Caledonian Primary School Community

It is always great to show new families around the school and showcase the fantastic learning that happens at Caledonian Primary School. If you know of any families considering an enrolment for 2021/2022, please encourage them to make a time to come down for a tour of the school, to meet the teachers and see the students in their classrooms.

Warrenheip Primary School Community

Warrenheip Primary School has been providing quality education to students in East Ballarat since 1875. We have large attractive grounds and a spacious learning environment with refurbished buildings.

Glen Park Primary School Community

Glen Park Primary is a country school only 8.5 km from the Ballarat CBD. We are close to Ballarat but very much part of a quiet, peaceful rural environment. Glen Park has been providing quality state school education to local children since 1870. Glen Park’s values were determined when we developed our last Strategic Plan and School Council believes that they embody the ethos of our school today and in the future.

Little Bendigo Primary School Community

Little Bendigo Primary School is nestled in the natural bushland of the township of Nerrina, just 5 km from the centre of Ballarat. This peaceful location is ideal for education and students love learning and playing in our unique school grounds.

Black Hill Primary School Community

At Black Hill Primary School we are committed to providing the best educational outcomes for all students, focusing on each individual student's ‘point of need’. Our values reflect our culture in which Excellence in Education is prized and Aspiration, Respect, Integrity, Responsibility and Teamwork form the basis of all that we do.

St Alipius Parish School Community

Continuous Catholic Education for Ballarat East since 1853. Mission: Excellence, Equity, Empowerment

Caledonian Primary School Multipurpose Hall Community

Brown Hill Playgroup at Caledonian Primary School Community

A welcoming group for parents and carers of babies to pre-schoolers. 9.00 - 11.00 am Wednesdays during school term. Gold coin donation.

St. Francis Xavier Primary School, Ballarat East Community

St Francis Xavier Primary School is a Catholic primary school with approximately 440 students from Foundation to Grade Six, including a small number of non-baptised children. Our school is situated in a bucolic pocket of Ballarat East, just minutes from central Ballarat, and has strong links to the idyllic surrounding spacious and rural areas.

Brown Hill Bookkeeping Business

Assistance with all your bookkeeping, budgeting and BAS needs. Tutoring also available in accounting, auditing and ethics for high school through to post-graduate students.

Eureka Mums Community

Eureka Mums aim to share the joy of parenthood and save the earth’s precious resources by joining with support agencies throughout the Goldfields region to meet the material needs of families with young children. We collect, sort and redistribute essential nursery equipment, clothing, books and toys for babies and pre-school children.

Woodmans Hill Secondary College Community

Ensuring each child reaches their potential. Woodmans Hill is a stand alone 7-12 secondary college. Woodmans Hill is set in well maintained, park like grounds at the entrance to Ballarat. We want Woodmans Hill to be your school of choice and encourage you to visit and talk to our staff, parents and current students to assist in making your decision

Eureka Butterfly Girl Guides Community

Girl Guides for girls aged 5 to 10 years. We're for GIRLS! Girl Guides is a fun, weekly, after-school activity. And for many girls it is much more than that. Guiding becomes a central point for developing social skills and life skills.

Playgroup, Kindergarten & Schools Page

Brown Hill has it all, an active playgroup, a fantastic kindergarten, wonderful primary schools and a fabulous secondary school!

Caledonian Primary School Principal's April 2020 message News

Ian Westerland Page

The Brown Hill Community Newsletter was Ian Westerland's idea. He advocated for the project for years and was delighted when it finally got going in 2016. Sadly, Ian passed away in December 2018.

2017 Image competition Page

Our magnificent Brown Hill through the eyes of our locals.

Playgroup Page

A welcoming group for parents and carers of babies to pre-schoolers. 9.00 - 11.00 am Wednesdays during school term. Gold coin donation.

People Page

Brown Hill is full of interesting people!

Brown Hill Progress Association Page

The Brown Hill Progress Association Inc. is a not for profit volunteer group whose aim is to promote the economic, social and cultural development and progress of the community of Ballarat as a whole and of Brown Hill in particular. [as per our updated Incorporation Rules lodged with CAV in 1969] The Association meets the thirs Monday of each month at 7:00pm in the rear of the Brown Hill Hall. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Brown Hill General Store Page

Brown Hill's General Store - 'back in the day'. Well-known Brown Hill locals, Ed and Joy Bawden, share some memories of their time running the Brown Hill General Store with local, Rhonda Lyons.

Community Garden Group Page

Connect with others in the Brown Hill Community who are interested in gardening through the new 'Brown Hill Community Garden Group'.

