Mystery Trail


Pick up the detective booklet at the Mining Exchange and explore some of the city’s incredible heritage buildings. Solve puzzles in each location and narrow down the list of suspects to find out who stole the statuette!

Where: Booklets at the Mining Exchange
When: 10am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday
Cost/Bookings: Free
Accessibility: All venues are wheelchair accessible

Child detective
Fingerprint and magnifying glass

Detective Academy


Visit the Trench Room at the Town Hall to learn the skills detectives used in the 1950’s (before Google!). Fingerprinting, secret codes, mug-shots and more! Get your personalised Detective ID badge and have your photo taken in the vintage surrounds of Ballarat Town Hall.

Where: Trench Room, upstairs at the Ballarat Town Hall
When: 10am to 5pm, Saturday & Sunday
Cost/Bookings: Free. Photos $10 per print.
Accessibility: Lift Access