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Ballarat Legacy

Legacy House, 5 Raglan Street South, Ballarat, VIC 3350

Postal address: 5 Raglan Street South, Ballarat, VIC 3350

Phone: (03) 5331 3242

Email: legbalrt@


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Club Contact Details

Ballarat Legacy Club Inc

Legacy House
5 Raglan Street South
Ballarat Victoria 3350

Telephone: (03) 5331 3242
Fax: (03) 5331 3828

Hours of Operation:
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 12 Noon to 4.00 pm
Wednesday: Open by appointment only

E-mail: legbalrt@ncable.net.au

Ballarat Legacy and its Groups, Maryborough/St Arnaud and Bacchus Marsh currently has 107 members and over 900 widows, children and people with a disability in its care.

We are always keen to have new members as volunteers to assist with our sacred task of looking after the families of our deceased and incapacitated Veterans.

Office Bearers:

Senior Vice President:
Junior Vice President:

Legatee Rod Edwards
Legatee Howard Gibbon
Legatee Allan McKinnon
Honorary Secretary:
Honorary Treasurer:

Legatee Peta Gillespie
Legatee Graeme Orr
Welfare Officer:

Administration Officer
Shalene (Shay) Nicholas

Jan Gillett

Members meet each Friday for fellowship, lunch and meeting at 12.30pm at Legacy House, 5 Raglan Street South Ballarat. Lunch is served at 12.45pm.
We have quality guest speakers following lunch (from 1330 till 1400 Hours); except the fourth Friday of each month when we hold our monthly Business Meeting.

Club History

Ballarat Legacy Club was founded in 1926 by William Brazenor and R C Bishop. From the outset the need was to look after the interests of children of deceased soldiers in the Ballarat district. It was the third Legacy Club founded in Australia. A short time later this was extended to include the widows of their deceased comrades.

Over time Ballarat Legacy Club extended Its influence to a wider area and now includes an area reaching from Bacchus Marsh in the East to St.Arnaud in the West; Daylesford to the North and Meridith to the South.

Identifying a need for companionship, Ballarat Legacy Club founded the first 'Laurel Club' for the widows in 1961. Today most Legacy Clubs have similar arrangements.

Today Ballarat Legacy Club maintains a membership of over 100 Legatees and assists more than 900 widows and dependents.


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