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In a class of its own

As one of Victoria’s biggest regional centres, and one of the closest to Melbourne, the City of Ballarat continues to surge ahead.

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'The largest ICT Industry in Regional Australia’

Many know of Ballarat’s historic role as the epicentre of the gold rush and Eureka Stockade - our incredible heritage streetscapes are testament to our opulent past. But it’s a well kept secret that more than 2,000 people move here every year, now attracted by Ballarat’s incredible services, housing, employment, tourism and events.

In education, Ballarat remains in a class of its own. Ballarat is home to some of the finest primary and secondary schools in Australia, and several high-quality tertiary educational institutions. Employment opportunities abound. Healthcare services are outstanding. And as for lifestyle, there’s something for everyone - from beautiful natural attractions, such as the magnificent Lake Wendouree, to renowned galleries, theatres, festivals and restaurants.

If you’re searching for the ideal place to start a new life for you and your family, in the City of Ballarat you may have struck gold.

If you'd like to find out more, get in touch with the City of Ballarat.
03 5320 5500
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ballarat.vic.gov.au (external link)

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