The Usual Joint
This modern Asian eatery offers fresh and vibrant quick eats and takeaways perfect for lunch or a weekend treat. As if the great mains and coffee weren’t enough, the pastries and cakes here are mouthwatering. Cream puffs, Crepe layered cake, Swiss rolls… make sure you leave room.
Little Rays Cafe
Located in the Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, Little Rays Cafe is a Social Enterprise Cafe, working with local organisations to provide employment and training for disadvantaged youth. Plus, the coffee, breakfast and lunch are all top-notch. Eat whilst giving back!
Sunshine Social BBQ
‘Whatever you want, so long as it’s cooked over charcoal,’ is pretty much the mantra here. Offering a diverse array of BBQ flavours this is a popular spot throughout the week but particularly on weekends. Start with dips, end with a quarter charcoal chicken and a smile on your face.
Xuan Bánh Cuôń
A takeaway favourite, fresh Vietnamese classics are the order of the day. Bánh cuôń, rice paper rolls, spring rolls, congee… you get the idea.
Pho Hien Saigon
Quick and delicious pho in a cosy atmosphere. Popular for lunch and dinner, locals rave about the great food and equally great service. If the thought of noodles, beef pho, banh xeo, spring or pork rolls make your mouth water, this place won’t disappoint.
Mitko Polish Deli & Cafe
Serving up delicious deli essentials, Mitko mixes classic cured meats, salads, rolls and eastern European groceries. Balancing this with great coffee and more cakes and donuts than you should probably eat, this is a local favourite.
Sunshine Fruit Market
A family business stocking a huge range of fresh fruit, vegetables, groceries and dairy from all over the world – as well as around the corner. With great prices and friendly staff, you’re guaranteed to find something you’ve never tried before, so drop by and mix it up.
Class Cut Meats
From prime cuts to family recipe sausages to restaurant quality supplies, Class Cut Meats is a traditional Maltese butcher of the old school friendly variety. These guys will even lend you a deep bed charcoal spit for your next backyard get-together.
Need to grab dinner ingredients on the way home? Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre is home to Aldi, Vicfields Fresh Food Market, and over 30 specialty retailers. There’s a quality range of food, health, and lifestyle stores including TerryWhite Chemmart, Medical One, Anytime Fitness and more.
Sunshine Marketplace Shopping Centre
This bustling retail complex has everything you’ll need from the daily essentials to those special buys. Featuring over 70 stores and amenities, including Village Cinemas, extensive food court and fresh food options, this is your local one-stop shopping destination
Harvester Technical College
A boutique senior secondary facility, Harvester Technical College is one of the very few Australian colleges with a well-balanced program combining Literacy and Numeracy skills with vocationally specific skills in Engineering, Carpentry, Electrotechnology and Plumbing.
Victoria University Sunshine
One of Australia’s few dual-sector universities, courses are offered in an environment where individual success is the focus. With purpose-built labs and learning areas, this engaging campus extends to cafes, recreation areas, libraries and more.
The Brimbank Community and Civic Centre is a hub in every sense. With the extensive library at its core, it features a large reading room, a toy library, quiet study areas and booths, a gaming area and a Wi-Fi lounge. As it says on the website – connect, learn, grow.
Albion Primary School
Focused on providing a safe, caring, engaging and inclusive environment, Albion Primary School has a rich cultural diversity amongst its community. The highest priority is placed on the learning of English and Mathematics in addition to a range of specialist and extracurricular programs.
Having a great kinder nearby makes life easier – and Albion Kindergarten is all about giving children the opportunity to grow into successful, competent and capable learners with inquiring minds. Staff also encourage multilingualism as an essential asset for life.
Saint Theresa’s Primary School
This culturally diverse school has a simple aim to ‘Do small things well’. The school is committed to the development of the whole person and recognise the uniqueness of each child – providing opportunities for action and engagement with the wider community.
