Julia Gillard to unveil Ballarat bust on October 9

An earlier shot of the bust. FILE IMAGE
An earlier shot of the bust. FILE IMAGE

FORMER Prime Minister Julia Gillard is set to unveil her bust in the Prime Ministers' Avenue at the Ballarat Botanical Gardens in October. 

The sculpture was created by artist and cartoonist Peter Nicholson. It has been sitting in storage since her initial 2012 sitting in Melbourne. 

Mr Nicholson completed the bust in July 2012 and it has been in the care of the Art Gallery of Ballarat since. 

Ms Gillard will travel to Ballarat on October 9 to unveil the bust. 

The City of Ballarat tweeted the news early Thursday afternoon.