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The municipality of Ballarat has a rich and living heritage. At least 40,000 years ago the Wadawurung and Dja Dja Wurrung Indigenous people called this country home. Their words 'balla arat' mean 'resting place' or 'bent elbow'. The first white settler - Archibald Yuille - called his property 'Ballaarat' in 1837 and gold was discovered at Buninyong in 1851. The Eureka Rebellion, one of Australia's defining historic and democratic moments...
The Ballarat Heritage Awards recognise those who work hard to sustain Ballarat’s heritage and help it to thrive. Nominations for the 2019 Ballarat Heritage Awards close in April. 2019 Winners The National Trust People's Choice Award Winner: David Waldron, Katrina Hill and Tom Hodgson Tales of Rat City podcast series Conservation of a heritage place Winner: Uniting Ballarat and S.J. Weir...
Heritage Advisory Service
We have a qualified Heritage Advisor to give architectural and technical advice for heritage listed places within the City of Ballarat.
Protecting our heritage places
Behind the red brick facade of Dinah McCance and Terry Baker’s Ballarat East home lie thousands of stories from Ballarat’s past.
Ballaarat Antique Fair restored for heritage festival | ourballarat autumn 2023
As part of the 2023 Ballarat Heritage Festival, the city will see the return of the much-loved Antique Fair in May and once again enjoy the smell of beeswax and polish, the excited chatter of collectors in a bustling Civic Hall full of superb antique furniture, jewellery, artworks, militaria, objets d’art and more.
Amendment C222ball - Former La Trobe Street Saleyards Site Heritage Overlay
Amendment C222ball is required to apply the Heritage Overlay to significant features of the former La Trobe Street Saleyards site at 1020 La Trobe Street, Delacombe. The proposed Heritage Overlay area represents the most intact part of the saleyards' layout and function and represents a comprehensive understanding of the site’s history as former saleyards.
Heritage Gap Review
The following statement is in response to enquiries from The Courier regarding the Heritage Gap Review.
The countdown is on for Ballarat Heritage Festival
If you step outside in Ballarat in the coming days, Ballarat will be abuzz with activity as locals and visitors hit the streets for Ballarat Heritage Festival, which promises to be an event not to be missed.The festival last year contributed more than $1 million to the Ballarat economy, with similar results expected this year.It also won bronze at the Victorian Tourism Awards in the Festivals and Events Category.The 10-day festival will run from ...
Heritage permit received for lake lighting
The City of Ballarat on Friday 27 May, 2022 received notification from Heritage Victoria a planning permit has been issued to install 181 lighting poles along the extent of the Steve Moneghetti track around Lake Wendouree. The work will include electrical cabling to be installed via directional and hand boring, and four electrical cabinets. The location for the permit approved on Friday sits within the Heritage Overlay ar...