International Tourist numbers up in Ballarat 13 December 2017

International tourists are continuing to flock to Ballarat. The latest International Visitors in Australia survey for the year ending September 2017 has Ballarat sitting at number 45 in the top 50 tourism regions. 33,000 international travellers paid a visit to the region in the last 12 months, up from 28,000 in the year ending September 2016. $30 million was pumped into the local economy, slightly down from $31 million the previous year. 536,000 overseas tourists visited Regional Victoria in the past year, spending $557 million. Source: Power FM  Read more »

Carboni's Italian Kitchen & The Mercure join forces with one of Ballarat's most iconic pubs 13 December 2017

One of Ballarat's most iconic pubs is set to reopen its doors by February with a new European twist after famed artists Yuge and David Bromley announced the team behind Carboni's Italian Kitchen and The Mercure would lead the venue's culinary offering. The Bromley's purchased the Peter Lalor Hotel (also known as the Royal Highlander) on the corner of Doveton and read full Courier here... Read more »

Celebrate #XmasinBallarat 13 December 2017

This year the City of Ballarat has introduced an interactive Christmas 'art walk', which will feature a series of street art projects to engage with and photograph. The interactive Christmas 'art walk' includes a series of free 3D optical-illusion artworks featured throughout the CBD. The immersive 'trick art' painting and murals are set to unleash the imagination of passersby. Click here for the Map... Read more »