How did the council dissuade the people come to Ballarat?

Information about the Eureka gold rush

The government tried to limit the number of people who left their jobs to search for gold by making people buy a license to mine. Most of the people who went to search for gold were criminals.

When did the government order twice weekly license check?

In 1854 the government ordered twice weekly license checks due to the lack of co-operation from miners.The license cost 30 shillings, and each month the license had to be renewed.

The Eureka license

If you want to be able to mine, you must have a license. To get a license, you have to pay the government lots of money, and if you mine without paying, you will get whacked.