0438
Open 10am – 5pm  Monday to Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday

Portmans open
5333 4614
Open 10am – 5pm Monday to Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday

Richwell Spaopen
9.30am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
9.30am – 6pm Friday
9.30am – 5pm Saturday
11am – 4pm Sunday
Customer limits apply.
Bookings available via Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/richwellspaballarat/

Rivers open
Open 9.30am – 4.30pm Monday to Friday
Open 9am – 5pm Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday

Sandwich Chefs : open
ballarat@sandwichchefs.com.au

Singapore Kitchen : open
5333 4672
Open 10am – 3pm Monday to Saturday
Closed Sunday

Spendless Shoesopen
5333 7911
Open 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday
Open 9am – 5pm Saturday
Open 11.15am – 3pm Sunday

Spoils : open
5333 2188
Open 9am – 4pm Monday to Thursday
Open 9am – 5.30pm Friday
Open 9am – 4pm Saturday
Open 11am – 3pm Sunday
Customer limits apply in the store as per government regulations

Strandbags  open
5333 4643
Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Open 10am – 4pm Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday

Subway: open
5332 7890

Supre : temporarily closed
To shop online, go to www.supre.com.au
Customer enquiries 1800 154 147 (Australia Only)
Monday – Friday 8.30am-5.30pm AEST
Free returns anytime, free shipping over $50 and contactless delivery. For any questions around delivery or other services, email customerenquiries@cottonon.com.au

Suzanne Graeopen 
Open 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Saturday

Target Australia : open
5329 4000
Open 9am – 6pm Saturday to Wednesday
Open 9am – 8pm  Thursday and Friday
Target stores remain open and our priority remains on supporting our customers, our team and the communities we operate in. If you prefer to shop online, you can take advantage of non-contact Home Delivery or non-contact Click & Collect service. Please help us maintain 1.5m distance between customers. To shop online, go to www.target.com.au

Tokyo Sushi Kitchenopen
5331 4309
Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Saturday
Open 11am – 4pm Sunday

Travel Money Oztemporarily closed
1300 426 997
Visit www.travelmoneyoz.com for online money exchange
https://www.travelmoneyoz.com/coronavirus-covid-19-update

Work Safe Victoria
Work Safe Victoria has temporarily closed to the public however the team are still available to assist you by telephone. Please contact the Advisory Service Line on 1800 136 089

Latrobe Community Health Service
The Latrobe Community Health Service remains operational however customers are asked to contact LCHS on 1800 242 696 for assistance as the office is closed to the public.

Valpied Shoes : open
5333 4724
Open 9.30am – 5pm Monday to Saturday
Closed Sunday
To shop online, go to www.valpiedshoes.com.au
info@valpiedshoes.com.au

Witchery :  open 
Open 10am – 5pm Monday to Friday
Open 10am – 4pm Saturday
Open 12pm – 4pm Sunday

COVID-19 Update

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The health and safety of our customers, retailers and staff is our number one priority. Shopping centres and retail precincts are currently exempt from government advice around gatherings of over 100 people, so we’re staying open to make sure you can continue to have access to essential products and services as we navigate COVID-19.

We have implemented additional cleaning procedures, including increased routine cleaning of frequently touched hard surfaces throughout the centre.

If you’re feeling unwell, we ask you to think of your community and stay home.

We are following all advice from the Federal Government, Victoria’s Health Department and the World Health Organisation and will keep you updated as new information becomes available. We look forward to seeing you in centre soon.

Be my Valentine

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The air con’s on, but we’re feeling the heat – because love is in the air at Central Square!

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, pop your heart on your sleeve and show that special someone exactly how you feel.

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been married for twenty years or two, connected with an old flame or met someone new – now’s the perfect time to express your love. No good at writing poetry? Too scared to say “I love you”? Demonstrate your affection with a heartfelt gift instead!

Ignite a spark with these sweet ideas:

  • An authentic team guernsey from The AFL Store – just in time for pre-season.
  • A POP! Vinyl figure from NewsXpress – for your number one fan.
  • Couple pjs from Peter Alexander – matchy-matchy, so cute!

Of course, Valentine’s Day gift giving shouldn’t be one sided … But you might need to drop a few hints! Here are some sneaky suggestions:

  • Mimco – bling to make the heart sing!
  • Richwell Spa – brighten up date night with a mani-pedi.
  • Bras N Things – win-win!

Ah, romance – you had me at hello.

CarePark Ballarat Central

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Parking at Central Square Ballarat

Using CarePark Ballarat

The multistory car park adjacent to Central Square Ballarat is owned and operated by CarePark. Entry is via Dana Street (corner Doveton St South). Using the carpark is easy and convenient when shopping at Central Square.

Collect a ticket as you enter the carpark. The Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) system will record your vehicle registration. If you stay less than 2 hours, the boom gate will open automatically as you exit. No need to scan your ticket. If you stay longer than 2 hours, you can pay at the exit station (boom gate) with a credit card (plus card surcharge fee).

