Never been to Ballarat before?

Well here are some things you might want to know before heading to BOAA ART 2018...

Ballarat is approximately a 1 hour and 15 minute drive West of Melbourne CBD.

Our friends over at Visit Ballarat have put together this handy guide to help you figure out the best way to get here.

You can use your Myki Card on the VLine train to get to Ballarat, the time table can be found here.

The weather in Ballarat can be a bit more intense than Melbourne.  
Ballarat is 400m higher than Melbourne, which means it can be a couple of degrees colder.
It is a good idea to check out the weather forecast before making your journey.

Ballarat is home to many tourist attractions, including the world famous Sovereign Hill - where you can experience Ballarat as it was during the gold rush o the 1850s, the Eureka Stockade Centre on the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade, and our wonderful Ballarat Wildlife Park.

If you fancy a snack or a drink, Ballarat's local produce and thriving hospitality is not to be missed.

Given all of the excitement in Ballarat, you might want to stay a couple of nights.  Here are some accomodation providers we can recommend.