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  • Studying in Ballarat
  • Mt Helen campus at Fed Uni
  • Chinese heritage

In Ballarat you can study at Federation University Australia, at the Mt Helen campus.

The Mt Helen campus of Federation University offers world-class education in a country setting.

Ballarat is in northern Victoria and has a rich history, stunning heritage-listed architecture and wide streets. It is one of Australia's fastest growing inland cities. Part of Victoria’s goldfield region it has a rich history, Ballarat also hosts a range of events, festivals, activities and attractions and is alive with a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars.


Find out more about living in Ballarat on the VisitBallarat website

Studying in Ballarat

Federation University Australia (Fed Uni) has campuses in Ararat, Ballarat, Churchill, Horsham and Stawell. Fed Uni offers access to higher education, TAFE, secondary schooling and research opportunities in areas including business, information technology, environmental sciences, engineering, sports science, education, nursing and health studies. The University's programs are also delivered online and via a range of partner institutes across Australia and around the globe.

The Mt Helen campus is located in the peaceful bush setting of Mt Helen. It has a library, child care centre, research facilities and a range of sport and leisure facilities. The campus is 10 kilometres from the city centre of Ballarat.

Read more about being an international student at Federation University on the International page on the Federation University website.

Getting to Ballarat and Fed Uni

Train: Ballarat is only a 1.5 hour train journey to Melbourne; or 1 hour and 15 mins by car.

Coach: Buses also run to and from Melbourne (2 hours).

Find out how to get to the Mt Helen Campus in Ballarat on the Getting there page on the Federation University website.

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Chinese heritage

In the early 1880s a large number of Chinese diggers arrived in Ballarat to seek their fortune in the gold rush.

Conditions for these miners were difficult but when the gold rush ended, many remained and turned to other work such as market gardening. They established their place in local society and some descendants of these early immigrants still live in the Ballarat area.

Every year Sovereign Hill and the Chinese Australian Cultural Society Ballarat present an exciting day of traditional activities during Chinese New Year.

Arts, culture, food, wine and sports

There's always something happening in Ballarat. Visit Ballarat has information about events and places to visit. They also have a YouTube channel.

White Night Ballarat 2017. "For 12 truly awesome hours, White Night Ballarat transformed the streets of the city into a magical, musical wonderland." See more videos by Visit Melbourne.