List of people from Ballarat
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- Henry Bailey, Victorian Minister of Lands and Water Supply 1924-1932; born and educated in Ballarat
- Geoffrey Blainey, former professor at the University of Melbourne; former Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University
- Sir Henry Bolte, 38th Premier of Victoria
- Ray Borner, Australian Boomers basketball player and four time Olympian
- Steve Bracks, Premier of Victoria
- John Button, Federal Labor politician
- Raffaello Carboni, author of an eyewitness account of the uprising at the Eureka Stockade. 
- Marie Collier, operatic soprano
- F. W. Commons, monumental mason
- Susan Crennan, former Justice of the High Court of Australia
- David Davies, artist
- Henry Daglish, Premier of Western Australia
- Jacqueline Dark, opera singer
- Kimberley Davies, actress
- Bob Davis, Geelong Football Club champion
- Alfred Deakin, inaugural Federal Member of Parliament for Ballarat; second Prime Minister of Australia
- Roger Donaldson, film producer, director, writer
- William Dunstan, Australian recipient of the Victoria Cross
- Will Dyson, illustrator and political cartoonist
- Harold Edward Elliott, Major General of the Australian army (educated in Ballarat)
- Warren Ellis, musician, composer, member of Dirty Three, Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds, Grinderman; composed music for movies including The Proposition and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
- Frank Fenner, virologist
- David Fleay, naturalist, first breeder of the platypus
- W.D. "Bill" Forsyth, schoolteacher, scholar of international relations, historian, and diplomat]http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/forsyth-william-douglass-27737
- Clarice Halligan, nurse, and prisoner of war.
- Edward Hardy, one of Ballarat's foremost mining experts; educated at Mt Egerton State School and worked in mining from 1869; managed many mines; president of the Ballarat Mine Managers' Association 1907-14; died in Ballarat in 1941
- David Hirschfelder, film score composer, performer
- David Hobson, opera singer
- Thomas Hollway, Premier of Victoria
- Craig Revel Horwood, Australian-British dancer, choreographer, and theatre director in the United Kingdom; judge on Strictly Come Dancing
- Bill Hunter, actor
- Bryce Ives, theatre maker, commentator, media producer, former Ballarat Young Person of the Year, Director of the Federation University Arts Academy and Gippsland Centre of Art & Design
- Peter Lalor, leader of the Eureka Rebellion (1854); colonial Parliamentarian; author of The Story of the Eureka Stockade
- Ash Lieb, artist, comedian and writer.
- Frank Little, Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne
- Tony Lockett, Australian Football League footballer, Brownlow Medallist and holder of the all-time goalkicking record.
- Ted Lovett, Australian rules footballer
- Arthur Alfred Lynch, (1861-1934), son of John Lynch; engineer and journalist; a Boer Colonel in the Boer War who fought with the Boers (1899-1900); sentenced to death for treason against the British in 1903, pardoned in 1907; elected in House of Commons in absentia by Irish in 1901 and 1909-1918; later became a medical doctor
- Robyn Maher, basketball player
- Michael Malthouse, former coach of Collingwood Football Club, Footscray Football Club and West Coast Football Club (AFL Premiership coach in 1992, 1994 and 2010)
- Russell Mark, Olympic shooting gold medallist
- Jamie McDonald, Big Brother housemate and media personality
- Sir Douglas Menzies, Justice of the High Court of Australia
- Sir Robert Menzies, Prime Minister of Australia
- Steve Moneghetti, Olympic marathon runner
- Elsie Morison, opera singer
- Leslie Morshead, General in the Australian Army; Morshead Park is named after him
- Hilda Rix Nicholas, painter
- David Noonan, artist. Lives and works in London.
