Win a Panasonic digital camera

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Shop at Central Square during Ballarat International Foto Biennale for your chance to win a Panasonic DMC-TZ80 digital camera. Collect your entry form at participating stores to enter.


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 Ballarat and not Facebook. The supplied information is used solely for the execution of this competition by Central Square Ballarat.

Information on how to enter the BIFB PANASONIC CAMERA Competition (hereafter referred to as ‘the competition’) forms part of these terms and conditions.

Participants must enter the competition by collecting an entry form available at participating stores during the promotion period, correctly completing an entry form and placing it in the competition entry barrel located on the ground floor at Central Square Shopping Centre.

Entry forms are available at participating stores at Central Square Shopping Centre.

Entry is only open to residents of Victoria. Employees and tenants of the promoter and their staff are ineligible to enter.

Multiple entries are permitted.

Central Square Ballarat Shopping Centre accepts no responsibility for any complications associated with completing the entry form and placing completed entry forms into the competition entry barrel.

The promotional period is from 9am Saturday 21 September 2019 to 4pm Sunday 13 October 2019.

Three winners will be drawn at random at 12pm on Wednesday 16 October 2019. Winners will be contacted by phone or email by Central Square Ballarat centre management by 12pm on Thursday 17 October 2019.

If the prize winner does not contact Central Square Ballarat within 14 days to claim their prize, we will assume that the prize is unclaimed, and a new winner(s) will be selected at random on Monday 4 November 2019.

Judge’s decision is final, and no further correspondence will be entered.

The prize pool is three Panasonic Lumix Digital Cameras (DMC-TZ80) valued at RRP $499 each. Three winners will be drawn randomly.

The prize not redeemable for cash, not transferable and must be taken as offered.

The winner(s) must present identification to claim their prize; this identification must match the winning entrant’s details. The prize must be collected from the Central Square Ballarat Centre Management office open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm or by phoning 03 5333 4330.

Winners may be asked to provide photo ID to collect their prize from the centre management office.

The winner(s) must sign a prize collection form when they collect their prize.

If any winner(s) is under the age of 18 years, the prize will be awarded to the winner’s parent or guardian.

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 Ballarat Facebook page, Instagram page and website, and in the local newspapers.

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.

By entering this competition, you will be added to the Central Square database and will receive emails from time to time. You can choose to unsubscribe from the database at any time by clicking on the link at the bottom of the email.

The Promoter is Majestic Properties Pty Ltd trading as Central Square Ballarat Shopping Centre, 18 Armstrong Street South, Ballarat, VIC 3350 Phone: 03 5333 4330 ABN: 83 068 573 188 and reserves the right to cancel this promotion at any time

This competition has no connection to Facebook or Instagram whatsoever and is not sponsored, supported or controlled by Facebook or Instagram in any way. All questions, comments or complaints are to be referred to Central Square Ballarat and not Facebook or Instagram. The supplied information is used solely for the execution of this competition by Central Square Ballarat.

Free school holiday fun

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Have some FREE fun with your family these school holidays

Biscuit decorating with the Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society

3rd and 4th October
11am – 2pm


Build Your Own Sandwich with Sandwich Chefs

Friday 4 October
11am – 1pm


Tokyo Sushi Kitchen are running sushi rolling workshops for just $5 per family. Click here to find out more.

Sushi Rolling Workshops

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Come to cook with Tokyo Sushi Kitchen on Thursday 3rd October.

Sessions available at 10.30am and 2.30pm with limited places. Bookings are essential.

To roll with us, simply follow 3 steps
1. Pick your preferred session: 10:30am or 2:30pm
2. State the number of participants
3. Email the above info to

Click here to see our free school holiday activities.

While you are visiting, check out the John Street photography, part of Ballarat International Foto Biennale, for some Seventies Foodies inspiration.

Come to cook

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3rd & 4th October

We are celebrating the Seventies food scene for the school holidays with kids cooking activities on Thursday 3rd October and Friday 4th October. Kids can enjoy free biscuit decorating with the Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society, free sandwich building with Sandwich Chefs and sushi making workshops with Tokyo Sushi Kitchen ($5 per family).

Be sure to check out the Seventies Foodies exhibition by John Street as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale when you visit.

Biscuit decorating with the Ballarat Agricultural & Pastoral Society
3rd and 4th October
11am – 2pm


Sushi Rolling with Tokyo Sushi Kitchen
Thursday 3 October
10.30am and 2.30pm
$5 per family
Email to book your place


Build Your Own Sandwich with Sandwich Chefs
Friday 4 October
11am – 1pm


White Night Ballarat

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Celebrate White Night Ballarat on Saturday 21 September at Central Square Ballarat. The food court will be open until 11pm and is the perfect place to recharge during your White Night experience.

These stores will be open:

Please note the multi-story car park closes at MIDNIGHT on Saturday. Any vehicles in the car park will be locked in until 10am on Sunday morning.

Seventies Foodies

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Seventies Foodies by award winning photographer, John Street

Central Square Ballarat
Ballarat International Foto Biennale 2019
24 August to 20 October

Born in 1933 in the UK, John Street started his photographic career as an apprentice in 1958 with Neil Nimmo in London, within a few years, he was photographing Twiggy and Jean Shrimpton. His agent, David Puttnam directed him into still life and food photography where he became an expert. He emigrated to Australia in 1972 and began his Australian advertising career which spanned 27 years. Street has received many international awards and held over 10 solo exhibitions.

This exhibition showcases his food photography from the 1970s and 1980s in Australia with an unique selection of his works from the Peter Russell-Clarke cookbooks. The collaboration with Russell-Clarke was a long and fruitful one : Russell-Clarke did all the food and Street made it dance.

Personal styling service

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Personal styling service

A complimentary fashion styling service is now available 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 during 2019.

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

Bookings can be made by contacting Ema directly on 0437 291 690.

The AFL Store update

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Locally owned, The AFL Store in Central Square has recently been updated with a gorgeous new shopfront and store fit out.  You’ll find your favourite AFL gear in the store right now and receive personalised customer service from the team.

New merchandise ranges are arriving daily including a huge range of socks, guernseys, beanies, scarves and great new products like lunch boxes, backpacks, luggage tags etc.

If you have a little Auskicker at home, be sure to check out the Auskick bundle which includes a free pair of football boots when you purchase a Youth Bundle*, which has shorts, socks, and a guernsey in your chosen team colours.


* Offer is subject to stock availability.  Bundle offers differ instore.

Central Square is changing seasons

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As the leaves start to turn gold and bronze in the soft autumn sunlight, Central Square Shopping Centre is also changing. New stores are opening and old favourites are being refreshed.

Witchery has opened a beautiful new store in Ballarat and the stunning autumn/winter range is now available. Featuring soft tones of beige, brown, blues and highlighted by animal print, the range is sure to lift your wardrobe with a few key pieces. The annual #ocrf White Shirt campaign is now on and your purchase can help make a difference – visit the store to find out more about this campaign. Witchery Ballarat is located near the main entrance in Armstrong Street South on the ground floor.



Noni B is moving into a brand new store next to Suzanne Grae and will be opening very soon. In the meantime, visit the Noni B pop-up shop for some amazing bargains. You’ll find the temporary store opposite Bras N Things on the ground floor.




Valpied Shoes has received a makeover and the new store is light, open and welcoming. The store stocks shoes for any occasion by well-loved brands Diana Ferrari, Django & Juliette, Florsheim, Hush Puppies, Windsor Smith, Doc Martens and many more. The friendly team are trained to find the perfect shoe for you.  New styles are arriving daily for the autumn/winter season.


Come to life at Central Square