What We Do
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General enquiries: (03) 5289 4383
Address:16 Mountjoy Parade, Lorne VIC 3232
We produce a number of programs each year. If you would like to go on our mailing list to receive the program by email, please subscribe to our mailing list.
- Do you have a skill or a passion you could share with your community?
- Make some pocket money, have some fun & meet new people.
- Speak to us about any workshops you could run, or suggest an idea of a course to attend.
We need tutors with skills in…. crafts….gardening….children’s dance….public speaking, computer software….running….languages….professional development….cooking….fitness programs….that thing YOU do so well…….cheese making….pasta making….cake decorating….upholstery…. permaculture….Tai Chi….sewing….car repairs….MYOB….composting….up-cycling….frugal living….writing….computer gaming….social networking….YOUR talent….kids sports….literature….ukulele….business groups….print making….singing….meditation….budgeting….photography….blogging….surfboard repairs….Pilates….financial planning….philosophy….web design….personal development….home brew….poster design…mindfulness…. financ
With limited financial resources we need wonderful volunteers to help us provide Lorne more than just the basics. If you are able to volunteer for a specific project or a regular contribution we can always do with the extra hands, voices and ideas. please email or telephone for more information.
We currently have volunteer vacancies in;
- Child Care
The occasional child care service operated by the Lorne Community House has been providing quality child care services for local families for many years. Our child care suits toddler to pre-schoolers.
We provide a safe, friendly and stimulating environment in which young children can learn, play, and explore. We aim to promote and support each child’s needs and abilities through age appropriate developmental programs.
Our child care service operates Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in school term time from 9am to 2pm. Sessions cost $47.50 although families are able to access the Child Care Benefit to reduce these costs.
For more information or bookings, please contact us or pop in to see the great space we have for child care.
Are you temporarily financially stressed?
Food parcels are available from the Lorne Community House, so please call in to speak to the House Coordinator during office hours. Our door is always open!
Created by our Community House in 2013, the Lorne toy library stocks over 100 quality toys to suit babies to pre-schoolers. Just like a book library, members can borrow items for a period of time and then exchange them for more toys. Open Monday to Friday 9.30am to 2.30pm at Lorne Community House.
Daisy and Olive garden
The Daisy and Olive Garden situated between the Lorne Community House and Lorne Community Connect (the old Seniors Citizen building) is a productive edible garden tendered by the community and overseen by the Community House. The name commemorates two sisters, Daisy Bell and Olive Cooper, who first planted a garden on the site.
Each week on a Tuesday morning from 11am we welcome people into the Daisy and Olive Garden. With a bit of planting or a bit of weeding those with green thumbs and those without can share garden knowledge. It’s here that gardeners can learn from each other’s successes, failures and see methods in action such as our worm farms, small space gardening and composting.
Volunteers to tend the garden, help out with our compost program are always welcome –Download the Volunteer Form
Did you know you may be able to attend your medical appointments by video, otherwise known as a telehealth appointment?
Telehealth enables you to have an appointment with your clinician by video from your home or our Community Telehealth Hub on Mondays or Fridays
Telehealth can save you precious time, travel and associated costs, reduce illness exposure and help our environment.
There are many kinds of appointments which are suitable for telehealth. If your specialist clinician needs to perform a physical examination or request tests, you will need to attend in person. Speak to your clinician about whether telehealth is appropriate for your specific circumstances.
For more information, give us a call on 5289 4383
You can connect with Centrelink, Medicare and other government programs and services at Lorne Community House during our office opening hours of Monday to Friday 9.30-2.30.
We’re a Services Australia Agent and have free self service facilities to help you conduct your government business.
Using their computer, you can log in to your myGov account and get things done on the spot.
If you don’t have a myGov account, the Agent staff can help you to set one up.
There is a phone for you to access phone self service or speak to a Services Australia Service Officer.
If you’d rather use your mobile phone or tablet, we have free Wi-Fi available 24/7. You don’t need a password so you can get online straight away.
You can also use the Wi-Fi to download and install the Express Plus mobile apps.
The Agent staff can help you set up your digital services if you’re not sure what to do.
So next time you need to do some government business, drop in