2021 Ballarat Heritage Festival - 16 April 2021

It's time once again to celebrate our heritage with the 2021 Ballarat Heritage Festival throughout May. In this year's festival, the City of Ballarat is breathing new life and intrigue into our celebration of heritage with an expanded festival program and extended dates. Read more »

A tree and a family... - 3 July 2019

Do you visit the memorial tree of a relative who served in WWI, or are you curious to locate their tree for the first time? Read Helen Hunter's reflection on visiting a family member's memorial tree on the Ballarat Avenue of Honour Read more »

The HUL blog is back! - 10 May 2019

We kick off a new series of history-focussed blog posts by looking at the public debate on Darwin's Origin of the Species in Ballarat in the 1860s when it was released. Read more »

PROV Local History Grants now open! - 25 October 2018

Public Record Office Victoria is now accepting applications for 2018-2019 Local History Grants. Previous years have seen many different groups funded for projects that capture and preserve history. Read more »

Doctor Blake's Ballarat - 27 March 2017

A new exhibition of ABC and BBC series, The Doctor Blake Mysteries, designed by the show's own production designer, Carrie Kennedy, will run at Sovereign Hill's Gold Museum in Ballarat (Victoria) from 11th April - 3rd September. Read more »

News from the HUL BLOG - 5 August 2015

Check out new interview with Lucinda Horrocks, storyteller at Wind & Sky Productions, "Stories Bringing New Perspectives" on the HUL Ballarat blog site. Read more »

Miners Rest memories - 28 May 2015

Members of the Miners Rest community have come together to produce a heritage trail and record memories of long-term local Mr Bill Loader. Read more »

Historic Urban Landscapes in Ballarat - 14 May 2015

In September 2013 the City of Ballarat joined an international pilot program to implement UNESCO's Recommendation on the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL)* to ensure Ballarat's growth continues to retain the character of Ballarat's distinctive and highly valued landscape and recognise its cultural significance. Read more »