Buninyong Information Centre
408 Warrenheip Street, Buninyong
Open: 10am - 3pm, Tuesday to Sunday
Phone/fax: 03 5341 8211
Email us at Buninyong Information Centre
Discover more about Buninyong's past and present by calling in to the Information Centre
Based in the Reading Room of the Old Buninyong Library, the range of interesting material includes: tourist brochures and maps, information packs with special offers for new residents, historical books, objects and photos, family history resources and the complete records for the Buninyong Cemetery. Low-cost broadband internet access is also available.
Friendly volunteers are on hand to advise you about things to do in and around Buninyong and to assist you with genealogical or historical enquiries.
The Story of the Old Library
A rare survivor of early weatherboard buildings in Buninyong, the building has a fascinating history. It is architecturally interesting with its classical facade and is on the State Heritage Register but we are lucky it still exists. Donated to the Buninyong community by Robert Allan in 1861, it operated as a Free Library for many years then gradually fell into disuse and disrepair and was threatened with demolition. Thankfully, it was saved from total dereliction by a major restoration effort in the 1990's and it is now well used and widely recognised as one of Buninyong's real gems.
Today, the Old Library, which consists of the Reading Room and the adjoining shop, is managed by the Buninyong Joint Library Trust.