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Getting here

Sovereign Hill is a comfortable 90-minute drive from Melbourne along the Western Highway, or only an hour from Melbourne Airport.


Situated in the historic city of Ballarat, Sovereign Hill's visitor entrance and car park 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.

By car
Take the 110km journey along the Western Freeway. Sovereign Hill is just an hour and 15 minutes west of Melbourne.

By train and bus
Direct from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station, hop on the V/Line train and arrive in less than 90 minutes at the historic Ballarat Railway Station in the centre of town. From here you can catch bus route 21. Click here to plan your journey.

By taxi
To take a taxi to Sovereign Hill call 131 008.

By uber
To take an Uber to Sovereign Hill download the app, here.

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: Ph 03 5335 5300
  • V/Line: or contact V/Line on 136 196 to discuss your special travel arrangements.

Visitor map

Click here to view our visitor map and start planning your Sovereign Hill adventure.

Please note: Details and times are subject to change. Please check daily times and activities on your arrival to Sovereign Hill.