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ABC Local Radio is a network of publicly owned radio stations in Australia, operated by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
Activity centre is a term used in urban planning and design for a mixed-use urban area where there is a concentration of commercial and other land uses.
Adelaide is the capital city of the state of South Australia, and the fifth-most populous city of Australia.
AGL Energy Ltd is an Australian listed public company involved in both the generation and retailing of electricity and gas for residential and commercial use.
Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.
Albert Henry Fullwood (15 March 1863 – 1 October 1930) was an Australian artist who made a significant contribution to art in Australia.
Albury is a major regional city in New South Wales, Australia, is located on the Hume Highway and the northern side of the Murray River.
Aldi (stylised as ALDI) is the common brand of two German discount supermarket chains with over 10,000 stores in 20 countries, and an estimated combined turnover of more than €50 billion.
Alfred Deakin (3 August 18567 October 1919) was an Australian politician who served as the second Prime Minister of Australia, in office for three separate terms – 1903 to 1904, 1905 to 1908, and 1909 to 1910.
Alfred (Alfred Ernest Albert; 6 August 184430 July 1900) reigned as Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha from 1893 to 1900.
Alfredton is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, west of the CBD.
Alstom is a French multinational company operating worldwide in rail transport markets, active in the fields of passenger transportation, signalling and locomotives, with products including the AGV, TGV, Eurostar, and Pendolino high-speed trains, in addition to suburban, regional and metro trains, and Citadis trams.
Since 1 July 2008 Emergency ambulance services in Victoria have been provided by a single provider known as Ambulance Victoria.
Ambulance Victoria (AV), an agency of the Department of Health & Human Services, is the statutory provider of pre-hospital emergency care and ambulance services in Victoria.
Anglicanism is a Western Christian tradition that evolved out of the practices, liturgy and identity of the Church of England following the Protestant Reformation.
Ararat railway station is located on the Serviceton and Western standard gauge lines, in Victoria, Australia.
Ararat is a city in south-west Victoria, Australia, about west of Melbourne, on the Western Highway on the eastern slopes of the Ararat Hills and Cemetery Creek valley between Victoria's Western District and the Wimmera.
The Art Gallery of Ballarat is the oldest and largest regional art gallery in Australia.
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a British writer best known for his detective fiction featuring the character Sherlock Holmes.
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Athens (Αθήνα, Athína; Ἀθῆναι, Athênai) is the capital and largest city of Greece.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands.
The Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, commonly called ANZ, is the third largest bank by market capitalisation in Australia, after the Commonwealth Bank and Westpac Banking Corporation.
The big things of Australia are a loosely related set of large structures, some of which are novelty architecture and some are sculptures.
The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) founded in 1929 is Australia's national broadcaster, funded by the Australian Federal Government but specifically independent of Government and politics in the Commonwealth.
The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) is the independent statistical agency of the Government of Australia.
Australian Catholic University (ACU) is a publicly funded university with seven campuses around Australia.
The Australian dollar (sign: $; code: AUD) is the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including its external territories Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific Island states of Kiribati, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
The Australian Ex-Prisoners of War Memorial was dedicated on Friday, 6 February 2004.
The Australian Football Hall of Fame was established in 1996, the Centenary year of the Australian Football League, to help recognise the contributions made to the sport of Australian rules football by players, umpires, media personalities, coaches and administrators.
During the Australian gold rushes, significant numbers of workers (both from other areas within Australia and from overseas) relocated to areas in which gold had been discovered.
The Australian Height Datum is a geodetic datum for altitude measurement in Australia.
The Australian House of Representatives is one of the two Houses (chambers) of the Parliament of Australia.
The Australian Labor Party (ALP, also Labor, was Labour before 1912) is a political party in Australia.
Australian Railway History is a monthly magazine covering railway history in Australia published by the New South Wales Division of the Australian Railway Historical Society on behalf of its seven state and territory Divisions.
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, or simply called Aussie rules, football or footy, is a contact sport played between two teams of eighteen players on an oval-shaped field, often a modified cricket ground.
In Australia, an Avenue of Honour is a memorial avenue of trees, with each tree symbolising a person.
Avoca is a town in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia, north west of Ballarat.
The Bahá'í Faith (بهائی) is a religion teaching the essential worth of all religions, and the unity and equality of all people.
Bakery Hill is an inner city suburb of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.
Ballan is a small town in the state of Victoria, Australia located on the Werribee River, northwest of Melbourne.
Ballarat is a city located on the Yarrowee River in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat Airport (known officially as the Ballarat Aerodrome) is located west of Ballarat in the outer suburb of Mitchell Park, Victoria, Australia.
The Ballarat Associated Schools (BAS), was formerly the Central Highlands Independent School Sport Association (CHISSA) until 2002 and before 1982 the Ballarat Public Schools Association (BPSA).
The Ballarat Base Hospital is a hospital located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat Begonia Festival is a carnival and community cultural festival held annually in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
The Ballarat Botanical Gardens Reserve, located on the western shore of picturesque Lake Wendouree, in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, covers an area of 40 hectares which is divided into three distinct zones.
Ballarat Central (known as the Central Business Area by the City of Ballarat and sometimes simply as "Ballarat") is the central locality of Greater Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat City FC is an Australian semi-professional association football club based in Ballarat, Victoria.
Ballarat Clarendon College is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding school, located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat East is a suburb of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.
The Ballarat Football Netball Club competes in the Ballarat Football League in the Ballarat region of Victoria, Australia.
The Ballarat Football League (BFL) is an Australian rules football competition that operates in the Ballarat region of Victoria, Australia.
The Ballarat Gaol, a former maximum security prison for males, females and children, is located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat and Queen's Anglican Grammar School is an independent, co-educational, day and boarding, Anglican Church school located in Wendouree (Ballarat), Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat Heritage Weekend is a community cultural festival held annually in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat High School is a government secondary school located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
The Ballarat Minerdome (also known as MARS Minerdome under a naming rights agreement with Mars Chocolate Australia) is a sports stadium located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
The Ballarat Miners are an Australian basketball team based in Ballarat, Victoria.
