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Bulldogs in Ballarat

The Western Bulldogs are committed to expanding the Club’s community beyond the suburban fringe of Melbourne’s West to include Ballarat and Western Victoria.

As the Team of the Melbourne’s West the Club is working hard, with our committed partners, including the City of Ballarat and the Victorian State Government, to not only bring AFL Premiership games to the region by 2017 but to also deliver a range of community engagement and schools programs locally.

With hard work and genuine engagement with the communities of Ballarat and beyond – the Bulldogs believe we can establish an enduring and mutually beneficial relationship with the people of Western Victoria.

Upcoming Ballarat Events

The City of Ballarat Sports Night

When: Friday, 18 August 2017
North Ballarat Sports Club
$80 per person, or $800 per table of ten.

Footy fans can share an evening with host Craig ‘Hutchy’ Hutchison and some of Australia’s best footy talent, including Liam Pickering, Adam Cooney, Darryl Wakelin, Doug Hawkins, and Bulldogs midfielder, Ellie Blackburn.

The City of Ballarat Footy Live Site

When: Saturday, 19 August 2017
Ballarat Showgrounds
Gates open at 11am
Free entry

With Mars Stadium to be at capacity, the City of Ballarat free Footy Live Site is the next best place for fans to celebrate the AFL atmosphere.

TAC Pit Stop at McDonald's Ballan

Don't forget to stop at the TAC Pit Stop at McDonald's Ballan on your way to the game for your free coffee and commemorative Bulldogs badge.

Everything you need to know about how to easily get to 
Mars Stadium for the inaugural AFL match for premiership points on Saturday 19 August.

Click here for map of off-site parking areas and shuttle bus service.

Find out why the Bulldogs have committed to expand the Club's community into Ballarat and Western Victoria.

Learn about the Bulldogs' planned community programs and activities in Ballarat.

Latest Ballarat News

Limited Ballarat tickets to go on sale

A limited number of tickets for the Ballarat clash will be released on Wednesday.

9:58am  Aug 4, 2017

Ballarat match ticket allocation exhausted

The current allocation of tickets has been exhausted for the Bulldogs’ Round 22 match at Mars Stadium.

1:24pm  Jul 6, 2017

Mars naming rights partner of Ballarat stadium

Mars Chocolate Australia has been announced as the official naming rights partner of Ballarat’s fully renovated stadium.

2:30pm  Jun 30, 2017

Latest Ballarat Audio

A date has been set for the sale of tickets to the first ever AFL game for premiership points in Ballarat at Mars Stadium.

Learn about the Mars Stadium Redevelopment and plans to play AFL Premiership Season matches in Ballarat.


Take the hassle out of watching the Bulldogs play this year with the Ballarat Bulldogs Express.