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Community Engagement Services & Needs-Based Resources

If you do not wish to talk to a Peer Connector, we’ve made it easy for you to locate the right group, organisation or activity that best fits your needs. All you need to do is search the categories provided below to find a list of different community-engagement services and needs-based resources in your area to start your social connection journey.

Select from the dropdowns, by clicking on your age, location and interest to find out more to locate your next community activity.

community services and resources

Select from the dropdowns, by clicking on your age, location and interest to find out more to locate your next community activity.

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  • Age Group

Active Ballarat


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July 28, 2021


Ararat Neighbourhood House


(03) 5352 1551
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Ararat Rural City Council


(03) 5355 0200
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ASTERIA Services


(03) 5459 0300

August 3, 2021


Bacchus Marsh St Vincent de Paul Conference


1800 305 330


Ballan & District Community House


(03) 5368 1934
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July 28, 2021


Ballarat African Association Inc.


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August 3, 2021


Ballarat and District Aboriginal Co-operative (BADAC)


(03) 5331 5344
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Ballarat Aquatic Lifestyle Centre


(03) 5334 2499
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July 28, 2021


Ballarat Community Health


(03) 5338 4500
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July 27, 2021


Ballarat East Neighbourhood House


0422 612 052
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July 28, 2021


Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre


(03) 5329 3273
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August 3, 2021


Ballarat North Neighbourhood House


0491 753 307

July 28, 2021


Beaufort Neighbourhood House


(03) 5349 1184
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BRMC – Social Hub


(03) 5383 0613
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Budja Budja Aboriginal Co-Operative


(03) 5356 4751

August 6, 2021


Carer Respite Services Horsham


(03) 5381 9336
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Catholic Care Victoria


(03) 5337 8999
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August 3, 2021


Central Goldfields – Community Services


(03) 5461 0610
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July 28, 2021


Centre for Multicultural Youth (CMY)


(03) 5317 7293

August 3, 2021


Christian Emergency Food Centre


(03)5381 2311
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August 6, 2021


Community Garden


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July 28, 2021


Creative Ballarat


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Creswick Neighbourhood Centre


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Darley Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre


(03) 5367 4390
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Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre


(03) 5348 3569
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Edenhope & District Community Centre


(03) 5585 9900
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Events – Moorabool Shire


(03) 5366 7100
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Events – Pyrenees Shire


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Events in Ballarat – Social Events


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Gay & Lesbian Liaison Officer (GLLO) Stawell


(03) 5358 8262
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August 6, 2021


Goolum Goolum


(03) 5381 6333


Grampians Community Health, Ararat


(03) 5352 6200
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Grampians Community Health, Horsham


(03) 5362 1200
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Grampians Community Health, St Arnaud


(03) 5358 7400
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Grampians Community Health, Stawell


(03) 5358 7400
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Grampians Disability Advocacy Ararat


1800552272
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Grampians Disability Advocacy Association, Stawell, Horsham


1800552272
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Harrow Neighbourhood House – Men’s Shed


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July 28, 2021


Headspace Ballarat


(03) 5304 4777
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August 3, 2021


Hepburn Shire Council


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Hopetoun and District Neighbourhood House


(03) 5083 3408

July 28, 2021


Horsham Aquatic Centre


(03) 5382 2576
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Horsham Art’s Council


0429 361 082
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Horsham Community Clubs & Interest Groups


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Horsham Community House


(03) 5382 5352
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Horsham Men’s Shed


0428 358 672


Kaniva Link Neighbourhood House


(03) 5392 2865
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Lions Club of Ararat


0427 542 560
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Maryborough Community House


(03) 5461 4551
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Maryborough Sports Leisure Centre


(03) 5461 4300
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Maryborough Volunteer Resource Centre


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August 3, 2021


Moorabool Library Service


(03) 5366 7100
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Moorabool Shire Council


(03) 5366 7100
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Moorabool Shire Council Youth Services


(03) 5366 7100
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Neighbourhood House Ararat


(03) 5352 1551
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August 6, 2021


Neighbourhood House Horsham


(03)5382 5352


Nhill Learning Centre


(03) 5387 9800
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July 28, 2021


Northern Grampians Community Directory


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Northern Grampians Community Garden


0420 926 444


Northern Grampians Shire Council Stawell


(03) 5358 8700

August 6, 2021


Over 50’s activities


(03) 5258 3183

July 28, 2021


Public Rental Accommodation Horsham


(03) 5381 9777
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August 6, 2021


Rainbow Learning Group & Neighbourhood House


(03) 5395 1884
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July 28, 2021


Salvation Army Horsham Homelessness Wimmera South West


1800 825 955
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August 6, 2021


Salvation Army, Stawell


(03) 5358 4072
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Sebastopol Men’s Shed


(03) 5379 9256

August 3, 2021


Society of St Vincent de Paul Centre Conference Horsham


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August 6, 2021


Society of St Vincent de Paul Centre, Ararat


1800305330
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Soul Food


0408 104 155

August 3, 2021


Sports Central


(03) 5331 6966
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July 28, 2021


St Arnaud Neighbourhood House – Men’s Shed


(03) 5495 3300
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Stawell Inter Church Council Welfare


0408 0038 949

August 6, 2021


Stawell Neighbourhood House


(03) 5358 3500
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July 28, 2021


Stawell Psychiatric Service


(03) 5352 9710
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August 6, 2021


Supported Independent Living (SIL) Horsham


1300538746
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Sureway Health Support


1300787392
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The Neighbours Place; Emergency food bank Bacchus Marsh


(03) 5367 6222
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August 3, 2021


The Salvation Army Homelessness Ballarat


(03) 5329 1100


Uniting Care


(03) 5362 4000

August 6, 2021


Warrack Eagles Football & Netball Club Inc


0400 803 408
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July 28, 2021


Warracknabeal Neighbourhood House & Learning Centre Inc


(03) 5396 1360
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Wendouree Neighbourhood House


(03) 5303 0507
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YMCA – Ballarat


(03) 4311 1500
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August 3, 2021


For more community services & resources please visit the links below

Ballarat Goldfields Region Community Directory

Northern Grampians Region Community Directory

West Wimmera Region Community Directory

City of Ballarat Intercultural Service Directory

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