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Author: Fiona Hart


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Location: 115 Lydiard Street North,, Ballarat Victoria

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Amount raised: $4,188.06


Foster Carers

The need for foster carers doesn’t stop during a crisis. And sadly, it can become even greater. That’s why we’re seeking new carers to provide vulnerable children and young people with a safe, supportive and nurturing environment.


Author: Seb Claassen

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  • Expression of interest - original artworks for Cafs

    Cafs is seeking expressions of interest from creative people within our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to develop artwork for two significant projects - an artwork to be featured in Cafs' Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2021-2023 and adapted for reporting and promotion of the RAP, and an original mural to be painted on site, at Cafs Family Contact Centre in Black Hill, Ballarat. Read more

  • Thread Together is coming to Ballarat - volunteers needed!

    Cafs will soon be launching a fantastic new partnership with Thread Together to provide people in need across the Ballarat region with brand-new clothing and accessories. Thread Together is a not-for-profit organisation driving social and environmental change by redistributing excess clothing stock through purpose-designed clothing hubs. Without Thread Together, many of these items would end up in landfill. Read more

  • Captain Moonlite to ride again this Friday

    Larger-than-life projection art installation Captain Moonlite Rides Again – Visual Stories of Ballarat Pride kicks off this Friday with an online launch streamed live online. Read more


  • 2021 Ian Stanley Classic

    It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the second Ian Stanley Classic on Friday 14 May 2021, at the Hepburn Springs Golf Club. This fundraising event will raise much-needed funds for Cafs to provide support to the Central Highlands region. Come join us for a day of golf and fun-filled activities while we remember the great Ian Stanley. Read more

  • Captain Moonlite Rides Again

    Captain Moonlite Rides Again will include an official launch on Friday 5 March 2020 hosted by and broadcast live on Ballarat’s own LaNCE TV, and will also be available online for anyone to view at any time to make it as accessible as possible. Cafs is pleased to be partnering with local LGBTIQ+ community members, artists, media agencies and organisations, historians and allies, to bring the region Captain Moonlite Rides Again. Read more

  • Captain Moonlite Rides Again Launch

    The launch for 'Captain Moonlite Rides Again' begins Friday, 5 March at 8.30pm online, and 9.00pm on Ballarat’s own LaNCE TV.  This event celebrates Ballarat pride and the Ballarat LGBTIQ+ community through art. Local LGBTIQ+ and ally artists submitted artwork that has since been curated into an installation to be projected onto the Market Street side of Cafs' building in Ballarat’s CBD for three weeks in March 2021. Share your experience, tag #cafsbymoonlite Read more