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Ballarat is a city of great promise and opportunity.
The Ballarat community is also connected and proud. Neighbours stop and chat, shopkeepers show genuine interest in meeting customer needs, and the opportunities for children to develop are wide ranging and leading edge.
Ballarat has long been a culturally diverse community, with miners arriving from across the globe during the gold rush.
In recent years, migration from India, the United Kingdom, China and Africa has increased. Today, we welcome around 20 new Australian citizens every month.
We promote, celebrate and use diversity to progress and advantage the community. In 2016, Ballarat became the first Australian city to be accepted into the Intercultural Cities Network - an international best practice program in managing diversity positively.
As an intercultural city, we publicly advocate respect for diversity and actively combat prejudice and discrimination, developing policies and opportunities for connections between diverse cultures.