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Made of Ballarat

Discover what Ballarat is made of.

Ours isn’t a city you just seek out – it’s a place made to try on and revel in.

It’s a place where each day is made of daring adventures, earthly treasures and lingering heritage. And each night is made of rich indulgence, startling sights and fusing cultures.

Our winding streets are made for idle wandering, filled with experiences made to conquer. Our evolving culture is made from worldly people – creators of artistry made to ponder.

Each plate we fill is piled high with freshness, and each drop we sip is liquid gold. And, sure, our past may have put us on the map, but each new day sees fresh fortunes unfold.

It’s why the best quests, the fondest memories, the richest flavours and fullest stories aren’t made of moments spent at home; they’re made of Ballarat.


Eat your way around Ballarat

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Wondering where to eat in Ballarat? Ballarat is a mecca of exceptional chefs, fine food and an electric atmosphere. You just need to know where...

New farmgate experience launches in Ballarat

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Following the success of their Mystery Picnic in Ballarat, AmazingCo has launched a new self-guided food discovery experience just in time for summer. Gather, taste...

What’s new in Ballarat

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Meet the Ballarat businesses not letting a global pandemic get in the way of a grand opening at the tail end of 2021. Food &...

The best ways to explore the great outdoors in Ballarat

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No matter the weather, there’s boundless fun to be had in Ballarat’s great outdoors. From charming sunflower fields to colourful murals and picturesque lookouts, your...

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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.