Engaging Communities Project Page

The City of Ballarat created the Engaging Communities program to build strong neighbourhoods with community-led projects, embracing the philosophy that no one knows better what’s needed in a local area than its residents. The Brown Hill community was engaged in the program throughout 2016 and 2017.

2017 Festival Report Page

2017 Festival Report

2016 Festival Report Page

2016 Brown Hill Community Festival

BHPA Achievements Page

In November 2018, the Brown Hill Progress Association was nominated for the Community Activity of the Year awards in Ballarat. The group was a finalist in the City of Ballarat's 2019 Australia Day Awards.

BHPA response to Local Area Plan Scenarios Paper Page

This is the response from the Brown Hill Progress Association to the Brown Hill Local Area Plan Scenarios Paper. Due to COVID pandemic the plan has been put on hold. We will keep you posted on progress when Council resumes consultations.

Winning newsletter Page

Our Newsletter wins at annual Victorian awards

2020 Local Council Elections News

Bernice Evelyn McPhan Page

1928 - 2018

Reader feedback Page

Hear what our readers have to say

Brown Hill Community Newsletter Page

A local community newsletter delivered to over 2000 local households, four times a year.

Bruce Wilson - A Story of Sevice Page

In the lead up to ANZAC Day 2020, Brown Hill Community Newsletter's Brian Green had a chat to a member of Brown Hill's Wilson family, Bruce Wilson, about life in Brown Hill and his experience in the Australian Army.

Beyond the Plastic Bag Page

Brown Hill local, Liz Mason, attended the 'Beyond the Plastic Bag' seminar at Federation University Business School on 9 July 2019. A legal ban on lightweight single use plastic bags will come into effect in Victoria on1 November 2019. Liz took the time to share what she learnt with the Brown Hill community.

2018 Festival Report Page

Our Fabulous Festival

Brown Hill’s AFLW rising star News

Brown Hill/Gong Gong Local Area Plan Page

The City of Ballarat is partnering with local residents to develop the 'Brown Hill Local Area Plan and Infrastructure Assessment' project. This page provides details of the development of the plan. The draft plan was released on 1 February 2019 for comments. Unfortunately with the COVID restrictions the Council has put the plan on hold. When consultations resume information will be provided on this page. .

Brown Hill Buddies Page

Help us to share the stories of people in Brown Hill (scroll down for our February and April stories)

Tiana raises awareness News

Brown Hill Community Hub Page

Get involved in the Brown Hill Community! Read our newsletter, swim at the pool, find a local business and join a sports club or community group.

Vale Lyn O'Brien News

Celebrating ten editions Page

From six pages to 24 and six volunteers to 29 in ten editions - what a great success!

Boomerang Bags in Brown Hill News

New to Brown Hill? Page

Brown Hill is a suburb of Ballarat on the eastern rural-urban fringe of the city. It is 5 kms east of the CBD. The suburb is roughly divided in two by the by-pass freeway with the older established area to the south and newer subdivisions to the north. There is at present approximately 1600 households in Brown Hill with a significant amount of infill housing development taking place in the suburb. The majority of Brown Hill is also designated as a Bushfire Prone Area.

Brown Hill Reserve - potential redevelopment Page

In June 2021 the Progress Association of Brown Hill decided it was time to initiate a community wide conversation concerning the future of Brown Hill’s ageing community pool. With this in mind an initial concept for the redevelopment of the Brown Hill Reserve (which includes the pool complex) was developed to start this conversation. If/when the pool needed to close how could its legacy be enhanced for future Brown Hill generations?

2019 Festival Report Page

2019 Brown Hill Community Festival Report

Our local fire heroes at Ballarat Fire Brigade News

Brown Hill’s Little Treasures News

Need some support? Page

Celebrating Volunteers Page

Give a Little, Change a Lot - 2018 National Volunteer Week, from Monday 21 until Sunday 27 May, saw thousands of events held across the country, including Brown Hill, to say thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer their time.

Hidden Orchard Helps News

Vale Rhonda Peters (nee Simkin) News

Aboriginal heritage Page

The Wadawurrung people are the Traditional Owners of Brown Hill, and more broadly all of the land between Ballarat and Geelong. Their families have lived here for tens of thousands of years, and their elders continue to care for Country, Wadawurrung language, and the stories that have been shared for many millennia.

Vale John "Kelly" Thurling 28.03.1930 - 18.06.2017 News

Brown Hill History Page

The Brown Hill History project aims to collect and document the history of Brown Hill and its residents.

Brown Hill Community Festival Page

The 2020 Festival was scheduled to be held on Friday 30 October 2020 at the magnificent Brown Hill Reserve. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions the 2020 Festival had to be cancelled. But it will be back in 2021! Watch this space...