Ballarat is located in the inland area of central Victoria, about 110 kilometers from the capital Melbourne Victoria, with a resident population of about 100000. It is the third largest city in Victoria after Melbourne and Geelong.
Ballarat is Australia's most famous gold rush city, as early as 1851, gold miners first found gold in southern Australia mainland, so in the world set off a gold rush, for a time, a large number of Europe, America and Asia's gold hunters poured into Ballarat, rich gold reserves also made the city once rich. At the beginning of the 20th century, the gold here had been exhausted, so the 50-year-long gold rush became history.
Ballarat convenient transportation, road, train and airport facilities, Victoria is an important industrial city, with a number of famous local companies. Important local industries include gold, clay, potatoes, wool and meat plus industries. The Ballarat's tourism service industry has also become an important tourist city in Victoria, a theme park transformed from abandoned gold mines: Shufen Mountain Gold Rush History Park (Sovereign Hill Historical Park) is Ballarat most famous tourist attraction. The house 、 schools, churches, shops and streets churches, shops and streets of the park retain the appearance of the nineteenth century gold rush, and the staff wear the clothes of the time. Visitors come here like time tunnels, quiet in the old gold rush.
Ballarat is also the main campus of the Commonwealth University of Australia (Federation University Australia), The university was formed in 2010 by the merger of Ballarat University (University of Ballarat) and Monash University (Monash University) Gippsland Campus, founded in 1870, The main campus is Mount Helen campus in the southern suburbs of Ballarat (Mt.Helen Campus), About 110 hectares, There are nearly 25000 students in school. Australian Federal University offers courses from specialist, bachelor, master and doctoral academic degree.
How to arrive:
- Take the Yalara-Melbourne Line (Ararat-Melbourne) at Melbourne's South Cross Station (Southern Cross Station) to Ballarat, one-way trip for about 1.5 hours.