Ballarat North Workshops is a Railway systems engineering facility located in the provincial city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat North (also known as North Ballarat) is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia located north of Ballarat's central area.
Ballarat railway station is located on the Serviceton line in Victoria, Australia.
The Ballarat Regional Soccer Facility, also referred to by its location as Morshead Park Stadium, is an association football-specific stadium in Redan, a suburb immediately to the south of central Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat Regional Tourism (trading as Visit Ballarat) is the separate, relatively autonomous tourism arm of the City of Ballarat.
Ballarat Roller Derby League (BRDL) is a roller derby league based in the Victorian city of Ballarat.
The Ballarat Rush are an Australian basketball team based in Ballarat, Victoria.
Ballarat Secondary College is a multi-campus college, formed in 1993 by the amalgamation of three existing secondary colleges.
The Ballarat Showgrounds (officially Ballarat Showgrounds and Recreation Reserve) is a multi-purpose venue in Wendouree, a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia owned by the City of Ballarat and since 1934, the home of the Ballarat Show and agricultural show (an official public holiday in Ballarat).
The Ballarat Tramway Museum is an operating tramway museum, located in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Ballarat Wildlife Park is an interactive wildlife park situated in Ballarat, Australia which was opened by Greg Parker in 1987.
The Ballarat–Skipton Rail Trail in western Victoria, Australia, runs 53 kilometres along the old Skipton railway line from western Ballarat, southwest through Haddon, Smythesdale and Pittong to Skipton.
The Bandidos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Bandido Nation, is a "one-percenter" motorcycle club with a worldwide membership.
Basalt is a common extrusive igneous (volcanic) rock formed from the rapid cooling of basaltic lava exposed at or very near the surface of a planet or moon.
Basketball is a team sport played on a rectangular court.
Beaufort railway station is located on the Serviceton line, in Victoria, Australia.
Beaufort is a town in Victoria, Australia.
Bendigo is a city in Victoria, Australia, located very close to the geographical centre of the state and approximately north west of the state capital, Melbourne.
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is an Australian financial institution, operating primarily in retail banking.
The Big Four is the colloquial name for the four main banks in several countries, where the banking industry is dominated by just four institutions and where the phrase has gained currency.
Big W is an Australian chain of discount department stores, which was founded in regional New South Wales in 1964.
Black Hill is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia in the northeast of the city.
In the United States and (at least some) other English-speaking countries, a blue-collar worker is a working class person who performs manual labor.
Robert "Bob" Davis (12 June 1928 – 16 May 2011) was an Australian rules footballer who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).
Boosterism is the act of promoting ("boosting") a town, city, or organization, with the goal of improving public perception of it.
Boral Limited is a multinational company manufacturing and supplying building and construction materials.
Brewing is the production of beer by steeping a starch source (commonly cereal grains, the most popular of which is barley) in water and fermenting the resulting sweet liquid with yeast.
Brown Hill is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the eastern rural-urban fringe of the city, 5 kilometres east of the Central Business District.
Buddhism is the world's fourth-largest religion with over 520 million followers, or over 7% of the global population, known as Buddhists.
Buninyong is a town 11km from Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.
The Buninyong Line (also known as "Bunny Hop Line", or simply "The Bunny") was a Victorian Railways (Australia) branch line running south from Ballarat to the town of Buninyong.
The Burke and Wills expedition was an Australian exploration expedition in 1860–61 of 19 men, led by Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, with the objective of crossing Australia from Melbourne in the south, to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north, a distance of around 3,250 kilometres (approximately 2,000 miles).
Burnie is a port city on the north-west coast of Tasmania.
Canadian is a suburb east of the regional city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the rural-urban fringe.
Cardigan is a suburb on the north-western rural-urban fringe of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.
Castlemaine is a small city in Victoria, Australia, in the goldfields region of Victoria about 120 kilometres northwest by road from Melbourne and about 40 kilometres from the major provincial centre of Bendigo.
The Central Highlands is a region of Victoria.
The Central Highlands Football League is an Australian Rules Football League in the Ballarat region.
Central Square is a shopping centre in Ballarat Central a locality in the town of Ballarat.
Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.
Churchill is a town in the Latrobe Valley, located in central Gippsland in the east of Victoria, Australia.
The City of Ballarat is a local government area in the west of the state of Victoria, Australia.
Clunes railway station is located on the Mildura line in Victoria, Australia.
A coach (also motor coach) is a type of bus used for conveying passengers.
A coffee palace was an often large and elaborate temperance hotel built In Australia particularly in the boom years of the 1880s.
Coles Supermarkets Australia Pty Ltd, trading as Coles, is an Australian supermarket, retail and consumer services chain, headquartered in Melbourne owned by parent company Wesfarmers.
The commons is the cultural and natural resources accessible to all members of a society, including natural materials such as air, water, and a habitable earth.
The Commonwealth Bank of Australia (abbreviated CBA or Commbank) is an Australian multinational bank with businesses across New Zealand, Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Conservation is an ethic of resource use, allocation, and protection.
A conurbation is a region comprising a number of cities, large towns, and other urban areas that, through population growth and physical expansion, have merged to form one continuous urban or industrially developed area.
Corrections Victoria is part of the Department of Justice in the Victorian Government, and is responsible for the provision of custodial and community-based services as an important element of the criminal justice system in the state of Victoria, Australia.
A Councillor is a member of a local government council.
Country Fire Authority, or CFA, is a fire service in Victoria, Australia, with other fire services being Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB).
Creswick railway station is located on the Mildura line in Victoria, Australia.
Creswick is a town in west-central Victoria, Australia 18 kilometres north of Ballarat and 129 km northwest of Melbourne, in the Shire of Hepburn.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
Cultural heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and preserved for the benefit of future generations.
Cycling infrastructure refers to all infrastructure which may be used by cyclists.
Damascus College is Ballarat’s only Catholic co-educational secondary college.
Daylesford is a spa town located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, within the Shire of Hepburn, Victoria, Australia, approximately 108 kilometres north-west of Melbourne.
