Ballarat and the region, is the ideal location to conduct your event. There over 100 events and festivals currently held in the area throughout year. There are many reasons why you should consider having your event in Ballarat.
Located in Central Victoria and only 75 minutes from Melbourne and two major airports (Tullamarine and Avalon). There also is a first class public transport to Ballarat, with a railway terminating within walking distance to the Ballarat CBD. Regular and reliable Airport shuttle bus, coach services, taxi and public transport within the city is provided and available.
Ballarat’s climate varies, with a blend of sunny and clear days, to crisp cool days and evenings, ideal for conducting a variety of outdoor or indoor events. Established outdoor events include the Cycling Australia Road International Championships in January and the world famous Begonia Festival in March, Springfest in November and Ironman Competition in December. Major indoor events include Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields held in January, Ballarat Antique Fair in March, Archibald Prize Exhibition in October, Royal South Street Competition and the Australian Jazz Convention in December.
VENUES, ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES
Ballarat has an outstanding variety and number of venues, accommodation and facilities that handle any size event, festival, musical event, expos, corporate events, sporting or any other specialist event. Whether you are planning a major conference, a large outdoor music event, sporting events, a food and wine festival, an indoor concert at Her Majesty's Theatre or an exhibition at Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, Ballarat has a blend of restored historic and modern indoor and outdoor facilities than can help make your event a success.
TOURIST ATTRACTIONS, SHOPPING, ENTERTAINMENT, DINING AND OTHER ACTIVITIES
Outside your event, Ballarat offers winning and outstanding Tourist Attractions, extensive shopping facilities, a broad range of entertainment options, excellent dining variety and other activities that make your visit to Ballarat memorable. Suggestions for pre and post event options could include a visit to Sovereign Hill, Blood on the Southern Cross, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E), Ballarat Wildlife Park or The Art Gallery of Ballarat. Book a show at Her Majesty's Theatre or Wendouree Centre for Performing Arts. Take a tour of the region and visit some or our famous wineries. Dine out at some of our impressive restaurants.
There are so many options available to you. Let Ballarat Events advise and assist you in making your stay in Ballarat one that will make you want to return to this wonderful city.