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HMAS Ararat Freedom of Entry 

Saturday 16-Jun-18

In honour of the 75th Anniversary Commissioning of the HMAS Ararat 1, the Crew and Command of HMAS Ararat II will be attending from Darwin for a Freedom of Entry March 
HERE IN ARARAT on Saturday 16-Jun-18. 
The March commences at 1:00 pm from the Edith Cavell Memorial, consisting of the Navy Band, Crew, Senior Naval Personnel, 
proceeding along Barkly Street where they will then request Freedom of Entry from the Police and then continue along Barkly Street past a viewing stand. 
It will finish near the Ararat RSL car park. A Civic Reception will be held at Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre around 3:00 pm.
ARARAT RSL encourages all of the community to be present for this momentous occasion to support and showcase this wonderful city!
Below are 2 links…one with history on HMAS Ararat I and the other regarding the visit of HMAS Ararat II.

Ararat Parkrun
08:00 AM

Ararat Parkrun

Sunday 10-Jun-18 Ararat Trash ‘N’ Treasure

ARBA Welcomes Dianne from Dinkydi Training Solutions

Welcome another new ARBA Member!

Dianne Harmer
Dinkydi Training Solutions​

Q: How did your journey begin?
A: With an interest in First Aid since 1998 and undertaking a Cert IV in Training & Assessment
Q: What’s your favourite part of your job?
A: – Practical hands-on First Aid
– Training with humour
– Being in reciprocal business interests/support
Q: What’s your favourite part about the Ararat Region?
A: Inclusive, friendly, and resiliant
Q: Why did you join ARBA?
A: Reciprocal Interests

ARBA Welcomes Matthew & Kaylene from Acacia Caravan Park

Welcome Matthew and Kaylene!

Acacia Caravan Park & Holiday Units
Matthew and Kaylene Linsley

Q: How did your journey begin?
A: Our journey began on December 1 2016 as we became the new owners of Acacia
Q: What’s the favourite part of your job?
A: The most favourite part is all the people we get to meet every day hearing their stores and sharing our beautiful park with them
Q: What’s your favourite part about the Ararat Region?
A: Our favourite part is everything Ararat has to offer. So much to see that we always try and convince travelers to spend more than one night–JWard and Aradale are fascinating; Gum San, the little museums, One Tree Hill–the views and sunset, the local wineries, the historic buildings, and the history that Ararat has
Q: Joining ARBA and expectations
A: We joined ARBA to learn and grow and to get to know other business owners. We are new to town and feel for one business to be successful everyone needs to work together and support each other In everything we have done, we have done our best to shop local and support all the other small businesses like us. I guess our expectations from ARBA is the place for businesses to come together, network, share successes, support and promote the town we live in.

Networking & Nibbles Evening

ARBA Members: Looking for a great evening event that will allow you to Network, Grow & Explore.

Come along and bring a guest to Mountainside Wines in Warrak. Meet Shane & Jane as they share and showcase their adventure.

To RSVP or to see how your business/organisation can become a member contact
or call 53550218

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Member Profile March 2016

Saines Lucas

Member Profile for February 2016

The Ararat Book Shop.

Phone 53527430

Address: 184 Barkly Street Ararat Victoria 3377


Ararat’s community Christmas shopping night 2015

ARARAT retailers are banding together to keep open their doors next Friday (December 11) as part of a community Christmas shopping night.

From 5.30pm to 8pm residents will have the chance to check out the Christmas specials on offer from participating businesses.

In addition to the bargains in Barkly Street there will be a jumping castle and face painting.

Slushy, popcorn and fairy floss machines for children and the Rotary Club of Ararat are putting on a cake stall and sausage sizzle.

Even some of the popular animals from the Halls Gap Zoo will make an appearance.

The event has been jointly organised by ARBA and ARCC.

Members Profile for December 2015



30 Vincent Street

Ararat, Victoria,3377

Mobile 0429090611


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Networking and Nibbles at Chalambar Golf Club.

Networking and Nibbles at Chalambar was enjoyed by about 30 people.

Good food and good company.

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