Sunshine is an industrial and residential suburb 12 km north-west of central Melbourne, situated at the junction of the railway lines to Ballarat (1889) and Bendigo (1862).
When the railways junction was formed the place was named Braybrook Junction. (Braybrook village was nearby, and the area was in Braybrook shire). At the turn of the century Braybrook Junction had an ore treatment works and the Braybrook Implement Works (agricultural implements). In 1903 the Australian handbook described Braybrook and Braybrook Junction, which became Sunshine in 1907: