Leisure Arts and Entertainment


Annual Events

Ballarat is home to a wonderful calendar of events for our community to enjoy


The City of Ballarat has some incredible attractions


Council is host to many ceremonies and award functions including Citizenship ceremonies, Heritage, Community Safety, Seniors and Youth Awards.

Bookings and Maintenance

The City of Ballarat has a variety of open spaces available for use by the community for recreation activities

Busking in Ballarat

The City of Ballarat is committed to supporting a lively street culture and welcomes a diversity of entertainment in public areas.

Community 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.

Event Grants

City of Ballarat Events Grants Programs and Guidelines

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 amazing gardens. From the history rich and famous Ballarat Botanical Gardens to the Buninyong Botanical Gardens, The Gong and incredible street gardens


With boating, rowing, fishing, hiking, and surrounding recreational areas Ballarat lakes are a hub of activity for community and visitors alike.

Live Music Strategic Plan

Parks & Playgrounds

Play is important for people of all ages!

Public Holidays

Sports, Grounds & Groups

Council is the largest provider of sport and recreation venues in Ballarat managing parks, sports grounds, swimming pools and more.

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