About Us

Mooroolbark is nestled in the valley of Brushy Creek, approximately 30 kilometres east of Melbourne. With parklands and playgrounds bordering the central shopping area, along with the local community centre and library, Mooroolbark town centre has a real sense of a bustling community hub.

Arriving by train or bus brings you right to the centre of town. Here you’ll find a diverse range of shops, services and restaurants, explore our directory to see what we have to offer!

The Mooroolbark website is a joint venture between the Mooroolbark Traders and Community Group (MTCG), and the Mooroolbark Umbrella Group (MUG) to bring all things Mooroolbark to you. With our ever expanding directory of local business, community groups, places to visit, and things to do, we hope you find the best that Mooroolbark has to offer, and will support your local businesses and community groups! Read on to discover what the MTCG and MUG bring to our community.

About Mooroolbark Trader and Community Group

The goal of MTCG is to see Mooroolbark become more attractive to the local community and a destination people will want to visit, shop in, and enjoy. To achieve this, Mooroolbark businesses need a united voice when talking to Council, State government, transport authorities, body corporates and other funding bodies. Local business can explore the Traders Hub to find out more.

About Mooroolbark Umbrella group

The Mooroolbark Umbrella Group Inc. (MUG) is where successful Mooroolbark organisations look for ways to support one another cooperatively to bring benefit and greater well-being to all in Mooroolbark.

As our upside down umbrella logo suggests, MUG is not a controlling group, but rather one that seeks to nurture, support and encourage the good things already happening in our township.

As we look back over our quarterly meetings in recent years, you could describe our time together as a group of friends who laugh a lot, are mutually supportive, and patiently seek the betterment of the town for all.

Our purpose statement is as follows:

  • With a real focus on listening to and communicating with each other, MUG aims to genuinely represent all who play a part in Mooroolbark.
  • We will provide an inclusive voice that helps our township flourish for the benefit of all.
  • We aim to grow and nurture partnerships in learning, family life, environment, development, safety, civic, recreation, arts and communications.
  • In articulating a clear vision for Mooroolbark, we will seek to identify key issues and explore ways of promoting cooperative responses.

MUG currently has several community projects including Shop 16 Community Connect, and Goodness Gracious Network. You can read more about those below.