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Coming Events

Sun 4 Dec: Welsh Male Choir (Cor Bach), Uniting Church, 2.30pm, book: 5341 3397
Sat 10 Dec: Christmas twilight market,4-8pm
Sat 10 Dec: Christmas Carols in Desoza Park
5, 7 & 8 January 2017: National Cycling Championships in Buninyong

Buninyong Football/Netball Club Popup Shop

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Don't miss the cute popup shop in the newly-restored space between Espresso Depot and Yellow Rose in Learmonth Street. It's open 10am-4pm until Sunday 4 December and has a gorgeous range of quality giftware - ideal for your Christmas shopping.

Staffed by volunteers, it's a fund-raiser for the Buninyong Football/Netball Club.

After the Rain

Wonderful to see our lovely Gong full again and Lal Lal Falls in full flow. The frogs in the Gong are very happy - you can't miss their rousing chorus of croaks as you pass by. Many people have also gone out to Lal Lal to watch the Lal Lal Creek, now swollen into a torrent, thundering down the falls before winding its way through the gorge into the north-west arm of Lal Lal Reservoir/Bungal Dam. Spectacular!

Lal Lal Falls, after heavy rains, September 2016

Lal Lal Falls from the air

See a wonderful aerial perspective of the Falls taken by a drone camera in August 2016 before they had reached peak flow: Lal Lal Falls a Drone Journey (plays on You Tube)


About Buninyong

Buninyong lies at the foot of landmark Mt Buninyong, the old volcano that has signalled home to countless generations of local Wathaurung people and to the more recent settlers of the present township 11KM south of Ballarat in Victoria.

Enclosed by farmlands and wooded ridges, Buninyong's historic gold-era buildings and gardens give it a picturesque tranquillity and charm. At the same time, its contemporary cafés, shops, markets, festivals and amenities all contribute to a spirited community life in the peace and beauty of the countryside.

Founded in 1841, the little town was the earliest inland settlement in what was then the Port Phillip District of NSW. Buninyong's blacksmith dramatically changed its course in August 1851 when he discovered gold, starting a rush that gave birth to Ballarat and the enormous riches of the Victorian goldfields.

Today, the "first-settlement" benefits from its proximity to the prosperous regional city of Ballarat, but Buninyong still proudly protects its independent identity. This is preserved by a strong sense of local community, our historic town centre and the encircling green belt of bushlands and farms, all presided over by our beloved Mount.

This site aims to cover all aspects of public life in Buninyong and the surrounding district, for visitors and local residents alike. It covers neighbouring Mt Helen and nearby hamlets such as Scotsburn, Clarendon, Lal Lal, Yendon, Navigators, Magpie, Napoleons, Scotchmans Lead, Durham Lead and Garibaldi.
If you can't find what you are looking for on these pages, clicking a link to one of the local community groups, businesses or services with specialised knowledge should bring the answer.
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