Decentralization is the process by which the activities of an organization, particularly those regarding planning and decision-making, are distributed or delegated away from a central, authoritative location or group.
In the fields of horticulture and botany, the term deciduous (/dɪˈsɪdʒuəs/) means "falling off at maturity" and "tending to fall off", in reference to trees and shrubs that seasonally shed leaves, usually in the autumn; to the shedding of petals, after flowering; and to the shedding of ripe fruit.
Delacombe is a large and rapidly growing industrial/residential suburb on the south west rural-urban fringe of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Devonport is a city in northern Tasmania, Australia.
Digital terrestrial television in Australia commenced on 1 January 2001 in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth using DVB-T standards.
Distance education or long-distance learning is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school.
The Division of Ballarat (spelt Ballaarat from 1901 until the 1977 election) is an Australian Electoral Division in the state of Victoria.
Dogs in Space is a 1986 Australian film set in Melbourne's "Little Band" music scene in 1978.
A dual carriageway (British English) or divided highway (American English) is a class of highway with carriageways for traffic travelling in opposite directions separated by a central reservation.
Duncan Gillies (14 January 1834 – 12 September 1903), Australian colonial politician, was the 14th Premier of Victoria.
DVB-T is an abbreviation for "Digital Video Broadcasting — Terrestrial"; it is the DVB European-based consortium standard for the broadcast transmission of digital terrestrial television that was first published in 1997 and first broadcast in the UK in 1998.
The early 2009 southeastern Australia heat wave was a heat wave that commenced in late January and led to record-breaking prolonged high temperatures in the region.
One classical breakdown of economic activity distinguishes three sectors.
Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.
The Electoral district of Buninyong is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia.
Ripon is a single member electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly.
The Electoral district of Wendouree is an electoral district of the Victorian Legislative Assembly in Australia.
Eleven (stylized as ELEVEN) is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel operated by Network Ten.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
Emergency services and rescue services are organizations which ensure public safety and health by addressing different emergencies.
Enfield State Park, formerly known as Enfield State Forest, is a state park near the locality of Enfield, approximately south of Ballarat, in Victoria, Australia.
Epicure were an Australian progressive rock band formed in Ballarat, in 1996 as Pima's Little Finger.
Johann Joseph Eugene von GuérardHis first name is variously spelled "Eugen", "Eugene", "Eugène", one source mentions "Jean" (instead of "Johann"); his surname is spelled "Guerard" or "Guérard".
The Eureka Flag is a flag design which features dark blue field (2:3.08 ratio); a horizontal stripe wide and a vertical line crossing it of wide; and 5 eight pointed stars, the central star being tall (point to point) and the other stars tall, representing the Crux Australis constellation.
The Eureka Rebellion was a rebellion in 1854, instigated by gold miners in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, who revolted against the colonial authority of the United Kingdom.
Eureka Stadium (sponsored name Mars Stadium) is an oval shaped sports stadium located in the Ballarat Showgrounds at Wendouree, an outer suburb of Ballarat in Australia.
Eureka Stockade is a 1907 Australian silent film about the Eureka Rebellion.
Eureka is a small eastern suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia – (AU).
The European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus) or coney is a species of rabbit native to southwestern Europe (including Spain, Portugal and Western France) and to northwest Africa (including Morocco and Algeria).
Evelyn Pitfield Shirley Sturt (25 October 1815 – 10 February 1885) was born in Dorset, England.
Federation University Australia (FedUni) is a dual-sector university with multiple campuses in Victoria, Australia.
The Finks is an Australian outlaw motorcycle club that was formed in Sydney, Australia, in 1969 and now also has chapters in other states.
Firefly Express is an Australian interstate coach operator.
A fireplace is a structure made of brick, stone or metal designed to contain a fire.
Football Federation Victoria (FFV) is the state governing body for association football (soccer) in Victoria, Australia.
Four Corners is an Australian investigative journalism/current affairs documentary television program, the longest of its kind nationally.
Foxtel is an Australian pay television company, operating in cable television, direct broadcast satellite television, and IPTV catch-up services.
Geelong is a port city located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, in the state of Victoria, Australia.Geelong is south-west of the state capital, Melbourne.
The Geelong Baseball Association (GBA), is an Australian baseball association and league based in Geelong, Victoria.
The Geelong College is an independent and co-educational day and boarding school located in Newtown, an inner-western suburb of Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
Geelong Grammar School is an independent Anglican co-educational boarding and day school.
The Geelong–Ballarat railway line is a broad-gauge railway in western Victoria, Australia between the cities of Geelong and Ballarat.
Sir George Alfred Julius (29 April 187328 June 1946) was an English-born Australian inventor and entrepreneur.
George Pell (born 8 June 1941) is an Australian prelate of the Catholic Church.
George V (George Frederick Ernest Albert; 3 June 1865 – 20 January 1936) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 until his death in 1936.
Georgian architecture is the name given in most English-speaking countries to the set of architectural styles current between 1714 and 1830.
Gippsland is an economic rural region of Victoria, Australia, located in the south-eastern part of that state.
Gladys Reynell (1881–1956) was one of South Australia's earliest potters and is known for her bold modernist style and her preference for working with native clays.
The Glenelg Highway is a 301 kilometre highway in south-eastern Australia, linking Mount Gambier with Ballarat.
GLV and BCV are television stations licensed to serve regional Victoria, Australia.
Gold commissioner was an important regional administrative post in the colonies of the British Empire where extensive gold prospecting took place including in Canada - Colony of British Columbia; in Australia - New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia; in New Zealand; and in South Africa.
Golden Point is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia located south-east of the CBD.
Good News Radio 103.9 is a Christian radio station broadcast in Ballarat, Australia.
The Goulburn River, a major inland perennial river of the Goulburn Broken catchment, part of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the alpine, Northern Country/North Central, and Southern Riverina regions of the Australian state of Victoria.
The Government of the Commonwealth of Australia (also referred to as the Australian Government, the Commonwealth Government, or the Federal Government) is the government of the Commonwealth of Australia, a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression that took place mostly during the 1930s, beginning in the United States.
