10 Best Pet- & Dog-Friendly Accommodations In Ballarat, Australia

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Ballarat is a city in the Victorian goldfields, about 116 km (72.1 mi) northwest of Melbourne. Although small, the city is among the most famous tourist destinations in Australia. Every year, thousands of people visit this place to see its many iconic attractions, including Ballarat Wildlife Park, Ballarat Botanical Gardens, and Sovereign Hill, an outdoor museum that recreates the city’s gold rush heritage. Further, if you love taking your four-legged friend on vacation, the city will not disappoint. It is full of pet-friendly hotels, parks, and restaurants, so you and your furry friend enjoy your holiday break to the fullest. Keep reading for details about the best pet- & dog-friendly accommodations in Ballarat, Australia.

Pet-friendly vacation rentals in Ballarat, Australia

1. The Californian (from USD 273)

The Californian is a pet-friendly holiday rental offering a perfect mix of old and new. It’s renovated and fitted with modern comforts such as a bathtub and Wi-Fi. You can put together sumptuous meals in the functional kitchen and have them in the outdoor dining area.

The sitting room offers an ideal spot to escape for a quiet drink or a movie marathon. That aside, there’s an outdoor decked area where your fur babies can run around when the weather allows.

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Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia
92 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE HOME 6 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the wifi speed was brilliant
temperature very comfortable for them with all amenities available
comfortable quiet and with gorgeous bathrooms
we especially loved the fireplace in the back room which was so warm and cosy
so comfortable and particularly enjoyed the fireplace on a cold winter night
excellent communication very clean and comfortable
the bbq area is wonderful the cleanliness is just spotless the location is unbeatable
the space was so beautiful spacious super clean and so warm and cozy
the house was spotless and would be comfortable for many guests
an awesome property sparkling clean with great facilities and decor
such lovely and communicative hosts
host provided plenty of information for our stay and happily assisted with our extra requirements
alastair is a fantastic host he was flexible & communication was quick & easy
not to mention that they are kind friendly and made us feel incredibly welcome at all times
the location is superb and easy walking distance to everything in town
the location is also close to everything in ballarat walking distance to some great cafes
great location with quick access to city and attractions
absolutely gorgeous property in a perfect location
the californian is in a great location within walking distance to many good restaurants and cafes
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2. Family-friendly house with backyard (from USD 167)

You and your family are in for a restful holiday in this contemporary house. The rental’s prime location is among its selling points. It’s next to a coffee shop and a bus stop and within a five-minute drive from Ballarat’s central business district.

You need to inform the host before bringing your furry friend here. Also, a pet fee of 10 AUD (7 USD) applies, and there are outdoor bins for your four-legged pal’s waste. Use the vacuum to clean up after your pet’s hair. The secure backyard lures furry buddies and kids to play and run outdoors. A travel cot, books, and a highchair are other amenities for the young ones.

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Ballarat Central, VIC, AU
37 reviews   Wifi Available
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice view from dinning table
we settled in well into a very clean and well appointed house
rooms were large and the bathroom was clean and modern
it has spacious kitchen space and clean
the house was very comfortable and clean
it was extremely clean and tidy and had all the things you needed for a comfortable stay
owner is so supportive
helen was a wonderful host and very accommodating
helen was lovely and extremely accommodating
helen was a great host with her communication
we really enjoyed our stay in ballarat and helen was an amazing host
great place to stay in ballarat highly recommended
great place to stay in ballarat
all around a great place to stay
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3. Bobby Three One Oh (from USD 113)

Come home to this spacious townhouse after a fun-filled day exploring Ballarat. Its courtyard is a great place for a relaxing drink at the end of the day. Put the free Wi-Fi and a 45-inch TV to good use if you choose to relax indoors.

A fee of 50 USD is charged to guests bringing their furry friends. You’re required to add your pets to your booking and clean up their mess inside and outside. Moreover, this property offers a two-car parking space on-site.

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Ballarat Central, Victoria, Australia
241 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
super clean and spacious
great place clean and excellent communication
clean comfortable overall great stay
it was very clean and comfortable
comfortable clean and well appointed
jodie was very helpful before during and after our stay making ours a seamles experience
excellent location in ballarat central
the location is also perfect
great location close to the shops and lake
such a beautiful place cute touches great location :)
great stay perfect location so close to all of what ballarat has to offer
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4. Beautiful house in a great location (from USD 139)

Here’s a restful vacation rental in the middle of Ballarat. It’s strategically situated near supermarkets, restaurants, and a train station. Besides being remodeled, this house has high ceilings and large windows. Among its amenities are two living rooms, each with a flat-screen TV.

It also features a full kitchen and a two-car garage. Your furry companions are welcome, too. The garden and patio are serene spots for basking in the sun with your pet.

