Carer Friendly Places

Carer Friendly Places

The Carer Friendly Place program enables Carers Victoria to further extend our reach and support to carers around Victoria by providing opportunities for carers to connect and live healthier and more active lives in their local community.

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Embedding connections in the community

Partnering with Neighbourhood Houses Victoria, Municipal Association Victoria and local Councils, Carers Victoria is extending support to carers by providing opportunities to connect and engage in carer friendly communities in local, easily accessible spaces.

After registering to become a Carer Friendly Place, Neighbourhood Houses and local Councils undertake specific training to develop greater awareness of the varied needs of carers, how they can better support carers, offer specific carer activities and provide pathways to carer supports and programs.

After completing the training they become a Carer Friendly Place and are easily identifiable by the Carer Friendly logo on their front door and reception, with posters available for promotion across sites.

What makes a Carer Friendly Place?

In Carer Friendly Places carers can:

  • Meet in welcoming and warm spaces;
  • Find information about supports and services that exist for carers;
  • Connect with other people in their local community;
  • Participate in local programs and activities;
  • Enjoy spaces for support group meetings;
  • Connect to programs and pathways specifically for carers.


Training is available through self-paced online training modules, face-to-face and group virtual training options.

Self-paced online training modules

The self-paced online training modules, please select the link to the training modules to support your role at

Face-to-face training modules

To register for the face-to-face or group virtual training options please email

Carers Victoria can provide the face-to-face training option. If you would like to register for this option, Carers Victoria encourages you to undertake this training with your local Council and other Neighbourhood Houses to support networking and learning opportunities.

For further information

Would you like to become a Carer Friendly Place? Register today for training and a conversation with Carers Victoria at

Find your local Carer Friendly Place

To support changes to the existing contact information on all Neighbourhood Houses, we ask that you visit the Neighbourhood Houses Victoria (Find a Neighbourhood House) webpage to search and find your local Neighbourhood House contact details (including websites).

The following Councils and Neighbourhood Houses have completed the Carer Friendly Place training. This information is updated each month.



  • Ararat Neighbourhood House


Ballarat City Council

  • Ballarat East Neighbourhood House
  • Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre Inc.


  • Watsonia Neighbourhood House

Bass Coast

  • Corinella and District Community Centre
  • Phillip Island Community & Learning Centre

Baw Baw


Bayside City Council

  • Hampton Community Centre
  • Highett Neighbourhood Community House
  • Sandybeach Centre


  • Waminda Community House


City of Greater Bendigo

  • Eaglehawk Community House
  • Heathcote Community House
  • Long Gully Neighbourhood House
  • Marong Neighbourhood House


Boroondara Shire Council

  • Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning Centre
  • Ashburton Community Centre
  • Balwyn Community Centre
  • Bowen Street Community Centre
  • Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
  • Craig Family Centre
  • Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre


Brimbank City Council

  • Community Unity Plus Services
  • Delahey Community Centre
  • Duke Street Community House
  • Hunt Club Community Arts Centre
  • Sydenham Neighbourhood House
  • West Sunshine Community Centre
  • Westvale Community Centre


Buloke Shire Council

  • Charlton Neighbourhood House Inc.
  • Donald Community Centre
  • Wycheproof Community Resource Centre


  • Echuca Neighbourhood House
  • Girgarre Community Cottage
  • Rushworth Community House Inc.
  • Tongala Community Activities Centre


Cardinia Shire Council

  • Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre
  • Bunyip and District Community House
  • Cockatoo Community House
  • Living and Learning Pakenham
  • Outlook Community Centre


Casey City Council

  • Balla Balla Community Centre
  • Berwick Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
  • Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House
  • Cranbourne Community House
  • Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
  • Foundation Learning Centre (Narre Warren)
  • Hallam Community Learning Centre
  • Hampton Park Community House
  • Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre
  • Outlook Australia (Berwick)

Central Goldfields

  • Dunolly and District Neighbourhood Centre Hospital House
  • Maryborough Community House

Colac Otway

Colac Otway Shire Council

  • Gellibrand Community House


  • Simpson & District Community Centre Inc.


  • Jika Jika Community Centre
  • Span Community House Inc (Thornbury)

East Gippsland

East Gippsland Shire Council

  • Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House
  • Buchan Neighbourhood House
  • Cann River Community Centre
  • Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House
  • Orbost Neighbourhood House
  • Swifts Creek Community Centre
  • Tubbut Neighbourhood House


Frankston City Council

  • Belvedere Community Centre (Seaford)
  • Ebdale Community Hub
  • Frankston North Community Centre
  • Karingal Place Neighbourhood Centre
  • Langwarrin Community Centre
  • Lyrebird Community Centre
  • Orwil Street Community House


Glen Eira

Glen Eira City Council

  • Godfrey Street Community House
  • Moongala Women’s Community House
  • Caulfield South Community House


  • Old Courthouse Community Centre

Golden Plains

Golden Plains Shire Council

  • Meredith Community Centre

Greater Dandenong

Greater Dandenong City Council

  • Dandenong Community and Learning Centre
  • Springvale Neighbourhood House
  • Wellsprings for Women

Greater Geelong

City of Greater Geelong

  • Bellarine Living and Learning Centre
  • Bellarine Training and Community Hub
  • Cloverdale Community Centre
  • Leopold Community & Learning Centre
  • Rosewall Community Centre
  • Vines Road Community Centre



Hindmarsh Shire Council

  • Rainbow Learning Group & Neighbourhood House

Hobsons Bay

  • South Kingsville Community Centre Inc.


