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Ballarat Ranger Military Museum

Corner Ring Road and Sturt Street (West), (entry via pedestrian gate beside Ring Road vehicle entry) BALLARAT Phone: (03) 5330 4500

The Ballarat Ranger Military Museum is run by a small band of dedicated volunteers who wish to preserve the military heritage of Ballarat and District and the history of the volunteers/militia/Citizens Military Forces/Army Reserve members who have trained with the units which form the history of the current Ballarat Army Reserve unit the 8th/7th Battalion, The Royal Victoria Regiment. Opening Hours: By appointment

Our Collection

Officially opened in 1989, the Ballarat Ranger Military Museum is home to a unique collection of local military history. The museum houses a collection of militaria belonging to units which have served Ballarat and district dating back to 1858 when the Ballarat Volunteer Rifle Regiment was formed. Among the displays is the Long and Efficient Service Medal to a former Commanding Officer, Lieutanant Colonel Joseph Sleep that was awarded in 1881, uniforms of Ballarat's WW1 and WW2 soldiers and modern day memorabilia.