Our Heritage Listed building was first constructed in 1901 by Dr. William Cussen, a surgeon.
His name is still visible in the leadlight above the front door.
In July 1920, the building was later gifted to the citizens of Ballarat for the ongoing welfare of returned servicemen and women. Sir John Monash officially opened the building as the Ballarat War Memorial Building.
In 1942 a voluntary organisation called The Comforts Fund took up residence in the building with the permission of the R.S.L to transform it into a hostel, providing beds, food and support for many service men and women during World War II. It is estimated that by the end of the war in 1945, one million meals had been served. The building was returned to the R.S.L in the later part of 1945.
In 2013, 2 Lyons Street South was given new life as Ballarat Premier Apartments after extensive renovations and began operating as luxury accommodation.
10% discount when dining at sister venue Oscars Hotel, just a short stroll away
All guests receive free WiFi
Available in all rooms & throughout the property
Fully serviced rooms with daily housekeeping and cleaning services
Conveniently located in the heart of Ballarat, shops, parks and attractions are just a short walk away.
Free Onsite Parking
Limited on-site parking available to guests.
Conferences and Events
Intimate and stylish conference room, that can comfortably seat up to 12 delegates,
THINGS TO DO
Ballarat’s most renowned tourist site. The open-air museum recreates aspects of Ballarat’s past as it was in the city’s gold mining heydey of the 1850’s.
Blood on the Southern Cross (Sovereign Hill)
Located at Sovereign Hill this after dark light and sound spectacular is a must see experience.
Located at Sovereign Hill, the gold museum houses a glittering collection of nuggets, ornaments and coins.
Museum of Australian Democracy at the Eureka Centre. Home to the original Eureka Flag, discover the story of the Eureka Rebellion.
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
The oldest regional gallery in Australia, see Colonial and Goldfield's masterpieces, Heidelberg school paintings and many more fabulous works of art.
Ballarat Wildlife and Reptile Park
An interactive wildlife park situated in Ballarat
TRIP ADVISOR REVIEWS
"Gorgeous suite with dramatic high ceilings, picturesque bay window, romantic fire place and very comfortable bed and linens. Fabulous stay and would happily stay again"