The impressive architecture and the name, Bunjil Place, were inspired by stories of Bunjil (also referred to as ‘Bundjil’) by our First Nation’s people. These are extremely special, parable-like stories about Bunjil, the ‘creator’.
Though each tribal group has their own special relationship with and stories of Bunjil, there are themes that connect the City of Casey to the Bunjil story across traditional owners the Boon Wurrung, Bunurong and Wurundjeri peoples, such as referencing Bunjil as the creator spirit that carved man from the land (or clay). There are also elements that are specific to each First Nation’s group that embed the story firmly into the vernacular of each tribe such as the species of eagle and the local topography Bunjil may inhabit.
Bunjil Place is the City of Casey’s largest ever infrastructure project, and the first of its kind undertaken by local government. It is unique in that it brings together creativity, entertainment and community in a way that is unparalleled in Australia. It is a place where all visitors are welcomed.
As the City of Casey’s vibrant new entertainment precinct, it will be the creative and community heart of the region. Bunjil Place brings together an unprecedented mix of facilities including an outdoor community plaza, theatre, multipurpose studio, function centre, library, gallery and City of Casey Customer Service Centre all in one place.
With floor space covering 24,500m2, Bunjil Place extends beyond the building, it is embodied by the whole precinct; from the glass façade of the impressive foyer it extends across the landscape to the memorial grove, Casey ARC and surrounds. With so many spaces, a variety of exciting and diverse entertainment options and activities are possible, enabling visitors to create their own experience. It is a destination for everyone to access, year-round.
The City’s vision for Bunjil Place is to create an inviting central heart for the community that celebrates participation, belonging and civic pride.
Bunjil Place is a significant and accessible arts, cultural and community precinct in Melbourne’s south east.
It is worth noting that the City of Casey’s commitment to continuously improving the services, experiences and programs offered at Bunjil Place.  For all the latest news and events visit Bunjil Place News.