Ballarat - The home of The Doctor Blake Mysteries
Dubbed as the number one Australian drama, The Doctor Blake Mysteries tells the story of Doctor Lucien Blake who returns home to Ballarat in the late 1950s to run his deceased father’s medical practice. In doing so, he also takes on the role of police surgeon – a job that sees him solving some of Ballarat’s most cryptic and horrifying murders.
Starring Craig McLachlan, Nadine Garner and John Wood as well as many other notable Australian actors, The Doctor Blake Mysteries attracts an average of 1.5 million viewers every week while on air, and is the first ABC-commissioned drama to screen on BBC1.
With four seasons aired so far, the series has also gained widespread international recognition. Filmed on-location in Ballarat, Doctor Blake showcases several of the city’s iconic landmarks including the Art Gallery of Ballarat, the Mechanics Institute, the Ballarat Fire Station, the Old Colonists Club, as well as some of our grandest streetscapes.
Doctor Blake Tour
Immerse yourself in the world of Doctor Blake as you venture on the official Doctor Blake Mysteries tour with local operators Go2000. Literally walk in Lucien Blake’s footsteps as you visit up to 10 locations and get up-close with the ‘murder sites’ from the series. The tours are operated seven days a week with various departure points and provide exclusive access to many of the sites as well as the opportunity to learn more about the stories behind Ballarat.
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Doctor Blake Exhibition
The Gold Museum exhibition Doctor Blake’s Ballarat will provide fans with a glimpse into the people and props involved in the television series while showcasing the iconic Ballarat locations featured in the show. Admire Blake's vintage automobile, take a seat behind his famous desk, relax in his coveted lounge-room and feed your desire to get as close to the Doc as possible. The exhibition will run through to September.
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