About our Centre

Chelsea Heights Community Centre plays a vital role in the social, educational and cultural life of our community. Set amongst parklands near the renowned Seaford – Edithvale Wetlands, we offer a variety of programs, activities and services involving a diverse range of people from our community.

At our Centre you can develop friendships, have fun, exchange ideas or learn new skills. We aim to meet the needs and interests of our community so your ideas and input are always welcome. 

Our Vision

Chelsea Heights Community Centre is committed to providing a neighbourly environment for our community to meet and:

  • Support, share and learn with others

  • Connect with each other and so reduce isolation

  • Participate in programs or activities suitable to their age, interests, and needs

Our Mission

Chelsea Heights Community Centre is committed to providing opportunities for all people to find personal fulfilment.

We intend to do this by remaining flexible and affordable, and by reflecting the changing needs of our community.

Our Values

Provide excellence in customer service and program delivery.

Present a socially responsible and caring approach which reflects the honesty, dignity, and integrity of individuals.

Show creativity and initiative in exploring and responding to the needs and expectations of our community.

Our History

The current Chelsea Heights Community Centre building was opened in October 1986, replacing a ‘Nissen Hut’. Throughout its history the Centre has provided a wide range of activities and classes to suit members from all age groups and sectors of the Chelsea Heights community.

For the very young a playgroup has operated from the Centre for it’s entire history. An occasional childcare service was in operation from 1990 to 2019. For older children and youth the Centre has hosted the Chelsea Heights Youth Club, CHYRP (Chelsea Heights Youth Recreation Programme) and a range of other activities from art classes to dance and karate.

In 1987 community members formed the ‘Get up and Go Group for ‘Over 50’s’. This lively group operated from the Centre providing a great range of activities until moving to a new venue during building renovations in 2000. A new Seniors Group replaced this shortly afterwards. Activities for those with a creative flair have long been a feature of the Centre, including such things as painting, lead lighting, paper tole, calligraphy, bonsai and many, many more. Since 1987 an informal group has met at the centre on Monday afternoon to enjoy each other’s company and exchange tips and ideas as they each work on their own craft projects.

The Centre has also long had a focus on improving the health and well being of the community. Our longstanding bootscooter group is a great way for people to get out, meet new people, have fun and get fit at the same time. Throughout the years we’ve also held yoga, meditation, tai chi, aerobics, badminton, and all sorts of dancing classes.


Our Fundings

The Centre receives funding from City of Kingston Council and the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing.


Our Networks

We are a proud member of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria and Community House Network - Southern


Our Supporters

Thank you to all our local supporters for their financial contribution to some of our projects.

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Our Centre offers a comfortable and spacious building, providing flexibility allowing us to match classes to suitable spaces. Our large hall with polished floorboards is ideal for active playgroup sessions and dance classes. We also have a private and carpeted room which is excellent for Yoga or counselling groups and the Wetlands Room is a favourite with Art, Craft and other activities.

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