Place names at Federation
Over 20 people who have made significant contributions to the formation and development of the university were honoured in 2015 with the unveiling of new names of roads, drives and squares at the Mt Helen Campus.
James Bickett put forward a motion in 1869 to establish Australia's first School of Mines at Ballarat. That school attained an international reputation for well trained graduates well versed in practical applications while at the Ballarat School of Mines (SMB).
Peter Blizzard was a former sculpture lecturer and prominent Australian sculptor. Along with a large body of work in collections throughout Australia, Peter Blizzard is widely known for his Prisoners of War Memorial at Ballarat.
Sir Albert Coates, renowned Ballarat war surgeon. An Albert Coates Oration is an annual event at Federation University.
William Corbould, former Ballarat School of Mines student, prominent metallurgist and mining engineer. He left £6000 to the Ballarat School of Mines for a scholarship in honour of his old teacher Alfred Mica Smith.
Harold Trudinger, Head of Civil Engineering at the Ballarat School of Mines (SMB) 1951-1971.
Professor Geoffrey Blainey, historian and first Chancellor of University of Ballarat from 1994-1998.
Guerin Square and Julia Walk
Julia 'Bella' Guerin was the first woman to graduate from an Australian university and was a much-loved lecturer in University classes at the Ballarat School of Mines from 1887-90.
John Mildren, federal member for Ballarat 1980-90 and former head of Department of the School and Community at Ballarat College of Advanced Education.
Jenny Nemeth, a former equal opportunity officer from 1987. Her role grew to cover EEO, Affirmative Action for Women, Study Equity, Disability Support and Indigenous Education. From January 1998 to May 1999, she was Executive Manager, Human Resources after the amalgamation with the Ballarat School of Mines (SMB) and Wimmera Institute of TAFE. From May 1999 -2001, Jenny Nemeth was the Manager: Professional Development and Performance Management.
Martha and her brother Frank Pinkerton, who left bequests to the university.
Harry Arblaster, Principal of the Ballarat School of Mines (SMB) Campus 1959-1964.
Married couple Heather (SMB librarian) and William Durant (Head of Physics).
Lindsay Hillman (1910-91), Ballarat School of Mines (SMB) student and later a lecturer in civil engineering and vice-president of SMB Council.
Lois Jardine, Ballarat School of Mines Chief Librarian in 1962.
Geoff Mainwaring, Official Australian War Artist 1942-47, head of the Ballarat School of Mines Art Department 1949-75.
Graham Trevaskis, former principal of State College of Victoria (Ballarat) and the last principal of the Ballarat Teachers' College (then known at State College of Victoria, Ballarat) on Gillies Street.
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the university's only female brewing student in 1974 and now a major global pharmaceutical chief executive.
Thelma Rungkat, head of the Department of Librarianship 1975.
John Sharrock, appointed in 1972 as the university's first professional student counsellor.
Edgar Tippett, Ballarat School of Mines President from 1940-60.
Dr John Winkelman, a philosophy professor from 1993-2003.