Ballarat is the third largest inland city in Australia. Gold was discovered in August 1851 and the small settlement was transformed as fortune seekers flocked to the area and its rich alluvial gold deposits. The city is famous for the 1854 Eureka Rebellion. The orginal Eureka Flag, which was the symbol of the rebellion is now displayed at the Musuem of Australian Democracy.
Today, Ballarat is a thriving hub of contemport arts, events, sport, food and wine against its facsinating historial past.
Ballarat and the surrounding areas are an ideal destination for the traveller with a disability with a high level of accessible facilities including, accommodation, cafes and restaurants, playspaces, gardens, attractions, and sporting and recreational facilities.