Welcome to the official website of the Barrier Industrial Unions' Band, Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

Broken Hill is a mining city in outback Western NSW with a long tradition of community brass banding since 1884. The BIU Band is the sole remaining brass band in the city. Currently we are involved in many community activities throughout the year. We have an active learners program and welcome new members and visitors.

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Academy of Brass

The Academy of Brass is the band’s tuition programme for learners. ¬†Through this programme, we aim to teach not only how to play a brass instrument, but how to read music and play as part of an ensemble (or band).

BIU Band Hall

Hall Hire

The BIU Band Hall is available for hire for one off functions or regular (eg. weekly) group meetings. Hire of the hall is now managed by the Broken Hill Council BIU Band Hall 355 Committee. See our Contact Us page


The band welcomes new members regardless of age or experience, in fact we have a number of adult and junior players in the band who had no musical experience prior to joining. The band offers a learners group where tuition