Ballarat is an amenity-rich city that continues to flourish. Known for its rapid growth during the gold rush era, this historic town has developed into a bustling cultural centre and vibrant community that attracts visitors and day trippers alike. Ballarat’s prominence has surged over recent years with an influx of new residents lured by the promise of an active lifestyle, access to cultural events, excellent education, and an easy commute to Melbourne’s CBD.


A diverse regional city, Ballarat hosts a range of sport, art and cultural events. Visit Her Majesty’s Ballarat to experience an array of musical and theatre productions or take a stroll through Australia’s oldest regional gallery, The Art Gallery of Ballarat, known for its acclaimed collection of paintings and sculptures by international and Australian artists.

Ballarat boasts a strong presence of small business owners, artisan food makers and local growers that can be found throughout the city and at farmers’ markets across the region. For those hungry for adventure,
Mt Buninyong is a short day trip away, while Sovereign Hill offers fun for the whole family.


Ballarat is known for its excellent schools including Ballarat Clarendon College, Ballarat Grammar and Ballarat High School. The city is also home to many primary schools and kindergartens as well as Federation University Australia. Sturt Street, the charming heart of Ballarat, is just a 10 minute drive from Winterfield. The route 25 bus, which departs from nearby Wiltshire lane, will also have you in the city centre in 20 minutes.