About Us


Mission Statement of Purpose

To encourage community connections, lifelong learning and a welcoming place for all.


The Lorne Community House offers opportunities for the Lorne community to connect and interact through a venue that provides:
• Creative Activities
• Lifelong learning
• Whole health programs
• Family support
• Meeting facilities
• Network & active partnerships


Build a strong community spirit through wellbeing and sustainability


Our core values are:
• Respect for each other
• Individual and community wellbeing
• Diversity
• Friendliness
• Inclusiveness
• Sustainable practices

Hours & Map

Office open:
9.30am – 2.30pm Mondays to Friday
(access available at other times by arrangement)

16 Mountjoy Parade Lorne
(corner of Otway Street)

 Lorne 3232


Our story

Once there were a group of local women who would gather under the Morton Bay Fig tree near the Lorne Surf Lifesaving Club. As they sat, chatted and waited for their children they would often discuss what Lorne needed to help the community develop stronger internal links.

A dedicated lobby group formed and was successful in a grant to building the Community House as we know it. The design is a representation of the original bathing boxes on the Lorne beach. The house was opened in 1999.

Originally named the Lorne Fig Tree Community House, we provide spaces for community connections such as meetings, community groups, interest groups and gatherings. We also run workshops based on need and interest as identified by the community and educational services including Accredited Training for individuals and businesses (view our program).

We also offer access to computers, internet & office equipment, childcare, referral to services and somewhere to catch up with friends.

Renamed, Lorne Community House in 2014 a new look has brought fresh air to the Lorne Community House, while remembering the past naming our primary room the Fig Tree Meeting Room. Our new logo was created as part of a Deakin University student as part of a design competition.

In April 2015 the Lorne Community Hospital became the Auspice body for the Community House enabling extra resources, and assistance with governance.

Our Team

The team at Lorne Community House are committed to making our neighbourhood a better place for all. Come and say hello to us!

House Coordinator
Katy Kennedy
Karyn Hogg

Team Leader Childcare
Alicia Merchant

Alyce Stribling

Childcare Assistant
Rita DeBon