Sebastopol is a suburb of Ballarat, about 4 km south-west of the city centre.

Much of the suburb is situated on a plateau in which mining began in 1854 after the easier alluvial gold had been taken from the Ballarat gold fields during the previous three years. Several tent camps were established and the miners named the place after the Crimean War siege location, Sebastopol, (October 1854 - September 1855). Another locality, partly included in Sebastopol, was named Redan, also a place in Crimea.

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