Sample websites by UpThere

Developed in 2013 to promote the Buninyong Town Hall as an attractive venue for large or small functions, this Joomla!-based site includes an online booking system for the various rooms available for hire. It has a responsive design which displays well on mobile devices.
The website is maintained by the site owners with support from UpThere as required.


The professional website for Sara Hill, senior consultant and manager of Connect Sustainability,  the site conveys Sara’s skills and experience and the projects she has worked to envision and enact sustainable life choices.




Developed in 2014 to provide an easy-to-use online platform for members of the Creswick U3A, this site is based on the WordPress CMS. It has a blog for maximum ineractivity with members and allows comments from site visitors. It also has a responsive design to display well on mobile devices. The website is maintained by the site owners.


Developed in 2013, this Joomla!-based site provides a showcase and forum for the activities of the ACT Cactus Society. It allows various levels of administrative and editing access by different groups of people.

The website is maintained by the site owners with support from UpThere as required.


Designed, developed and also maintained by UpThere, this site promotes the festival and advertises its annual program. It includes a booking form, program archives and picture galleries from previous festivals. A new section promoting the associated Student Film Making Competition was added in 2014. UpThere updates this site annually.

This site was designed in 2007 as a community resource for the small town of Buninyong, near Ballarat. It is intended both to present the town’s attractions to visitors and to provide a comprehensive directory for residents of all local services, community groups, businesses and amenities. It is maintained on an ongoing basis by UpThere.


This colourful site was developed to promote the MarmalAshes and the Buninyong Marvellous Marmalade Fair. A lively design was chosen to express the fun nature of the MarmalAshes.

The website is maintained by UpThere with annual updates provided by the site owners.



This site displays the extensive resources of a local historical society. The website catalogues publications and other items for sale, includes an online membership form and displays newsletters for members around the world.

The website is maintained by UpThere with regular input from the site owners.


The brief for this small site was to develop an inviting showcase for a very pretty B&B near Ballarat, displaying its special attractions and giving prospective visitors a clear sense of its features. A light, fresh and simple design was chosen to harmonise with the elegance of the delightful building and gardens.

Developed for an historic homestead now operating as a function centre with onsite accommodation, the brief for this website was to develop a clear navigational structure and a highly visual site to promote the beautiful grounds and facilities. The website is maintained by UpThere with input from the site owners.

The brief for this small site was to develop an vivid showcase for a stylish new B&B on Mt Buninyong. A dramatic design was chosen to echo its modern architecture and stunning views.

The website is maintained by UpThere with input from the site owners.



This site was developed to provide a detailed pictorial record of the program of events, places visited and participants in the 2005 Pilgrimage to Hong Kong organised by the Armenian Church, Kolkata, to honour the early Hong Kong developer and philanthropist, Sir Catchick Paul Chater.

A small image-based site created to display a range of photos from a family visit to Okinawa.







A small site displaying photos from a road trip through NSW to Queensland and back.






Other websites designed by UpThere

(Some of the sites listed below have evolved considerably since they were first developed, some having been taken over by other organisations.)
Ballarat Reform League Inc. – Developed 2009-2010 as an attractive reference resource to honour the achievements of the Ballaarat Reform League, this website was later converted to a wiki.
Grampians Education Partnership – A CMS-based site designed as an easy-to-navigate website to provide in-depth information about the Grampians Education Partnership and to store up-to-date downloadable resources. Easy online-editing was an important requirement therefore the site was developed using the open source Joomla! content management system. This site was redeveloped in 2014.

Websites designed, developed and periodically revised by UpThere for three regional educational Councils over the period 2002-2007 : Barwon South Western Region of ACFE, Grampians Region of ACFE & Loddon Mallee Region of ACFE, are no longer online as they have been incorporated into one Melbourne-based website.

U3A websites – An initial series of 5 linked sites were designed and developed in 2001 for a cluster of U3As (Universities of the Third Age) in Western Victoria who wanted a unifying overall theme for their websites with a custom designed logo plus distinct local variations. Up There gave each U3A tuition in basic website editing skills to assist them in maintaining their site and the individual U3As now fully manage and maintain their own websites, some sites having changed significantly as they evolved. As part of this project, individual websites were developed for: Ballarat U3A, Bendigo U3A, Stawell U3A, and Western Region U3A in Footscray.
Sites were later developed for Hepburn Shire U3A and Hobsons Bay U3A whose members similarly maintain and control their own sites.