The pretty township of Buninyong lies at the foot of landmark Mt Buninyong, 11KM south of Ballarat in Victoria.
Surrounded by a precious belt of farmlands and wooded ridges, Buninyong treasures the beauty of its natural environment and the picturesque gold-era buildings and gardens which give it an old-world 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.
Updated June 2015
The next Village Market will be held on Sunday 28 June.
May-June 2015 Newsletter - Buninyong News: May-June 2015 (pdf)
The newsletter is now co-ordinated by the Buninyong & District Community Association (BDCA) and will be available online as usual each month and also in print at many designated outlets in Buninyong. Back copies of the Buni News are archived on this site at Newsletters
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(left) Our newly-flood-lit Town Hall at night
Good News! The Buninyong and Mt Helen Lions Club Bookshop has re-opened in the Mavis Bath cottage at 406 Warrenheip St, next to the Information Centre.
Drop in to browse their great range of reasonably-priced second-hand books.
Hours: Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00pm and Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm (to be extended in the future)
Contact Irene Jolly for more info: 0412 581 574
Celebrate, selling all kinds of partyware, has opened (Wed-Sat) across the road at 1/403 Warrenheip St, next to the Post Office.
Buninyong Hair Design has moved into a new double-fronted shop a few doors further north.
This site aims to cover all aspects of public life in Buninyong and the surrounding district, including neighbouring Mt Helen and nearby hamlets such as Scotsburn, Clarendon, Lal Lal, Yendon, Navigators, Magpie, Napoleons, Scotchmans Lead, Durham Lead and Garibaldi.
Alternatively, you can email us at the Buninyong Information Centre and we guarantee to follow up your query.
This website cannot undertake geneaological searches. Please direct all online family history enquiries to the Buninyong and District Historical Society: www.vicnet.net.au/~buninhis. The society publishes an excellent bi-monthly newsletter which includes local geneaological information and readers' queries.
Many family history resources are also stored in the Buninyong Information Centre. It is open 6 days a week, Tues - Sun, 10am-3pm, and local volunteers are on hand to assist you with your enquiries.
Trying to find something on this website? Click here to bring up our Search box where you can type in what you are looking for and the relevant pages will be listed for you.
Walks Around Buninyong & District is a great website for walkers, featuring local walks with plenty of support information. It has a detailed Summary Sheet, Walking Notes, Background Information on points of interest, and a downloadable Georeferenced Map for each walk. The website also allows for walkers to contribute photos and data concerning birds and plants identified along the walk.
The Buninyong Bird Park Circuit is the first walk that has been fully developed but many other walks are planned for the website. Walkers' feedback is welcomed. The funding for the development of the initial pages and map was provided by the Ballarat City Council through its 2011 Community Grants Program.
Ballarat Walking Tracks on the City of Ballarat's website is another excellent resource with links to maps and descriptions of a range of interesting walking tracks around Ballarat and district
See also the new Goldfields Track website which covers the 210 km Goldfields Track all the way from Bendigo to Mt Buninyong, via Castlemaine, Daylesford, Creswick and Ballarat.
Buninyong Information Centre
408 Warrenheip St, Buninyong, tel/fax: 03 5341 8211
Hours: 10am - 3pm, six days a week: Tuesday - Sunday
Tours of Buninyong
Interested in a group tour of Buninyong?
The Buninyong Information centre has organised several very popular tours of the township and surrounding district.
More info about touring Buninyong ...
If you know of a coming event or any other development affecting Buninyong and District that you would like to publicise, let us know so we can help spread the word. Any photos would be great, too. You can email the details to the Buninyong Website