Groups for 2021 are:

  • Ararat and District Carers Group for people who care for a young person with additional needs. Meets monthly for lunch at various local venues.

Ararat Group 2021


  • Ballarat Autism Parent Connection Group for a social coffee, morning tea and information sharing. Meets at the Robin Hood Hotel on the third Monday of the month, 10am – 12pm.

Ballarat Autism Parent Connection Group 2021


  • Bacchus Marsh Disability Parent Connection Group Meets one Monday each month, 10.30am – 12.30pm usually at the Darley Neighbourhood House in Bacchus Marsh, 33 Jonathan Drive, Darley.

Bacchus Marsh Group 2021


  • Wednesday Walks (during term 1 and 4 only) for any parent carers of children with disabilities. Meets at the cannons next to Pipers By The Lake and walks down to the POW Memorial and through the Botanical Gardens. Shorter options are available for those who need them.

Wednesday Walks 2021


Other available groups that are not facilitated by Pinarc:

  • Ballarat Down Syndrome Parent Connection Group Meets regularly for support, discussion, information.
  • SCODA – (Supporting Carers of Disabled Adults) is a Ballarat-based group
    Meets for lunch first Monday of each month.
  • Ballarat Specialist School Parent Support Group Meets fortnightly during the school term


Our Parent Support Coordinator puts together a monthly newsletter, filled with links to information and support initiatives. To access the latest Parent Support Program newsletter please contact us to have it emailed directly to you.



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