Building Work at the Centre

The following works are being undertaken at the centre over the next couple of weeks. Please take note of any signs you see around the centre.

Week 16-20 April

* After Hours entry will be unavailable 18, 19 April. Please use the Main Entry door after hours to enter and leave the building.

* The Foyer/Childcare ramp will be blocked off and a temporary access bridge provided over the stairs.

* The hall will be unavailable - ramp, entry and stairs being re-surfaced.

Week starting 23 April

* Ceiling fans are being fitted in the hall - working throughout each day.

* Hall users need to be aware the workmen will be storing equipment around the walls after hours.

An email has been sent to all user groups directly effected.

Karingal Neighbourhood Centre reception
Talk to our friendly reception staff
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre children's activities
Party for the kiddies
Mosaics class at Karingal
One of the creative activity classes held at KNH
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre computer room
Computer courses for all ages
Open Day at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre
Activities in the gym
Laughter Club at Karingal
The funniest thing you'll do all week. Image by Gary Sissons for the Frankston Times.
Scrapbooking at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre
Activities for adults
Activities for children and young adults
Karingal Neighbourhood Centre has programs for all ages

We have a combination of paid staff and volunteers working at Karingal Neighbourhood Centre.


The day-to-day operation of the centre is overseen by our Centre Coordinator, Lauren McCarthy, with assistance from our Finance Officer, Cassie Sommers and Ev who runs our Reception and is our Admin Assistant.


Our Childcare staff are all fully qualified and have advanced first aid training. The team is run by Caz, with the playgroup programs run by Tanya.


Karingal Neighbourhood Centre acknowledges that without our volunteers, the centre would be unable to operate effectively for the local community.

If you have a few hours free each week, and would like to put something back into your community, contact our reception, or drop in and talk to us about helping us out.

From time to time we need help at the centre with things we don't have the time or skill or capability to do. These tasks may include gardening, general handyman tasks, helping to move boxes or furniture around etc. If you would like to help us out occasionally, please let Ev know at reception.
The best way to see what activities and programs are in the works, is to keep an eye on our Proposed Activities section. Here you can express your interest in joining one of the listed activities and see how close it's coming to reaching minimum numbers - and therefore being held. You can find it under the Programs and Activities menu item at the top of the page.
We are often looking for volunteers to help out with various tasks and roles at the centre - including on our Committee of Management. Volunteering in your community is a great way to meet new people, take an active part in shaping what happens at your community centre, and making use of (and even improving) those skills you have but aren't currently putting to use. We are currently seeking a volunteer with a horticultural background to facilitate our proposed Gardening in Small Spaces free workshops. Please call Lauren on 8786 6651.