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    Melbourne airport 114km
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    18 / 7

Ballarat is a city in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia. In 1851, gold was discovered near Ballarat, sparking the Victorian gold rush. Ballarat subsequently became a thriving boomtown. Ballarat is also known as the origin of Australian democracy, being the home of the Eureka Rebellion in 1854.

Dubbed Australia’s most liveable regional city (RMIT 2020), Ballarat is an alluring regional centre characterised by business, leisure and pleasure.

Launch your career, raise a family, escape the hustle and bustle, build community, discover your newfound passion.

The city ticks all the boxes for those seeking a lifestyle that satisfies the requirements of work, rest and play.

Punctuated by a vibrant community feel, Ballarat boasts a population of almost 110,000 and is home to Australia’s Federation University, two hospitals, numerous schools in the public and independent sectors, and a plethora of job opportunities across manufacturing, agriculture, health, education, hospitality and tourism.

Combine all this with its ever-advancing developments in food, wine, art, culture, sport and entertainment, and you have a melting pot that makes for an idyllic home.

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Living in regional Australia gives you access to a wealth of community services, such as hospitals, libraries, bars and eateries.

Data source: Department of Health Commonwealth declared hospitals [2021], Australia Post. Google [2021]

Amenities within 50km of Ballarat

Doctors & Allied Health
Post Office
Bars & Eateries
Groceries & Convenience


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Data source: ABS, [2019, 2020], LGA updated [2021], Corelogic [2024]

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    Regional Australia is home to thousands of rewarding and diverse jobs. Take a look at the jobs that are currently available in towns and regions that match your wants and needs.

    Data source: ABS [2016, 2017]

    Jobs in Ballarat

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    Time to tick some boxes. Discover what different regions across Australia offer in terms of education and find the places that match your needs.

    Number of Institutions


    Data sources:

    Australian Children's Education & Care Quality Authority, Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority, Wikipedia, 4icu.

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    Schools And Universities in Ballarat

    Education within 25KM of Ballarat

    59 Childcare Centres
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    st alipius kindergarten
    goodstart early learning ballarat - creswick road
    bluebird early education soldier's hill
    camp australia - black hill primary school oshc
    black hill kindergarten
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    midlands kindergarten
    enid rogers jubilee kindergarten
    ballarat north early learning centre
    kardinia early learning - york street
    goodstart early learning wendouree
    ballarat specialist school - early learning centre
    phoenix kindergarten
    village early education eureka
    sesame kids early learning centre
    ballarat little learners early education centre
    lake gardens children's centre
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    brady bunch early learning centre ballarat
    alfredton preschool
    goodstart early learning mount clear
    green leaves early learning wendouree
    united children - ballarat south west
    club 1878
    beginnings early learners
    yuille park children's centre
    ymca ballarat - our lady help of christians oshc
    goodstart early learning alfredton
    perridak burron early learning
    journey early learning - sebastopol
    ymca ballarat - alfredton oshc
    sturt street early learning
    bonshaw kindergarten
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    nido early school alfredton
    brady bunch early learning centre delacombe
    great beginnings mt clear
    lucas kindergarten
    journey early learning - lucas
    ymca siena oshc
    federation children's centre mt helen
    ballarat rudolf steiner kindergarten
    goodstart early learning delacombe
    buninyong childcare centre
    buninyong preschool
    haddon community childcare
    miners rest kindergarten
    buninyong primary school
    cardigan village kindergarten
    creswick primary school oshc - extend
    aussie kindies early learning creswick
    woady yaloak kindergarten
    gordon ohsc
    11 High Schools
    Mount Rowan Secondary College-LinkUp - Ballarat Learning Exchange Campus
    SEDA College (Victoria) - Multi Ballarat
    St Patrick's College
    Mount Clear College-G Place Campus
    Sovereign Hill School
    Loreto College
    Berry Street School - Ballarat Campus
    Ballarat High School
    Ballarat Secondary College - Woodmans Hill Campus
    Woodmans Hill Secondary College
    Mount Rowan Secondary College
    4 Universities
    Australian Catholic University
    The University of Notre Dame Australia
    Federation University
    The University of Melbourne
    1 Tafe
    Federation University TAFE

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