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Hotels of Ballarat

The Hotels of Ballarat currently has 2,013 articles.

There are now 1350 Ballarat and district hotels included in the index (July 2018).

The history of Ballarat and district's hotels and publicans.
Ballarat was the centre of one of the world's richest goldfields, and thousands of hotels were opened in the city and its surrounding districts. Some of these hotels are still operating, others are still standing but used for other purposes, but most have disappeared completely. This wiki records the history of Ballarat hotels and the people who lived and worked in them. The hotels in this project cover an area about 50kms radius from Ballarat.

Genealogists, family and local history researchers will find a this to be unique encyclopedia of Ballarat's hotels and publicans. There are now 413 biographies including 395 publicans as of (July 2018).

This research on Ballarat's hotels and pubs is a work in progress, and new information is being added everyday as different sources are checked. If you can't find the history of a Ballarat hotel today, it maybe added tomorrow, so please keep checking. To see the most recent additions, see the list below. Click here to see the latest hotel updates.

The George Hotel, Lydiard Street, Ballarat

To help new contributors, there are three help pages:

  1. The Public Bar - a place to talk and ask questions
  2. The Billiard Room - a place to play and experiment without changing anything else.
  3. The Cellar - a place where things are stored for using later.


The pubs

Details and history of hotels in Ballarat and surrounding districts.

The people

Details of the people who owned, the publicans who operated, worked or lived in the hotels, or in other related occupations.

The places

The details about Ballarat and its surrounding areas included on this site.

The streets

Details of Ballarat's streets and the hotels that were in them.

The period

Timeline of pubs and people listed by decades.

and more...

In March 2018, new categories expanded the original project to include breweries, brewers, distilleries, beer shops, and sly grog sellers.

Latest additions

  1. Mount Beckworth Hotel, Clunes?
  2. Mount Buninyong Hotel, Buninyong
  3. Star and Garter Hotel, Ballarat
  4. Eagleton Arms, Ballarat
  5. Saddlers' Arms, Doveton Street, Ballarat
  6. Harrison's Hotel, Skipton Street, Ballarat
  7. Plough Inn, Myrniong
  8. Royal Oak Hotel, Creswick Road, Ballarat
  9. Cornwall and Devon Hotel, Clunes
  10. George Hotel, Clunes
  11. Hunt's Hotel, Sturt Street, Ballarat
  12. Carpenters' Arms, Ballarat
  13. Bosher's Hotel, Ballarat
  14. Sussex Hotel, Ballarat
  15. Sheridan's Hotel, Ballarat
  16. Bridge Hotel, Eganstown
  17. Farmers Arms, Daylesford
  18. Star of Erin Hotel, Ballarat
  19. Victoria Hotel, Lethbridge
  20. Watson's Hotel, Meredith
  21. Royal Hotel, Main Road, Ballarat
  22. Dan O'Connell Hotel, Bridge Street, Ballarat
  23. Savoia Hotel, Hepburn Springs
  24. Halfway Hotel, Warrambine
  25. Hepburn Mineral Springs Hotel, Hepburn
  26. Jackson's & Co., Ballarat
  27. The Sporting Globe, Ballarat
  28. The Pub With Two Names, Ballarat
  29. Oscars, Ballarat
  30. Table 48, Ballarat
  31. Battler's Tavern, Ballarat
  32. Black Bull Hotel, Eyre Street, Ballarat
  33. Victoria Hotel, Gong Gong
  34. Wallace Hotel, Wallace
  35. Farmers' Hotel, Warrenheip
  36. Emerald Isle Hotel, Bungaree
  37. Maryville Hotel, near Bungaree
  38. Truro Hotel, Durham Lead
  39. Clark's Hill Hotel, Clark's Hill
  40. Bolwarra Hotel, Bolwarrah
  41. Galatea Hotel, Peel Street, Ballarat
  42. Galatea Hotel, Skipton Street, Ballarat
  43. Alchymist Hotel, Derwent Jacks
  44. Criterion Hotel, Golden Lake
  45. Friend's Hotel, Ballarat
  46. Wiltshire Arms Hotel, Delacombe
  47. Oriental Hotel, Wendouree Parade, Ballarat
  48. Criterion Hotel, Sebastopol
  49. Watermans' Arms, Wendouree
  50. Halfway House , Dereel
  51. Sportsmans' Arms Hotel, Dereel
  52. All Nations Hotel, Grassy Gully
  53. Sydenham Palace Hotel, Rokewood Junction.
  54. Sir Manners Sutton Hotel, Corindhap
  55. Caledonian Hotel, Corindhap
  56. Camp Hotel, Rokewood
  57. Royal Hotel, Doveton Street, Ballarat
  58. Royal Hotel, Meredith
  59. Victoria Hotel, Rokewood
  60. Commercial Hotel, Ballan
  61. Ballan Hotel, Ballan
  62. Cosmopolitan Hotel, Spargo Creek
  63. Mineral Springs Hotel, Spargo Creek
  64. Tuckett's Hotel, Sturt Street, Ballarat
  65. Commonwealth Hotel, Ballarat
  66. Tattersall's Hotel, Ballarat

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The Hotels of Ballarat wiki began in November 2016, based on earlier work on the Ballarat and District Industrial Heritage Project.