Our Region

The Ballarat region's population is currently around 170,000. This is projected to increase by 54,000 to 223,500 by 2031 (Victoria in Future 2012).

Our Region

Our work covers Ballarat and the western region, which extends north to include the Hepburn Shire, south to include the Golden Plains Shire, and west to include the Rural City of Ararat and the Pyrenees Shire.

The key industries in Ballarat are now manufacturing, tourism, health and community services, education and retailing. Along with the banking/finance sector and government services, these industries are strengthening Ballarat’s role as a regional service provider.