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Brunswick Town Hall and Library

Architect: Evander McIvor 1877, Sydney H Wilson 1908, Wilson and Charles R Heath 1926, Peck and Kemter 1937

North | N01

Building Description

The Brunswick Town Hall is visibly the grandest building in Sydney Road's approach to Melbourne. The complex is historically and socially important to Brunswick as an expression of the social and civic aspirations of the city since the 1870s, not to mention Dennis Denuto's representation of Darryl Kerrigan and ‘the vibe' back in 1997's famous first court scene in The Castle, which was filmed in the Council Chambers. From Town Hall to library and everything in between, the Town Hall building has provided an important political and social space for its community. A French Renaissance revival design of Evander McIvor and Sydney H Wilson. It features moderne additions and showcases changing fashions and aspirations of the community it has served from 1876.

What's On

Take a behind-the-scenes tour to discover the historic secrets and significance of the Brunswick Town Hall. Tours meet under the portico on Sydney Road

Need to Know

  • Open: Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 July 10am–3pm

  • Tour Type: Open Entry, Guided

  • Tour Details: Saturday tours 10am, 11am, 12, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. Sunday tours at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.

  • Access: Limited mobility, all ages.

  • Building Type: Government

  • Architecture Era: Victorian (1851-1901)

  • Transport: Tram stop 21: Dawson St on route 19

  • Photo Credit: Courtesy of Brunswick Town Hall and Library

Location

233 Sydney Road, Brunswick 3056, Brunswick VIC

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