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.


11 May If you are interested in the Brown Hill Community Hall redevelopment access details here.

22 April Anyone who volunteers with a Brown Hill community or sporting group is invited to attend Brown Hill's first National Volunteer Week celebration on Sunday 20 May from 2.00 - 4.00 pm.

22 April The development of the Brown Hill /Gong Gong Local Area Plan has now commenced. Residents and business owners are encouraged to get involved in the planning for the future of our community. Access the Brown Hill Local Area Plan to find out more. 


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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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 the Brown Hill Community Newsletter

June 2018

Tuesday 19: 7.30 pm, Brown Hill Hall meeting
Thursday 21: Winter solstice
Sunday 24: Pick My Project submissions due
Wednesday 27: 7.00 pm – 8.00 pm, Ballarat Wholefoods Collective beeswax wraps session
Thursday 28: 4.00 pm - 5.00 pm, Fruit tree pruning, Brown Hill Recreation Reserve
Friday 29: School Term Two finishes
Saturday 30: Ballarat Winter Festival begins. See:

July 2018

Sunday 1: Single use plastic shopping bags removed from some shops at Bakery Hill Shopping Complex
Tuesday 3: 7.00 pm, Brown Hill Progress Association AGM and monthly meeting, Brown Hill Hall
Sunday 8 – Sunday 15: NAIDOC Week. See:
Monday 16:
School Term Three begins
Saturday 21: Brown Hill Uniting Church Mens' Breakfast
Saturday 28: 9.00 am – 1.00 pm, potential Brown Hill Market, Brown Hill Hall
Sunday 29: Ballarat Winter Festival finishes.
Tuesday 31: 6.00 - 8.00 pm, second Community Working Group meeting for Brown Hill Local Area Plan.

August 2018

Tuesday 7: 7.00 pm, Brown Hill Progress Association monthly meeting, Brown Hill Hall Tuesday 7: Submissions for Edition 14 of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter due
Friday 17: Edition 14 delivery begins across Brown Hill
Friday 17: Caledonian Primary School Trivia Night
Saturday 25: Brown Hill Kindergarten BBQ at Bunnings Ballarat

October 2018

Friday 26: 5.00 pm - 7.30 pm, 2018 Brown Hill Community Festival.



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.


Ballarat Wholefoods Collective: 9.00 am - 11.00 am and 5.00 pm - 7.00 pm during school term, Brown Hill Cricket Club

Caledonian Playgroup: 9.00 - 11.00 am, during school term, Caledonian Primary School.

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)

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