Ballarat not so family friendly, less safe: report

BALLARAT is the eighth least family-friendly city in Australia and less safe than Melbourne and Sydney, according to new research. However, in terms of the city's sense of community, Ballarat fell within the top three cities in Oz. 

TOP 30

1st - Launceston (TAS)

2nd - Canberra (ACT)

3rd - Toowoomba (QLD)

4th - Albury/Wodonga (VIC/NSW) 

Equal 5th - Adelaide (SA)

Equal 5th - Perth (WA)

7th - Hobart (RAS)

Equal 8th - Darwin (NT)

Equal 8th - Bunbury (WA)

10th - Bundaberg (QLD)

Equal 11th - Mackay (QLD)

Equal 11th - Burnie (TAS)

13th - Mandurah (WA)

Equal 14th - Melbourne (VIC)

Equal 14th - Wagga Wagga (NSW)

Equal 16th - Bendigo (VIC)

Equal 16th - Townsville (QLD)

18th - Newcastle (NSW)

19th - Rockhampton (QLD)

20th - Sunshine Coast (QLD)

21st - Wollongong (NSW)

22nd - Ballarat (VIC)

23rd - Sydney (NSW)

24th - Brisbane (QLD)

25th - Geelong (VIC)

26th - Hervey Bay (QLD)

27th - Cairns (QLD)

Equal 28th - Gold Coast (QLD)

Equal 28th - LaTrobe Valley (VIC)

30th - Coffs Harbour (NSW)

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