Help with Chess
Probably the best site for players from the learner to intermediate levels would be: The ChessKid site (part of Chess.com).
For an introductory video: Learn to play chess
For puzzles: Test your chess skills
To play a computer (various levels) online: Play QWERTY
How to write down your moves: Chess Notation
Chess Coaching in Ballarat
There are several options for group or individual coaching in Ballarat, or online.
Chess Ideas (in Melbourne but Rob Bailey coaches locally as well)
Chess Kids (also in Melbourne - Ruari Coffey is a local contact for Chess Kids)
Central Highlands Chess (FM Simon Rutherford is based around Ballarat & Hepburn shires) Flyer download