Leisure Arts and Entertainment
Ballarat has a diverse range of museums, gallerys, parks, statues and collections / archives which can be enjoyed. Be immersed in architecture, discover the collection at the Fine Art Gallery, attend a performance at Her Majesty's Theatre or research your ancestors on the goldfields.
- Events Calendar
Ballarat hosts a huge number of events and festivals throughout the year which celebrate the best of the region. View the calendar or submit your event.
Council is host to many ceremonies and award functions including Citizenship ceremonies, Heritage, Community Safety, Seniors and Youth Awards.
- The Arts and Galleries
Ballarat has a rich culture of the arts and is home of the oldest regional art gallery in Australia.
- Gardens and Reserves
The City of Ballarat has azmaing gardens. From the history rich and famous Ballarat Botanical Gardens to the Buninyong Botanical Gardens, The Gong and incredible street gardens
Council has a wide role in relation to heritage. Building heritage, heritage landscapes, heritage objects and promotion of heritage research.
With boating, rowing, fishing, hiking, and surrounding recreational areas Ballarat lakes are a hub of activity for community and visitors alike.
- Parks, BBQs & Playgrounds
Play is important for people of all ages!
- Walking Tracks
- Australian Ex-POW Memorial
The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial at the Botanical Gardens provides ex-prisoners of war, their descendants, visitors and future generations with a reflective experience.
- Bookings and Maintenance
The City of Ballarat has a variety of open spaces available for use by the community for recreation activities
- Sport & Recreation
Council is the largest provider of sport and recreation venues in Ballarat managing parks, sports grounds, swimming pools and more.
- Swimming Pools
Ballarat has an excellent range of indoor and outdoor swimming pools providing facilities for families with children of all ages.
- Town Hall Projections
Architecture and History Walks