The Former Hoffman Brickworks in Brunswick, Melbourne


The Hoffman Brickworks are of national significance as an industrial heritage site. The brickworks was first recognised as an important heritage site in the 1982 Brunswick Conservation Study. The National Trust classified the site in 1987; it was added to the Victorian Heritage Register in 1989 and to the heritage overlay of the Moreland Planning Scheme. In 1997, several years after the site was sold to developers, a compromise was reached and a development plan was agreed to by the City of Moreland, Save the Brickworks and the Brunswick Community History Group.

Who we are

Save the Brickworks Inc. is a group of residents and heritage experts. We work with our community, Heritage Victoria, Moreland Council and the National Trust to ensure that the present and future residents of Brunswick can experience this important historic site.

This website is linked to our Facebook page – Brunswick’s Historic Brickworks – and provides background information, documents and links about the development of the site of the former Hoffman Brickworks.

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Development status

The current status of the Brick Press Shed and Engine House, the last two heritage buildings on the site that have not been redeveloped.

Our Vision

Our Vision is for the conservation of the Brick Press Shed and Engine House to provide heritage interpretation as well as vibrant community and commercial spaces.

Brickworks images and stories

Take a look at the history of the Hoffman Brickworks

Key documents & links

Information regarding the history of the development of the Brickworks site