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Brown Hill Community Newsletter

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

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.


Hard copies are delivered to almost 2000 letterboxes across Brown Hill and are made available through the Brown Hill Kindergarten, Caledonian Primary School, Woodman's Hill - a campus of Ballarat Secondary College, the Brown Hill Hall, Ballarat Wholefoods Collective, the Brown Hill Fish and Chip shop and other local businesses.

Subscribe to newsletter online

To receive an electronic copy of the newsletter each edition, please subscribe to our mailing list.


We welcome stories from across Brown Hill. Submissions can be emailed to or delivered in hard copy to the office at Caledonian Primary School, Thompson Street, Brown Hill.

Submission dates for 2020 are on the first Monday of the month in which the edition is published (except for April, due to Easter):

  • 14 April 2020 (please note adjusted date due to Easter)
  • 1 June 2020
  • 3 August 2020
  • 5 October 2020
  • 2 November 2020

The newsletter is usually delivered starting on the Friday of the following week (11 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 The name and address of the person submitting any material must be provided (address not for publication).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.


Support this great community project by becoming a sponsor.

Thank you to our 2018-2019 Brown Hill Community Newsletter Sponsors:

We will be profiling each of our sponsors in future editions this financial year.

We would also like to thank Juliana Addison for her support of this great community project.


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. 2500 copies are printed.

The newsletter is bi-monthly (with a November edition replacing December). Editions are released in mid-February, April, June, August, October and November. It is printed in black and white. The online version is a full colour PDF.

A total of 25 business card sized spaces are made available, the equivalent of two and a half pages of advertising per edition.

Advertising rates per edition are:

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

Payment for advertising in Edition 24 (April-May-June 2020) is due before Friday 17 April 2020. Please book your space before Tuesday 14 April 2020 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 10 February 2020)

Edition 24 - April-May-June 2020: 14 business card spaces sold, 11 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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