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Ballarat (Aquinas) CampusBallarat, Australia Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus100,000 - 250,000 residents in BallaratLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
ACU's Aquinas campus brings big life to small town living. Set in beautiful, sprawling grounds and close to Lake Wendouree, there is plenty to do both on campus – and right outside campus doors.
Take part in sports clubs and student societies, join in the many free social events on campus, or head to the lake for a ride or run in a beautiful natural setting. You’ll find cafes, restaurants and bars nearby, as well as quiet spaces in the gardens to get lost in your books.
Ballarat is a picturesque rural town of 96,000 people, and a living museum of Australia’s gold rush period. With historic buildings, gardens, cafes and art galleries spread across the town, it offers ‘small town’ living with a contemporary heart. On the weekends, browse the farmers’ or flea markets, join in local sports or hang out in some of the town’s restaurants.
Ballarat’s weather is similar to Melbourne. You can expect hot summers and slightly cooler temperatures in winter.