Discovering Brown Hill by foot
A series of walking maps are being developed for Brown Hill. To have a look at the initial overview, you can download the 4-page draft here - Updated Draft Brown Hill Walking Maps
City of Ballarat information
- The City of Ballarat Council offers a New Residents Welcome booklet
- For more Ballarat wide information access the City of Ballarat website, People and our Community page
Brown Hill specific information
To find out about
- local businesses based in, or their owner lives in Brown Hill (including our local shops, places to eat) - access directory here
- local community groups (including environment groups, churches, service groups and senior citizens) - access directory here
- local schools - access directory here, also access Brown Hill Kindergarten here
- local sporting groups - access directory here
- local swimming pool - access directory here
- what has been happening within the community - access past community newsletters here
- Bus route 15 - Brown Hill to Ballarat Station - access information and timetable here
Brown Hill and bushfire risk
The majority of Brown Hill is designated as being a Bushfire Prone Area as it is on the rural-urban fringe of the city and is at risk of being impacted by bushfires especially from the north and north east. ALL of Brown Hill north of the freeway is within this Bushfire Prone Area. South of the freeway, generally, if your property is within 100m of bush or grassland you may be within that Bushfire Prone Area and at risk. Access this link for details. Visualising Ballarat - Bushfire Prone Area of Brown Hill
AUGUST 2017: Alice, a Neighbourhood Cluster Contact for the Brown Hill Community FireAware Network, talked with Associate Professor Kevin Tolhurst about some key points relating to the bushfire risk to the Ballarat urban-rural fringe suburb of Brown Hill.
If you wish to access the full series of videos which provide Kevin's risk evaluation for individual localities - Brown Hill (south side); bush blocks and sub divisions (north side) - access this link: Brown Hill bushfire risk evaluation
For more details on bushfire risk, how to prepare and other resources access specific information for Brown Hill from the Brown Hill Community FireAware Network
Census 2016 - latest stats for Brown Hill
Census 2016 data has now been released.
- In the 2016 Census: there were 3,582 people in Brown Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs). Of these 49.0% were male and 51.0% were female. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people made up 1.5% of the population.
- there were 1,543 dwellings, of all households, 69.2% were family households, 26.5% were single person households and 4.3% were group households. Of occupied private dwellings 28.5% were owned outright, 42.3% were owned with a mortgage and 26.3% were rented.
- 20.4% of households had a weekly household income of less than $650 and 10.6% of households had a weekly income of more than $3000.
- The median age of people in Brown Hill was 36 years. Children aged 0 - 14 years made up 20.3% of the population and people aged 65 years and over made up 14.0% of the population.
- The most common ancestries in Brown Hill (Vic.) (State Suburbs) were Australian 30.3%, English 29.6%, Irish 13.4%, Scottish 8.8% and German 3.3%.
For more details go to 2016 Census QuickStats for Brown Hill
Location map of places of interest & services (coming soon!)
PLACE LOCATIONS TO COME: Include: PO & local shops/servos; hall; swimming pool; sporting venues; churches; schools (Glen Park, Caledonian; Woodman's Hill Sec College, Kindergarten); Yarrowee Trail; Brown Hill Reserve & playgrounds; Ditchfield Bushland Reserve; Kirks Reservoir; Gong Gong Reservoir
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