If you don’t have a credit card, simply pay for your parking at an automated pay station before collecting your vehicle. Insert your ticket, pay the applicable fee using cash, collect your validated ticket and return to your vehicle then drive to the exit, insert your paid parking ticket to the machine to open the boom gate.  Automated pay stations are located on levels 2 and 6 of the car park.

Contact CarePark 

T: 03 9682 1733
E: enquiries@carepark.com.au
W: carepark.com.au

PARKING RATES (as at January 2020)

Casual parking – Monday to Friday
0-2 hours FREE
2-4 hours $5.00
4+ hours maximum fee $9.50 (until the car park closes)

Casual parking – Saturday & Sunday
0-2 hours FREE
2+ hours maximum fee $4.50 (until the car park closes)

Early bird parking – Monday to Friday
It’s just $6.50 for any length of time provided you arrive before 11am and park on levels 9, 10, 11 or 12.

OPERATING HOURS
Monday to Thursday 6:30 am to 7:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am to 10:30 pm
Saturday 7:30 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 7:00 pm

Frequently asked questions about CarePark

How does Licence Plate Recognition work?
LPR takes a photo of the customer’s licence plate on entry and should the customer be under the 2 hours (per day), the exit boom gate will automatically raise. Should the customer be over the 2 hours (per day) they will simply proceed to a pay station and pay the fee. Alternatively, pay at the exit station with a credit card only. The vehicle registration information is only stored on the system to verify a patron’s length of stay or conditions of the Early Bird parking.

Is early bird parking available?
Yes. Early Bird customers are required to enter before 11am and park on level 9 and above. To control this, the Licence Plate Recognition (LPR) system will take a photo of their licence plate at the entry and then again on level 9, which will then apply the Early Bird rate on the customer’s ticket. Should an Early Bird customer not proceed past the level 9 LPR camera, casual rates will apply.

Are parking violations and fines issued?
Yes, should a customer not follow the Terms and Conditions for use of the car park, a Payment Notice will be issued. These cases are rare and generally only occur if a customer parks in a reserved car park or disabled park without a permit.

What happens if a customer stays longer than two hours and tries to exit without a paid or validated ticket?
The boom gate at the exit will not open without a validated ticket. If customers experience any difficulty, there is an intercom on the exit station ticket machine providing 24 hour customer service assistance.

If I park my car in the car park for less than two hours in the morning and then return in the afternoon, do I have to pay?
The LPR system will recognise your licence plate each time you enter and depart the car park. You will receive a total of 120 minutes parking on the same day. Yes, you can park for up to an hour in the morning, leave the car park and return later on the same day and you will be able to park for up to a total of two free hours (a combined total duration of both visits). Once this 120 minute time frame has been exceeded (even by a minute), you will be charged for the third hour of parking, so stay and enjoy a coffee or some more shopping!

 

Personal styling service

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Personal styling service

We are thrilled to offer a complimentary fashion styling service for you to enjoy during your shopping experience at Central Square. This is a highly personalised service provided by local stylist, Ema Smith from Style Rebellion.

Personal styling can help you understand the latest fashion trends or perhaps how to create your own personal look to suit your lifestyle. A professional styling session is a positive approach to finding your favourite new outfit or creating a capsule wardrobe.

Ema is a qualified stylist who will work with you to find new ways to dress using the range of fashion options available at Central Square.

There is no obligation to make a purchase and this service is provided free of charge on the first Friday of each month. Sessions outside of these times are available, please speak with Ema regarding her service charges.

Personal styling sessions are available on the first Friday of each month.

Bookings can be made by contacting Ema directly on 0437 291 690 or through our Facebook page.

Style Rebellion at Central Square

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Hello I’m Ema, the stylist behind Style Rebellion.

I’m a mother, wife, daughter, sister and a granddaughter.  I’d been a stylist my whole life when I decided to take it to the next level.  I studied at the Australian Style Institute in Melbourne and graduated in 2016 with an Advanced Certificate of Professional Style & Image.

What is a stylist? 

I help people look and feel their best through the medium of clothes.  Basically create the best version of YOU!  My clients range from as young as 14, up to 87 years. I help men and women look their best, whether it’s for a new job, new mother, mother of the bride, weight gain or weight loss, hot date, regain their confidence or just wanting to change/find their individual style.

Currently I am collaborating with Central Square Ballarat to bring you one hour styling sessions for FREE!

How does this work?

You make a booking through Facebook or directly with me on 0437 291 690.  We meet at Central Square on the first Friday of the month.  We sit down for about 5 minutes to answer some questions about you and why you are here.  Then we go shopping within Central Square to find your personal style.  All in under an hour.   It’s that easy and it’s FREE.

Plus if you are one of the first three clients to book in the months of March, April, May and June 2020 you will ALSO receive an $80 gift card, kindly provided by Central Square Ballarat.

So what are you waiting for!  Book a free styling session with me today.