The Great Dividing Range, or the Eastern Highlands, is Australia's most substantial mountain range and the third longest land-based range in the world.
Greyhound Australia is Australia's only long national distance coach operator running services in all mainland states and territories.
Greyhound racing is an organized, competitive sport in which greyhound dogs are raced around a track.
The grid plan, grid street plan, or gridiron plan is a type of city plan in which streets run at right angles to each other, forming a grid.
Haileybury is an independent school with campuses in Keysborough, Brighton East, Berwick, Darwin and Melbourne's CBD.
Halls Gap is a town in Victoria, Australia.
Harness racing is a form of horse racing in which the horses race at a specific gait (a trot or a pace).
Harris Scarfe is an Australian department store that was established in Adelaide, South Australia in 1849.
Harvey Norman is a large Australian-based, multi-national retailer of furniture, bedding, computers, communications and consumer electrical products.
Health care or healthcare is the maintenance or improvement of health via the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings.
Sir Henry Edward Bolte GCMG (20 May 1908 – 4 January 1990) was an Australian politician.
Henry Daglish (18 November 1866 – 16 August 1920) was the sixth Premier of Western Australia and the state's first Labor Premier.
Henry E. Pultney Dana (1820–1852) established the Native Police Corps in the Port Phillip District (later Victoria) in 1842.
Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson (3 January 187020 March 1946), known by her pen name Henry Handel Richardson, was an Australian author.
Henry James O'Farrell (183321 April 1868) was the first person to attempt a political assassination in Australia.
Henry Sutton (3 September 1855 – 28 July 1912) born in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia was an inventor credited with contributions to many forefront technologies of the day.
The Hepburn Wind Project is a wind farm built and owned by Hepburn Wind, a community co-operative, and supported by the Victorian Government.
Cultural heritage tourism (or just heritage tourism or diaspora tourism) is a branch of tourism oriented towards the cultural heritage of the location where tourism is occurring.
The History of Australia refers to the history of the area and people of the Commonwealth of Australia and its preceding Indigenous and colonial societies.
The history of Australia from 1788–1850 covers the early colonial period of Australia's history, from the arrival in 1788 of the First Fleet of British ships at Sydney, New South Wales, who established the penal colony, the scientific exploration of the continent and later, establishment of other Australian colonies and the beginnings of representative democratic government.
Two ships of the Royal Australian Navy have been named HMAS Ballarat, for the city of Ballarat, Victoria.
HMAS Ballarat (FFH 155) is an ''Anzac''-class frigate of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
HMAS Ballarat (J184), named for the city of Ballarat, Victoria, was one of 60 ''Bathurst''-class corvettes constructed during World War II and one of 20 built for the Admiralty but manned by personnel of and commissioned into the Royal Australian Navy (RAN).
Hopkins Correctional Centre (Ararat), an Australian medium security protection prison for males, is located in Ararat, Victoria, approximately west of Melbourne.
Horsham (locally) is a regional city in the Wimmera region of western Victoria, Australia.
Hospitality refers to the relationship between a guest and a host, wherein the host receives the guest with goodwill, including the reception and entertainment of guests, visitors, or strangers.
The Housing Commission of Victoria (colloquially known as the Housing Commission and currently known as Victorian Office of Housing) was a State Government body responsible for public housing in Victoria, Australia.
The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) is an American multinational technology company headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States, with operations in over 170 countries.
Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) is an Australian chain of supermarkets.
IGA is a U.S. brand of grocery stores that operates in more than 30 countries.
Illywhacker is a novel by Australian writer Peter Carey.
Indigenous Australians are the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia, descended from groups that existed in Australia and surrounding islands prior to British colonisation.
Information technology (IT) is the use of computers to store, retrieve, transmit, and manipulate data, or information, often in the context of a business or other enterprise.
The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) to link devices worldwide.
An invasive species is a species that is not native to a specific location (an introduced species), and that has a tendency to spread to a degree believed to cause damage to the environment, human economy or human health.
James Henry "Jim" Scullin (18 September 1876 – 28 January 1953) was an Australian Labor Party politician and the ninth Prime Minister of Australia.
John Curtin (8 January 1885 – 5 July 1945) was an Australian politician who served as the 14th Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1941 to his death in 1945.
Sir John Madden, GCMG (16 May 1844 – 10 March 1918) was an Australian judge and politician who was the fourth and longest-serving Chief Justice of Victoria, in office from 1893 until his death.
The Köppen climate classification is one of the most widely used climate classification systems.
Kerry Isabelle Greenwood (born 17 June 1954 in Footscray, Victoria) is an Australian author and lawyer.
Kmart Corporation (simply known as Kmart and stylized as kmart) is an American big box department store chain headquartered in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States.
Knud Geelmuyden Bull (10 September 1811 – 23 December 1889) was a Norwegian painter and counterfeiter.
The koala (Phascolarctos cinereus, or, inaccurately, koala bear) is an arboreal herbivorous marsupial native to Australia.
Kryal Castle is a replica medieval castle located eight kilometres east of Ballarat, Australia, at Leigh Creek, just north of Dunnstown, in the foothills of Mount Warrenheip.
Lake Burrumbeet is a large but shallow eutrophic lake in central western Victoria, Australia.
Lake Gardens is a relatively new suburb on the western rural-urban fringe of Ballarat, Victoria Australia located near Lake Wendouree and directly behind the Ballarat Botanical Gardens from which the suburb draws its name.
Lake Wendouree is an artificially-created and maintained shallow urban lake located adjacent to the suburb of the same name in the city of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Lal Lal is a town in Victoria (Australia), Australia.
Law enforcement is any system by which some members of society act in an organized manner to enforce the law by discovering, deterring, rehabilitating, or punishing people who violate the rules and norms governing that society.
The League of Historical Cities (LHC) was established in Kyoto, Japan in 1987.
Leonards Hill is a village located in the Shire of Hepburn, Victoria, Australia.
Lihir Gold Limited was a gold mining company with operations in Papua New Guinea, Australia and West Africa.
This is a list of the Mayors of the City of Ballarat, a local government area and the third largest city in Victoria, Australia.
