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We Are Ballarat

We Are Ballarat is a rally cry to you, our wonderful Ballarat locals, to get behind – and celebrate – our great city.

Because We Are Ballarat. We Are ALL Ballarat. And together we will create the Ballarat of tomorrow.


Everything we love to do is better when we experience it with our favourite people.

So, let’s invite them all here and show off what our city has to offer.

Ballarat – better when we’re together.

Tips from a local

What are your favourite local places to visit and things to do when your friends or family visit?

My plans always revolve around food, let’s be honest. The Hydrant is perfect for brunch and a cheeky coffee. I can’t go past The Forge for lunch followed by an afternoon cocktail at Roy Hammond and dinner at Ragazzone or Moon and Mountain.

Do you have any spots you love to show off?

I think we take the beautiful Ballarat Botanical Gardens for granted sometimes! It’s a lovely spot to go for a picnic, fish and chips and a kick of the footy.

Tim Bone
MasterChef alumni and Tim’s Toasties owner


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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.