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Cycling Australia Road National Championships Ballarat

Road National Championships

Australia's largest road race returns to Ballarat, where the nation's best cyclists battle it out for the 'King of the Mountain' crown...

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The Ballarat Beer Festival is a family-friendly day out with live music, local food and entertainment for the kids


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The Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival is an electric spectacle each February with music, markets and more!



Ballarat gets your heart pulsing and taste-buds dancing with wine bars, breweries, award-winning restaurants, festivals, tracks and trails and oh so much more. It's a melting pot of cultural and sporting events, gastronomic treasures and hints of the past. It's a place steeped in the history of the Eureka Rebellion and the golden era of the 1850s. It's the heritage backdrop to your totally modern escape.

Upcoming Events

Ballarat Swap Meet

19 February 2015-21 February 2015

On the last weekend in February collectors and motoring enthusiasts will descend upon Ballarat in the hope of securing a bargain at the largest Swap Meet held in the southern hemisphere.

Bahrain National Football Club

27 December 2014-7 January 2015

The City of Ballarat has secured the Bahrain National Football team to train in Ballarat in preparation for the AFC Asian Cup in 2015. The AFC Asian Cup has brought together Asia’s top national football teams, with Australia to host the event in 2015.


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Where to stay in Ballarat?

Accommodation in Ballarat offers a wide choice, from magnificent fully-restored 19th century buildings through to beautiful apartments, grand guesthouses and country homesteads, quaint B&Bs, boutique hotels and motels, restored cottages and premier holiday parks.

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