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.


27 November Fire Danger Period for our locality has commenced. This means you cannot light a fire in the open air unless you have a permit or comply with certain requirements. For more details access City of Ballarat website

23 October Hear a VoiceFM interview about the Festival on Monday 23 October with Sarah Greenwood-Smith from the Brown Hill Community Festival Committee (18 minutes).

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 1

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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Diary dates

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

December 2017

Friday 15: Edition 10 delivery begins across Brown Hill by our volunteer team. See:
Friday 15: Brown Hill Uniting Church Op. Shop closes for 2017
Friday 15 to Monday 18:
'Making a Scene at Christmas', Ballarat Botanic Gardens See Edition 10:
Wednesday 20:
Ballarat Wholefoods Collective closes for 2017
Friday 22:
School year finishes
Monday 25:
9.00 am, Christmas Day Worship at Brown Hill Uniting Church

January 2018

Tuesday 2: Brown Hill Progress Association meeting, Brown Hill Hall (rear)

Friday 26: Australia Day Celebration in Brown Hill Reserve and at the Brown Hill Pool
Tuesday 30: School year begins
Wednesday 31: Ballarat Wholefoods Collective opens for 2018 (p.XX)
Wednesday 31: Caledonian Playgroup starts for 2018

February 2018

Monday 5: Brown Hill Seniors 1.30 pm - 4.00 pm
Tuesday 6:
Submissions and advertising due for Edition 11 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter
Tuesday 6:
Brown Hill Progress Association meeting, Brown Hill Hall (rear)
Friday 9:
Ballarat Rockers rock-and-roll dance classes start for 2018
Thursday 15:
Brown Hill Uniting Church Op. Shop opens for 2018
Friday 16:
Delivery of Edition 11 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter begins
Saturday 17:
Top Katz Rockers Dance - 'Pirates and Wenches' Night. Brown Hill Hall

March 2018

Sunday 4: Clean Up Australia Day. See:
Tuesday 6:
Brown Hill Progress Association meeting, Brown Hill Hall (rear)
Sunday 25:
Neighbour Day. See:



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.

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