Coming Events

Love's Labours Lost, Buninyong Gardens, 8-10, 15-17 Feb 2019
Smart Building and Living Expo, Royal Park, Sunday 24 Feb


Read about what's happening around Buninyong in: News

The bike races on again in Buninyong

Australia's top road cyclists  flashed through the streets of Buninyong and District once more in January 2019. Buninyong geared up for the event with colourful bike-decorations in the streets and shopfronts and big crowds took part in the MS National Grand Fondo and the family festival in De Soza Park on Saturday.

 See more in Cycling and visit  2019 Fed Uni Road Nats for the championships results.


Streetscape renewals

Two of Buninyong's central streetscapes have been dramatically made over: the historic wooden shop in Learmonth next to Espresso Depot and the back of several shops behind the newsagency and petrol station.

learmonth Street streetscape
The newly-restored building in Learmonth St which will soon reopen as a restaurant/wine bar
Buninyong murals
The murals in May

(More images in News)

Wind Farm Enquiries

Like to know more about wind farms? Tracey Ward, Community Engagement Manager of Lal Lal WindFarms, is in the Buninyong Information Centre on Mondays (10am to 4pm), Thursdays (9am to 2pm) and Fridays (8am to noon) to meet with people to discuss Lal Lal Wind Farms. Call in to ask questions, raise concerns, find out everything about windfarms - Tracey will be happy to talk with you.

See Lal Lal WindFarms website for more info.

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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