Community Organisations Directory
Ararat Afternoon Badminton Group

A great way to get together and have some fun. Enjoy the company of others as you share in a social afternoon of badminton. Mondays 1pm-3.30pm. No set teams and no pressure on competition. All Welcome!

Address: Alexandra Hall, Western Highway Ararat
Contact: Brenda Morris (President)
Phone: 0488 321 994​​​​​​​
Email: [email protected]

Ararat Car Club Inc

The Ararat Car Club is a small community-focused club that promotes diversity & Junior participation in grassroots motor sports. The club has 3 hill climbs a year at the iconic One Tree Hill Ararat, as well as several Motorkhana events. The club has in partnership with Victorian Government & Ararat Rural City Council continually to improve the reconstruction of One Tree Hill for the safety of both motorsport & general public.

Address: Ararat
Contact: Daryl McRae - President
Phone: 0417 051 713
Email: [email protected]

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

Ararat City Band

Ararat City Band is a community brass band located in the Rural City of Ararat. The band rehearses Monday evenings 7-9pm in the band room and performs at a wide range of community events and competitions.

Address: End of George Rd, Ararat (behind Ararat College)
Contact: Amy Stevens - Secretary
Phone: 0427 392 941
Email: [email protected]

Click here to view the Ararat City Band Facebook page

Ararat College

Ararat College is a co-educational secondary school with strong traditions. In a caring, well-disciplined atmosphere, the college sets high standards in all aspects of student endeavour, behaviour and attire. Dedicated and talented teaching and support staff deliver engaging educational opportunities to all students. Ararat College, in partnership with the community, provide an education that empowers young people to find their voice and thrive in any endeavour with respect, responsibility and excellence. 

Address: 4 - 30 Barkly Street, Ararat 3377
Contact: Ellie McDougall (Principal)
Phone: 03 5352 4177
Email: [email protected]

Click here to view the Ararat College Website.

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
Email: [email protected]

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)
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected]

Click here to view the Ararat Dog Rescue Facebook page

Ararat & District Badminton Association Inc

Address: Alexandra Hall, Elizabeth Park, Ararat
Contact: Robbie Stebbing (President)
Phone: 0458525447

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: [email protected] or via Facebook

Click here to view the Ararat Eisteddfod Facebook page.

Ararat Islamic Welfare Association Inc

It is an Islamic community organisation, provide prayer facilities, venue and opportunity to diverse community to interact each other. 

Address: 1 Birdwood Ave, Ararat, Vic 3377
Contact: Manzoor Mian​​​​​​​ - Secretary
Phone: 5352 7774
Email: [email protected]

Click here to view the Ararat Islamic Welfare Association Inc website.

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
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected]

Ararat Neighbourhood House

Ararat Neighbourhood House is a not-for-profit organisation committed to providing a friendly, welcoming environment for members of the local community and surrounds. 

Address: 56 Campbell St, Ararat VIC 3377
Contact: Talwinder Kaur (Manager)
Phone: 0353521551
Email: [email protected]


Click here to view the Ararat Neighbourhood House Facebook Page

Ararat Pony Club

Ararat Pony Club is a group for local members aged from 3 to 80 years old.  These horse riders meet every second Sunday of the month for a rally day filled with fun, friendships, and horsemanship development.

Address: 98 Elizabeth St, Ararat
Contact: Jill Marshall (Secretary)
Phone: 0428542524
Email: [email protected]

Click here to view the Ararat Pony Club Facebook Page


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
Email: [email protected]

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)
Email: [email protected]

Ararat Railway Heritage Association Inc.

Address: 91 High Street, Ararat
Contact: Barry Byron (Committee Member)
Phone: 0417106324

Ararat RSL

Ararat RSL sub-branch supports the local community with a focus on our ex-service men and women. 

Address: 74 - 76 High Street. Ararat
Contact: Frank Neulist, (President)
Phone: 53522794
Email: [email protected]


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
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected]

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
Email: [email protected]

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

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