Brown Hill Community Hub

Brown Hill Newsletter

A bi-monthly community newsletter delivered to around 2000 local residents.

Photo: Sarah Greenwood-Smith

Compiled by a small group of local volunteers, this newsletter aims to help connect the community of Brown Hill. With seed funding from the City of Ballarat through the 'Making Brown Hill Partnership' (Engaging Communities Program), it is produced bi-monthly and directly delivered to people who live and work in, or directly adjacent to, Brown Hill.

With a calendar of events, stories about local people, community groups, sporting clubs and businesses and information about local geography and history, we hope that there will be something interesting for everyone.



We welcome stories from across Brown Hill. Edition 11 submissions are due by Tuesday 6 February 2018 or in hard copy to the office at Caledonian Primary School, Thompson Street, Brown Hill. Edition 11 will be delivered mid-February 2018.

Submission dates for 2018 are on the first Tuesday of every second month:

  • 6 February
  • 3 April
  • 5 June
  • 7 August
  • 2 October
  • 4 December

 The newsletter is usually delivered starting on the Friday of the following week (10 days later).

Editorial Policy

Contributions should not exceed 250 words and up to two photographs per item may be submitted (but may not necessarily be published). Material may be edited due to space, style, clarity or for legal reasons. The name and address of the person submitting any material  must be provided (address not for publication). The Editorial Advisory Committee reserves the right not to publish material considered to be offensive or inappropriate or which is not deemed to have community interest or relevance. The views expressed or information provided in this publication are not necessarily those of the Brown Hill Community Newsletter Committee, the Brown Hill Progress Association or the City of Ballarat, including any officers, members, agents or contractors.


We are pleased to offer advertising in the Brown Hill Community Newsletter. The newsletter is free-of-charge and is hand-delivered to letterboxes across Brown Hill by our team of volunteers. It is also available at many local businesses and community hubs and can be accessed electronically. 2300 copies are printed.

The newsletter is bi-monthly. Editions are released in mid-February, April, June, August, October and December.

A total of 20 business card sized spaces are made available, the equivalent of two pages of advertising per edition.

Advertising rates are:
  • $50: 90mm x 55mm (1 x business card)
  • $100: 180 mm x 55mm (2 x business cards - banner)
  • $250: 180mm x 138mm (5 x business cards - 1/2 page - horizontal) No more than two per edition.

Payment for advertising in Edition 11 (February) is due before Tuesday 6 February. Please book your space as soon as possible and we will send you an invoice for direct deposit payment. There are limited spaces available for advertising, so don't miss out.

Advertising space available (updated 28 November 2017)

Edition 11 - February 2018: 8 business card spaces sold, 12 remaining

By advertising in the Brown Hill Community Newsletter, businesses are helping this important community project to be financially self-sufficient into the future.



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