  • Horsham Community House


  • Craigieburn Education and Community Centre
  • Tullamarine Community House and Mens Shed


  • Quercus Beechworth


Kingston City Council

  • Aspendale Gardens Community Service
  • Chelsea Heights Neighbourhood House
  • Cheltenham Community Centre
  • Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre
  • Longbeach Place Inc.
  • Mordialloc Community Centre
  • Patterson Lakes Community Centre
  • Sundowner Community Centre


Knox City Council

  • Coonara Community House Inc.
  • Mountain District Learning Centre
  • Orana Neighbourhood House
  • Rowville Community Learning Centre
  • The Basin Community House

La Trobe

La Trobe City Council

  • Moe Neighbourhood House
  • Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House


Loddon Shire Council

  • Boort Resource and Information Centre
  • Wedderburn Community House


Macedon Ranges Shire

  • Kyneton Community House
  • Lancefield Neighbourhood House
  • Macedon and Mount Macedon Community House
  • Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre
  • Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House
  • Romsey Neighbourhood House
  • Woodend Neighbourhood House


Manningham Shire Council

  • Pines Learning
  • Warrandyte Neighbourhood House
  • Wonga Park Community Cottage


Mansfield Shire Council

  • Bonnie Doon Community Centre


Maribyrnong City Council

  • Braybrook & Maidstone Neighbourhood House
  • West Footscray Neighbourhood House
  • Yarraville Community Centre


Maroondah City Council

  • Arrabri Community House
  • Central Ringwood Community Centre
  • Glen Park Community Centre
  • North Ringwood Community House
  • Yarrunga Community Centre


Melbourne City Council

  • Kensington Neighbourhood House
  • North Melbourne Language and Learning
  • The Centre (North Melbourne)


Melton City Council

  • Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services
  • Fraser Rise Children’s and Community Centre
  • Taylors Hill Youth and Community Centre


Merri-bek City Council

  • Glenroy Neighbourhood House
  • Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
  • Sussex Neighbourhood House


Mildura Rural City Council

  • Murrayville Neighbourhood House
  • Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre


Mitchell Shire Council

  • Seymour and District Community House


  • Cobram Community House
  • Numurkah Community Learning Centre
  • Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House Inc.


Monash City Council

  • Kerrie Road Neighbourhood House
  • Mackie Road Neighbourhood House
  • Mount Street Neighbourhood House
  • Notting Hill Neighbourhood House
  • Power Neighbourhood House

Moonee Valley

Moonee Valley City Council

  • Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre


Moorabool Shire Council

  • Darley Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre
  • Laurels Education and Training

Mornington Peninsula

  • Benton’s Square Community Centre
  • Crib Point Community House
  • Good Shepherd Community House @Wallaroo Community Centre
  • Mornington Community House
  • Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House
  • Mount Martha House
  • Rye Community House
  • Somerville Community House Inc.

Mount Alexander

Mount Alexander Shire Council

  • Castlemaine Community House
  • Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Inc.


Moyne Shire Council

  • Port Fairy Community House


  • Alexandra Community Hub
  • Toolangi Castella District Community House
  • Yea Community House


Nillumbik Shire Council

  • Living and Learning Nillumbik – Diamond Creek
  • Living and Learning Nillumbik – Eltham
  • Living and Learning Nillumbik – Panton Hill

Northern Grampians

Northern Grampians Shire Council

  • St Arnaud Neighbourhood House

Port Phillip

Port Phillip City Council

  • Alma Road Community House
  • Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre
  • South Port Community Centre
  • Port Phillip Community Group



  • Mooroopna Education & Activity Centre
  • Murchison Neighbourhood House
  • North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre
  • South Shepparton Community Centre

South Gippsland

  • Manna Gum Community House

Southern Grampians

Southern Grampians Shire Council

  • Hamilton Community House Inc.


Stonnington City Council

  • Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House
  • Prahran Community Learning Centre Inc.


Strathbogie Shire Council

  • Nagambie Lakes Community House

Surf Coast

Surf Coast Shire Council

  • Deans Marsh Community Cottage
  • Torquay Community House

Swan Hill

  • Swan Hill Neighbourhood House


Towong Shire Council

  • Corryong Neighbourhood Centre
  • Tallangatta Neighbourhood House


  • Open Door Neighbourhood House


  • West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House


Wellington Shire Council

  • Briagolong Community House
  • Loch Sport Community House
  • Sale Neighbourhood House

West Wimmera

West Wimmera Shire Council

  • Kaniva Neighbourhood House


  • Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House
  • Kerrimuir Neighbourhood House
  • Koonung Cottage Community House
  • Vermont South Neighbourhood House


  • Mernda Community House
  • Mill Park Community House



Wyndham City Council

  • The Grange Community Centre
  • Iramoo Community Centre
  • Jamieson Way Community Centre Inc.
  • Quantin Binnah Community Centre
  • Wyndham Community and Education Centre
  • Wyndham Park Community Centre


Yarra City Council

  • Princes Hill Community Centre

Yarra Ranges

Yarra Ranges Council

  • Healesville Living and Learning Centre
  • Japara Neighbourhood House
  • Lilydale Community House
  • Seville Community House


  • Murtoa Neighbourhood House