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Sydney Road Brunswick History Tours – Dawson Street to Victoria Street – 17th June

June 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

History Tour on Sydney Road Brunswick

Teaming up with the Brunswick Community History Group, and led by their local experts, you’ll take a leisurely and incredibly insightful walk along Sydney Road Brunswick. Tours will be taking place on the 10th, 17th and 24th of June, starting at 11am and ending around 12-12.30pm. Tickets live now and selling fast!

The second tour for 2023 focuses on the buildings between Dawson Street and Victoria Street, including:

  • Brunswick Mechanics Institute, 270 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Free Speech Memorial, 270 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • The Retreat Hotel, 280 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • St Ambrose Church, 287 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • The Empire Theatre (now Aldi), 292-298 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Kaleidoscope Café, 295 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Tough’s Ironmongers (now What the Putt), 303 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Davison’s Grocery Store, corner of Phoenix St
  • Brunswick Ballroom, 314-316 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Wesleyan Church & Sunday School, 350 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Cumberland Arms Hotel (now Snafu & Tino), 341 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Brunswick Post Office (now The Penny Black), 420 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Duke of Edinburgh Hotel, 430-436 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • The Hall at Welcome to Brunswick (formerly Manchester Unity Lodge), 400 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Passfield’s Bakery (now La Manna Fresh), 403-407 Sydney Road Brunswick
  • Former Coles & Woolworths Variety Stores (now Bunnings), 415 Sydney Road Brunswick

At the conclusion of the tour, attendees will enjoy a complimentary hot drink and the opportunity to have a casual chat about the sights and stories of Sydney Road Brunswick.

Walking tours cost $15 (plus 50c ticket fee) each, and run for approximately 1.5 hours.

Included in the ticket cost is your:

  • Printed booklet with images and information on each of the stops
  • Sydney Road Brunswick tote bag with collateral
  • Walking tour and knowledge exchange
  • Hot drink from a local café at the end of the tour

Please note that if you have attended a previous tour and do not wish to receive another Sydney Road Brunswick Tote, please advise on the booking page when prompted.

Please note that this tour is done from the footpaths of Sydney Road Brunswick and does not enter any of the sites listed above. The footpaths are a little uneven at times, but overall the tour and pace is a slow stroll.

Previous Tours
Interested to know about the sites and stories told from previous Sydney Road Brunswick tours? Download the tour booklets below:

Download the booklet from our first tour (Brunswick Road to Glenlyon Road) here
Download the booklet from our second tour (Glenlyon Road to Victoria St) here
Download the booklet from our third tour (Victoria Street to Albion Street) here
Download the booklet from our fourth tour (Albion Street to Moreland Road) here
Download the booklet from our fifth tour (Brunswick Road to Glenlyon Road) here

Future Tours
If you’re interested in attending future tours, please subscribe to our mailing list and follow us on social media (links at the bottom of this page)! The Sydney Road Brunswick Association and Brunswick Community History Group will be conducting these tours throughout the remainder of 2023.


June 17, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Sydney Road Brunswick Association
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