City of Ballarat

With its thriving arts, entertainment and foodie culture, excellent transport, high-performing schools and affordable housing, Ballarat offers an idyllic lifestyle that perfectly blends the best of country and city living.

As Victoria’s third-fastest growing city, it’s easy to see why Ballarat has gained a reputation as Australia’s most liveable regional centre. Rich in history, and boasting attractions such as Sovereign Hill, Ballarat Wildlife Park, Mount Buninyong, Lake Wendouree and glorious botanical gardens, the region remains one of Victoria’s most popular tourism destinations. 

Affordable housing can be found throughout the region; from thriving inner suburbs such as Ballarat East, Bakery Hill, Eureka and Newington; to Alfredton, Delacombe and Wendouree in the west; Invermay Park and Nerrina to the north; Warrenheip in the east; and Sebastopol, Mount Clear and Mount Helena in the south.

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Excellent transport options including upgraded rail and road networks ensure Ballarat remains within easy commuting distance of Melbourne by both train and car. Home to Federation University and the Australian Catholic University, and excellent public and private schools such as Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat Grammar, Loreto College, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat High School and Ballarat Secondary College, Ballarat’s educational offerings are second to none. With two hospitals - Ballarat Base Hospital and St John of God Ballarat Hospital – and thriving commercial and industrial hubs, the region offers abundant employment opportunities across manufacturing, agriculture, health, education, hospitality and tourism.

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City of Ballarat


Addington, Alfredton, Ascot, Bakery Hill, Bald Hills, Ballarat, Ballarat East, Black Hill, Blowhard, Bo Peep, Bonshaw, Brown Hill, Buninyong, Bunkers Hill, Burrumbeet, Canadian, Cardigan, Cardigan Village, Chapel Flat, Coghills Creek, Creswick, Delacombe, Durham Lead, Ercildoune, Eureka, Glen Park, Glendaruel, Glendonnel, Golden Point, Gong Gong, Invermay, Invermay Park, Lake Gardens, Lake Wendouree, Learmonth, Magpie, Miners Rest, Mitchell Park, Mount Bolton, Mount Clear, Mount Helen, Mount Pleasant, Mount Rowan, Nerrina, Newington, Redan, Scotchmans Lead, Scotsburn, Sebastopol, Smythes Creek, Soldiers Hill, Sovereign Hill, Tourello, Warrenheip, Wattle Flat, Weatherboard, Wendouree, Wendouree Village, Windermere.


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*Data sourced from 2021 Census.
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Area attractions​


Sovereign Hill
Art Gallery of Ballarat
Ballarat Wildlife Park
National Centre for Photography
Lake Wendouree
The Robert Clarke Conservatory
Creswick Woollen Mills

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A reliable snapshot of the property market in the City of Ballarat