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Ballarat Civic Hall

300-304 Mair St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
+61 419 324 042
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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 9, 2017
fional943
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Ballarat, Australia
Not Special At All

This is not a special building in Ballarat where there are so many great old buildings and frankly... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2017
Oldjack
,
Greater Melbourne, Australia
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good7%
  • Average15%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible30%
Nov 8, 2017
“Hardly a Tourist Attraction!”
Jun 29, 2017
“Not Special At All”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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300-304 Mair St, Ballarat, Victoria 3350, Australia
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+61 419 324 042
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Reviewed November 9, 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.

Thank fional943
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

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

Thank Oldjack
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Reviewed May 26, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Lauren M
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Reviewed December 22, 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

Thank christinarosina
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Reviewed November 16, 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.

Thank Daniel H
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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

Thank KennethFarnsworth
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Reviewed March 15, 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

Thank John W
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Reviewed February 18, 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

1  Thank doclisa
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Reviewed February 10, 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

1  Thank BBRJJ
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Reviewed February 9, 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

1  Thank Gloria C
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