Share the Christmas cheer of Australian small business


The award winning Handmade Market is a Canberra-owned and run business that draws crowds of over 120,000 visitors every year. Visitors come from the Canberra region and interstate to buy directly from Australia's best artisans & producers; everything from homewares, fashion, and gifts, to accessories and gourmet food and drinks.  read more

Santa's $10,000 Christmas Giveaway at Marketplace Gungahlin!


Have you been naughty or nice this year? You're about to find out!

Santa is popping into Marketplace Gungahlin to reward our lucky shoppers with his sleigh full of vouchers worth $10,000 - simply shop in any store between Wednesday 6 December and Friday 22 December, and spend at least $30 at any specialty retailer, or $50 at Kmart, BigW or Woolworths, and you’ll receive a game card to go in the draw! read more

Santa Claus is coming to Marketplace Gungahlin!


Santa and Mrs Clause will be taken up residence in their Christmas grotto, out the front of Big W from Monday December 4th to Saturday 24th December 2017. read more

Local Gungahlin businesses progressing growth of arts in region with commission of student-led art wall


A new community artwork, executed by 23 local students from Gungahlin College has been unveiled in the heart of Gungahlin. The artwork is the first step towards progressing the growth of arts in the region; the next of which is to transform Gungahlin College’s Arts Stage into the first public art exhibition space in Gungahlin.

The 14 metre long and 1 metre tall digital wall installation displays an array of diverse birds, painted by the individual students. Each student was asked to select a bird based on beauty, wisdom, playfulness and vividness, and paint it in a medium of choice. read more

Australia’s inspiring schools celebrated as Woolworths brings back ‘Earn & Learn’


Woolworths is encouraging Gungahlin residents to nominate their local school or early learning centre for its inaugural Inspiring Schools Awards as the supermarket celebrates the return of Earn & Learn.

The popular Woolworths Earn & Learn program helps schools and early learning centres obtain a variety of educational resources, including sporting, mathematics, arts, science and technology equipment. read more

Handmade Giving


Handmade Canberra believes in supporting our community in many ways. This extends to our support of charities and not for profit organisations that are working to improve the quality of life for members of our community.

In the last few years we have supported, amongst others, Bosom Buddies ACT, Dragons Abreast ACT, Motor Neuron Disease, The Yellow Van, The Red Cross QBN, Menslink, Sids and Kids, 2015 Pink Pedal Challenge, Canberra Cat Fix, Painting with Parkinsons and Karinya House and Vinnies. read more

Gungahlin Village car parking update


Earlier this month we shared a blog post to advise Gungahlin Village 2 hour parking limits enforced through automatic number plate recognition, subsequently to this we posted an update Gungahlin Village car parking update. Through our social media a number of questions have been raised which we have followed up with the centre management. read more

Gungahlin Village Car Parking update


Earlier today we shared a post Gungahlin Village 2 hour parking limits enforced through automatic number plate recognition and subsequently we have received an update from JLL who are the property managers for Gungahlin Village. read more

Gungahlin Village 2 hour parking limits enforced through automatic number plate recognition


Gungahlin Village in Gungahlin's Town Centre has installed signage to advise that from the 1st of April 2017 the car park will now be managed by Wilson Car Parking. read more

Fewer shopping trolleys to be abandoned with new systems now in place


Residents should see fewer shopping trolleys abandoned on nature strips, in parks and by the roadside after new systems were put in place this week to ensure retailers that provide trolleys have containment systems in place.

“Over recent months, Transport Canberra and City Services has been working closely with major retail providers to ensure they comply with shopping trolley management and the regulatory requirements of the Litter Act 2004,” Minister for Transport and City Services Meegan Fitzharris said. read more

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