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Calling all history buffs and vintage addicts! Hear collector, Ann Dixon speak about unusual and special items from her clothing collection. Ann has been collecting costume and accessories since 1989. The collection has grown to about 1500 items including about 100 fans, and about the same number of shoes. She also has 45 wedding dresses, […]

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The first sod has been turned on the North East Community Hub project, which will deliver a new $17.2 million facility for people in the City’s north. The Honourable Josh Frydenberg MP, Federal Member for Kooyong, joined the Mayor of Boroondara, Councillor Phillip Healey, Councillor Jim Parke, Councillor Cynthia Watson and community members at the […]

A community shuttle bus is taking users to the temporary Balwyn Library when public transport services are infrequent.

With the permanent Balwyn Library closed due to an $8 million redevelopment, we are making it easier for users to get to the temporary Balwyn North location when public transport services are infrequent. Until mid-May 2017, a community shuttle bus will run on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons to and from the temporary Balwyn Library […]

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Expressions of Interest are open for Boroondara community members to join Council’s Library Services Advisory Committee. Community members should: have a passion for library services; live, work, study or visit Boroondara; have relevant skills and experience, and be able to meet quarterly for about two hours. If you’re interested in being on the committee, take […]

Artist's impression of Balwyn Library's redeveloped facade.

Over the next 12 months, Balwyn Library will undergo an $8.5 million transformation into a more contemporary facility with attractive and appealing spaces to meet, read and study. During the construction period, the popular library will be relocated to the former Balwyn Leisure Centre, 230 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn North – 1.6 kilometres from the current […]

Left to right: Mayor of Boroondara, Councillor Phillip Healey, Natalie Chung (3rd prize winner in Junior Prose) and Rotary Club of Balwyn President, Kevin Walsh.

Over 1000 creative writers entered the annual Boroondara Literary Awards and the winners had the chance to celebrate at the presentation ceremony at Hawthorn Arts Centre on Thursday 24 November 2016. Now in its 18th year, the Awards receive submissions from all over Australia. Many rural Australian themes featured in the Open Short Story competition. […]


Entertain the whole family this September with the Boroondara school holiday program. From 19 September to 30 September 2016, a range of free and low cost activities for children of all ages will be held across Boroondara. Visit your local library for story time, take part in Melbourne Fringe Kids at Hawthorn Arts Centre, and […]

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Entries are now being accepted for the 18th Boroondara Literary Awards, conducted in partnership with the Rotary Club of Balwyn.   Entry is free and there is over $9000 in prize money to be shared. Winners also have the opportunity to have their work published in the Boroondara Literary Awards Anthology 2016. There are two […]


Leave your iPads and tablets at home, and join our libraries for International Games Day on 21 November. What are we playing? Ticket to Ride Takenoko Smallworld Pandemic Alhambra Forbidden Island Story Dice. The games will be held across three of our libraries: 10am to 5pm, Camberwell Library 10am to 5pm, Ashburton Library 10am to […]


Join us and Swinburne University for the last topic in the 2015 What if? series – bringing unique ideas from university to community. Did you know that you can visit the International Space Station from your own home using Virtual Reality Technology? Experience a space-walk around the International Space Station and learn about other applications […]

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