Welcome to our new website!

Welcome to the new Ararat Rural City Council website! Let us know what you think...

Why are you changing the website?

Based on your feedback, we’ve developed a new site that is more user friendly and responsive. Regular feedback was that our previous website was confusing and important information was hard to find, so we’ve simplified the layout and design.

We’ve also added new functionality to make your interactions with Council easier, and you can now do some transactions online such as applying for community grants or lodging a disabled parking application. We’ll be adding other things in the New Year too.

What's new?

The first thing you’ll notice is that things look a lot different! There’s a new menu that makes finding what you’re looking for much easier.

The new homepage focuses on the top things people look for when they come to our website, as well as showing off what we have to offer to those looking at visiting our region.

We’ve ensured that things are clearer and easier to find, to help you find what you need as quickly and easily as possible.

Some of the new features include:

Improved navigation

We’ve introduced a better menu system that responds to what our community use the most, so the most used topics will always sit at the top of the list. 

My Dashboard

My Dashboard is a new feature that allows you to create a profile to access information relevant to you including bin collection days, events, community consultation and contact details.  As our website grows, so will your dashboard to enable you to see your property details, upcoming payments or track pNew rogress of applications.

View us on your mobile

We know that sometimes you need to find something while you’re on the run, so we’ve ensured a smooth online experience no matter what device you’re using. You’ll find our new site will adapt to smaller screens, user-friendly mobile menus and allow you to fill in forms on any device.

News Library

Easily stay up to date with all the latest news and information from Ararat Rural City Council. All our media releases and updates will appear here, so you will know things as soon as they happen.

Apply for a Grant

Our Community Grants are now online! You can save your application and come back to it later, upload any documents and submit everything via the website.

Have your say

The new community engagement portal will allow Ararat Rural City Council to put out a variety of strategies, plans, projects for community feedback. There will be surveys, plans and proposals for you to be able to have your say on. This will commence from 2017.

Will I need to do anything new or different?

No. Our website has been designed and tested to work on a wide variety of browsers, screen sizes and operating systems.

What if I find something that doesn’t work?

Let us know! We’re looking forward to your feedback! Either leave your thoughts below, or email media@ararat.vic.gov.au and we’ll make sure it’s looked at as soon as possible.

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