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Central Uniting Church in Ballarat, Victoria

Located in Victoria, Ballarat is a historical city just 105 kilometres from Melbourne. Compare car rental deals in Ballarat from top suppliers such as Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Thrifty and Budget.

The city was established in 1837, but its population boomed after 1851 when gold was first discovered in the area. Now, Ballarat has a population of nearly 100,000. A rental car is a great way to explore the sights of this interesting Victorian city.

Quick Facts on Hiring a Car in Ballarat

Available car types​Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Fullsize, Premium, Wagon/Estate, Van, SUV
Rental depots​​6
Car rental suppliers​Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty​

Why rent a car in Ballarat at VroomVroomVroom?

  • Wide selection of vehicles: Whether in search of an economy car or a luxury vehicle, you can easily find it in our list. You may also check out our location pages for options on your next holiday.
  • Great rates: We offer awesome deals of rental car services with the most affordable rates. Use our comparison list to choose the perfect rental car that will suit your holiday needs.
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Best Time to Visit Ballarat

Like much of Australia, Ballarat is hottest during the summer months each year (December, January and February) and it is the busiest for visitors during February, June and December - so plan in advance if you’re on your way during these times. If you want to enjoy a winter wonderland, Ballarat turns on the cooler weather from May.

Driving Tips in Ballarat

Getting to and from Ballarat is made easy by highways from Melbourne, and sparing some rush hour traffic, the drive is usually no more than 90 minutes. Before hitting the road it is best to plan your route to your next destination and check the traffic using the VicRoads website. Some roads in Victoria may have tolls. Check where you may need to pay a toll here.

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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