Escape the intensity of metropolitan life with a slower-paced lifestyle that creates the perfect foundation off which to build your new home.

Ballarat offers residents all the perks of city life – from boutique shopping to fine dining, a thriving arts scene to immersive entertainment – meaning a day’s work can easily be complemented by a night’s play.

Combine all this with the city’s community-oriented character, ever-evolving diversity and all-round charm, and you have an emerging dream.

Pictured: Dr Michael Akindeju (Ph.D, CEng, CChem, RPEQ), Director and Principal Consulting Process Engineer MKPro Group and President of the Ballarat African Association.

Connect with a city of brilliant minds and discover newfound opportunities.

Ballarat boasts thriving manufacturing, agricultural and hi-tech industry sectors featuring national and international companies that have chosen to make the Ballarat region home. More than 30 businesses call Ballarat Technology Park home, including IBM, Concentrix and Ballarat Primary Health Care Limited. The new Ballarat GovHub is set to be home to around 1,000 Victorian public sector employers.

The health precinct, industrial areas and the ever-evolving Ballarat West Employment Zone are just some examples of where you can find employment opportunities. As a UNESCO City of Craft and Folk Art, Ballarat also has a focus on creative industries – including fashion designers, architects, publishers and makers. Get ready to make your mark.



It was the appeal of a regional lifestyle that drew community health worker Katherine Cape 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.