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Opening hours

Sovereign Hill is open to the general public Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 5pm. We encourage pre-booking online.

Visitor map

Download our map to plan your visit and find your way around our site.


Sovereign Hill is located on a hillside, and represents Ballarat in its earliest days as an 1850s goldfields township. See our Accessibility page for more details about enjoying a full day at Sovereign Hill safely.

Admission Prices

Adult – $39.00

Concession – $32.00

Child (5-15 years) – $20.00
Children under 5 years are free.

Family (2 Adults and up to 4 Children) – $99.00

Single Parent Family (1 Adult and up to 3 Children) – $71.00


*Australian cards only. Cards must be presented. Valid concession cards: Australian Pension, Disability/Carer, Health Care, Sole Parent, Unemployed, Veterans’ Affairs, Australian Student, Companion Card (FOC), ISIC International Student, Australian Seniors Card, New Zealand Super Gold Card.

Getting here

Visitor Carpark, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat

Sovereign Hill is a comfortable 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway.

Public transport
Direct from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, hop on the V/Line train and arrive in less than 90 minutes at the historic Ballarat Railway Station in the centre of town. From here you can catch bus route 21. Plan your full journey with Public Transport Victoria.

To take a taxi to Sovereign Hill call 131 008.

To take an Uber to Sovereign Hill. Download the app here