Getting Here

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.

Free parking.


Goldrush Special

The Goldrush Special is a V/Line train initiative where a courtesy return coach service meets trains at Ballarat station to bring visitors directly to Sovereign Hill.

After four and a half hours in our award winning attraction, the coach will return visitors back to Ballarat station for their journey home.

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.

Journey times and ticket information.

Contact one of the following to arrange transport to Ballarat

  • Gray Line Day tours: Ph 1300 85 86 87
  • Great Sights: Ph 1300 850 850
  • Explore Australia: Ph 03 5257 4588
  • 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
  • Ballarat Coachlines 03 5316 7200
  • V/Line or contact V/Line on 136 196 to discuss the special travel arrangements.