Brunswick is an inner-northern Melbourne suburb which is part of the municipal area of Moreland.
The suburb’s southern border is defined by the expanses of Royal Park which hosts the Mt Royal and the Royal Children’s hospitals, the Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne University which, of course, are just a brisk walk from the famous Fitzroy Gardens and the heart of Melbourne.
The Moreland municipality is a diverse community with 36 per cent of the residents born overseas and 45 per cent of them speaking a language other than English in the home.
This multicultural diversity adds a great deal of colour to the annual Sydney Road street party and Brunswick Music Festival which are held in March.
After a long battle by conservationists, Brunswick is on the verge of gaining its own distinctive arts and cultural precinct on the old Hoffman’s Brickworks site. Art is also a focal point in the open space redevelopment of the Brunswick Town Hall which is now home to the Coulihan Gallery.