Residential, Commercial & Industrial Land

Ararat offers attractive industrial and commercial land prices and rental opportunities to relocate, establish or expand your business, with industrial estates catering for light, medium or heavy industry as well as aviation freehold.


Almost all industrial zoned land in the municipality is located within the Ararat township. Two zones support the majority of industrial activity, the Industrial 1 Zone and Industrial 3 Zone , with a small amount of activity, mostly smaller agricultural services, also occurring in the MUZ and B3Z. Lake Bolac also has a small industrial estate located to the North East of the town. Additional industrial activities, particularly those related to the agricultural sector, occur throughout the municipality’s rural areas. Recent changes to the Farming Zone will broaden the range of land uses that may be permitted in agricultural areas

Affordability is one of the key drivers for doing business in the city and with premium blocks now available from just $30sqm it's worth taking a closer look.

The location of Ararat on the Western Highway between Adelaide and Melbourne with good road infrastructure and rail access, places the town in a relatively strong position to attract large industrial businesses or freight transfer/storage opportunities. The municipality provides important access to the Port of Portland, Port of Geelong and Port of Melbourne

Western Highway duplication and Ararat Bypass will improve travelling times in the region (decreasing travelling time to Ballarat by 10-15 minutes) and consolidate the position of Ararat as a regional centre for business and trade.

There is a total of 22,894sqm retail floor space across 86 retailers in the township of Ararat. Food, liquor, groceries was the largest category with 8,710sqm, followed by apparel, homewares and leisure with 6,291sqm.

Caledonian Court  - Prime Industrial Lots (1153SQM - 5000SQM)

Caledonian Court is situated on the eastern entrance of Ararat, 200 metres off the Western Highway in prime industrial area. This industrial court offers ease of access to large vehicles and heavy equipment. The industrial court is comprised of 12 blocks of land ranging from 1153sqm - 5000sqm. Three have been sold.

Features include:

  • Fully integrated water catchment and re-use scheme.
  • Fully serviced lots with water, power, sewerage and telecommunications.
  • Zoned: Industrial 1 zone

The development on each lot will be subject to the conditions specified in the planning permit relating to that lot. However, some standard conditions will apply across the whole subdivision.

For more information about the Caledonian Court Industrial Court in Ararat contact the Manager Economic Development and Tourism,  Julie Kilpatrick on (03) 53550270 or