Sovereign Hill
Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, VIC 3350
  • Phone:
  • 03 5337 1199

Sovereign Hill is an outdoor museum that re-creates all the action and excitement of Ballarat during the great Australian gold rush.

Sovereign Hill brings to life the excitement of Australia’s great 1850’s gold rushes. Named Australia’s best ‘Major Tourist Attraction’ three times, most recently in 2015, Sovereign Hill provides a unique Australian experience and a full day of entertainment.

There’s real gold to be panned – and it’s ‘finders keepers’, an underground gold mine, street and the opportunity to meet costumed goldfields characters. See a spectacular $150,000 gold pour and chat with our skilled craftsmen at work in the blacksmith’s forge, the candle works, the wheelwright’s plant, the coachbuilder’s and the confectionery factory.

Sovereign Hill entry also includes entry to the Gold Museum which displays a beautiful exhibition of gold and Ballarat history.

Accessibility information

Sovereign Hill provides large disabled parking bays for visitors, has several disability toilets located throughout, provides wheelchairs free-of-charge at the entrance building, ramp access or alternative access to various shops and attractions and an alternative route to the underground mine tours. Underground mine tours are accessible for visitors in wheelchairs. Please enquire at the mine office on arrival for bookings.

Before visiting please consider:

•   All roads and paths are gravel and there is some uneven ground
•   Coach rides require visitors to climb several ladder steps
•   Parts of Sovereign Hill have wide bluestone gutters between the timber boardwalks and gravel roads.

Opening hours

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10 am until 5 pm.

Visit Sovereign Hill for FREE