Make Your Move Ballarat - a women's health week event

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Barkly Square

25-39 Barkly Street

Ballarat, VIC 3353


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YMCA Ballarat in collaboration with City of Ballarat, Ballarat Community Health, Ballarat Health Services, Sports Central and BGT are bringing you…

Make Your Move, a free event for women in Ballarat as part of Women’s Health Week. Take steps for your wellbeing and put this in your diary!

Saturday 7 September from 9am-1pm at Barkly Square, 25-39 Barkly Street Ballarat

Make Your Move is an opportunity for women of all ages in Ballarat to invest in their own physical and mental health! This half day event will provide opportunities to come and try new active recreation classes and sports, attend meditation and mindfulness sessions and participate in wholefooods workshops. Guest speakers will share their experiences and knowledge about getting active, living with mental illness and being a woman. There will be a Wellbeing Space with free massages, health checks and local opportunities to get active, as well as lots of delicious, healthy snacks to keep you going!

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact YMCA on or 4311 1500.


How does the day work?

Make Your Move is going to be a great day! We have guest speakers to talk to you on a range of women's health topics all day, as well as a series of classes you can participate in including yoga, tai chi, zumba, netball, meditation and a wholefoods workshops! The focus is on getting active, thinking about our mental health and feasting on some healthy food! The schedule for the day is included below, and updates will be on the Facebook page @MakeYourMoveBallarat. Schedules and maps will be available on the day at the registration desks. All activities will happen within Barkly Square and you'll have the choice on the day of what to attend. There is no pre-registration for particular sessions or classes. There will be healthy food and drinks available, as well as a Wellbeing Space with massages, health checks and loads of information on local health and wellbeing activities!

Make Your Move Program Schedule

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This event is for women aged 18 years +.

Is this event only for women?

This event is run during Women's Health Week but anyone is welcome to attend!

What if I have kids - can they come?

There is limited onsite supervised children's activities available for children aged between 18 months - 12 years old. We are not able to provide food or toileting for your child whilst they are in our care. There are regular breaks in the schedule when you can pop into the room and check if your child needs anything. To register your child for this, please email Unfortunately if the spaces have been taken by the time you contact us, you will have to find alternate childcare arrangements or cancel your ticket.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There are approximately 50 carparks available at Barkly Square, located off Princes Street South. There is also a significant amount of free, untimed street parking available in the surrounding streets. We encourage you to take active transport to Make Your Move Ballarat - jump on your bike, walk down or take public transport! There are bike racks available and a special gift for anyone who makes use of active travel!

What can I bring into the event?

Come along in comfortable clothes that you can get active in. All equipment for the classes and sessions will be provided. We're trying to have minimal environmental impact at the Make Your Move Ballarat event so bring a water bottle and a reusable coffee cup if you have one. Water and snacks will be available on the day.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Check out our Facebook page for more information, or email the event coordinator YMCA at You can also ring us on 03 4311 1500.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Nope, we'll have your name on a list.

Will there be tickets on the door?

We're expecting that all tickets will be sold out prior to the day, however if there happens to be some spare tickets, there will be some available for free on the door at the Make Your Move event.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Sure thing - you can pass your ticket onto a friend or family - just let us know at the registration desk when you arrive.

What if it's raining?

It's Ballarat so it probably will! All of the activities are happening inside (unless the weather is beautiful and then we'll relocate some outside!) so the event will run rain, hail or shine!

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