Service Centres and Community Hubs

Our work has a strong focus on strengthening local communities and supporting the residents living in these fast-expanding suburbs.

We are growing the range of services we offer in Melbourne's outer suburbs to help build sustainable and successful new communities.


Connections@Craigieburn is a multi-agency community services centre bringing together a variety of specialist services at one site. The service agencies are specialists in their fields of work, with decades of combined experience supporting the local Craigieburn community to reach its potential. 

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Connie Benn Centre

Based in Fitzroy, the Connie Benn Centre is an integrated service centre that offers support to children and their families residing in the local community. Owned and managed by Yarra City Council, the centre is an inclusive and welcoming space for people from all cultural and social backgrounds.

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Frankston High Street Centre

The High Street Centre in Frankston encourages innovation by engaging the community and building knowledge about the best ways of ensuring young people can make a successful transition from school to work. Several financial inclusion programs are also run at the centre.

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Jindi Centre

The Jindi Centre in Mernda, in Melbourne’s outer north, opened in February 2015 to support families in this fast-growing region. The Jindi Children and Family Centre is a partnership between the City of Whittlesea, Goodstart Early Learning and the Brotherhood offering maternal and child health, a kindergarten, playgroups and allied health services such as occupational therapy.

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Multicultural Communities Team

Established in 1956, the Multicultural Communities Team (formerly the Ecumenical Migration Centre, or EMC) has been at the forefront of the migrant rights movement in Australia for 60 years. It pioneered the delivery of services to migrant communities and today continues to work with new and emerging communities to build their capacity and support their members.

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Work and Learning Centres

The Work and Learning Centres support Victorians living in public housing communities across Victoria. Each Centre develops and delivers a range of services and activities designed to meet local jobseeker and employer needs. There are centres located in Moe, Fitzroy/Carlton, Shepparton and Geelong.

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse.
Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

The Brotherhood recognises the harm that family violence causes and that freedom from violence is a basic human right.
We will support our staff, volunteers, clients and the community if they experience violence.

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Australian Aboriginal flag, a yellow circle on two horizontal black and red stripes

The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.

Torres Strait Islander flag, an icon of a traditional headdress on blue, black and green stripes