Brimbank Buzz - News and What's On, Tuesday 8 November 2016


• Australia Day Awards - Nominate Now

• ​Say ‘NO’ to violence

• Keilor Office Closure

• Carols at the Castle

• Business Breakfast

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.

Go to the online nomination form and further information.

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

Say ‘NO’ to violence

Wednesday 23 November, 6pm

Find out how you can help prevent violence against women in our community at the free “Stand Up, Speak Out – Say ‘NO’ to Violence” public forum. Hear from speakers:

  • Jeremy Meltzer – i-Change founder and anti-violence campaigner
  • Dr Cuong La – manager of the Working Together With Men project
  • Jenny Yates - author of The Vine Bleeds, a memoir on surviving domestic violence.

Talks start at 6.30pm followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments from 6pm.

Where: Brimbank Community and Civic Centre (Level 6), 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine

Cost: No charge

Tickets: Book online at Stand Up Speak Out Brimbank.

Keilor Office Closure

The Keilor municipal office building is closed temporarily to enable works on a new customer service centre and public library.

Information about Council services is available from staff at Keilor Library on Kennedy Street between 1pm and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Payment services are not available.

For in-person enquiries and payments, visit

  • Brimbank Community and Civic Centre
    301 Hampshire Road
    Sunshine; or
  • Watergardens Customer Service Centre
    1 Station Street
    Taylors Lakes.

The Post Office accepts a range of Council payments as indicated on each invoice. You can also undertake a range of transactions and applications via

Carols at the Castle  

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

Business Breakfast

Friday 9 December, 7-9am 

Join us to hear first-hand from one of Australia’s preeminent philanthropists, Susan Alberti AC, as she shares her story on being a successful business operator, sporting administrator, philanthropist and more.

The Business Breakfast is being held in the new Brimbank Community and Civic Centre and will be an opportunity to experience this landmark building and top floor view from Sunshine to Melbourne’s CBD. It also offers an opportunity to meet the newly elected Mayor of Brimbank City Council.

Where: Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, 301 Hampshire Road, Sunshine
Cost: $25
RSVP: Phone 9249 4413 before Wednesday 7 December