This is a list of people from Ballarat.
In 1939, with the commencement of World War II, the Chief of the Air Staff of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) identified the necessity to increase bulk storage and supply of aviation fuel across Australia for the purpose of defending Australia.
There are dozens of commonly played sports that involve water.
Loreto College is a Roman Catholic secondary school for girls in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Lucas is a new suburb created on 23 June 2011.
M&M's are "colorful button-shaped chocolates", each of which has the letter "m" printed in lower case on one side, surrounding a filling which varies depending upon the variety of M&M's.
Maltesers are a British confectionery product manufactured by Mars, Incorporated.
Manufacturing is the production of merchandise for use or sale using labour and machines, tools, chemical and biological processing, or formulation.
Mars is a British chocolate bar.
Mars is an American global manufacturer of confectionery, pet food, and other food products and a provider of animal care services, with US$33 billion in annual sales in 2015, and is ranked as the 6th largest privately held company in the United States by Forbes.
Mary of Teck (Victoria Mary Augusta Louise Olga Pauline Claudine Agnes; 26 May 1867 – 24 March 1953) was Queen consort of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Empress of India as the wife of King George V. Although technically a princess of Teck, in the Kingdom of Württemberg, she was born and raised in England.
Maryborough railway station is the terminal station of the Mildura line in Victoria, Australia.
McCain Foods Limited is a Canadian multi-national privately owned company established in 1957 in Florenceville, New Brunswick, Canada.
Mechanics' Institutes are educational establishments, originally formed to provide adult education, particularly in technical subjects, to working men.
Melbourne is the state capital of Victoria and the second-most populous city in Australia and Oceania.
The Metropolitan Strategy Melbourne 2030 is a Victorian Government strategic planning policy framework for the metropolitan area of Greater Melbourne, intended to cover the period 2001–2030.
Melbourne Airport, colloquially known as Tullamarine Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Melbourne, and the second busiest airport in Australia.
Melbourne Grammar School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school predominantly for boys, located in South Yarra and Caulfield, suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
A microbrewery or craft brewery is a brewery that produces small amounts of beer (or sometimes root beer), typically much smaller than large-scale corporate breweries, and is independently owned.
The Midland Highway (A300, B300, C518) links major towns in Victoria (south-eastern Australia), beginning from Geelong and leading all the way to Mansfield.
Mildura is a regional city in north-west Victoria, Australia.
The Mildura railway line is a railway line in Victoria, Australia.
Miners Rest is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the north-western rural-urban fringe of the city, northwest of the Central Business District.
Mining is the extraction of valuable minerals or other geological materials from the earth, usually from an orebody, lode, vein, seam, reef or placer deposit.
Morley Roberts (29 December 1857 – 8 June 1942) was an English novelist and short story writer, best known for The Private Life of Henry Maitland.
Mount Buninyong is an extinct volcano in western Victoria, Australia rises to AHD.
Mount Clear College, formerly known as Mount Clear Secondary College and Mount Clear Technical High School, is a public high school in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Mount Clear is a semi-rural suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia south of the CBD in the Canadian Creek Valley.
Mount Egerton is a historic gold mining town in Victoria, Australia.
Mount Gambier is the second most populated city in South Australia with an estimated urban population of 28,684.
Mount Helen is a fast-growing southern suburb of Ballarat situated just north of the town of Buninyong in Victoria, Australia on the Canadian Creek.
The Mount Mercer Wind Farm is located at Mount Mercer approximately 30 kilometres south of Ballarat in Western Victoria on 2600ha.
Mount Pleasant is the oldest residential suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Mount Warrenheip is an inactive scoria volcanic cone in Victoria, Australia.
The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E.) was a museum dedicated to democracy, located at the site of the Eureka Rebellion in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
My Brother Jack is a classic Australian novel by writer George Johnston.
Myer (stylised MYER), is an upmarket Australian department store chain trading in all Australian states and one of Australia's two self-governing territories.
myki is a reloadable contactless smartcard ticketing system used on public transport in Victoria, Australia.
The National Archives of Australia is an Australian Government agency that collects, preserves and encourages access to important Australian Government records.
National Australia Bank (abbreviated NAB, branded nab) is one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia in terms of market capitalisation, earnings and customers.
The National Broadband Network (NBN) is an Australian national wholesale open-access data network project.
The National Electricity Market (NEM) is an arrangement in Australia's electricity sector for the connection of the synchronous electricity transmission grids of the eastern and southern Australia states and territories to create a cross-state wholesale electricity market.
The National Trust of Australia, officially the Australian Council of National Trusts (ACNT), is the Australian national peak body for community-based, non-government non-profit organisations committed to promoting and conserving Australia's indigenous, natural and historic heritage.
Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film based on Robert Drewe's 1991 novel Our Sunshine.
Neighbourhood Cable was a telecommunications provider based in regional Victoria, Australia.
Nerrina is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the north-eastern rural-urban fringe of the city, east of the Central Business District.
Network Ten (commonly known as Channel Ten or simply Ten, officially stylised as TEN) is an Australian commercial television network.
New South Wales (abbreviated as NSW) is a state on the east coast of:Australia.
Newington is a suburb south west of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Nhill is a town in the Wimmera, in western Victoria, Australia.
Nine Regional is an Australian television network owned by Southern Cross Austereo that is broadcast in Queensland, New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory, Victoria and South Australia.
The Nine Network (commonly known as Channel Nine or simply Nine) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network, that is a division of Nine Entertainment Co. with headquarters in Willoughby, a suburb located on the North Shore of Sydney, Australia.
Nine News is the national news service of the Nine Network in Australia.
Noah's Ark (תיבת נח; Biblical Hebrew: Tevat Noaḥ) is the vessel in the Genesis flood narrative (Genesis chapters 6–9) by which God spares Noah, his family, and a remnant of all the world's animals from a world-engulfing flood.
A non-directional (radio) beacon (NDB) is a radio transmitter at a known location, used as an aviation or marine navigational aid.
