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Situated in the historic city of Ballarat, Sovereign Hill is located in Bradshaw Street and can be easily accessed by car, or by train and tour coach services which operate daily from Melbourne. Sovereign Hill is a comfortable 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway (or only an hour from Melbourne Airport). Once in Ballarat, just follow the brown and white tourist signs to Sovereign Hill.

Free parking.


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Goldrush Special

A new V/Line train initiative - the Goldrush Special now delivers visitors directly to Sovereign Hill’s front door.

As part of the Goldrush Special a courtesy return service coach meets the train at Ballarat station and brings visitors directly to Sovereign Hill. After four and a half hours in our award winning attraction, the coach returns to Sovereign Hill to take visitors back to the railway station for their journey home. It’s that easy.

To make the trip even more affordable, people who travel aboard the Goldrush Special and show their valid V/Line tickets on arrival at Sovereign Hill, receive a 10% discount off the entrance price (plus coach ride). (No other discounts apply).

Click here for journey times and ticket information.


Customers can purchase V/Line tickets from V/Line stations, premium metropolitan stations, V/Line agents, at vline.com.au or by calling V/Line on 136 196.


Please note: The Goldrush Special transfer is not available for groups of 20 or more people.
For primary school group travel visit www.vline.com.au/mytrain
For group travel visit www.vline.com.au/groups or contact V/Line on 1800 800 007 to discuss the special travel arrangements.
For overseas visitors contact +61 3 9662 2505.


Contact one of the following to arrange day tour transport to Ballarat:

• Gray Line Day tours: Ph 1300 85 86 87
• Great Sights: Ph 1300 850 850
AAT Kings Tours: Ph 1300 228 546
APT: Ph 1300 336 932 or 03 8526 1300
• Melbourne’s Best Tours: Ph 1300 958 418 (within Australia) or +61 3 8383 6673 (international)


Group Travel

Ballarat Coachlines 03 5335 5300 
V/Line www.vline.com.au/groups or contact V/Line on 136 196 to discuss the special travel arrangements.