Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 23 January 2018


• Apply Now to Get In2Sport

• Australia Day 2018

• Glitter and Doom at the Bowery

• Have Your Say

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

Apply Now to Get In2Sport 

Now is the time to apply for Brimbank’s sports membership subsidy program, In2Sport.

A priority application period for females and first time applicants opens 22 January 2018.

Applications for everyone else open on 19 February 2018.

Under the program, children aged between six and 18 years are eligible to apply for up to $200 financial help (up to 75 per cent of the membership cost) to contribute to club fees. They must live in Brimbank and are a Health Care Card or Pension Concession Card holder.

In2Sport is a Winner!

In2Sport has been extremely successful in helping kids across Brimbank join in local sports.

Since the program was first introduced in early 2013 we’ve provided more than 2000 subsidised sports club memberships to help more than 1300 kids get involved in local sports.

Of these subsidised memberships, almost 900 have been for kids who had never played sport before.

This round of the 2017/2018 program will consider applications for participation in winter and year round sports including soccer, AFL football, rugby union, tennis, netball, basketball, volleyball and badminton.

The subsidy for successful applicants is passed on directly to the sports clubs through Brimbank City Council.

Apply Now

To apply, simply fill out an application form and submit it to Council along with a copy of your family’s health care or pension card.

Application forms are available online at In2Sport or pick up a copy at a Brimbank leisure centre, library, customer service centre or your local sporting club.

For more information call 9249 4000 or email

In2Sport Brimbank is supported by Cricket Victoria and Football Federation Victoria.


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.


Glitter and Doom at the Bowery 

Equal parts glamorous cabaret salon and debauched dive bar, The Glitter and Doom Salon is a live performance experience like no other.

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.

Paul will be joined on stage by the amazing performer Dandrogyny, as well as the witty and captivating, Anya Anastasia and dancer and madcap flapper, Clara Cupcakes.

Tom Waits Music as Inspiration

The show is tied together by the music of Tom Waits, and the brilliance of MC, performer and broadcaster Jennifer Kingwell and The Glitter and Doom Salon house band.

The Glitter and Doom Salon delves into the essence of cabaret artistry: the interplay of glamour, tragedy, satire and risk taking. It equally serves as a heartfelt homage to the music of Waits himself, an artist beloved by the contemporary cabaret scene and one of the all-time great songwriters of the dive bar/theatre circuit.

Book Now

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

Warning: Strong adult content

For more information visit The Bowery, email, or phone 9249 4600.


Have Your Say

Errington Precinct Master Plan

You're invited to join a Community Reference Group to participate in the implementation of the Errington Precinct Master Plan: Sport and Recreation projects.

The group will operate on a voluntary basis with approximately three meetings to be held in 2018. To apply submit the online application form by Tuesday 6 February.

For more information visit our Have Your Say page or call 9249 4990.

Imagining Brimbank in 2040

Are you interested in participating in a community roundtable to be held in Sunshine on Thursday 15 February at 5.30-9pm, and share ideas on the Brimbank Community Plan 2040?

Applications close Thursday 8 February. For more information visit our Have Your Say page

Engage Victoria

Engage Victoria is an online central point of contact to have your say in the development of government policies and programs.

For more information on State Government consultations visit Engage Victoria.



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.

Next Ordinary Council Meeting - Tuesday 20 February, 7pm

Ordinary Council Meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month at Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Rd, Sunshine. Meetings are open to the public. 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