- Benjamin Northey, Chief Conductor of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra
- James Oddie, (1824-1911), Ballarat pioneer, Responsible for the founding of; the Ballarat Fine At gallery and many of the works exhibited within, also principal founder of the Ballarat botanical gardens, first chairman of the Ballarat Municipal Council in 1856-58. built and equipped the Mount Pleasant Observatory. erected the Peter Lalor statue at the cost of £2200 in the main street of Ballarat. are amongst some of his achievements.
- Alfred Arthur O'Connor, miner and politician
- Michelle Payne, 2015 Melbourne Cup winner
- Cardinal George Pell, Catholic Archbishop Emeritus of Sydney
- Drew Petrie, professional Australian rules footballer
- Hugh D.T. Williamson (1901-1985), banking executive and philanthropist
- Ellen Young (1810–1872), poet
- List of people from Adelaide
- List of people from Brisbane
- List of people from Darwin
- List of people from Frankston
- List of people from Fremantle
- List of people from Melbourne
- List of people from Rockhampton
- List of residents of Sydney
- List of people from Toowoomba
- List of people from Wagga Wagga
- List of people from Wollongong
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- Louis, L. J. Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University – via Australian Dictionary of Biography.
- Limmer, Scott. "Professor Emeritus Geoffrey BLAINEY (1930-)". federation.edu.au.
- Dunstan, David. Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University – via Australian Dictionary of Biography.
- "Borner still has that Olympic dream - theage.com.au". www.theage.com.au.
- "Former federal Labor minister John Button dies - National - smh.com.au". www.smh.com.au.
- Carboni, Raffaello. "The Eureka Stockade". Melbourne University Press. Melbourne University Press. Retrieved 1 July 2020.
- Media, Australian Community Media - Fairfax (24 March 2016). "Ballarat's most famous people - who should've been included".
- TILLETT, GRANT (3 November 2014). "Time taking a toll on cemetery history".
- Candice Bruce, 'Davies, David (1864 - 1939)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Vol. 8, MUP, 1981, p. 232.
- Limmer, Scott. "Jacqueline Lisa DARK". federation.edu.au.
- McCallum, M. (1916) Ballarat & District Citizens & Sports, Ballarat; The Argus Melbourne, Vic.: Friday 18 July 1941; Australian Electoral Rolls 1903 -
- Hailey Wood, "It's all about absurdism for Ash" The Courier, Tuesday January 22, 2013 page 17
- Dellaram Vreeland, The Courier, http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/1608882/local-comedian-ash-lieb-launches-book/ retrieved 23 January 2016
- Pat Nolan, The Courier, http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/62481/honours-for-four-ballarat-sporting-greats/ retrieved 14 Feb 2016
- Pat Nolan, The Courier, http://www.thecourier.com.au/story/3129162/magical-night-for-ballarats-plugger/ retrieved 14 Feb 2016
- Cf. R. L. Wallace, Australians at Boer War, (1976) Cf. O'Brien, Bye-bye Dolly Gray, (2006)
- "Michael Malthouse - The Official Website of Mick Malthouse - About Michael". www.michaelmalthouse.com.au.
- "Olympic shooting champion Russell Mark calls an end to a stellar career". ABC Ballarat. 4 September 2014.
- "Australian Olympic Committee: Steve Moneghetti". Dec 2017.
- Hill, A. J. Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University – via Australian Dictionary of Biography.
- Rix Nicholas, Hilda (Spring 2013). "The Three Sisters, Blue Mountains". National Gallery of Australia. Retrieved 12 December 2013.
- "David Noonan - Artist's Profile - The Saatchi Gallery".
- Melbourne, National Foundation for Australian Women and The University of. "Raisbeck, Rosina - Woman - The Australian Women's Register". www.womenaustralia.info.
- McCallum, Austin. Australian Dictionary of Biography. National Centre of Biography, Australian National University – via Australian Dictionary of Biography.
- "IAAF: Jared Tallent - Profile". iaaf.org.
- Media, Australian Community Media - Fairfax (24 June 2009). "Ballarat's Luke Tonkin to play Big Bopper".