Explore Ballarat

Monash Residential Services (MRS) is proud to offer subsidised day trips for residents to explore a range of destinations across Victoria. These day trips are exclusively available to members of the Monash on-campus residential community.

Ballarat is a city located in the Central Highlands, around 105 kilometers northwest of Melbourne. The city has a rich history that is closely tied to the Victorian gold rush of the 19th century. Ballarat played a significant role in the Australian gold rush of the 1850s, and it quickly grew into a bustling gold mining town.

Sovereign Hill is an outdoor museum and historical recreation of a 19th-century gold mining settlement. It is one of Ballarat's most popular tourist attractions. Visitors to Sovereign Hill can experience life as it was during the gold rush era, with costumed staff, old-style buildings, and interactive exhibits.

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Before purchasing a ticket, please understand that:
●    Only current residents of Monash Residential Services (MRS) accommodation are eligible to purchase tickets and participate in Explore Victoria trips.
●    Ticket sales are limited to one per resident.
●    Explore Victoria trips operate in all weather conditions.
●    All ticket sales are final and refunds will not be issued for change or mind or non-attendance.
●    Ticket allocations are limited and the available tickets may be exhausted at any time.
●    Terms and conditions apply.


If tickets have sold out, you can join the waitlist. We’ll contact waitlisted residents if tickets become available.


Explore Ballarat

Exclusive to current residents of Monash Residential Services
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Contact NameExplore Victoria Team
Contact Emailmrs.projects@monash.edu
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