Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 25 October 2016


• Carols at the Castle

• Australia Day Awards - Nominate Now

• Coming Soon – Hampshire Square Pop-Up Park

• Emerge - Cultural Network Gathering

• Résumé Workshop

Carols at the Castle – book your tickets and support a great cause 

Sunday 11 December 2016, 5–9pm

Join us for a spectacular program of festive favourites and family fun at the magical Overnewton Castle in Keilor.

All money from ticket sales goes to the Brimbank Community Fund (BCF) – putting money directly back into the Brimbank community.

Every year the BCF awards grants to initiatives that improve the lives of our young people through education, employment and wellbeing.

An exciting line-up of talented Melbourne artists will sing Christmas favourites for audiences, led by musical director Tyson Legg and the Sunshine Community Brass Band.

Television actor, comedian and Sunshine local Jamie Robertson will return to MC after impressing audiences last year.

Star of the stage John O’Hara joins the cast fresh from touring his one-man show, ‘Dedications’. Delightful ladies of song, The Candy Topps, will perform tight harmonies with a dash of cheeky social commentary.

There’s plenty of entertainment for kids too. Seasoned children’s entertainers Carp Productions will bring their inclusive performance style to the stage – guaranteeing plenty of fun and laughs.

Fairies and Christmas elves will mingle with the audience, and guest of honour – Santa Claus – will join performers on stage.

Carols at the Castle is set in the beautiful gardens at Overnewton Castle in Keilor. Food and drink will be available to purchase, families are welcome to bring along a picnic and a low chair.

This is a family event. Children must be accompanied by an adult and closely supervised at all times.

When: Sunday 11 December 2016, 5–9pm

Where: Overnewton Castle, 51 Overnewton Road, Keilor

Tickets: $20 family of five; $8 singles; $5 concessions, now available via Eventbrite

Australia Day Awards - Nominate Now

Nominations for Brimbank City Council’s 2017 Australia Day Awards are now open, with nominations being accepted until 25 November 2016.

Nominating someone for a Brimbank Australia Day Award is now easier than ever. For the first time, nominations can now be completed online.

Nominations are being accepted under nine award categories, and the criteria for each category is available on the nomination form:

  • Citizen of the Year Award
  • Young Citizen of the Year Award
  • Community Wellbeing Award
  • Environmental Achievement Award
  • Cultural Achievement Award
  • Educator of the Year Award
  • Essential Services Excellence Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Community Sport Achievement Award

This is an opportunity to publicly recognise the exceptional contributions, hard work and determination of people who make a positive difference within Brimbank.

Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year nominees must live in Brimbank.

Other categories are open to residents of Brimbank or individuals and groups who conduct their activities within Brimbank.

Nominations for Brimbank City Council’s 2017 Australia Day Awards will remain open until 5pm on Friday 25 November 2016.

The online nomination form and further information may be found at

Nomination forms can also be downloaded and mailed in if preferable.

For more information please call the Civic Events and Engagement Coordinator on 9249 4000 or email


Coming Soon – Hampshire Square Pop-Up Park

From Saturday 5 November

Relax and take a break in the heart of Sunshine in the new Hampshire Square Pop-Up Park.

Situated between the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre and Sunshine Marketplace Hampshire Road entrance – the park will provide an oasis for those seeking some time out.

With ample seating, a reading corner, and games – there will be something for everyone.

Come and enjoy the ambience this summer and stay tuned for more information about events and activities in the Hampshire Square Pop-Up Park.


Emerge - Cultural Network Gathering 

Wednesday 16 November, 6.30–8.30pm

Local artists and community leaders from Indigenous and new culturally diverse communities are invited to a consultation and information session.

The Emerge Cultural Network Gathering is an opportunity to meet like-minded artists and cultural leaders and discuss ideas and opportunities for building participation in the arts and creating better pathways.

The event is part of Brimbank City Council and Multicultural Arts Victoria’s Emerge Cultural Leadership (ECL) program.

Refreshments provided.

Where: Hunt Club Community Arts Centre, 775 Ballarat Road, Deer Park

RSVP: Art Spaces Officer on 9249 46 or

Résumé Workshop

Thursday 24 November, 10–11.30am

Learn how to create a résumé and receive guidance from Victoria Polytechnic Career Advisors during the How to Create a Résumé workshop at the Sunshine Library.

Registration is required as places are limited. Book through Sunshine Library, in person or by phone on 9249 4640, or visit Brimbank Libraries.

You can also seek advice on career counselling, employment pathways and tertiary course recommendations at the library on alternate Fridays. From Friday 28 October, a representative from VU Polytechnic will be at Sunshine Library on alternate Fridays, from 12noon–3pm.

Where: Sunshine Library, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine.