Welcome to my website.

My priority as the Member for Ballarat is listening to the community and working in the best interests of our local area. As your local Federal Member of Parliament, I encourage you to seek assistance from me if you have any enquiries on matters for which the Federal Government is responsible. I also invite you to contact me or my office if you have any questions about local services and issues with which my office can help.

Since being re-elected, I have been working hard to ensure the Government keeps its commitments for our area, keeping in touch with the issues that affect you, and also representing you in Federal Parliament. This website is designed to provide information about government programs and activities across our region.

I look forward to seeing you out and about in the electorate.

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Electorate office
5 Lydiard St North
Ballarat, VIC 3350
(03) 5338 8123/1300 131 743
Fax: (03) 5333 7710
Email: Catherine.King.MP@aph.gov.au

Bacchus Marsh
(every Friday from 10am to 3pm)
Lerderderg Library - Geoffrey Hine Rm
215 Main Street Bacchus Marsh, VIC 3340
(03) 5338 8123

Since the release of the Federal Budget, I have been talking to people at mobile offices, market stalls and train stations to hear first-hand about its local impact.

The consistent message from people right across our community is their budgets are already stretched and they just can’t afford Tony Abbott’s new GP Tax, increased costs for medicines, cuts to family payments, changes to pensions and higher petrol prices.

I have launched a petition to oppose Tony Abbott’s cuts to Medicare, which you can find at:


Schools and tertiary education, health reform, the care of our elderly, the environment, housing, infrastructure, supporting volunteers and jobs.

These are the issues Catherine continues to work on.

Since her election to the seat of Ballarat in 2001, Catherine has been a tireless campaigner to make life better for local families.

After the election of the Labor Government in 2007, Catherine has:

1. Secured capital funding for schools across the electorate as part of the Building the Education Revolution.

2. Led a campaign to improve health services in Ballarat, Ballan, Creswick and Bacchus Marsh. This included a $42 million Labor investment in cancer support and treatment in Ballarat.

3. Worked with the City of Ballarat and shires of Hepburn, Moorabool and Golden Plains in achieving funding for more than 50 community infrastructure projects.

4. Lobbied for more affordable housing across the electorate.

5. Secured funding for major Western Highway roads projects including the Deer Park bypass, the realignment of Anthony's Cutting and the duplication of the highway between Ballarat and Stawell, as well as for dozens of small roads projects.

6. Continues to work hard to make life better for every community across the electorate.