At a glance
Nearby regional city
Geelong (70 mins, 87km)
Winter: 3.6°c - 10.8°c
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.
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.
It’s also worth getting acquainted with the Victorian Government’s Ballarat GovHub initiative, which is in the process of creating a multi-million dollar business precinct in Ballarat to fully enhance its economic prospects.
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.