Discover a world-class destination to meet, share ideas or enjoy memorable experiences, inspired by Ballarat’s spirit of possibility.
Once a place to seek one’s fortune and success, Ballarat’s unique spirit lives on in The Goods Shed. With a culture of making and innovation, it is a destination inspired by dreamers, built on the thinking that anything is possible.
Created for the People of Ballarat, The Goods Shed is a place where community is imbued throughout the entire precinct.
Located next to the Ballarat train station, it offers the city a new social, cultural and hospitality hub, featuring an outdoor plaza, a convention centre, theatre, meeting rooms, a hotel and drinking and dining experiences all housed inside a beautifully refurbished heritage space.
Built in 1863, the heritage-listed bluestone building is steeped in history. It will continue to be part of Ballarat’s story for generations to come.
Ballarat’s rich heritage is one defined by the Gold Rush, a place where history favoured those who pursued their dreams.
The Ballarat Station complex was the largest in Victoria and a key transport hub for goods bound for national and overseas export. The station handled 150 tonnes a day, and with the opening of The Goods Shed in 1863, export revenue increased five-fold.
Today, The Goods Shed juxtaposes the old and new through meticulous conservation and restoration of its rich heritage, celebrating the idea of infinite possibilities, powered by modern technology and world-class hospitality.
Discovery of Gold
The Goods Shed opened
The Goods Shed heritage listed circa.
Pellicano started development
The Events Hall opened
Dining Hall opened