Venue Use

First class facilities allow for use of the Centre by outside groups – from self-help and community groups to commercial concerns.

The main activity area accommodates up to 80 people in a theatre-style setting, which can be divided into two equal areas; the large back patio will comfortably accommodate up to 25 people.

The Centre is fully equipped with tables and chairs, and additional equipment such as data projector, DVD player and CD player are available on request.

Facilities also include a fully-equipped kitchen with crockery, cutlery, urns and dishwasher.

Venue hire costs are very reasonable – phone 4055 6440 for more information.

Office Services

The Centre is able to offer colour or black and white photocopying, and laminating (up to A3) at minimal prices. Phone 4055 6440 for more details.

Emergency Relief

Through funding from the Commonwealth Government’s Department of Social Services, the Centre is able to offer limited emergency relief to individuals and families experiencing financial crisis each Monday morning. Bookings are by appointment only and the appointment book opens on Wednesday afternoon for the following week (conditions apply). Phone 4055 6440 for more information.

Support and Community Information

Personal support is offered at no extra cost with information and referral when required. Community information about social, recreational, welfare and educational services and assistance with Government services and community-based agencies is also available.

Adult Art classes

This is an opportunity to bring out your creative side, and enjoy a relaxing and popular social activity!

Eight-week courses are run on Fridays between 11am-2.30pm.

The class is kept to a small group of participants.

Cost is $140 per eight-week course. Fees include basic materials.

All mediums are explored and no experience is necessary. Bookings are essential.

Children's playtime

Children’s Playtime takes place each Wednesday morning between 9.30am and 12 noon. These informal gatherings provide parents, carers and children with a relaxed and safe environment to meet, make friends, have fun and share experiences.

For just $2 per family you and the children can enjoy morning tea and access to toys and resources.

Tax help

Through an initiative of the Australian Tax Office, the Centre offers a free tax help service to members of the community on limited income. The service runs from July to October and appointments are necessary.

Safe and Confident Living

This program provides relevant information on personal safety to older people.  The fear of crime is very real for many, and can lead to excessive precautions being taken. If you want to know more, please call Vicki on 4055 6440.

Computer Classes

Run for 6 weeks, these 90 minute lessons are for beginners and the more advanced. Phone Vicki on 4055 6440 for more information.

free access to broadband

Through the Commonwealth Government’s Broadband for Seniors initiative, the Centre has two internet kiosks available free of charge for use at any time during office hours. One on one instruction is available by appointment.

Our Mission

The Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre is an incorporated community-based organization. Our vision is to be widely recognised as an organisation dedicated to promoting, supporting and enhancing community, family and individual well-being.


We operate within the social justice principles of Equity, Access, Equality and Participation through:

  • Professional Support
  • A friendly, safe and inclusive meeting place
  • Respect for the individual
  • A commitment to the community
  • Integrity throughout the organization

"Please note - The Centre is now open each Friday morning between 9am and 12 noon"

Membership

Users of the Marlin Coast Neighbourhood Centre are asked to become financial members of the organization. To qualify for membership, a person should have a genuine interest and belief to promote, assist or participate in its activiites.

Application for membership forms and further information about the Centre are available from the reception during office hours.

Membership Fee: $10.00 per year

Office Hours:  Monday to Thursday 9am to 4pm  and Friday 9am to 12 noon