About the Sunbury Community

Sunbury is a developing residential area in the North-West region of Melbourne, with substantial surrounding rural areas and some industrial and commercial land use. Sunbury is a part of the Hume Local Government Area.

The traditional custodians of the Sunbury area are the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. The area, formerly known as ‘Koorakooracup’, was a place of age-old ceremony, of celebration, initiation and renewal. Sunbury has several important Aboriginal archaeological sites including five earth rings which are believed to have been used for ceremonial gatherings.

The first European settlement of Sunbury was in 1836 by George Evans and William Jackson. It was Jackson and his brother, Samuel, who named the township ‘Sunbury’ after Sunbury-on-Thames, a town in Surrey, England.

We put together some key Sunbury stats for our 2017 to 2022 Strategic Plan. CLICK HERE to check it out.