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Orion Nebula

Astronomy in Burwood


Have you ever wondered what that bright star is called, twinkling majestically in the early evening sky? Do you want to recognise the shapes of the constellations? Then you may be interested in the Astronomical Society of Victoria. Anybody with a fascination for astronomy is welcome to join, and for a small fee, you get access to the whole Universe!

What our readers are saying:

Many thanks for a most informative Bulletin, I look forward to reading it, especially the history of places and people.
Dorothy S. – via email

A friend has lent me his copy of the Spring 2017 edition of the Burwood Bulletin, which must be one of the best, if not THE best, local magazine published in the Melbourne metropolitan area – congratulations!
Bill B. – via email

I would like to thank you very much on behalf of the Waverley Gem Club for the great article you included in your latest edition. We had many comments on the article and the high standard of your bulletin. People attended the Exhibition having read the magazine.
Gwen D. – via email


Christmas candles

Local Christmas Services


List of Christmas services in the Burwood area. Ashburton, Bennettswood, Blackburn South, Burwood East, Camberwell, Glen Iris, Glen Waverley, Mt Waverley and Surrey Hills,

Christmas giving

Now – Lions Club Christmas Cakes & Puddings  Since 1965 they’ve raised over $56mill. Proceeds are donated back into community for Blindness Prevention and Vision improvement & Eye Health programs and many others. Look for Lions cakes & puddings!

Now – EBUC’s Hamper Time. Hamper Day is Christmas Day for some people. Items to contribute: milk (1 litre) coffee, tea, Cornflakes, Rice Bubbles; canned ham, fruit, vegetables, soup, instant potato, tuna; rice, pasta, spaghetti, baked beans, sauce, jam, biscuit, chips, cordial, soft drinks, lollies, chocolates. Also cash donations and gifts for adults, esp. men and teens. East Burwood Uniting Church, Cnr Burwood Hwy & Blackburn Rd Burwood East.

Now24 Dec. KMart Wishing Tree Appeal More than 2.9 million Australians live in poverty; support The Salvation Army by giving to Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal. Place a gift under Wishing Tree at a Kmart store; add extra to your transaction by clicking Wishing Tree logo on self-serve checkouts; drop spare change at registers’ coin collection boxes; take bauble tag off Wishing Tree, scan barcode at a register to contribute; or give online:

Now – The Smith Family Christmas Appeal  The Toy & Book Appeal assists disadvantaged children. Founded in 1922 when five businessmen delivered toys to orphans on Christmas Eve. The aim this year is to deliver over 45 000 new toys and 30 000 new books to children around Australia. Donate at

Upcoming Events

  1. Florence Foster Jenkins

    December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
  2. Cake stall

    December 16
  3. Carols Celebration

    December 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  4. Celebrate a French Christmas

    December 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
  5. Whitehorse Carols

    December 17 @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  6. Twilight Carols

    December 17 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  7. Messy Christmas

    December 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm