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  • Ararat, Buangor, Elmhurst, Lake Bolac, Moyston, Pomonal, Streatham, Tatyoon, Warrack, Willaura


  • Municipality - 11,355 

  • Ararat township - 8,076

For detailed demographic information, please refer to the Census Data.

Major industries

  • Manufacturing, agriculture, wine production, retail and tourism


  • Median house price $253,000
  • Average rental $200 per week


  • Three train services daily to and from Melbourne; three train services weekly to and from Adelaide; bus services within Ararat and to surrounding townships
  • Three weekly services linking Ararat to the Great Ocean Road
  • Ararat Airport 5km east of township
  • Taxi service

Health and wellbeing

  • State-of-the-art 35-bed hospital
  • Modern 40-bed nursing home
  • Visiting and resident surgeons and specialists
  • GP clinic
  • Day spas


  • Several Government and Catholic primary schools
  • Goverrnment secondary schools and Catholic secondary college
  • Post-secondary education including the Australian College of Wine and University of Ballarat campus


  • Average summer temperature 24ºC
  • Average winter temperature 14ºC
  • Average rainfall 600mm