Situated in the historic city of Ballarat, Sovereign Hill is located in Bradshaw Street and can be easily accessed by car, or by train and tour coach services which operate daily from Melbourne. Sovereign Hill is a comfortable 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway (or only an hour from Melbourne Airport). Once in Ballarat, just follow the brown and white tourist signs to Sovereign Hill. There is also free parking.

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, Australia.(Saturday July 16, 2016)The 2016 Winter Wonderlights program continued last night at Sovereign Hill with Main Street transformed by grand scale Christmas images projected onto the exteriors of the historical buildings. The program is part of the 'Christmas in July' at the theme park. The program includes Christmas carols, make believe snow falls, Christmas decorations and trees and once the sun sets Main Street is transformed by grand scale moving images projected along the facades of the buildings. Photo: joliphotos


A new V/Line train initiative - the Goldrush Special now delivers visitors directly to Sovereign Hill’s front door. As part of the Goldrush Special a courtesy return service coach meets the train at Ballarat station and brings visitors directly to Sovereign Hill. After four and a half hours in our award winning attraction, the coach returns to Sovereign Hill to take visitors back to the railway station for their journey home. It’s that easy.

To make the trip even more affordable, people who travel aboard the Goldrush Special and show their valid V/Line tickets on arrival at Sovereign Hill, receive a 10% discount off the entrance price as well as a free ‘Cobb & Co.’ coach ride. (no other discounts apply).

Click here for journey times and ticket information.
Customers can purchase V/Line tickets from V/Line stations, premium metropolitan stations, V/Line agents, at or by calling V/Line on 136 196.

Please note: The Goldrush Special transfer is not available for groups of 20 or more people. For primary school group travel visit For group travel visit or contact V/Line on 136 196 to discuss the special travel arrangements.
Customers can purchase V/Line tickets from V/Line stations, premium metropolitan stations, V/Line agents, at or by calling V/Line on 136 196.

For other bus services to Sovereign Hill click here.

- V/Line Passenger Rail: Ph 1800 800 007
- Gray Line Day tours: Ph 1300 85 86 87
- Great Sights: Ph 1300 850 850
- AAT Kings Tours: Ph 1300 228 546
- APT: Ph 1300 336 932 or 03 8526 1300
- Melbourne’s Best Tours: Ph 03 9397 4911 or 1300 130 550 from anywhere within Australia


30 June to 22 July 2018
Sovereign Hill: 10.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Gold Museum: 9.30 am to 5.30 pm


Sovereign Hill Entry, including Gold Museum and Wonderlights
Adult $61.00
Concession (with valid concession card) $48.80
Child (5-15) $27.60
Family (2 adults & up to 4 children) $154.00
Toddler (0-4) $0.00
Single Family (1 adult & up to 3 children) $110.00
Children under 5 admitted free.
Red Hill Mine Tours are free.

Gold Mine Tours:
$7.50 Adult
$4.00 Child (5-15)
$20.00 Family (2A & 4C)

Coach Rides:
$5.50 Adult
$4.00 Child (5-15)
$17.00 Family (2A & 4C)
Prices valid 31 March 2019. Prices are quoted in Australian dollars.
Membership available from $110.00. Find out more information here.


Sovereign Hill offers so much fun and adventure that a 2-day visit can be a practical option. Now you can enjoy a second day at Sovereign Hill for the price of a single day’s entry. Why not experience Sovereign Hill at your leisure and still have time to explore other Ballarat attractions on the same visit - and don’t forget that Sovereign Hill’s 4-star Sovereign Hill Hotel offers on-site accommodation suitable for families and couples!
Take advantage of this great value offer* by having today’s entry ticket validated at any one of:
- Entrance Ticket Box Map 1
- ‘Blood on the Southern Cross’ Bookings Desk Map 1
- Sovereign Hill Post Office Map 16
- Gold Museum Map 47
*Conditions apply.
*Offer must be used over two consecutive days
*Offer is not transferable
*Offer must be validated by Sovereign Hill on the first day of your visit
*Photo ID required