Uncovering Ballarat’s dark criminal past


The secrets of Ballarat's dark past will be uncovered as part of the city's Heritage Festival.

Federation University historian David Waldron is behind a series of guided tours of the old Ballarat Gaol, now the site of the SMB Campus.

The gaol's colourful history will be told through artefacts, blueprints and images, and a virtual reality tour of the site's tunnels and turrets.

The tours will run hourly from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on May 28 and 29. Click here for tickets and more information.

Solving sheep’s can of worms

1 July 2022

Tiny worms in sheep and goats cause one of the biggest problems in the meat and wool industries. Affecting health, reproduction rates and wool production, worms can cripple a farming enterprise.

Research shows tropical cyclones have decreased alongside human-caused global warming – but don’t celebrate yet

28 June 2022

The annual number of tropical cyclones forming globally decreased by about 13 per cent during the 20th century compared to the 19th, according to research published in Nature Climate Change.

HEDx event – Gender Equity and Inclusion

22 June 2022

VIDEO  What is the current position of Australian universities in advancing gender equity and inclusion, and how do we accelerate our progress? HEDx posed these questions at an important discussion.