Non-governmental organizations, nongovernmental organizations, or nongovernment organizations, commonly referred to as NGOs, are usually non-profit and sometimes international organizations independent of governments and international governmental organizations (though often funded by governments) that are active in humanitarian, educational, health care, public policy, social, human rights, environmental, and other areas to effect changes according to their objectives.
North Ballarat Football Club, nicknamed The Roosters, is an Australian rules football club based at Mars Stadium in Ballarat.
Northern Europe is the general term for the geographical region in Europe that is approximately north of the southern coast of the Baltic Sea.
The history of the formation of the oldest football clubs is of interest to sport historians in tracing the origins of the modern codes of football from casual pastime to early organised competition and mainstream sport.
One (stylised as ONE) is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by Network Ten on 26 March 2009.
An open-air museum (or open air museum) is a museum that exhibits collections of buildings and artifacts out-of-doors.
An optical fiber cable, also known as a fiber optic cable, is an assembly similar to an electrical cable, but containing one or more optical fibers that are used to carry light.
Singtel Optus Pty Limited is the second largest telecommunications company in Australia.
Origin is an Australian listed public energy company with headquarters in Sydney.
An outlaw motorcycle club is a motorcycle subculture that has its roots in the immediate post-World War II era of American society.
Ouyen is a town in Victoria, Australia, located in the Rural City of Mildura at the junction of the Calder Highway and Mallee Highway, south of Mildura and north-west of Melbourne.
Pedestrian zones (also known as auto-free zones and car-free zones, and as pedestrian precincts in British English) are areas of a city or town reserved for pedestrian-only use and in which most or all automobile traffic may be prohibited.
Peter Philip Carey AO (born 7 May 1943) is an Australian novelist.
Peter Fintan Lalor (locally; 5 February 1827 – 9 February 1889) was an Irish-Australian rebel and, later, politician who rose to fame for his leading role in the Eureka Rebellion, an event controversially identified with the "birth of democracy" in Australia.
Phoenix College is a Ballarat P-12 College, formed in 2011 with the amalgamation of Sebastopol College and Redan Primary School.
In geology and physical geography a plateau (or; plural plateaus or plateaux),is also called a high plain or a tableland, it is an area of a highland, usually consisting of relatively flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with steep slopes.
Police commissioner (also known as the commissioner of police) is a senior rank in many police forces.
The politics of Australia takes place within the framework of a federal parliamentary constitutional monarchy.
Politics of the Australian state of Victoria takes place in the context of a constitutional monarchy with a bicameral parliamentary system, and like other Australian states, Victoria is part of the federation known as the Commonwealth of Australia.
Pollution is the introduction of contaminants into the natural environment that cause adverse change.
The Post Office Gallery is an art gallery in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
A post-war period or postwar period is the interval immediately following the end of a war.
Postal voting is voting in an election whereby ballot papers are distributed to electors or returned by post, in contrast to electors voting in person at a polling station or electronically via an electronic voting system.
Powercor Australia is an Australian electricity distribution company that operates throughout western Victoria, and the western suburbs of Melbourne.
The Premiers of the Australian states are the heads of the executive governments in the six states of the Commonwealth of Australia.
Presbyterianism is a part of the reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to Britain, particularly Scotland, and Ireland.
An industry involved in the extraction and collection of natural resources, such as copper and timber, as well as by activities such as farming and fishing.
The Prime Minister of Australia (sometimes informally abbreviated to PM) is the head of government of Australia.
The Prime Ministers Avenue is a collection of busts of the Prime Ministers of Australia, located at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens in Ballarat, Victoria.
Prime7 is an Australian television network owned by Prime Media Group Limited, and an affiliate of the Seven Network.
Professional services are occupations in the tertiary sector of the economy requiring special training in the arts or sciences.
A public holiday, national holiday or legal holiday is a holiday generally established by law and is usually a non-working day during the year.
Public security is the function of governments which ensures the protection of citizens, persons in their territory, organizations, and institutions against threats to their well-being – and to the prosperity of their communities.
Public service is a service which is provided by government to people living within its jurisdiction, either directly (through the public sector) or by financing provision of services.
The Queen Elizabeth Centre (QEC) in Ballarat, Victoria is a part of the Ballarat Health Service.
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
Rail freight transport is the use of railroads and trains to transport cargo as opposed to human passengers.
Rail transport is a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails, also known as tracks.
Ray Helmut Borner AM (born 27 May 1962) is an Australian former basketball player who competed in the National Basketball League.
The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest of the true foxes and one of the most widely distributed members of the order Carnivora, being present across the entire Northern Hemisphere from the Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
Redan is an inner suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia immediately south of Ballarat Central.
The Regional Rail Link (RRL) was a project to build a 47.5 kilometre length of railway through the western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria, the main aim of which was to separate regional V/Line Ballarat, Bendigo and Geelong services from the electrified Melbourne suburban services, thereby increasing rail capacity and reliability.
Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
Retail is the process of selling consumer goods or services to customers through multiple channels of distribution to earn a profit.
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies, (20 December 189415 May 1978), was an Australian politician who twice served as Prime Minister of Australia, in office from 1939 to 1941 and again from 1949 to 1966.
Roller derby is a contact sport played by two teams of five members roller skating counter-clockwise around a track.
Rowing, often referred to as crew in the United States, is a sport whose origins reach back to Ancient Egyptian times.
The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), formed March 1921, is the aerial warfare branch of the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) is the naval branch of the Australian Defence Force.
In 1891, the first Royal South Street Society competitions were held and paved the way for future performers around the country to find their vocation and feet on stages both at home and abroad.
Sacred Heart College was an all girls school in Ballarat, Victoria.
Scotch College is an independent Presbyterian day and boarding school for boys, located in Hawthorn, an inner-eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
In local government, a city hall, town hall, civic centre, (in the UK or Australia) a guildhall, a Rathaus (German), or (more rarely) a municipal building, is the chief administrative building of a city, town, or other municipality.
Sebastopol is a southern suburb on the rural-urban fringe of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
The secondary sector of the economy includes industries that produce a finished, usable product or are involved in construction.
SelecTV was an Australian satellite based subscription television broadcasting service.
