Your guide to the City of Ballarat

Ballarat is a city located on the Yarrowee River and lower western

plains of the Great Dividing Range in the state of Victoria, Australia,.

With an estimated urban area population of just over 94,000

people, Ballarat is the third most populous urban area in the

state.One of the Australia's most populated inland settlements, it is

the most populous in the state and fifth in the country. People from

Ballarat are referred to as Ballaratians.

approximately 105 kilometres (65 mi) west-north-west of the state

capital; MelbourneAverage Temperatures

Average Temperatures

Ave. Summer Max: 24.9°c

Ave. Summer Min:12.1°c

Ave. Winter Max:9.2°c

Ave. Winter Min: 3.2°c

Average travel time to Melbourne (110km)

Car: 1hr 20 mins

Train: 1hr 20 mins

Coach: 1hr 40mins

Housing Costs (City of Ballarat, 2013)

Ave. House buy: $280,000

Ave. House rent: $265/wk

Ave. Unit buy: $215,000

Ave. Unit rent: $220/wk

Cultural Groups

Migrants from Languages spoken
England (2.2%) Italian (0.4%)
India (1.2%) Cantonese (0.4%)
New Zealand (0.9%)
Malayalam (0.4%)
China (0.5%) Mandarin (0.3%)
Scotland (0.5%)
Punjabi (0.3%)


Schools Health care
7 primary schools
Ballarat Health Services
2 secondary schools
St John of God Hospital
3 university or TAFE campuses

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