Ballarat Action Network

Welcome to the Ballarat & Central Highlands Action Network!

Every Victorian community has a stake in moving our state beyond polluting fuels and protecting our rivers and natural world, and we owe it to our younger generations.

The Central Highlands region has an opportunity to show strong civic leadership in this transition. We cannot afford to cling to an unjust and destructive fossil-fuel-based economy. To be a part of the modern era, we must accelerate the transition to a sustainable economy – now.

But we must act with even greater speed and urgency before the costs of inaction increase exponentially. We demand that our Federal political representatives and candidates commit to immediate and concrete action on climate.

Sign on to the open letter here 

Meet the local team

Lucy Marks

Hailing from Wangaratta, Lucy studied climate change at uni and has volunteered with Climate 4 Change and on the Communities Leading Change publication. She's now an organiser - believing that we win when everyday people work together with a vision for a thriving future.

Hayley Sestokas

Hayley moved back home to Gippsland after 8 years working with communities on the frontlines of dangerous fossil fuel export projects. Hayley is passionate about reimagining our future beyond coal, strengthening our connections to place and people through the process.

Victor Komarovsky

Victor grew up in Aotearoa New Zealand where learned to organise through years of volunteering in the youth climate movement. Now on Bunurong Country in Frankston, he sees fertile ground everywhere for the radical change we need.

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.