A regional city that prides itself on its liveability.

Ballarat is home to some of the most renowned educational institutions in Australia, a high-quality healthcare system, robust manufacturing industry and copious job opportunities across a multitude of sectors. Combine this with its bustling arts and culture scene, fine food and wine, and acclaimed festivals and attractions, and you have a solid foundation off which to build your life anew.

With a history steeped in rich indigenous culture and a bold claim to gold rush fame, Ballarat is truly built on gold. A gold that can be seen, felt, smelt, heard and tasted. A gold which has existed for tens of thousands of years and which lasted through to the gold rush and beyond. A gold that continues to evolve today and will be further built upon well into the future.

Launch your career, raise a family, escape the hustle and bustle, build community, discover your newfound passion. All in one place. All in Ballarat.


Brought to you by City of Ballarat in collaboration with Commerce Ballarat, Committee for Ballarat and Ballarat Regional Tourism.

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A regional treasure with plentiful lifestyle


A city where you can build your future.


Keep your eye on the prize and make your mark.


Where golden opportunities await

The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.