• State
  • Region Size
    4947.71 (Sq Kms)
  • Population
  • Largest Regional City
  • No. of Jobs
  • Median Weekly Household Mortgage
  • Median Weekly Household Rent
  • Region is known for
    Outstanding liveability
Data Source: Based on Australian Bureau of Statistics data


Experience Ballarat, a regional city that offers a thriving and welcoming community, exceptional education, and exciting career prospects. With convenient transport links, a rich arts and culture scene – including Australia’s oldest regional art gallery, stunning walking trails, boutique shopping, and family friendly attractions like Ballarat Wildlife park, you’ll experience more of what makes regional living so attractive in Ballarat.


People are the heart of all communities. Get a picture of Ballarat by understanding the people who live there.

  • 128,899
    Estimated resident population (no.)
  • 39
    Median age - persons (years)
  • 80,271
    Working age population (aged 15-64 years) (no.)
  • 2,394
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples (no.)
  • 14,297
    Persons born overseas (no.)
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From small locally owned businesses to larger operations, industries in Ballarat form an important part of the community.

  • 11,152
    Total number of businesses

A move to more means creating a better life for yourself. Gain insight into the job market in Ballarat to assist in your decision-making.

  • 93,225
    Number of jobs (no.)
  • 732
    Median weekly personal income ($)
  • 11,152
    Total number of businesses

Discover the household make-up of those already living in Ballarat to help you decide if this is the right region for you.

  • 52,738
    Total households (no.)
  • 2.4
    Average household size (no. of persons)
  • 923
    Median equivalised total household income (weekly) ($)
  • 1,452
    Median monthly household mortgage payment ($)
  • 295
    Median weekly household rental payment ($)

Have confidence that Ballarat has the services you need to support your lifestyle. This is a vital step in your decision to move to more.

  • 3
    Number of Hospitals
  • 1
    Number of Airports
  • 2
    Number of Universities
Moving to Ballarat


Opportunities for all

Ballarat is home to renowned educational institutions including Federation University Australia, Australian Catholic University as well as TAFE all providing exceptional opportunities for tertiary study while immersing yourself in a friendly, welcoming, and diverse community. As well as educational opportunities, there are endless career pathways on offer here, with industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, and visitor services offering a wide variety of jobs. Enjoy the added benefit of affordable housing options, with median unit prices significantly lower than Melbourne’s market.

Living in Ballarat



Ballarat has been named the most liveable regional city – and it’s easy to see why. With its excellent public transport offering convenient access to parks including the Ballarat Botanical Gardens, supermarkets, boutique shopping, and a vibrant foodie scene, the stunning forests and walking trails that surround the city, and a lower costs of living compared to capital cities, you’ll soon discover there’s so many reasons to make the move to more in Ballarat.


Seamless connection

Known for its convenient transportation options, you can navigate Ballarat with ease. An extensive bus network covers the CBD, surrounding areas, and outer suburbs, providing an easy and affordable way to get around. Hop on the V/Line train for a quick 1 hour and 22-minute journey from Ballarat to Melbourne, with connections to outer suburbs and beyond. Taxis are also readily available throughout Ballarat, just a hail, phone call, or online order away. Taxi ranks are conveniently located near popular shopping centres and bustling dining precincts, ensuring seamless transportation wherever you need to go.

Towns of Ballarat

Ballarat is made up of many suburbs and neighbourhoods, each offering exceptional liveability and thriving and diverse communities.

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