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8 reviews  
House 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8
Minimum Nights: 29
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 60 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the house was clean well equipped and the breakfast provisions were a nice touch for the weary traveller
what a lovely property beautifully renovated and clean
the owner went above and beyond to make our stay over christmas special after our move from wa
very well located to shops and central ballarat
great location and it was so easy to book
the house is walking distance to downtown ballarat which was perfect for our needs
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5. Waller House (from USD 93)

Welcome to Waller House, a stylish holiday rental accepting pets. Up to two dogs weighing less than 25 kg (55.1 lb) are welcome. You’re free to walk your pups in the yard or around Lake Wendouree, about 2 km (1.2 mi) away. Also, the host asks that you don’t leave your fur babies alone, keep them away from the bedrooms, and vacuum before checking out.

You’ll have a 55-inch smart TV, speedy Wi-Fi, and books for your entertainment. Your vehicle is safe in the off-street parking for four cars, and you’ll have access to an open-plan kitchen and a washing machine.

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21 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfy couch and great facilities to rest up
clean and super warm
traci's house is comfortable clean and dog friendly
the property is neat and clean
we really appreciate the spotless condition and the high level of comfort
landlord was super helpful
good communication with host
i consider the property perfectly suitable and pet friendly
the location of the property is great
great property in an amazing location highly recommend
this property is in a great location if you have pets
it is very close to parks and ovals and has a good sized secure yard
great parks near by to walk the dog
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6. Historic house with Wi-Fi and deck (from USD 154)

Dating back to 1910, this house has been renovated to bring out a relaxing ambiance. Although it’s pet-friendly, only well-behaved dogs are welcome here. Its large deck is a nice spot to bond with your furry friend. Cats are not allowed on the property.

That aside, the rental’s fast, free, and unlimited wireless internet ensures seamless access to your social media accounts. You’re allowed to prepare lots of meals in the full kitchen and on the gas barbecue grill. Board games, electric blankets, and a smart TV are other amenities provided.

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37 reviews   Wifi Available
House 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
good internet and wifi
very generous with kitchen supplies
modern up to date tv and entertainment centre
everything so clean and welcoming
the house was beautiful and clean
the house was very clean and beautiful linen adorned each bed
very clean great position close to the lake and art gallery
host so helpful
owner a lovely and attentive lady
our host was generous and attentive to the things that make such a difference
geraldine was the most amazing host can’t wait to stay again
communication with the host was excellent and very accomodating
the house is situated on a beautiful street such a lovely central location
great location definitely book again thank you
fantastic location close to lake city central landscapes botanical gardens coffee and cake perfect
this was an ideal location for us between the western district daylesford and michigan
fantastic walking distance to shops city cafes and lake wendouree thanks for looking after us
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7. Fully furnished house in a calm setting (from USD 119)

Consider renting this house on your next holiday in Ballarat. It is on a quiet street in the suburb of Sebastopol and accepts four-legged companions for a fee. Pet fees are charged based on the number of nights booked and the number of pets.

With three TVs, books, and free wireless internet, you don’t have a reason to get weary indoors. The kitchen, complete with herbs and spices, lets you whip up numerous meals with ease.

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Sebastopol, VIC, AU
8 Guests 4 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

8. Stonehenge Retreat (from USD 123)

At Stonehenge Retreat, you’re always a treasured guest. The house is minutes away from Ballarat’s central business district and features reliable Wi-Fi and a contemporary kitchen. Its parking lot can accommodate four cars.

Are you planning to bring your toddler to this rental? Leave your highchair and cot at home as the two facilities are available here on request and at no additional charge. A dog of any size is allowed, but you have to get approval from the owner before bringing it. In addition, a fee of 25 AUD (17 USD) is charged for your pup’s accommodation.

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Ballarat, VIC, AU
8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Pet-friendly hotels and resorts in Ballarat, Australia

9. Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster (from USD 218)

Gear up for an exciting retreat at any of this property’s serviced apartments. Each apartment comes with a full kitchen and a washing machine. Ground floor apartments have small courtyards where dogs can relax and run around. As the fur babies enjoy themselves outside, you can stream videos on the 55-inch smart TV using the establishment’s complimentary Wi-Fi.

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Lake Wendouree Luxury Apartments on Webster

Wifi Available

Address: 128 Webster Street

Parking Pets allowed Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle Fishing Laundry Family rooms

10. Bell Tower Inn (from USD 108)

Create unforgettable memories at Bell Tower Inn. Its amenities include a coin-operated washing machine, parking space, and a restaurant. Take a morning dip in the motel’s indoor heated pool and start your day feeling good.

Thereafter, head to the picnic area and soak up some sun rays with your four-legged companion. There’s a 20 AUD (14 USD) additional fee per pet, per stay. After all the fun and games, retire to any of the spacious guest rooms and unwind in comfort.

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Bell Tower Inn

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 1845 Sturt St

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Golf course (within 3 km) Garden

A historic city for all types of travelers

When traveling with your fur babies, it’s important to find accommodations that are pet-friendly. The list above has boarding facilities that will make you and your pet feel right at home, so consider booking any one of them.

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