Ballarat is a city in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Australia. As of the 2021 census, Ballarat has a population of 116,201, making it the third largest city in Victoria. A few months after Victoria's separation from the Colony of New South Wales in 1851, gold was discovered near Ballarat, sparking the Victorian Gold Rush. Ballarat has since grown into a booming city, once rivaling Melbourne, Victoria's capital, in wealth and cultural influence. In 1854, after a period of civil disobedience in Ballarat over gold permits, local miners launched an armed revolt against government forces. Called the Eureka Uprising, it led to the introduction of male suffrage in Australia and as such is understood to be the origin of Australian democracy. The symbol of the uprising, the Eureka flag, became a national symbol. It was on display at the Ballarat Museum of Australian Democracy in Eureka (MADE) from 2013 until MADE closed in 2018. Declared a town in 1871, Ballarat's prosperity, unlike many other gold boom towns, continued until the late 19th century, when the town's fields were highly productive and maintained. maintained for many decades. At the turn of the century, Ballarat's importance to Melbourne rapidly faded as gold mining slowed. It has existed as a major regional center and largest city and commercial capital of the Central Highlands, as well as an important tourist destination. Ballarat is known for its well-preserved colonial history, culture and heritage, with much of the city covered in heritage mantles. Find and hire a top agency or company for your next big project related to Digital Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Content Writing, Market Research, PR, Email Marketing, Mobile App Development, Web Design, Web application development, Media Planning and many more in Australia and other countries on AgencyNetwork.