Brown Hill is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the eastern rural-urban fringe of the city, 5 kilometres east of the Central Business District.
- Area:7.408 km2
- Elevation:457 m
- Local Government Area:City of Ballarat
Brown Hill is a suburb of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia on the eastern rural-urban fringe of the city, 5 kilometres east of the Central Business District. The population at the 2016 census was 3,582.The suburb's name is a corruption of Brownbill's Hill, which was named after prospector William Brownbill, who early during the Ballarat gold rush claimed and settled the area.
The suburb is located on a valley to the south and east of the Brown Hill range and Gong Gong and straddles both sides of the Western Freeway.
Today, Brown Hill is almost an entirely residential area with large areas of open and recreational space and several schools.
Brown Hill incorporates the unbounded neighbourhood of Woodmans Hill (originally a separate area) is located within Brown Hill adjacent to Warrenheip in the east.
The area was first settled in 1851 as the prospector William Brownbill claimed the area during the Ballarat gold rush. The hill after which the suburb was named was originally Brownbill's Hill with the name later corrupted to "Brown Hill".Brown Hill Post Office opened on 1 December 1857.
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