Brown Hill Community Hub

Brown Hill Community Hub

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.


19 August Brown Hill Post Office closed at short notice.

31 July Council has committed to develop a Local Area Plan for Brown Hill.

1 July Are you new to Brown Hill? We have useful information for new (and old) residents plus the latest Census 2016 stats.


Waterwatch in Brown Hill

Brown Hill Waterwatch August 2017

On Monday 21 August, Deirdre Murphy from Waterwatch Victoria showed a few children from Brown Hill Kindergarten some water bugs from the Yarrowee River. Thanks to Heath, Nate, Jeremiah and Chariss for taking part.

The next day, there was an article in The Courier about federal funding that has been received by Waterwatch Victoria and Federation University to develop the 'National WaterbugBlitz: citizens assessing Australian waterways' project.

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Vale John "Kelly" Thurling 28.03.1930 - 18.06.2017

John Kelly Thurling - Image 3

On 18 June, at the age of 87, Kelly passed peacefully at Nazareth House, Ballarat, surrounded by his loving family. Kelly was the loved husband of Heather for 64 years, dearly-loved father of Cheryl, Diane and Vicki, loving Pop of Angela and Matthew, Troy and Sarah, and Dale and Kasey, and special loved Poppy to Zach, Oliver, Ned and Max.

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Tiana raises awareness

Tiana Collins

Hi. My name is Tiana Collins. I am 11 years old. I did a presentation at school to raise awareness of Huntington's Disease in May. Huntington's Disease (HD) affects me personally. My Pa and his brother have both recently been diagnosed with it. It's a genetic disease. There is currently no cure for HD, but there are some treatments that can help to ease certain symptoms,

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Diary dates

Information about these activities can be found in Edition 8 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter

September 2017

Friday 22: Last day of school term three

Saturday 23:
8.00am, Brown Hill Uniting Church Men's Breakfast. The guest speaker will be Shane Jeffries, President of the Ballarat Fish Hatchery. The cost is $5 for a full cooked breakfast. Please RSVP to Louise via text on 0407 893 468 (for catering purposes).

October 2017

Tuesday 3, 7.00pm Brown Hill Progress Association meeting, Brown Hill Halll, enter via rear steps

Wednesday 4: Submissions for Brown Hill Community Newsletter Edition 9 due to

Monday 9: First day of school term four

Friday 13: Edition 9 delivery begins across Brown Hill by our volunteer team. See:

Saturday 14: Level 2 First Aid and CPR update course organised by the Brown Hill Progress Association 

Saturday 21: Top Katz Rockers - Rock and Roll Dance

Friday 27: 5.00-7.30pm, 2017 Brown Hill Community Festival, Brown Hill Reserve 

Coming Up



Brown Hill Senior Citizen's Club: 1.30-4.00pm, Brown Hill Public Hall
Brown Hill Lioness Club: First Monday - business meeting


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.

Brown Hill Lions Club: 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Second Wednesday - business meeting. Fourth Wednesday - social dinner meeting