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How Did We Begin?

From Then To Now...

The Birchip Business and Learning Centre was established in 1993 with funding from the Telecentre program. It was operated from the Resource Centre building in Sherwood Street with the Birchip Cropping Group.  Over time it evolved into a neighborhood house and adult education centre and the expansion resulted in a move to Cumming Avenue (in the main street).

The Old Shamrock Hotel, which had been delicensed in 1969 and was marked for demolition, was purchased and a committee of interested community members sought funding from the State Governments Partnerships for Growth Fund,  the Buloke Shire, ACFE and the Birchip Community to restore the building. The building now occupies a prominent space in the main street, has a computer training room, office, large dining room for community use and a bar area ideal for meetings and functions. 



Birchip Connect aims to link organisations and people together to encourage communication, foster mutually beneficial relationships and to nurture and celebrate our members successes.

Birchip is home to The Mallee Bull and the saying “As fit as a Mallee Bull” is universally accepted as embodying the characteristics of strength, determination and resilience. 

Birchip is a flourishing community with strong connections locally and globally and we want to use these to “Buck the trend” of declining population in rural communities.

Birchip Connect has established a ‘Giving Program’ to support the Birchip P-12 School and its students and to develop local community projects and infrastructure. The Giving Program allows individuals, groups or businesses to make an annual, weekly or a one-off donation of their choosing.


If you would like to be involved in Birchip Connect or the ‘Giving Program’  please contact: 

Birchip P-12 School

Birchip Business and Learning Centre