Ballarat Action Network

Welcome to the Ballarat & Central Highlands Action Network!

Meet the local team

Rachel Buchanan

Making the shift from her family farm in South Australia, Rachel has made her home on a farm in the Central Highlands of Victoria. The farm backs beautiful bushland, rocky escarpments, a river boasting platypus, and a wildfire risk. A career in veterinary nursing has been teamed with farm work and with her husband, a dynamic organic fertiliser business. But the last few years of inaction by the government on climate change has seen her turn her attention to not only the love of the natural environment and but the fight to help save it.

Sue Broadway

Sue grew up in Brown Hill, and enjoyed discovering her local environment from a young age. She moved away to the Morning Peninsula as an adult, but returned back to Ballarat to bring up her children. As a parent and nature-lover, Sue joined the Action Network to help make a difference for the next generation.

Niki Elliot

Niki grew up in Ballarat, where she started the Ballarat Anti Nuclear Group following the outrage of the Jabiluka mine in the late 90s. After travelling far and wide, she came back to Ballarat to raise a family. She has a keen interest in waste, and together with her older sister developed No Waste Ballarat with the aim to share information and inspire others to reduce their waste. Niki is also heavily involved with her younger sister at the Ballarat Tool Library and CLPSchool Green Team.

What's happening in Ballarat & Central Highlands

Right now, our climate and environment is in crisis. We’re already experiencing the impacts of a damaged climate, but we also have an opportunity to limit the damage create a better, cleaner future. We know that people power is key to inspiring the action we need and holding our leaders to account. So we’re building a network of Victorians like you to bring together local communities across the state and take action.

Find out what the Action Network is up to across Victoria

Sign up to get involved!

By joining the Ballarat & Central Highlands Action Network, you’ll be connected to a community of passionate people working to cut dangerous climate pollution, transition to clean energy and protect our beautiful natural places. 

There’s plenty of ways you can get involved – no matter your skills, experience or location! Fill out the form below to sign up.