Go to the Mobile Site

Location & Venue

YOU ARE IN: home > Location & Venue



Symposium activities were hosted at various venues across Ballarat. The main Symposium sessions were held at Sovereign Hill.

Sovereign Hill

Sovereign Hill Main Street   Sovereign Hill Red Coats   Sovereign Hill Main Street  

Main Street


  Redcoat Soldiers
  New York Bakery, Main Street
Gold Pour
  Sovereign Hill Horses  Gold Museum
Gold Pour
  Sovereign Hill Horses Gold Museum

Australia’s foremost outdoor museum, Sovereign Hill re-creates Ballarat’s first ten years after the discovery of gold in 1851 when thousands of international adventurers rushed to the Australian goldfields in search of fortune.

By day, Sovereign Hill is where Australia’s history comes to life! It is just like stepping back in time - from the hustle and bustle of Main Street where costumed ladies and gents parade their new-found wealth, to the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for real gold and it’s yours to keep!

By night, Sovereign Hill presents its spectacular, multi-million dollar sound-and-light show, ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ - the dramatic story of the 1854 Eureka Uprising on the Ballarat goldfields.



Historical Lydiard Street


  Botanical Gardens

Lake Wendouree
Lake Wendouree


Ballarat is located in the Central Highlands Region of Victoria, approximately 110 km north-west of Melbourne. The travel time between Ballarat and Melbourne is around 75 minutes and less to Tullamarine International Airport.
Ballarat’s gilt-edged architecture, its treasury of arts and cultural riches, along with delectable gourmet treats, make it a wonderful destination. The city offers picturesque gardens, a wealth of entertaining attractions and is surrounded by fascinating historic townships.

See Visit Ballarat at www.visitballarat.com.au for more information.