A service club or service organization is a voluntary non-profit organization where members meet regularly to perform charitable works either by direct hands-on efforts or by raising money for other organizations.
Service economy can refer to one or both of two recent economic developments.
The Serviceton railway line (also known as the Western line) is a railway serving the west of Victoria, Australia that links the state capital of Melbourne to the cities of Ballarat and Ararat, and once extended to the South Australian border as part of the Melbourne–Adelaide railway.
The Seven Network (commonly known as Channel Seven or simply Seven) is a major Australian commercial free-to-air television network.
A shanty town or squatter area is a settlement of improvised housing which is known as shanties or shacks, made of plywood, corrugated metal, sheets of plastic, and cardboard boxes.
is a Japanese multinational corporation that designs and manufactures electronic products, headquartered in Sakai-ku, Sakai.
Shepparton is a city located on the floodplain of the Goulburn River in northern Victoria, Australia, approximately north-northeast of Melbourne.
The Religious Sisters of Mercy (R.S.M.) are members of a religious institute of Catholic women founded in 1831 in Dublin, Ireland by Catherine McAuley (1778–1841).
The Skipton Line was a branch line running south west from Ballarat to the town of Skipton, Victoria.
Snickers is a brand name chocolate bar made by the American company Mars, Incorporated.
Soldiers Hill is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia located directly north of the Central Business District.
The South East Australian Basketball League (SEABL) is Australia's pre-eminent semi-professional basketball league.
Southern Cross railway station (formerly and still colloquially known as Spencer Street station) is a major railway station in Docklands, Melbourne.
Sovereign Hill is an open-air museum in Golden Point, a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
The Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) is a hybrid-funded Australian public broadcasting radio, online, and television network.
Athletics is a collection of sporting events that involve competitive running, jumping, throwing, and walking.
St Arnaud is a town in the Wimmera region of Victoria, Australia, 244 kilometres north west of the capital Melbourne.
St John Ambulance is a trade name used by a number of affiliated organisations in different countries, counties, states or provinces dedicated to the teaching and practice of medical first aid and the provision of ambulance and community volunteer services, all of which derive their origins from the St John Ambulance Association founded in 1877 in the United Kingdom.
St John of God Health Care is Australia's third largest private hospital operator, with 23 hospitals and facilities comprising more than 3,000 beds.
St Patrick's College, sometimes referred to as St Pat's, Paddy's or SPC, is an Australian school founded by the Christian Brothers in 1893.
St Paul's College, formerly St Paul's Technical College and St Paul's Technical School, was a Catholic boys school in Ballarat.
St.George Bank is an Australian bank with its headquarters in Sydney.
The State Emergency Service (SES) is the name used by a number volunteer organisations in Australia that provide emergency help during and after declared (natural or otherwise) disasters, typically flood, storm or tsunami.
Stawell (pronounced /stɔːl/, "Stawl"), is an Australian town in the Wimmera region of Victoria west-north-west of the state capital, Melbourne.
Stephen Phillip Bracks AC (born 15 October 1954) is a former Australian politician and the 44th Premier of Victoria.
Stephen James "Steve" Moneghetti, (born 26 September 1962 in Ballarat, Victoria), is an Australian long-distance runner and physical health consultant.
Stockyard Hill Wind Farm is a wind farm project being developed by Origin Energy.
The Sturt Street Gardens is a central reservation running along Sturt Street, one of the main thoroughfares of Ballarat, (Victoria, Australia).
Suffrage in Australia refers to the right to vote (usually referred to as franchise) for people living in Australia, including all its six component states (before 1901 called colonies) and territories, as well as local councils.
The Sunraysia Highway (B220) is a arterial north-south route in western Victoria.
The Sunshine rail disaster occurred on 20 April 1908 at the junction at Sunshine railway station when a Melbourne-bound train from Bendigo collided with the rear of a train from Ballarat.
Sustainability is the process of change, in which the exploitation of resources, the direction of investments, the orientation of technological development and institutional change are all in harmony and enhance both current and future potential to meet human needs and aspirations.
Talbot railway station is located on the Mildura line in Victoria, Australia.
Target Australia (formerly Lindsay's and later Lindsay's Target) is a mid-price department store chain owned by Wesfarmers.
A taxicab, also known as a taxi or a cab, is a type of vehicle for hire with a driver, used by a single passenger or small group of passengers, often for a non-shared ride.
Telstra Corporation Ltd. (known as Telstra) is Australia's largest telecommunications company which builds and operates telecommunications networks and markets voice, mobile, internet access, pay television and other products and services.
The tertiary sector or service sector is the third of the three economic sectors of the three-sector theory.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes is a collection of twelve short stories by Arthur Conan Doyle, featuring his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes.
The Age is a daily newspaper that has been published in Melbourne, Australia, since 1854.
The Argus was a morning daily newspaper in Melbourne, Australia that was established in 1846 and closed in 1957.
"The Boscombe Valley Mystery", one of the 56 short Sherlock Holmes stories written by the British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, is the fourth of the twelve stories in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
The Ballarat Courier is a daily newspaper circulating in the Ballarat region of regional Victoria.
The Doctor Blake Mysteries is an Australian television series that premiered on ABC TV on 1 February 2013 at 8:30 pm.
The Fortunes of Richard Mahony is a three-part novel by Australian writer Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson under her pen name, Henry Handel Richardson.
The Mavis's are an Australian rock band formed in Ballarat, Victoria in 1987.
Thomas Hiscock (1812–1855) was an English blacksmith and prospector who settled in Australia in the 1840s.
Thomas Tuke Hollway (2 October 1906 – 30 July 1971) was the 36th Premier of Victoria, and the first to be born in the 20th century.
Thomas Livingstone Learmonth of Parkhill (1818-1903) was an early settler of Scots descent who established land around Ballarat, Victoria.
Thoroughbred horse racing is an important spectator sport in Australia, and gambling on horse races is a popular pastime with A$14.3 billion wagered in 2009/10 with bookmakers and the Totalisator Agency Board (TAB).
