Since its inception, Ballarat has been a base for creativity, energy and a passion for innovation.

From when the Traditional Custodians tended to the land, to the days when educational institutions such as the Art Gallery of Ballarat were at their height, through to today when young minds are paving the way for tomorrow, the city has been defined by its people and their want to build a better community.

Studying in Ballarat means joining a group of like-minded and enthusiastic individuals from all walks of life who have a burning desire to hone in on their talents and skill sets in order to effect a change in society.

Where can I study?

Ballarat is home to two major tertiary institutions – Federation University and Australian Catholic University Ballarat Campus – renowned for courses in nursing, education, IT, engineering, science and much more. Federation University also has its accompanying TAFE school based in the centre of town.

The city is also home to campuses of several high-quality universities (including The University of Melbourne’s Ballarat Rural Clinical School), esteemed private schools and a multitude of renowned public and independent primary and secondary schools, providing many options for families searching for the perfect tuition.

The following links provide more information on schools in Ballarat:

Department of Education and Training – for information about public schools in Victoria.
My School – information on this site has been provided by individual schools and education authorities.
Independent Schools Victoria – for information and listings of independent schools.

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A city where you can build your future.


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.