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.


APRIL 2023: Brown Hill Reserve Masterplan Ballarat Council community UPDATE

There has been some quick progress on the reserve masterplan in recent weeks and the final draft master plan will be presented for adoption at the Council meeting on Wednesday 26 April 2023 (documents are labelled draft until adopted by Council). BHPA will be represented at this Council meeting.

For more details go to: Brown Hill Reserve potential redevelopment.


The Brown Hill Post Office is back!

April 2023: Our new Brown Hill Post Office is thriving

Over the five months since it opened the Post Office has become a welcome hub along with the Cafe in Water St. It is even more accessible now the bridge over the creek is opened along with the adjoining new footpath.

The convenience of a local full-time post office cannot be overstated and continued support from the community is essential …

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Caledonian Primary School Principal's April 2020 message

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This article was first published in Edition 24 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter, April 2020

From the Principal's Desk

To the Brown Hill community,

It’s all so very quiet. The shops are quiet, the streets are quiet and our school is also quiet. It’s an incredible time to be an introvert!

One of the most awkward things I have found is not knowing the new protocols. Every supermarket …

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Our local fire heroes at Ballarat Fire Brigade

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Two Brown Hill families are dedicated to volunteering with the Ballarat Fire Brigade. Both have fathers and sons on the team.

On Saturday, 3 August, at the Ballarat Fire Brigade's Presentation Night, Brown Hill local Trent Zuidland received his 15-year CFA service medal and a National Medal for 15 years diligent service to the CFA.Trent says, "I was very proud to receive the awards. CFA has taken me across the …

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Diary dates

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


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


Ballarat Highland Dancers: 4.30 pm during school term, Federation University Pipe Band Hall.


Brown Hill Playgroup at Caledonian Primary School: 9.00 - 11.00 am, during school term, Thompson Street, Brown Hill.

Brown Hill Uniting Church: 1.30 pm, mid-week Communion in the Hall followed by afternoon tea

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


Brown Hill Uniting Church: 1.30 pm - 3.30 pm, Craft Group on the first and third Thursday each month

Brown Hill Uniting Church Op. Shop: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm. Corner of Humffray Street North & Thompson Street (behind Church)

Ballarat Wholefoods Collective: 9.00 am - 12.00 noon


Brown Hill Uniting Church Op. Shop: 9.30 am - 12.30 pm. Corner of Humffray Street North & Thompson Street (behind Church)


Ballarat Community Gardens: 9.30 am, first Saturday each month, Local Produce Swap. Corner of Queen Street and Dyte Parade, Ballarat East


Ballarat Wholefoods Collective: 9.00 am - 12.00 noon