2020 has been a year no one could have imagined. All across the world and across our big country, things have changed in so many ways.

For Sovereign Hill this means we’ve been closed for over half a year. That’s half a year of being unable to inspire future generations through Ballarat’s vibrant gold rush heritage and the story of its impact on our nation. The stories we tell of humanity represent the ongoing search for a better life. What this means is different for each of us. All of us face opportunities and obstacles and the way we respond defines us and shapes the search of others. This was true in the past just as it is today.

In November 2020 Sovereign Hill turns 50 and while we can’t invite the world to celebrate with us, we can invite you to celebrate with us by buying a ticket in our gold lottery – a reminder of our golden past and the golden future we have ahead of us.

In doing so, you’ll be helping an iconic community-focused institution get back on its feet, and at the same time, who knows, you might come out a winner!

Good luck to everyone and we look to welcoming you back soon.

Sara Quon – CEO, Sovereign Hill Museums Association.

How you can help

Every dollar spent on a Sovereign Hill Gold Lottery ticket means we can re-open stronger and safer for all Australians.