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It was founded as a sheep farm in 1837. Its name means "resting place" in Aboriginal language.
Today, Ballarat is known for its riverfront, gold rush and mining history, historic tourism and historical renacements, and surrounding agricultural land and vineyards.
People Born in Ballarat
Ballarat in People's Lives
Orlando Bloom: I traveled here in 2002 to film scenes of the movie Ned Kelly.