Wendouree VIC 3350

Wendouree (/ˌwɛndəˈr/) is a large suburb on the north western rural-urban fringe of the city of Ballarat, in Victoria, Australia. It is the most populated suburb in the City of Ballarat with a total of 10,445 inhabitants counted at the 2016 Census.[1]

It is named after nearby Lake Wendouree, which derives its name from the Wathaurong word wendaaree, meaning “be off” (or “go away”). It incorporates the unofficial locality of Wendouree West.

Wendouree has the second most important business district in Greater Ballarat, and is also the location of several Ballarat-based commercial and industrial firms.

Landmarks of Wendouree include the Minerdome, the home of the Ballarat Miners and Ballarat Rush; the Ballarat Showgrounds, where the annual Ballarat Show is held; Eureka Stadium, which is the home ground of the North Ballarat VFL (Australian Football) club and has hosted Australian Football League matches since 2017, the former St Mary’s Redemptorist Monastery, Stockland Wendouree shopping centre, and the Wendouree Centre for the Performing Arts.

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