Our  Community Centre

Lyrebird Community Centre strives to meet the ever changing community needs of the Carrum Downs, Skye & Sandhurst areas by continually looking at new and exciting ideas that bring our community together

We welcome you to join us and;

  • Attend a course or activity at the Centre
  • Become a tutor and share your talents
  • Become a volunteer and share your skills

Adult Education

Recreation & Social

Childrens Services

venue room hire

How You Can Get Involved

Contact Us to find out more

Do you want to experience something rewarding and exciting? Lyrebird Community Centre offers lots of great programs, activities and opportunities for local community minded people of all ages to be involved in.

Get Involved

Why not:

  • attend a course or program
  • become a tutor and share your talents
  • become a volunteer and share your skill

Established in 1988 and still going strong!

Children Attended

Courses Run

Events held

Who we are

Lyrebird Community Centre is a not for profit, community based organisation. We are independently overseen by a Board of Management which is made up of a diverse range of volunteers from the community.

The Board of Management is the responsible body that works as a team, together with the Centre Manager, to establish policies and procedures that ensure the Centre continues to provide viable programs relevant to the growing needs of the community.

The Centre offers a range of programs and activities for all ages including Education, Computers, Children’s Services, Recreation Activities, Support Groups and Information as well as being supportive to all.

We are located within the Frankston City Council. The Centre is part of the South East Victorian Region of Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) and is a Learn Local Provider. The Centre’s Childcare is licensed as a Limited Hours Type 2 service, is approved for Childcare Subsidy and complies with the Children’s Services Regulations 2009 and Children’s Services Act 1996.

Lyrebird Community Centre wishes to acknowledge the assistance of Adult, Community and Further Education (ACFE), the Victorian Government and Frankston City Council.

Our Mission

Lyrebird Community Centre is dedicated to providing a welcoming environment where we support and promote our community’s wellbeing,  harmony, cultural diversity and inclusiveness. We also provide opportunities for lifelong learning, education and skills development.

We strive to respond to the expressed needs of our community and be affordable and accessible to all.

We are committed to professional growth without compromising our values.

Our vision of “Bringing the Community Together” is achieved by providing local residents and groups with a modern facility, programs and services which promote and encourage a connected community. These include events, innovative short courses and pre-accredited training. We strive to build on the strengths within our community, through the sharing of talents, skills and knowledge, both now and into the future.

STATEMENT OF COMMITMENT TO CHILD SAFETY

Lyrebird Community Centre (Lyrebird) is committed to implementing and abiding by our Child Safe Policy based on Child Safe Standards in Victoria (2022), which highlights our zero tolerance for child abuse, and raising awareness about the importance of child safety within Lyrebird and the community.

We are dedicated to protecting children from abuse and neglect, and promote a child safe environment, maintaining children’s wellbeing. We adhere to our Child Safe Policy, standing by our mandatory reporting responsibilities to protect children from physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse and neglect.

We work to ensure there is clear awareness between appropriate and inappropriate behaviour concerning adults and children. We require clear precincts between children and employees, volunteers and the community to maintain children’s safety.

We are dedicated to promoting cultural safety for Aboriginal children, cultural safety for children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds, and to providing a safe environment for children with a disability.

We value diversity and do not tolerate any discriminatory practices.

We are committed to professional development for employees to maintain their ability to distinguish and respond to situations of abuse and neglect, ensuring employees are responsive to their responsibilities in keeping children safe.

We believe in teaching children what to do if they feel unsafe, and encouraging them to express their view and thoughts on matters that directly affect them.

We listen to and empower children to act on any concerns, they or others may raise which is reflective in our policies and procedures in keeping children safe.