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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

Imhoff – A Life Of Grains And Pixels

11 October 2014-7 December 2014

A retrospective exhibition of material drawn from fifty-six years of photography and twenty-six years of film production by talented artist Robert Imhoff.

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.


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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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