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The Ballarat Market is a 'Not for Profit' community event with proceeds invested back into the local community. Co-ordinated by The Rotary Club of Ballarat South, 100% of the funds raised by its volunteers is used to support local projects. Money raised is collected by a gold coin donation and is used to benefit local community organisation and Rotary ventures.

Once dogs were not permiited to enter the Ballarat market BUT in response to requests we are running a three month trial allowing dogs into the market.

From 1st May 2017 dogs will be permitted to enter the Ballarat Market provided the owners meet the following conditions.

1. All dogs must be on leads

2. Dog owners must have waste collection bags with them. ( The Ballarat Market will provide bags as necessary)

3. Dog behaviour is subject to the Domestic Animals Regulations 2015( Vic)

4. The Ballarat market reserves the right to refuse entry to any dog.



Yes. There are a variety of stalls that sell fresh fruit, vegetables and other produce.

The Ballarat Market will not be operational on the dates below due to the Ballarat Showgrounds not being available.

  • Great Outdoor Expo - 4th MARCH 2018 
  • Rural Lifestyle Expo -  25th MARCH 2018 
  • Ballarat A&P SOCIETY Spring Show - 9th, 10th & 11th November 2018 
  • Showgrounds not available to the Ballarat Market on the 11th November 2018.

The market will be operational on a Sunday(TBA) in July 2017 but the main pavillion will not be available to site holders due to the holding of the Ballarat Sheep Show.

The Ballarat Market committe trusts that this will not cause undue inconvenience but if you have any questions please contact us.

There is no entry fee to the market.  A gold coin donation can be made at the gate to support the work of the Rotary Club of Ballarat South both in local communities and through Rotary internationally. 

Yes. There is no need to pre-book a site, you can just turn up on the day between 6.00am and 8.00. The earlier you are the better site you will get.