Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 16 January 2018


• Australia Day 2018

• Get In2Tennis

• Glitter and Doom at the Bowery

•  Announcements - Hampshire Road Upgrade; Clarke St Still Open for Business

Australia Day 2018 

Australia Day is a great opportunity for all of us to reflect on our country and way of life with our fellow Australians.

Brimbank’s annual Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony is a Council hosted and organised event. This year 150 conferees will become Australian Citizens.

The outdoor event will be held on Friday 26 January in the Kevin Wheelahan Gardens, at 50 Devonshire Road, Sunshine.

The day begins with a community barbecue breakfast from 8-10am, with an on-site complimentary coffee van and entertainment by the Sunshine Community Brass band and roving performers.

The Citizenship Ceremony will commence at 10am and include citizenship pledges, the presentation of certificates and an onstage performance.

Brimbank is a proud multicultural community, with almost half of its residents born overseas. This is one of the biggest citizenship ceremonies in the State and country.

The celebration recognises the value and contribution of new Australian citizens choosing to live in Brimbank. Community members, conferees and their families and friends, representatives from community organisations, Australia Day Ambassador, MPs and Brimbank Australia Day Award Winners are invited to attend.

There is no charge to attend and for further information call 9249 4000.


Get In2Tennis

Give tennis a go this January and take part in In2Tennis – a 10-day program of free tennis events at local tennis clubs. The program runs from Friday 19 January to Sunday 28 January 2018. 

All up there are 36 activities, including the official opening event on Friday 19 January from 11am to 3pm right outside the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre on Hampshire Road, Sunshine.

Ten local tennis clubs will host events for all ages including:

  • Hot Shots – A tennis intro program for five to 12-year-olds. Uses smaller racquets, nets, courts and softer balls.
  • Cardio Tennis – Cardio Tennis is all about quick fitness and great tunes. No tennis skills necessary. Suitable for anyone over 12.
  • Mums and Bubs (NEW for 2018) – A fun and safe tennis program for mums and bubs. A chance to get fit and have fun while your child plays with a range of toys on the next court. All ages welcome.
  • Free Tennis Court Use – Book a court to play with friends (BYO racquets and balls) at no charge, at selected times and venues.

There will also be a Blind Sports Victoria Demonstration at Delahey Tennis Club on 27 January from 2-3pm.

To view the full program and book your spot visit In2Tennis.

If you don’t have Internet access, call Council on 9249 4000 to ask for a hard copy booking form.

In2Tennis is supported by Tennis Victoria and sponsored by ANZ.


Glitter and Doom at the Bowery 

Presented as part of Midsumma Festival and featuring Helpmann Award winner, Paul Capsis, The Glitter and Doom Salon includes performances of Tom Waits classics by Jennifer Kingwell.

  • Friday 2 February, 7.30pm
  • Bowery Theatre at STACC, Princess Street, St Albans
  • $38 full, $26 concession, $20 students & groups of 6

Warning: Strong adult content

For ticket bookings visit or call 9249 4600.



Hampshire Road Upgrade

Upgrade works to a section of Hampshire Road, Sunshine opposite the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre and the south side of Service Street to Dawson St, will soon begin. The works are scheduled for completion mid-2018.

The improvements include additional seating, raised pedestrian crossings and improvements to lighting and pedestrian access.

Access to businesses will be as normal. There'll be some lane and overnight road closures. To ensure safety during construction, sections of footpath on the east side of Hampshire Road and along Service Street will be temporarily closed. There'll be signs to help you find your way around.

For more details visit Hampshire Rd Upgrade or call 9249 4000.

Clarke St Still Open for Business

A reminder that it’s business as usual for shops at Clarke Street Sunshine, despite the construction of the new VicRoads Regional Office nearby.

Need to visit the shops? Parking is available nearby, including at the Brimbank Multi-Deck Car Park, which offers first three hours free parking. Or stroll down if you’re in the area.

Ordinary Council Meeting

Ordinary Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month. Meetings are open to the public and meeting agenda and minutes can be found at Council Meeting Agendas and Minutes.

Online Services

Brimbank City Council is offering more and more online services. By registering an account you will create your own personal dashboard for easy pre-populated access to a range of services.

Whether it’s lodging a service request, paying your rates, paying your pet registration, or submitting a planning application you’ll get what you want done easier and faster on the Brimbank website. To register, please visit