Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 15 March 2016


• Renew Your Pet's Registration by 10 April

• Circus Oz Shares the Joy of Circus

• Brimbank Votes

• Alfrieda Street Market and Performances

• Seminar for Parents on Year 12 English, Monday 21 March


Renew Your Pet’s Registration by 10 April

We promotes responsible pet ownership by providing pet care information, animal registrations and access to public spaces for you and your dogs to enjoy off lead exercise and recreation.

You're reminded that dog and cat registrations are due by 10 April.

By law, owners of cats and dogs over three months of age must register their pet with Council. Failing to register a dog or cat is a breach of the Domestic Animals Act 1994 and could attract a fine.

All dogs and cats registered for the first time in Brimbank must be microchipped and desexed.

Having pets registered not only saves owners from an expensive fine but is an effective way to have a pet returned if it goes missing.

Pet Registration Forms may be downloaded from our website or picked up at our Customer Service Centres.

We require dogs to be restrained by a leash in all public open space areas within the municipality except for some designated off leash areas. Seven fenced areas are now in place at:

  • Collenso Street Electricity Easement, Sunshine West
  • Davitt Drive Reserve, Deer Park
  • Duke Street Reserve, Sunshine North
  • Green Gully Reserve, Keilor Downs
  • Roussac Reserve, Sunshine North
  • International Gardens Reserve, St Albans
  • Wagunyah Reserve, St Albans.

For more information phone Council on 9249 4000.

Circus Oz Shares the Joy of Circus

Roll up, roll up, Circus Oz is coming to Brimbank to run an exciting range of workshops for adults, teens and kids aged six and up, at no charge, at RT Pollard Gardens, Sunshine in March and April.

Circus goers will take part in an icebreaker game, skills warm up and then get down to learning some fun, new skills.

Workshops will offer an introduction to circus skills such as:

  • juggling with balls, scarves, rings and other items
  • plate spinning
  • acro-balance and creating human pyramids
  • handstands
  • hula-hooping and more!

Circus Oz workshops are open to people of all levels of experience and ability.

Every participant needs to have a consent form signed either by themselves (over 18s) or by a legal parent or guardian (under 18s) before commencing the workshop.

The circus classes are a fun way to get active and are offered as part of the VicHealth funded project B-active@Pollard.

Workshop Sessions
Workshops will be held over two weeks:

  • Tuesday 29 March to Friday 1 April, sessions run 10-11.30am and 11.45am-1.15pm
  • Monday 4 April to Wednesday 6 April, sessions run 10-11.30am and 11.45am-1.15pm

RT Pollard Gardens is at the corner of Corio Street and Hampshire Road, in Sunshine.

For more information about B-active@Pollard and to download consent forms visit Be Active at Pollard.

Email enquiries/registration via This is an alcohol-free event.

Brimbank Votes

The Brimbank Council elections will be held by postal vote later this year. All postal votes must be received by 6pm on Friday 21 October.

It will be your responsibility to elect Councillors after seven years of administration.

Eleven elected Councillors will form the Council, which will be responsible for making decisions in the best interests of the Brimbank community, considering both the immediate and long term impacts.

The election will be conducted by postal vote.

If you will be 18 years or over on election day, are an Australian citizen and you live or are a ratepayer in Brimbank, then you will be eligible to vote.

To vote, you must be enrolled with the Victorian Electoral Commission. Visit the Victorian Electoral Commision or phone 131 832 to confirm your enrolment.

Interested in Standing for Council?
If you’re interested in becoming a Councillor you need to be:

  • 18 years or over on election day;
  • an Australian citizen; and
  • enrolled as a resident or ratepayer of the City of Brimbank.

Key responsibilities of the Council are in the areas of:

  • strategic planning for the whole municipality and a sustainable future
  • advocacy on a broad range of issues
  • coordination with other spheres of government, the private sector, non-government and community sectors
  • facilitation of community participation
  • employment of the Chief Executive Officer.

A key responsibility of individual Councillors is to represent all citizens of the city and to participate in decision-making by the Council.

Information Sessions For Interested Candidates
The Victorian Local Governance Association will conduct candidate information sessions on behalf of Brimbank City Council for people interested in becoming a Councillor.

Sessions will be presented in March 2016. Check our Brimbank Votes page for dates. The sessions will be delivered in two parts 'Should I be a candidate?' and 'How do I become a candidate?'

For more information about the elections and standing for Council, visit Brimbank Votes

Alfrieda Street Market and Performances

A street market, pop-up park, talent quest and community performances will all feature in a two-day community event in Alfrieda Street, St Albans, on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 March.

The street market featuring delicious food and more from local traders will be open both days, and into the evening on Friday.

On Friday from 5-8pm, Neil Ta and the Kealba School of Music St Albans will present community-based music performances and martial arts demonstrations.

On Saturday from 12noon-4.30pm, Good Shepherd in St Albans has arranged a program of dance hall, singing and rapping, followed by a talent quest with a first place cash prize of $500 and second prize of a laptop.

We're hosting the event with support from the St Albans Business Group Association.

The Alfrieda Street Market will be held at the corner of Alfrieda Street and Main Road East, St Albans on:

  • Friday 18 March, 10am- 8pm
  • Saturday 19 March, 9am-5pm

To register for the Good Shepherd talent quest (or for more information), please contact For more information visit phone 9249 4000.

Seminar for Parents on Year 12 English, Monday 21 March

Professional VCE English tutor Anne Mitchell will provide a seminar for local parents to learn more about the Year 12 English course.

The seminar will include an overview of the course, tips to support students achieve success, advice about home study and opportunities for parents to ask questions.

Anne is an experienced English teacher, textbook author and exam assessor. There's no charge to attend.

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