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Hardly a Tourist Attraction!

The Ballarat Civic Hall, has been closed since the 1990's and subject to much debate about its... read more

Reviewed November 8, 2017
Ballarat, Australia
An Eyesore

This place should have been demolished years ago. A loud minority want to preserve this monstrosity... read more

Reviewed March 14, 2016
John W
Ballarat, Australia
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Nov 8, 2017
“Hardly a Tourist Attraction!”
Jun 29, 2017
“Not Special At All”
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300-304 Mair St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 419 324 042
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Reviewed November 8, 2017

The Ballarat Civic Hall, has been closed since the 1990's and subject to much debate about its future. You can see the exterior, but not much more. A soup bus for the homeless serves basic free meals here in the evenings.

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed June 29, 2017

This is not a special building in Ballarat where there are so many great old buildings and frankly not worth visiting

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

This place is currently under development and there isn't much to see. Don't bother making an effort.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Lauren M
Reviewed December 21, 2016

This building and entire area surrounding it could be a fantastic hub in the centre of our city if only the city council could begin to think in these circumstances for the good of our tourist industry. As a regular traveller throughout Victoria, Australia and...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

It is still a pity that the council cant move forward. It is ugly and unkept. Only used for caravan info centre. Used on weeknights for Soup bus for Ballarat homeless.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Daniel H
Reviewed October 26, 2016

I'm an old man. Sure the place has nostalgic memories of good times past, but these have faded as has the building. It was built in the 50's when cash was hard to come by. It has had wasted on it god knows how much...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed March 14, 2016

This place should have been demolished years ago. A loud minority want to preserve this monstrosity for ridiculous nostalgia reasons e.g I met my wife there. It has no historical or architectural merit and should be flattened

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank John W
Reviewed February 17, 2016

I am one of the few people to have had access to the inside of the Auditorium over the last few years. I created an exhibition In The Breath of Ghosts for the Foto Biennalle that took place in the space. It is an amazing...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank doclisa
Reviewed February 9, 2016

There has been much conjecture about the future of this period building but one must pay some gratitude to the turnaround this building has made - It's gone from a squatters run down paradise to a thriving art haven where I've been able to take...More

Date of experience: December 2015
1  Thank BBRJJ
Reviewed February 8, 2016

What a wonderful hall, lots of potential. Our daughter made her debut in it. Lots of dances have also been held in it. Needs to be restored

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Gloria C
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