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Town Hall, 225 Sturt St, Ballarat Central VIC 3350
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Introduction of Ballarat

Located in the interior of central Victoria, about 110km by car from Victoria's capital, Melbourne, and with a permanent population of about 100000, Ballarat is Victoria's third-largest city after (Geelong), Melbourne alone.

Ballarat is Australia's most famous ancient city of gold, as early as 1851, gold miners first found gold in the south of Australia's mainland, so the world set off a gold rush, a large number of European, American and Asian gold hunters poured into Ballarat,. Rich gold reserves also made the city once rich. At the beginning of the 20th century, the gold had been wiped out, so the 50-year-old gold rush became history.

Ballarat, built with roads, train and airport facilities, is a major industrial city in Victoria, with several famous local companies. Important local industries include gold, clay, potatoes, wool and meat processing. In addition, Ballarat's tourism service industry is also very developed, and now it has become an important tourism city in Victoria. It is a theme park transformed from abandoned gold mines: (Sovereign Hill Historical Park) is the most famous tourist attraction in Ballarat. The house, schools, churches, shops and streets of the park retain the look of the 19th-century gold rush, while workers wear the clothes of the day, and visitors to the park pass through the tunnel of time and remain quiet in the old gold rush.

Ballarat is also home to the main campus of (Federation University Australia), the Federal University of Australia, which was formed in 2010 by a merger of the (University of Ballarat) of Ballarat University and the (Monash University) Gypsland campus of Monash University, founded in 1870. The main campus is the Mt. campus on the southern outskirts of Ballarat Helen Campus), covers an area of about 110 hectares and has nearly 25000 students in school. The Federal University of Australia offers academic degree programs from specialist, bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees.


How to:

  • Self-driving;
  • At Melbourne's Southern Cross Station (Southern Cross Station) take the Arala-Melbourne Line (Ararat-Melbourne) directly to Ballarat, one-way for about 1.5 hours.


Time Zone:

  • Ballarat is located in Victoria, which uses Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST; UTC+10:00);
  • Victoria uses DST (Daylight saving time, around Octobor to April).

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