Download the Buninyong News

August 2015 - Buninyong News - August 2015 (pdf)

Read more about the Buni News, past and present, in : Newsletters


The next Village Market will be held on Sunday 30 August 2015

Read more about Buninyong events in ... Events

July 2015: Website Upgrade

Welcome to the new version of the Buninyong Community Website. Most of the material from the original site is here, plus a whole lot more, with still more to come.

The new site still needs fine tuning and will keep changing as Buninyong changes, but right now we'd like your feedback.

The website aims to be an up-to-date and reliable source of information about Buninyong and the surrounding district, for visitors and local residents alike. And for this we need the ongoing help of Buninyong locals and friends.

Please contact us by sending a Comment below or by emailing the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Buninyong lies at the foot of landmark Mt Buninyong, 11KM south of Ballarat in Victoria.
Enclosed by farmlands and wooded ridges, its historic gold-era buildings and gardens give it an picturesque tranquillity and charm. At the same time, its contemporary cafés, shops, markets, festivals and amenities all contribute to a spirited community life in the peace and beauty of the countryside.

Founded in 1841, the little town was the earliest inland settlement in what was then the Port Phillip District of NSW. Buninyong's blacksmith dramatically changed its course in August 1851 when he discovered gold, starting a rush that gave birth to Ballarat and the enormous riches of the Victorian goldfields.

Today, the "first-settlement" benefits from its proximity to the prosperous regional city of Ballarat, but Buninyong still proudly protects its independent identity. This is preserved by a strong sense of local community, our historic town centre and the encircling green belt of bushlands and farms, all presided over by our beloved Mount.


+1 #2 Buninyong local 2015-07-28 04:28
nice photos, cool modern look
0 #1 Visitor 2015-07-27 00:24
Easy to navigate!

Add comment

Security code

It's about Buninyong & District

This site aims to cover all aspects of public life in Buninyong and the surrounding district, for visitors and local residents alike. It covers neighbouring Mt Helen and nearby hamlets such as Scotsburn, Clarendon, Lal Lal, Yendon, Navigators, Magpie, Napoleons, Scotchmans Lead, Durham Lead and Garibaldi.
If you can't find what you are looking for on these pages, clicking a link to one of the local community groups, businesses or services with specialised knowledge should bring the answer.

Alternatively, you can email us at the bunlibtrust@gmail.comand we will do our best to follow up your query (apart from family history enquiries which should be sent to the Buninyong and District Historical Society).