Community services








Community Support Services / Resources

Diversity and equal opportunity are vitally important to Glen Park Community Centre Inc. and we recognise that a successful workforce includes people from all walks of life, representing the needs of the local community.

Glen Park Community Centre has a range of services available which address need and promote a healthy, inclusive and connected community - free from poverty, isolation and injustice. 

Free Community Pantry

The Community Pantry was designed to provide relief to people experiencing extreme hardships such as homelessness and food insecurity, so that vulnerable community members have access to food and material aid when they need it most. Glen Park's Social Enterprise Cafe - Cafe on the Park, works tirelessly to ensure your Community Pantry is stocked full of personal hygeine items, perishable and non-perishable items of food, such as fresh fruit, veggies, bread, meat, eggs and so much more. The Community Pantry will be operating on a fortnightly basis in 2024. For a full list of Community Pantry dates, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 or 

Membership eligibility criteria applies. Please contact the office to find out if you're eligible for Glen Park's Community Pantry.

If you don't fall into the abovementioned eligibility criteria but still need access to the pantry and believe you should be eligible, please let us know by contacting us on (03) 9720 5097, dropping in and having a chat or sending us through an email.

Thank you to Maroondah City Council, Bendigo Bank, FoodBank Vic, Bakers Delight - Heathmont, FareShare, Eastland Shopping Centre and local supporters for making the Community Pantry possible.


Free Egg & Bread Collection

Glen Park Community Centre provide a free egg and bread collection to eligible community members, during business hours between Tuesday to Friday. Membership eligibility applies.

This collection has been made possible with the support from Bakers Delight in Heathmont.

Please note that Glen Park Community Centre cannot guarantee stock on a particular day due to limitations of donations.

If you would like further information on eligibility or would like to register for the collection, please contact the office on (03) 9720 5097 or 

Community Engagement Outreach Service

The Community Engagement Outreach Service is for the most vulnerable customers in the Community. 

Community Engagement Officers work in collaboration with community organisations to connect customers who are experiencing significant vulnerabilities. They can help you access information, payments and services if you are having a difficult time accessing mainstream department services.

Glen Park Community Centre Inc. is fortunate to have a Community Engagement Officer on-site once a fortnight. Please note this service is by appointment only.

To make an appointment with the Community Engagement Officer at Glen Park, please call (03) 9720 5097 or email


Justice of the Peace

Glen Park Community Centre Inc. hosts a Justice of the Peace on site, providing an accessible service to all members of the community.

Justices of the Peace have the power to witness a range of legal documents, including statutory declarations and affidavits, and to certify true copies of documents.

The Justice of the Peace will be on site on Tuesdays during school terms from 10am - 12pm. This is service operates by appointment only. Before meeting with the Justice of the Peace, make sure to have all your paperwork ready, ensuring that your documents are not pre-signed. Documents must be signed in the presence of the Justice of the Peace.

For further information, please call (03) 9720 5097 or email 

Different Journeys - Carers Cuppa

Different Journeys are proudly supporting an informal coffee catch-up for carers in the neurodivergent community. If you are a carer for autistic individuals or are a carer who is neurodivergent yourself, this is an opportunity to come together for a chat and cuppa, no matter the age of the people you care for. It's led by peer mentors with lived experience and Different Journeys will shout you a cuppa. 

Carers Cuppa operates out of Cafe on the Park from 10am - 12pm, and is a free drop in event - no bookings necessary.
Dates for Term 2 2024: 16/04, 30/04, 14/05, 28/05, 11/06, 25/06

For further information, please contact Different Journeys on 0490 774 068.


OM:NI (older men : new ideas)

OM:NI (Older Men: New Ideas) are a friendly group of men aged 60+ who meet twice a month at Glen Park Community Centre to share their interests and talk about a range of topics. 

OM:NI provides a safe space and hassle-free way for local fellas to get together, have a cuppa and enjoy each others company. If you're looking to join an informal social group, this group may be the perfect fit for you!

Meetings: second and fourth Friday of the month, 10.00am to 11.30am. Walk ins are always welcome - no requirements to register attendance beforehand. 

For further information, please contact Adrian on 0412 462 494.

Parents Beyond Breakup (Dads in Distress)

Dads in Distress provide specialised peer support & referral network to parents going through the trauma of family breakdown. Dads in distress runs every Tuesday from 7.30pm - 9:30pm.

Dads, please contact Phil Lamport on 0413 594 711 or the Dads in Distress hotline 1300 853 437 or visit or www.facebook/DadsInDistress 

Mums in Distress information is available on the Parents Beyond Breakup website.
Mums, please visit Online meetings - Mondays at 6:00pm via Zoom.

Parent Support Groups - Anglicare

Are you a parent or carer of a child with a disability or developmental delay (with or without a formal diagnosis)? Could you use a bit of support and connection with others who understand? Join other parents and carers in this monthly parent support group.

Share stories and strategies, have a cuppa, a chat and some laughs.

Groups are offered during the day throughout school terms in 2024.
Free to attend. Bookings are essential.

Bookings: Michelle on 0438646744 or

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Ph: 9720 0877

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Ph: 9722 8942

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Mullum Mullum Indigenous Gathering Place

3 Croydon Way

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Ph: (03) 9725 2166 

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35 - 39 Tortice Drive

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Ph: 9876 3421

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Find your local Neighbourhood House

Shop B41, Level 4, 744 Bourke Street

Docklands VIC 3008

Ph: (03) 9602 1228

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