Community services








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. 

Community Support Services / Resources

Free Community Meals

Cafe on the Park distribute fortnightly Community Meals, for all members of our community who may be experiencing homelessness or food insecurity. Cafe on the Park provide fresh, nutritious meals prepared by a fully qualified chef with over 27 years experience. 

*Although Cafe on the Park has suspended the monthly sit down community meals during the State of Emergency, Cafe on the Park have made take away meals available through our Community Pantry. The meals are distributed at 11:30am sharp on selected pantry dates. Meals can also be picked up through Eastland Shopping Centre's vallet service. 

Thank you to the organisations and community groups that have made the Commuinty Meals possible - FoodBank Vic and Woolworths Bayswater. Thank you to Eastland Shopping Centre for your incredible support in making Glen Park's frozen meals more accessible to families in need during the State of Emergency.

Please contact the office for more information on dates on 

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 fresh fruit and vegetables, non-perishable items of food and personal hygiene items. 

The Community Pantry is currently operating on a fortnightly basis on Tuesdays from 10:00am - 11:30am. Please contact the office for a list of dates on 

Membership eligibility criteria applies:
- Resident in Bayswater, Bayswater North or Boronia
- Holder of current concession card (health care card, pension card etc)
- Homeless or at risk of being homeless
- Recipient of income support from Centrelink

Thank you to Maroondah City Council, Bendigo Bank, FoodBank Vic, Woolworths Bayswater and local supporters for making the Community Pantry possible.


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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 provide an outreach service to increase customers' ability to self-manage their business with the department and pathways to employment and/or learning. 

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

*Community Engagement Outreach Services are currently suspended during the State of Emergency.*

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 7.00pm - 9:30pm from 07/01/2020- 29/12/2020 (in person meetings currently suspended during State of Emergency).

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.

Online services are currently available for Mums and Dads going through the trauma of family breakdown.


Community Houses in Maroondah

Arrabri Community House Inc.

42 - 78 Allambanan Drive

Bayswater North 3153

Ph: 9720 0877

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Central Ringwood Community Centre Inc.

Bedford Park, Rosewarne Lane

Ringwood 3134

Ph: 9870 2602


North Ringwood Community House Inc.

35 - 39 Tortice Drive

Ringwood North 3134

Ph: 9876 3421

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Yarrunga Community Centre Inc.

76 - 86 Croydon Hills Drive

Croydon Hills 3136

Ph: 9722 8942

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