All in one place.
All in Ballarat.

Dubbed Australia’s most liveable regional city (RMIT 2020), Ballarat is an alluring regional centre characterised by business, leisure and pleasure.

Launch your career, raise a family, escape the hustle and bustle, build community, discover your newfound passion.

The city ticks all the boxes for those seeking a lifestyle that satisfies the requirements of work, rest and play.

Punctuated by a vibrant community feel, Ballarat boasts a population of almost 110,000 and is home to Australia’s Federation University, two hospitals, numerous schools in the public and independent sectors, and a plethora of job opportunities across manufacturing, agriculture, health, education, hospitality and tourism.

Combine all this with its ever-advancing developments in food, wine, art, culture, sport and entertainment, and you have a melting pot that makes for an idyllic home.

FAST FACTS

Ballarat is the largest centre in Western Victoria and the state’s fastest growing inland city.

Long before Europeans arrived, the Ballarat district was home to more than 25 aboriginal tribes known as the Wadawurrung people.

In 2019, Ballarat’s economy was valued at $15.015 billion, representing a 45 percent growth in the 10 years from 2010.

IBM Global Services, McCain Foods, Mars Wrigley Confectionery, MaxiTrans and Alstom are of the 8,857 businesses based in the region.

The Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional gallery in Australia and houses one of the country’s most extensive collections of early Australian works.


SUCCESSFUL REGIONAL MOVE

MEET JOHN AND JESS LIM

"Ballarat has changed a lot in the last 10 years and we’ve really fallen in love with it... it's definitely home now."

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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.