Eat

There’s the old favourites. There’s the new favourites. There’s the favourites you don’t know are favourites yet.

Drink

Where Blundstones meet Blahniks and chew the fat with Havianas. Moccasins didn’t get in.

Sleep

The Western offers great budget accommodation for that weekend getaway, featuring 8 dorm style rooms.

Eat

There’s the old favourites. There’s the new favourites. There’s the favourites you don’t know are favourites yet.

Drink

Where Blundstones meet Blahniks and chew the fat with Havianas. Moccasins didn’t get in.

Sleep

The Western offers great budget accommodation for that weekend getaway, featuring 8 dorm style rooms.

Welcome

It’s the feeling you get when you put on an old pair of jeans and find a $20 note in the pocket. Like when you are running late and the guy leaving the car park gives you his parking ticket with just enough time on it to save you buying one.

It’s like a cracking op-shop find. Uncovering a band that none of your mates are on to yet. Perfecting chicken soup. A hand-me-down watch that fits to perfection… It’s that same little rush you’ll feel when you walk into The Western.

It’s been a few years since a few local Ballarat boys gave The Western the old ‘Joan Rivers’ – a little nip here and a small tuck there – to bring this grand dame back to life and into the 21st century. Since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, much like Joan herself.

Welcome to the all-singing, all-dancing, Western Hotel…

Where to find us

1221 Sturt Street Ballarat Victoria

Phone 03 5332 2218

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No Dickheads

Just like when you and your brother / sister were at your nans, we want you to have fun, but without breaking anything. We’re all about having a great time here at The Western and we want everyone to be able to do the same. As a result, if your behaviour is affecting someone else’s night, we’ll probably tap you on the shoulder and show you the door. If we don’t, your mates will. And no choc-chip biscuits for you.