Clunes, Victoria - Present - International Booktown - Awards and Recognition

Awards and Recognition

  • In 2008 'Back to Booktown' was awarded as Hepburn Shire's Community Event of the Year.
  • On 21 January 2010 the Hon John Brumby, Premier of Victoria, made the following statement during the Australia Day Luncheon: ‘In Victoria we even have our very own booktown. The regional community of Clunes in north-west Victoria sees its future as a cultural destination centred around literature. As well as their successful ‘Back to Booktown’ festival, just last month our Government helped launch the new Creative Clunes Community Bookshop.’
  • On 23 November 2010 'Clunes - Back to Booktown' was awarded the Australian Civic Trust 'Award of Merit' in the Human Category for its use of heritage buildings in a 'respectful, as against destructive use.'
  • On 19 April 2012 Clunes was given 'International Booktown' status - a title awarded to the town by the 'International Organisation of Booktowns'. Clunes is the 1st town in the Southern Hemisphere and the 15th town world-wide to have received the official recognition.

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