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Ballarat's Botanical Gardens will be in full bloom for the 2015 Begonia Festival- voted Australia's favourite event!


Red Hot Summer Tour

The Red Hot Summer Tour rock extravaganza brings you the concert of a life time! See renowned performers Jimmy Barnes, Hoodoo Gurus, James Reyne, Daryl Braithwaite, Diesel and Boom Crash Opera.



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 Begonia Festival

Ballarat Begonia Festival

7 March 2015-9 March 2015

The Ballarat Begonia Festival 2015 will be held over the March Labour Day long weekend, Saturday 7 to Monday 9 March.

AFL NAB Challenge - Bulldogs v Demons

14 March 2015-14 March 2015

Melbourne and Western Bulldogs will go head-to-head in their pre-season competition in Ballarat, presenting a rare and exciting opportunity to watch an AFL game in Ballarat

Ballarat Heritage Weekend

9 May 2015-10 May 2015

Held over the Mother's Day weekend, the 2015 Ballarat Heritage Weekend will celebrate ‘A Century of Service' and will tell the story of Australia's commitment to military service.


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