Sovereign Hill (and Gold Museum) in Victoria

The open-air museum is an accurate representation of historical Ballarat’s first decade after the gold rush period in the 1800s.

Sovereign Hill in a nutshell: A notable tourist attraction depicting a re-created Ballarat when discovering gold in the first ten glorious years. Complete with artworks, animals, machinery and more, this 25-hectare complex is where history buffs will revel in. 


2 Working Days
Full Day
Voucher Type
Present Voucher At Attraction's Ticket Office
No Amendments Allowed
No Refunds Allowed

Operating Hours


1000 till 1700 hours (GMT +11)


Daily, except Christmas Day, 25 December. Closed at 1730 hours during Australia’s daylight saving period

What You Get

One-day Admission Ticket


Ages 16 years and above


Ages 5 - 15 years (must be accompanied by paying adult)

Free admission for 4 years and below

Entry to Sovereign Hill and Gold Museum

Excluded: Hotel pickup or drop-off service, any other expenses in the park


How To Buy

1.    Select the preferred date and purchase online

2.    Receive an email including the E-Ticket

3.    Contact the operator (number can be found in voucher) 24 hours before tour date to re-confirm the availability

4.    Print and present the ticket to Sovereign Hill counter for verification


Terms and Conditions


  • Opening time subject to change.
  • Multiple entries are not allowed.
  • Guests must be at Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350, Australia on their own via car or public transport
  • Contact the operator (number can be found in voucher) 24 hours before tour date to re-confirm the availability
  • WiWander, its affliates and the tour operator will not be responsible for any accidents, loss of property or damaged caused by individual’s negligence.
  • The e-ticket cannot be exchanged for cash or used on more than one occasion.
  • Any alteration(s) on the e-ticket/e-voucher will not be accepted by WiWander, its affliates and the appointed merchant.



This item is non-refundable and date changes are not allowed once purchased.

  • Explore life during the early goldfields during the diggings tour  
  • Discover the dark, dangerous whorl of deep lead mining in the Red Hill Mine tour - 
  • Learn more about law and order on the goldfields - and how to load and fire a musket
  • Watch a program of entertaining vignettes illustrating life in the goldfields in the street theatre 
  • See how our boiled lollies are made in the traditional way
  • Witness how pure gold is melted to 1,000 C and poured into a mould to create a $140,000 gold ingot
  • Tour the town by horse and coach
  • Watch our red coat soldiers parade and fire a volley of shots with their muskets
  • Go on a gold mine tour, consisting of three fully guided underground adventures into the world of 19th century mining
  • See the massive boilers produce steam to drive heavy mining machinery
  • Watch our 19th century-style candle factory in action

How to Get There

  • The opened-air museum is located at Bradshaw Street, Ballarat VIC 3350, Australia.
  • A 90-minute drive along the Western Highway from Melbourne city or an hour from the airport.
  • Sovereign Hill can be accessed via public transport but required longer time.
Item Price (AUD) Quantity
16 years-old and above.
5-15 years-old

Select Date

Present e-ticket on day for verification