Brown Hill Community Hub

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The Brown Hill Community Hub is a project of the Brown Hill Progress Association supported by the City of Ballarat through the Engaging Communities Program / Brown Hill Partnership. We welcome participation from all organisations and members of the community, so please don't hesitate to get in touch.


1 July If you are a new resident to Brown Hill, or an old resident wanting to no more about the place you live have a look at our "New to Brown Hill?" page. This page also has latest Census 2016 stats.

16 June: The Brown Hill Community Newsletter team have delivered Edition 7 to letterboxes all over Brown Hill! Download a copy


One Humanity Shower Bus

Fr. Constantine from St. Paul's Anglican Church in Ballarat spoke at the Brown Hill Uniting Church's April Men's Breakfast about the 'One Humanity Shower Bus' project.

He posed the question, "How would you deal with not knowing where your next shower was coming from?" This sobering thought is a harsh reality for our city’s homeless.

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Autumn Delights along the Yarrowee

After the success of our March frog survey and botanical drawing class, we ran another round. As the weather was a bit dubious, the kind owners of the Brown Hill Pub let us sit out on the back balcony to conduct the botanic drawing class from where we could overlook the vegetation and still have great natural light.

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Diary dates

Information about these activities can be found in Edition 7 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter.

July 2017

Wednesday 12: 7.30pm, Brown Hill Lions Club Business Meeting, Pennyweight Park / Lions Wing

Monday 17: First Day of Term 3

Sunday 23: 11.00am, Cheese-making course, Ballarat Wholefoods Collective, Brown Hill Cricket Club

Wednesday 26: 7.30pm, Brown Hill Lions Club Social Dinner Meeting

Sunday 30: 10.00am, WFPLG (Landcare) Tree Planting at Slaty Creek (Creswick Forest)

Sunday 30: National Tree Day

August 2017

Tuesday 1: 5.30pm, Brown Hill Partnership meeting

Tuesday 1: 7.00pm, Brown Hill Progress Association meeting, Brown Hill Public Hall

Monday 7: Brown Hill Lioness Club Business Meeting, Pennyweight / Park Lions Wing

Wednesday 9: 7.30pm, Brown Hill Lions Club Business Meeting, Pennyweight Park / Lions Wing

Wednesday 9: Closing date for Edition 8 submissions and advertising

Sunday 20: 2.00pm, 'A History of Ballarat Trams', Brown Hill Uniting Church

Wednesday 23: 7.30pm, Brown Hill Lions Club Social Dinner Meeting

Late August: Edition 8 delivered by volunteers across Brown Hill and available at

Coming Up

Saturday 21 October:  Top Katz Rockers - Rock and Roll Dance.

Friday 27 October: 5:00-7:30pm, 2017 Brown Hill Community Festival, Brown Hill Reserve.



Brown Hill Hotel: 7.30pm, trivia nights and meals.


Ballarat Highland Dancers: 4:30pm during school term, Federation University Pipe Band Hall.


Ballarat Wholefoods Collective: 9:00-11:00am and 5:00-7:00pm, during school term.

Caledonian Playgroup: 9:00-11:00am, during school term, Caledonian Primary School.

Ballarat Masters Football Club: 6:00pm (until 27 September), Russell Square.

Queen's Head Hotel: Theme and schnitzel night.


Brown Hill Hotel: 12:00 noon -2:00pm, lunch. 3:00-6:00pm, live music and light snacks. 6:00pm-8:00pm dinner.