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Ballarat, which is located in the state of Victoria, is an amazing Australian city. It is situated 105 kilometers rental car drive from Melbourne, which is the capital of the state. Ballarat is one of the most important and populated cities in this part of the country, with a population of nearly 100.000. The city was established in 1837, but the impressive growth of this Australian location became visible only in 1851, when gold was first extracted from the alluvial fields of the city.

They say if one has never driven around a city, one has never really gone there. This may be why all five of the best rental car companies in Australia operate in Ballarat City Centre. Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz and Thrifty are making sure they provide the most comfortable rental vehicles that meet all travelers' needs.

Why rent a car in Ballarat at VroomVroomVroom?

  1. Book in Advance and Save More - when you plan to go to Ballarat or are planning to hire a car. Make sure you book well in advance to secure the best deal available for your time period. As they say, the early bird catches the worm. Want to get the lowest rates? Then make sure to read our Price Promise page.
  2. $0 Cancellation Fees - Cancel your rental car booking at anytime with no fees. We know that life can sometimes throw you a curve ball and plans may need to change. So don't stress, VroomVroomVroom will not charge you for your Ballarat car rental booking if you find a need to cancel your reservation.
  3. LIVE Chat Customer Care- Feel confident knowing all your travel queries will be answered within moments as Vroom has a professional team ready to answer any questions you may have. Contact our friendly customer care team for all your enquiries and they will provide you with accurate information that will surely make your day! You may also check out our location pages for options on your next holiday.

Explore the top attractions within Ballarat with a car rental

Ballarat was proclaimed a city in 1871. Initially, the city was known under the name of Baallarat, a name which was not changed until 1996, when Ballarat began to be used officially. Today, Ballarat is an important tourist destination that is visited by tourists from all over the world -- many of whom book their rental cars using VroomVroomVroom. More than 2.2 million visitors come to Ballarat each year, enjoying the beauty of the city and the numerous locations that can be enjoyed here, such as Ballarat's Town Hall and Her Majesty's Theater.

With a car hire in Ballarat, you can easily explore some of the top attractions listed below.


Sovereign Hill

Address: Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350

One of the most important tourist attractions in Ballarat. In fact, Sovereign Hills is an amazing location that is considered one of the best outdoor museums in the world. Drive your rental car to this large open air gold mining museum. Sovereign Hills draws more than a million visitors each year. The museum opened in 1970, but it recreates an 1850s gold mining site. It is not only enjoyable, but also very educational.

Eureka Centre

Eureka Centre is an educational centre dedicated to the Eureka rebellion, which paved the road to democracy in Australia. A rental car will bring you to The Eureka Centre, which is a defining location for both the history and the culture of the city, and the whole country.

Lake Wendouree

Address:  Lake Wendouree, VIC 3350

A 200 hectare man-made lake. Lake Wendouree offers an incredible view and an amazing outdoor adventure. In fact, this location within Ballarat has become well known since 1956, when Lake Wendouree hosted the Olympic Games. Near Lake Wendouree, the Botanical Gardens feature numerous floral species.

The Avenue Of Honour
One of the most impressive locations within Ballarat City. Here soldiers who fought during the First World War are commemorated. Drive your rental car and witness this memorable event.

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