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Goldfields Insights

A wealth of enriching experiences. Discover the legacy of Victoria's gold rush, see some of Australia's best regional art galleries and join in the fun at local festivals.

Well known for

  • Rich history and architecture 
  • Regional art galleries and exhibitions
  • Arts and sporting events
  • Local festivals

Regional Tourism Boards

Regional Tourism Summary (year ending March 2018)


  • 0 M Domestic and international visitors
  • $ 0 B Estimated visitor spend
  • 0 Approx jobs generated 2016/17
Key Insights
$841MGross Regional Product generated by tourism industry (2016 - 2017 Satellite Account) 
8,900Total Employment generated by the tourism industry (2016 - 2017 Satellite Account) 
43,000International Overnight Visitors (Year ending March 2018)
$43MInternational Overnight Expenditure (Year ending March 2018)
4,787,000Domestic Daytrip Visitors (Year ending March 2018)
1,739,000Domestic Overnight Visitors (Year ending March 2018)
$1,027MDomestic Visitor Expenditure Total (Year ending March 2018)

Data Sources: International and National Visitor Survey Results by Tourism Research Australia and The State Tourism Satellite Accounts, 2016-17 Report by Tourism Research Australia.


Festival and Arts

  • Castlemaine State Festival 
  • Regional Centre for Culture 
  • Plate Up Ballarat
  • Ballarat Foto Biennale
  • Ballarat Winter Festival
  • Sovereign Hill Winter Wonderlights
  • Season of the Arts: BOAA 
  • Summer of Sounds (Live Music) 
  • Illumin8
  • Bendigo Uncorked
  • Bendigo Easter Festival 


  • Cycling - Australia Road National Championships
  • Australian Football - AFL Western Bulldogs
  • Table Tennis - World Junior Table Tennis Championships