Ballarat Shopping Sturt StreetWith Ballarat's main thoroughfare, Sturt Street, consisting of speciality outlets, a mix of exquisite home wares, affordable antiques and collectables, a diverse range of fashion, all types of restaurants and other stores unique to Ballarat, you'll find this area inviting to visit again and again.

Antique and specialist gift stores, music and bookshops, are also located close to the city centre and in the towns of the region and house enough treasures to keep the most ardent fanatic busy for hours.

Stroll the markets to sample fresh produce, taste local wines and pick up a bargain. Popular Ballarat markets include: Trash and Triva Market at the Showgrounds (every Sunday), Ballarat Lakeside Market (2nd and last Saturdays of month), Buninyong Farmers Market(3rd Sat), Town Hall Farmers Market (1st Sat) and, in the region, the infamous Talbot Farmers Market (3rd Sun).

The Bridge Mall, offering relaxed shopping with bookshops, fashion outlets and major chain stores including Big W, Coles and Safeway.

Undercover shopping is available at Central Square Shopping Centre at the corner of Sturt Street and Armstrong Street South. Here you'll find everything
from diamonds to doughnuts and fashion to household goods. Myer and Target are both part of this complex which includes a convenient multi-storey car park.

Another favourite shopping area is Stockland Wendouree, a fully undercover shopping centre with 65 stores including Coles, Safeway, K-Mart and a diverse range of speciality stores. Parking at this shopping centre is both convenient and free.