Boasting close to 9,000 businesses and with an economic growth of 45 per cent in the last decade, the city is bursting with contemporary offerings set against a historic backdrop, with many investors keeping their eye on the prize!

Ballarat offers everything that metropolitan areas can offer business, and more. Greenfield development opportunities, established commercial and industrial facilities, excellent transport connectivity, loyal and highly-skilled workforce, secure utilities including high speed NBN, and strategic planning to support future growth.


Business relocation and expansion support

If you are a business owner considering a relocation or expansion that will potentially impact your employees, please get in touch today. We are able to support you and inform your people on the benefits of living and raising a family in a beautiful regional centre like Ballarat.

Contact the team on 03 5320 5500 or economicdevelopment@ballarat.vic.gov.au

Ideally Positioned

As the major commercial centre in Western Victoria, and a stone’s throw from metropolitan Melbourne, Ballarat is ideally positioned to support business and industry growth.



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A regional treasure with plentiful lifestyle

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.