Plan Your Visit

58 Days. 29 Curated Exhibitions. 260 Artists. More than 100 Venues. Public Art.

With so much to see, let us help you make the most of your experience. Immerse yourself in the world of photography, discover new artists in your favourite local cafe or bar, on the streets and in the historic laneways of Ballarat.

Mark Avellino, Martin Kantor Portrait Prize Exhibition, Ballarat Town Hall, 2017


Whether you’re visiting for one, two or three days, we have made the complete itinerary for your trip. Our itineraries allow you to not only discover the best of the festival, but also help you to see this fantastic city anew.

One Day Itinerary

Immerse yourself in the Biennale and discover photography in its heritage listed buildings, streets and laneways.
Download One Day Itinerary here.

Two Day Itinerary

Experience the Biennale and savour Ballarat’s offerings during your visit.
Download Two Day Itinerary here.

Three Day Itinerary

Experience a deep dive into a world-class photographic festival showcasing works by regional, national and international artists in the historic city of Ballarat in regional Victoria, complete with recommendations on where to eat and stay.
Download Three Day Itinerary here.

Family Fun

Alongside the plethora of exhibitions and events on offer as part of the Biennale, we invite families to take part in these activities for all ages during school holidays or on weekends.

Public Art Treasure Hunt

Download and print off this fun treasure hunt activity for the whole family. Explore the world of artists on display in the Biennale’s Outdoor Program and see if you can find all of the hidden treasures within these photographs. Complete with clues and fun questions!
Download the Treasure Hunt here.

School Holiday Sun Print Workshops

This Spring school holidays, we invite participants of all ages to create a unique cyanotype sun print artwork inspired by the Linda McCartney: Retrospective exhibition. Exploring the analogue processes and sun printing of Linda McCartney, this FREE workshop lets you see the magic of photographic image processing happen before your very eyes.
Find out more and book your free workshop here.

Linda McCartney, Shadow Jumping, Sussex, 1984

Eat. Drink. Sleep. Play.

Find all of the best places to eat, drink, sleep and play in Ballarat and across the region.
View the complete Eat. Drink. Sleep. Play. list of venues here.

L’espresso, Ballarat

Visit Ballarat

Discover more of Ballarat’s attractions and accommodation venues at the Visit Ballarat website. Revel in all this great city has to offer.