Ballarat’s FREE What’s On & Visitor Guide 

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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.

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

Best of Ballarat

Paper Crow
PO BOX 1289
Bakery Hill VIC 3354

Contact: Scott Bain
0419 843 141