Ballarat’s FREE What’s On & Visitor Guide
WHAT’S ON & VISITOR GUIDE
Best of Ballarat is a comprehensive FREE What’s On and visitor guide that directly targets the tourist market as well as locals. The handy A6 pocket-sized magazine features cafes, restaurants, breweries, retail, tours, galleries, festivals, events, live music, exhibitions, theatre, comedy, cinema and much more.
We distribute to over 200 locations in Ballarat, Creswick, Buninyong, Clunes & Daylesford, to accommodation providers, cafes, pubs, Visitor Centres, Ballarat Railway Station, tourist attractions, Sovereign Hill, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Kryal Castle, Mill Markets, entertainment venues and more.
We’re a local independent small business dedicated to showcasing Ballarat and surrounds. Since 2016 we’ve been working collaboratively, on the ground with local businesses to highlight the very best our city has to offer.
HOW DO WE ADVERTISE IN BEST OF BALLARAT?
Just email or phone us and we’ll send you advertising information and a booking form. Booking deadline is 1st Friday of the month prior to publication. Copy deadline is 2nd Friday of the month prior to publication. We are currently publishing seasonally with a view to increasing our frequency to bi-monthly editions by the end of 2021.
- Circulation: 12,000 copies
- Distribution: Ballarat, Creswick, Buninyong, Clunes & Daylesford
- Comprehensive What’s On guide for the Ballarat region
- Tourist Attractions & Events
- The Best Cafés, Bars, Restaurants & Retail
- Galleries, Exhibitions & Performance
- Theatre, Live Music, Cinema
- Festivals, Markets & Pop-ups
- Ballarat CBD & Central Maps
- Essential Services
Morgan Wills – The Crafty Squirrel
We love to hand out Best of Ballarat to both visitors and locals. Many customers come to our store because they have seen us in it and those that pick it up in store are inspired to visit other destinations in it. A winner all round!
Leah Willian – Rocket and Belle
I’ve had such great success since advertising my little local shop in Best of Ballarat magazine. It’s the perfect publication for visitors and locals alike. So many customers mentioned they couldn’t wait to get into my shop after seeing the photos in the magazine. Scott and Libby are so creative and helpful. Can’t recommend advertising in this fabulous publication enough.
Vanessa Wilson-Browne – Red Duck Brewery
We started advertising in Best of Ballarat from the first edition. We constantly have customers coming to our cellar door after reading our ad in the magazine. Scott and Libby have been very easy to deal with and quite often give us an extra image in the brochure which is always a bonus.
Lisa Cressey – Buninyong Festival/Buninyong Village Market/Buninyong Film Festival
A fantastic little resource book for all the interesting things happening in and around Ballarat! Libby and Scott have put together a great little marketing tool for businesses and events – and dealing with them is very easy – so friendly and supportive! And what I love most about them is that they not only offer a great little book, but I’ve seen them at many a local event, out and about in Ballarat – it’s great that they support the community in so many ways!