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 businesses, 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.


We’re here to help you

We can assist with all your enquiries on setting up or expanding your business in Ballarat.

Contact our expert 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.



"We searched the world... and then we reached out to Ballarat."

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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.