You can rest easy knowing any emergency can be taken care of at nearby Sunshine Hospital. A range of services are covered, including a new intensive care unit, cardiac care services, women’s and children’s services, surgical, medical, mental health, aged care and rehabilitation services.
Albion North Primary School
A popular choice for local parents, Albion North Primary School is just a 5-minute walk from LUMA. Set around a courtyard with spacious playing areas, running track and games courts the school lives by its values: Respect, Honesty, Care, Learning and Achievement.
St Bernadette’s Primary School
Just a 6-minute drive from LUMA, St Bernadette’s caters for students from Prep to Year 6. The school works closely with parents to engage with them for learning and has specialist programs in Music, Art, Physical Education and Robotics to enhance the core curriculum.
Sunshine North Primary School
A local educational mainstay established in 1956, Sunshine North Primary School actively promotes a strong sense of community partnership through cooperation and collaboration between staff, students and parents. This ensures the provision of a safe, supportive, creative and stimulating environment.
Sunshine Christian School
Six minutes by car, Sunshine Christian School aims to work towards individual and community wellbeing and wholeness. The curriculum equips students with the understanding and skills necessary to take a contributing role in a complex and changing world.
Sunshine Secondary College North Campus
With a culture that’s aspirational, inclusive and collaborative, Sunshine Secondary focuses not only on academic, sporting and artistic excellence, but also the building of self-esteem, personal confidence, optimism for the future, and a strong sense of community responsibility.
North Sunshine Tennis Club
Providing the perfect opportunity for tennis players of all skill levels, North Sunshine Tennis Club gives everyone a warm welcome. With casual clubs and professional lessons available throughout the year, this is where fitness and fun combine.
Kororoit Creek Reserve
Stretching 80km this beautifully lush creek is brimming with animal, bird and plant species. The path along the creek is perfect for walking, jogging and cycling, whilst there are almost limitless spots for picnics or spending a lazy afternoon beside the flowing water.
After a recent renovation, this cute local park is proving popular. With plenty of shady trees, it features bbq facilities, slides, round-a-bout, bridges, see-saw and climbing frame. There’s even gym equipment so you can get a workout whilst watching the kids.
Kevin Wheelahan Gardens
With its spider climbing frames, swings and BBQ facilities, this is a great spot for weekends, particularly for families with younger kids. A great community meeting place, it’s everything a local park should be.
Another handy park just down the road, Barclay Reserve is popular with families as well as local sporting clubs including Sunshine Baseball Club and Sunshine Flycasting Club. Treat yourself to a picnic beneath the shelters or hit a ball or two in the nets.
Sunshine Skate Park
A fun-sized skate park packed with elements including curbs, bars, ramps and even a Melbourne fire hydrant! Surrounded by trees this popular spot is busiest on weekends.
HV Memorial Gardens
These beautiful 100-year-old gardens are the only heritage listed gardens in Brimbank. Created for the HV McKay workers who lived in the area the gardens are perfect for a stroll or picnic and feature a playground, bbq facilities and shelter.
A popular playground for kids young and old, there’s everything a family needs for the day including a dual flying fox, rock walls, water play area, rubberised play areas, swings and a sandpit. The hero? A nine-metre rocket tower for kids to climb into and launch themselves down the slides.
Home to North Sunshine Football Club, North Sunshine Tennis Club, and Sunshine Cricket Club, this handy park is a popular weekend destination. A fully equipped children’s playground, BBQ facilities, and a net for basketball practice are some of the reasons why locals love this relaxing spot.
Just the other side of Stony Creek, this is the perfect local park. Backing onto nearby Albion North Primary School it features a sports oval, cricket nets, and a fully equipped children’s playground. Best of all? It’s a just a two-minute walk away.
Sunshine Leisure Centre
Get your fitness game on at this popular centre. With indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 24hr access gym, health clubs and a wide selection of group classes for all ages, there are a host of exercise options to suit the whole family.