About Visit Ballarat Events

Visit Ballarat Events is your essential first point of contact in planning a successful event, meeting, function or conference in Ballarat. We provide a range of complimentary services – from assistance with sourcing the perfect venue, to pre- and post-touring options and advice on transport and support services available. As part of the Strategic Planning function of Visit Ballarat, the team at Visit Ballarat Events combines local knowledge and practical experience to ensure you receive the best advice when planning your event in Ballarat.
View Our Major Events Calendar

Would you like help organising your event?

Visit Ballarat Events can provide event organisers with a range of services depending on specific needs and the number of participants, including:

  • source venues to suit individual requirements;
  • coordinate site inspections;
  • liaise with City of Ballarat for any required permits;
  • suggest pre and post touring options;
  • provide promotional material for event attendees such as visitor bags, tourism collateral, souvenirs and maps;
  • assist with the organisation of transportation for delegates to and from Ballarat;
  • provide an accommodation booking and referral service through our Visitor Information Centre;
  • provide local information and contacts for relevant organisations in the Ballarat and surrounding region; and
  • provide promotional support for events that may include preparation of PR plans, picture opportunities and media releases.

2017 Major Events

Ballarat hosts a wide range of over 100 events and festivals throughout the year which celebrate the best of the region.

Visitors from around the country gather to enjoy a taste of our famous hospitality, arts and culture, beautiful gardens and stunning heritage buildings. Other visitors test their fitness skills in competitions at our fine sporting facilities, while enthusiast collectors search for antiques or swap hard-to-find items.

For a full list of Ballarat events please visit

Cycling Australia Road National Championships
Organs of the Ballarat Goldfields
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Concert
Red Hot Summer Tour – featuring John Farnham
Ballarat Beer Festival
Ballarat Pacing Cup

Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival
Ballarat Food Truck Carnival
Ballarat Swap Meet