Key info ahead of Western United v Wellington Phoenix in Ballarat


Ballarat is the place to be for Western United’s match against Wellington Phoenix on Saturday.

Here is your key match-day info to make the day as smooth as possible.


If you’re traveling from Melbourne, catching a V-Line train is an efficient way of getting to the game.

Before the match:

Fans can catch the following services from Southern Cross Station:

  • 1:16pm
  • 2:16pm
  • 3:16pm

The journey to Ballarat Station is approximately 1 hour 23 minutes.

After the match:

To get home fans can catch the following services from Ballarat Station:

  • 7:18pm
  • 9:19pm

The journey to Southern Cross is approximately 1 hour 29 minutes.]

If you’re planning on traveling via V/Line only CLICK HERE.

If you’re planning on also using a Metropolitan train, bus or tram CLICK HERE.

Shuttle Buses

There will be a free shuttle bus between Ballarat Station and MARS Stadium before and after the game.

Drop off and pick up is at Gate 1.


It is recommended that drivers use the hundreds of parking spaces available at C.E Brown Reserve and surrounding ovals.

These parking spaces can be accessed from Dowling Street. Accessible parking will be available at the North Ballarat Sports Club which can be accessed via Creswick Road.

Angled parking will be available in Norman Street, and limited parking will also be available at the Ballarat Showgrounds (access via Creswick Road).


You can become a Western United member at the membership marquee outside Gate 1.  Any membership enquires that need answering, staff will be there to help.

The membership marquee will close at half-time.


You can get your green and black merchandise inside Gate 1.


Activations will be located inside MARS Stadium on the netball courts from 4:00 pm.

Kids can have a kick with the Western United inflatables, there’s face painting and other activities.


Western United’s next home game is against Wellington Phoenix at Mars Stadium, Ballarat on December 28. Kick-off is 5:00 pm.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets.

CLICK HERE to become a Western United member.