Ballarat online information and links

Ballarat and District Genealogical Society
Online Research Resources, Some digitised material, Unidentified Photo page, Image Galleries: Postcards, Who Made Ballarat, WW1 The Home Front, Inviting community to share images

Ballarat Historical Society
Digitised Collection for viewing, Projects: Capture the Vision-GOT THE PICTURE? & TODAY FOR TOMORROW, Collecting images from the community

Ballarat Tramways Museum
Online Exhibitions,Publications, Education, Images and Videos available online

Buninyong & District Historical Society

Photographs, maps and documents of Buninyong's story to the present day

Learmonth & District Historical Society
Heritage Walk, Publications

National Trust, Ballarat Branch
Walks and Books available, Digital Collection for Vic

Sebastopol & District Historical Society
History Centre in old Courthouse, not digitised, Historic Buildings Plaques project, Publications

Creswick Historical Society
Research and encouragement of history of the Creswick District

Bungaree and District Historical Society
Talks, Walks and local history

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (MADE)
Eureka-related resources, Museum, Events

Gold Museum and Sovereign Hill
Museum, Collections & Research, Digitised Collection, Education, Events

Central Highlands Libraries and the Ballarat Australiana Research Room
Research assistance and collections, Events

Ballaarat Mechanics Institute
Library, Events, Collections- newspapers, heritage books, Online database in progress

Traditional owners of most of Ballarat and district

Dja Dja Wurrung
Traditional owners of land to the north of Ballarat

Ballarat & District Aboriginal Co-operative
Delivers health, social, welfare and community development programs to local Aboriginal people

Public Records Office of Victoria
Research, collections, education, publications, what’s on

Public Records Office of Victoria (Ballarat Collections Network)
Formed 2008, members include:, Public Record Office Victoria, Sovereign Hill Museums Association, Ballarat Gold Museum, Ballarat Historical Society, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Friends of the Ballarat Botanic Gardens, University of Ballarat, Central Highlands Regional Library Corporation, Ballarat Mechanics Institute, Ballarat and District Genealogical Society, The Eureka Centre, City of Ballarat, Central Highlands Historical Association, Department of Planning and Community Development – Community Museums Pilot Program

Culture Victoria
Digital collections

City of Ballarat
Local government functions including town planning, parks and gardens, events, heritage studies and the Heritage Advisory Committee

Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre
Historical and Art Collection, Collections digitised via Culture Victoria, Ballarat & District Industrial Heritage Wiki

Collaborative Research Centre in Australian History
New centre for Australian history research

Arts Academy
Projects like Living Heritage facilitated by Angela Campbell. Online archives in progress

Have you Seen Old Ballaarat Town?
Online image sharing

Lost Ballarat
Photos and stories of forgotten Ballarat

Ballarat & District Information Pinboard
Information sharing

Wouldn’t Ballarat be a Better Place If…?
Ideas about how Ballarat could be better

For promoting Ballarat places and events

Loving Learmonth
Focuses on the township of Learmonth

Live from Ballarat Australia, and anywhere else, perspectives on changing historic urban landscapes

Ballarat Collectors Museum
Collection of objects.  Not online

Ballarat Heritage Tours
‘Discover the city built by gold’

Ballarat Heritage Services
Publishing company and heritage services, Speciality in Eureka and Goldfields, Other research areas: Female Refugees, Daylesford & District, Cemeteries.

Eerie Ghost Tours
Ghost tours

Eat Drink Share Ballarat
Cultural tours

Ballaarat General Cemeteries Trust
Online database of graves

Royal South Street Ballarat
The Royal South Street annual Eisteddfod is the longest operating competition in Australia promoting, fostering and encouraging participation and interest in the performing arts.   The Society began in 1879, as a young Men’s Debating Society

United Way Ballarat
Ballarat, Through My Eyes Photography Project

Uniting Care Ballarat
Under the Floorboards is a collaborative project where renowned Western District artists created works based on their experiences at one of the diverse programs provided by UnitingCare Ballarat.