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    Overview

    It is the third largest city in Victoria, the land of which stands at 343.6 km2 according to 2016 census, with a population estimated in 2020 to have been 109,553.  The name had come from two Aboriginal words which indicate: “resting place”.

    Ballarat has three main ancestries which are from English, Australia and Irish. So the cultural association and ethnic origin of residents are connected back to three generations.

    Gold was found within close distance from Ballarat when Victoria had been separated from New South Wales colony in 1851, after which the Victorian gold rush started to accelerate.

    In 1854, Ballarat, consequently, outran Melbourne, the capital of Victoria, in importance as it began to flourish and prosper in terms of gold's treasures and cultural impact. Because of conflicts concerning gold licenses, local miners released an uprising having been condensed with arms to combat government forces, following the civil disobedience time in Ballarat.

    After the city of Ballarat had been founded in1854, Ballarat was the place where the armed rebellion (Eureka Stockade) erupted when 25 miners or more, who were calling for political reform and the licenses’ abolition, were killed by the government’s military forces.

    Ballarat was announced to have been a city in 1871. The Thriving of Ballarat had been ongoing till the last months of 19th century, when the city’s fields of gold had been being depleted for tens of years.

    So, by the end of 19th century, Ballarat began to lose its energy and activity on the back drop of small amounts of gold’s extraction at a time, when Ballarat was more important than Melbourne.

    Living

    Living Expenses in Ballarat

    The average living expenses in Ballarat equals to AUS$2356 which are in the top 22% of the cities’ highest prices around the world, in occupying the rank 1971st out of 9294 around our international list and 21st out of 64 in the country of Australia.

    The average salary after tax is AUS$ 3956, which can be a suitable amount of money to live a decent life for 2 months. The city’s rank comes in the 671st (Top 8%) on the list of nicest destinations to live in worldwide, and 15th best city to be good for living in Australia. Furthermore, it is one of the largest cities in Australia in having a big number of populations. 

    Living Expenses in Ballarat in AUS dollars:

    Monthly Expenses

    2000

    Total with rent

    1.36

    Without rent

    1200

    Rent and Utilities

    748

    food

    75

    Transport

     

    Eating out

    21

    Lunch Menu

    10.0

    Fast food meal

    5.5

    Beer in a pub – 0.5

    4.5

    Cappuccino

    3.66

    Coke, Pepsi

     

    Rent and Utilities

    1200

    1bedroom apartment in Downtown- 40 m2

    956

    Cheap 1 bedroom apartment - 402

    1856

    3 bedroom apartment in downtown – 80m2

    1356

    Cheap 3 bedroom apartment – 80m2

    133

    Utility Bill one person, electricity, heating..

    315

    Utility Bill for a family

    88

    Internet plan-50 Mbps, 1 month

    4.04%

    Mortgage Internet Rate for 20 years

    5192

    House price in Suburbs- 1m2

     

    Transportation

    6.03

    Local Transport Ticket

    71.22

    Monthly Ticket Local Transport

    17.52

    Taxi Ride-8km

    150

    Gas, Petrol- 1l

     

    Groceries

    1.41

    Milk – 1l

    190

    Bread -0.5 kg

    2.4

    Rice, 1kg

    4.5

    Eggs, x 12

    12.5

    Cheese, 1kg

    12.3

    Chicken Breast, 1kg

    24.55

    Round Steak, 1kg

    4.22

    Apples, 1kg

    5.99

    Banana, 1kg

    4.96

    Oranges, 1kg

    7.25

    Tomato, 1kg

    1.95

    Onion, 1kg

    1.74

    Potato, 1kg

    1.84

    Water, 1L

    3.12

    Coca – Cola, Pepsi, 2 L

    11.58

    Wine(mid price), 750 mL

    5.65

    Beer, 0.5 L

    30.14

    Cigarette pack

    12.55

    Cold medicine, 1week

    4.69

    Hair Shampoo

    3.21

    Toilet paper, 4 rolls

    4.69

    Toothpaste, tube

     

    Other

    120.58

    Gym Membership, 1month

    18.25

    Cinema Ticket, 1person

    65.85

    Doctor’s visit

    16.52

    Haircut, simple

    90.25

    Brand Jeans

    2798

    Daycare or Preschool, 1month

    27568

    International Primary School, 1year



    Culture

    The Culture of Ballarat

    The culture of Ballarat is characterized by being attractive in having architecture houses which host the fantastic public art gallery, historic attractions, restaurants, cafes...

    Ballarat is publicly known for having Victorian architectural heritage, so it was, in 2003, when it was the first of two Australian cities (Melbourne and Ballarat), to have been considered a member of International League of Historical Cities. In 2006, the city held the tenth World League of Historical Cities Congress.

    Weather

    Weather and Environment

    Summers days in Ballarat are warm, te winters are cold and stormy. It is partly cloudy all around the year; with thhe course of time in a year, the temperatures normally vary between 6 – 230C (39 – 78 0F).

    There are many best outdoor activities in Ballarat: Nature and Parks, Wildlife Park, Lake Wendouree, Botanical Gardens, Victoria Park and Lake Wendouree Adventure.

    Working

    Working in Ballarat

    The staff and Learning Advisors are always alert to aid international students to looking for a job by having them firstly trained and then employed after finding a suitable job, as students are different in having right jobs for each one of them.

    So the Advisors are ready to help students whether they are looking for help to apply, searching training choices, work experience or career direction.

     The four Advisors will assist all kinds of job seekers; the youth, the older ones. The Advisors are, in contribution with a number of organizations, calling for the best results for students looking for appropriate jobs, either with employers for work experience, opportunities, employment, or with organizations responsible for training in order to have information on the workshop you like to enroll in.

    The Advisors will facilitate the process of:

    • Job search support
    • Links to traineeships and apprenticeships
    • Access to accredited training
    • Interview skills and CV preparation
    • Training in workplace culture
    • Work experience support
    • Connection with local employers
    • Referrals to related support

     International students are permissible to work up to fourty hours while they are on study seats in one of Ballarat’s Universities, and for non-limited hours in times of holidays and study breaks.

    The Areas and Districts of Ballarat

    The City of Ballarat includes the suburbs and localities of Adding ton, Alfred ton, Ascot, Bakery Hill, Bald Hills (part), Ballarat Central, Ballarat East, Ballarat North, Black Hill, Blowhard, Bo Peep (part), Bonshaw, Brown Hill, Buninyong (part), Bunkers Hill, Burrumbeet (part), Canadian, Cardigan, Cardigan Village.

    The Universities in Ballarat

    The universities of Ballarat are among best ranking universities in Australia and around
    the world.

    The University                                Town                   

    1. Alfred ton Primary School

      Alfred ton

    2. Ballarat Christian College

      Sebastopol

    3. Ballarat Clarendon College

       Ballarat


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