Tintern Grammar (also known as Tintern) is an independent, Anglican day school for girls and boys located in Ringwood East, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Anthony Howard "Tony" Lockett (born 9 March 1966) is a former Australian rules football player.
Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours.
A tradesman, tradesperson, tradie or skilled tradesman refers to a worker who specializes in a particular occupation that requires work experience, on-the-job training, and often formal vocational education, but often not a bachelor's degree.
Trams in Ballarat were first used for public transport in 1887.
Trinity Grammar School, Kew (abbreviated to TGS) is an independent Anglican day and boarding school for boys, located across several campuses in Melbourne, Australia.
A triumphal arch is a monumental structure in the shape of an archway with one or more arched passageways, often designed to span a road.
Uber Technologies Inc. (doing business as Uber) is a peer-to-peer ridesharing, taxi cab, food delivery, and transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California, with operations in 633 cities worldwide.
Ulex europaeus (gorse, common gorse, furze or whin) is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to portions of Europe from the northern United Kingdom south to Portugal, and from the western Republic of Ireland east to Galicja in Poland and Ukraine.
Underground hard rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate hard minerals, usually those containing metals such as ore containing gold, silver, iron, copper, zinc, nickel, tin and lead, but also involves using the same techniques for excavating ores of gems such as diamonds.
The United States Army Air Forces (USAAF or AAF), informally known as the Air Force, was the aerial warfare service of the United States of America during and immediately after World War II (1939/41–1945), successor to the previous United States Army Air Corps and the direct predecessor of the United States Air Force of today, one of the five uniformed military services.
The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) was established on 22 June 1977 when most congregations of the Methodist Church of Australasia, about two thirds of the Presbyterian Church of Australia and almost all the churches of the Congregational Union of Australia came together under the Basis of Union.
The University of Ballarat, or Ballarat University, Australia was a dual-sector university with multiple campuses in Victoria, Australia, including its main Ballarat campus, Melbourne, Sydney, and Adelaide that were authorized by the University to provide diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programs.
The University of Melbourne is a public research university located in Melbourne, Australia.
UTC+10:00 is an identifier for a time offset from UTC of +10.
UTC+11:00 is an identifier for an +11 hour time offset from UTC.
V/Line is a government-owned corporation that operates the regional passenger train and coach services in Victoria, Australia.
The V/Line VLocity, sometimes called the VLocity 160, is a diesel multiple unit train built by Bombardier Transportation, Dandenong for V/Line, the regional rail operator in Victoria.
Victoria (abbreviated as Vic) is a state in south-eastern Australia.
In the history of the United Kingdom, the Victorian era was the period of Queen Victoria's reign, from 20 June 1837 until her death on 22 January 1901.
The Victorian Football League (VFL) is the major state-level Australian rules football league in Victoria.
The Victorian gold rush was a period in the history of Victoria, Australia approximately between 1851 and the late 1860s.
The Victorian Heritage Register (VHR) lists places deemed to be of cultural heritage significance to the State of Victoria, Australia.
The Victorian Legislative Assembly is the lower house of the bicameral Parliament of Victoria in Australia; the upper house being the Victorian Legislative Council.
The Victorian Railways operated in the Australian state of Victoria from 1859 to 1983.
The visual arts are art forms such as ceramics, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, crafts, photography, video, filmmaking, and architecture.
Vodafone Group plc is a British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, with headquarters in London.
Voice FM 99.9 (call sign: 3BBB) is a Community radio station broadcast in Ballarat, Australia.
VTV is an Australian television station broadcasting in regional Victoria in Australia.
Wallace is a town in Victoria, Australia in the Shire of Moorabool local government area, north-west of the state capital, Melbourne.
A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes.
Warren Girard Ellis (born 16 February 1968) is an English comic-book writer, novelist, and screenwriter.
Warrenheip is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the eastern rural-urban fringe named after nearby Mount Warrenheip.
Warrnambool is a regional centre and former port city on the south-western coast of Victoria, Australia.
A waterway is any navigable body of water.
Wathaurong, also called the Wathaurung and Wadawurrung, are an Indigenous Australian tribe living in the area near Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula.
The Waubra wind farm is located on both sides of the Sunraysia Highway 35 km north-west of Ballarat in Victoria, Australia.
Wendouree railway station is located on the Serviceton line in Victoria, Australia.
Wendouree is a large suburb on the north western rural-urban fringe of the city of Ballarat, in Victoria, Australia.
Wesley College is an independent, co-educational, non-selective day and boarding school in Melbourne, Australia.
The Western Bulldogs (formerly the Footscray Football Club) is a professional Australian rules football club that competes in the Australian Football League (AFL), the sport's premier competition.
The Western Highway is the Victorian part of the principal route linking the Australian cities of Melbourne and Adelaide with a length of approximately of single carriageway then of dual carriageway known as the Western Freeway.
Westpac Banking Corporation, more commonly known as Westpac, is an Australian bank and financial-services provider headquartered in Westpac Place, Sydney.
A wetland is a land area that is saturated with water, either permanently or seasonally, such that it takes on the characteristics of a distinct ecosystem.
In many countries (such as Australia, Canada, France, New Zealand, United Kingdom, and United States), a white-collar worker is a person who performs professional, managerial, or administrative work.
William Bramwell Withers (1823–1913), was an Anglo-Australian historian and journalist.
WIN Television is an Australian television network owned by WIN Corporation that is based in Wollongong, New South Wales.
The Wombat State Forest (locally: Bullarook) is located west of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, between Woodend and Daylesford, at the Great Dividing Range.
Woolworths Supermarkets (trading as Woolworths and colloquially known as "Woolies") is an Australian supermarket/grocery store chain owned by Woolworths Limited.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Xavier College is a Roman Catholic, day and boarding school predominantly for boys, founded in 1872 by the Society of Jesus, with its main campus located in Kew, an eastern suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, in November–December 1956, apart from the equestrian events, which were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden.
The 1992 Cricket World Cup (officially the Benson & Hedges World Cup 1992) was the fifth staging of the Cricket World Cup, organised by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
7flix is an Australian free-to-air digital television multichannel, which was launched by the Seven Network on 28 February 2016.
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