Seeking to settle in the rural city of Ararat? Looking to join other Ararat first home buyers on the real estate journey? For stylish yet affordable new homes in Ararat, you can’t go past G.J. Gardner Homes – Australia's number 1 rated national home builder. Since 1983, G.J. Gardner Homes has helped many Ararat first home buyers realise their dream.

The G.J. Gardner Homes franchise for Ararat is proudly owned and operated by Ashley and Sally Heard – experienced building professionals helping Ararat first home buyers. Ashley is a licensed builder with over 30-years’ experience. Ashley, Sally and the friendly team at G.J. Gardner Homes are renowned for looking after Ararat first home buyers, and ensuring that in-depth support is provided on the building journey. Whether you’re looking for a house and land package, an off-the-plan design (150+ options) or a custom home, you’re in safe hands with the team at G.J. Gardner Homes in Barkly Street. Ashley can also advise on knockdown-rebuilds and Council building regulations.

The rural city of Ararat is located 93-kilometres west of Ballarat on the Western Highway. Ararat is close to the Grampians National Park and the town of Great Western – the spiritual home of the Grampians wine district. Prominent Ararat wineries include DogRock, Montara, Kimbarra and Cathcart Ridge Estate. The economy of Ararat is based on tourism, renewable energy (wind farms), health services, agriculture (beef, wine, wool) and manufacturing (Gason produces farm machinery in Ararat). In terms of tourist attractions, Ararat is famous for the Gum San Chinese Heritage Centre, Aradale Asylum and the Ararat Regional Art Gallery. Residents enjoy access to a public library, a cinema (Astor Cinema), two swimming pools, a major hospital and a golf course (Chalambar Golf Club).


Ararat is accessible from Melbourne and Horsham via the Western Highway. The Ararat train line links Ararat to Ballarat and Melbourne. A local bus service is provided by the Ararat Rural City Council.


Ararat offers a wide range of shopping experiences: from boutique specialty shops to major retailers (Aldi, IGA, Woolworths, The Reject Shop, Target).


Ararat has six quality schools to choose from: St Mary's Primary School, Ararat Primary School, Ararat North Primary School, Ararat West Primary School, Ararat College and Marian College.

Interesting Facts about Ararat

  • Ararat has a population of 8,297 (2016 census figure).
  • Ararat first home buyers are looking at a median house price of approximately $205,000.
  • Government assistance may be available for Ararat first home buyers.

Ashley, Sally and the team not only help Ararat first home buyers, but assist other buyers in the following localities:

  • Ararat
  • Armstrong
  • Buangor
  • Crowlands
  • Dunkeld
  • Dunneworthy
  • Elmhurst
  • Evans Park
  • Glenthompson
  • Great Western
  • Greenhill Lake
  • Hamilton
  • Horsham
  • Jenkinson Estate
  • Lake Bolac
  • Lakes Edge Estate
  • Mafeking
  • Maroona
  • Mininera
  • Moyston
  • Norval
  • Pomonal
  • Rossbridge
  • Southbank Estate
  • Stawell
  • Streatham
  • Sunny Brae Estate
  • Tatyoon
  • Westmere
  • Wickliffe
  • Willaura
  • Woorndoo

If you’re one of the many Ararat first home buyers seeking a professional builder, please call the G.J. Gardner Homes team on 03 5352 3298.

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