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  2. Sovereign Hill

    Where Australia’s history comes to life! 

    A unique open-air museum in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. It’s just like stepping back in time - from the hustle and bustle of Main Street, to the excitement of the Red Hill Gully Diggings where you can pan for real gold and it’s yours to keep!

    Experience History
  3. AURA

    Our totally new immersive theatre experience. Travel under night skies to explore space, delve into the dreamtime and re-live the drama of Australia's most important rebellion. Suitable for the whole family, AURA is the story of how gold changed everything for a young Australia.

    Evening Experiences
  4. Education

    Sovereign Hill Education provides exciting and hands-on programs suitable for all students.

    Education programs
  5. Sweet Experience

    Visit Brown’s Confectionery Factory at Sovereign Hill for an exclusive ‘hands-on’ experience where you can smell, touch, taste and roll your very own butterscotch lollies.

    Sweet treats

Latest News

The Victorian Government announced that ten postcodes identified as Melbourne 'hotzones' would be returning to Stage 3 lockdowns.

As a result of these new restrictions, Sovereign Hill will not be allowing entry to visitors from the hotzone postcodes (a full list is at the bottom of this message).

With the reintroduction of travel restrictions, Sovereign Hill will automatically refund all ticket holders from affected postcodes. A full list of affected postcodes is available on the government website here.

The safety and wellbeing of staff, friends, families and the local community is Sovereign Hill's number one priority, so we have introduced a few changes.
• We are cancelling all bookings from the affected areas and will not take bookings from these areas until restrictions ease.
• We require confirmation from all visitors that they do not live in one of these identified ‘hotzone’ areas before entering the museum.

To ensure staff and visitors are safe, Sovereign Hill has strict social distancing guidelines in place and indoor capacity has been restricted to one person per four square metres. This is also managed through full-time video monitoring of the site deployed to detect social distancing adherence. Sovereign Hill is now a cashless operation and accepts bookings online only

Our full safety plan is available on our website at and in your visitor welcome pack.

If you have any questions please view the FAQs on Our Quick Guide to Re-opening.

Sovereign Hill honey

Sovereign Hill is now harvesting honey from its sustainable on-site hives. Our 100% Raw Unfiltered Honey is now available, make sure you don’t miss out!

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