Named after the city covered by the electoral division. The name of the city is believed to be derived from the Aborignal word 'balaarat' meaning resting place or reclining on elbow.
4,322 sq km
The Division of Ballarat consists of:
Ballarat City Council,
Hepburn Shire Council, and
Moorabool Shire Council.
Products/Industries of the Area:
Agriculture and farming including beef cattle, sheep, fruit and vegetable production, gold mining, education and training, professional, scientific and technical services, health care, tourism and retail.
Provincial – outside capital cities, but with a majority of enrolment in major provincial cities.