Community Connection

Since our launch in 2000, Northern has demonstrated a commitment to engaging with our local neighbourhood. We currently: 

  • Provide low cost community lunches Monday through to Thursday for approximately 70 people each day
  • Offer numerous volunteering opportunities
  • Run Compassionate Voices Community Choir and The Matadors (a community band)
  • Provide social activities including a weekly bingo game, and our annual Christmas Feasts
  • Partner with Council, local agencies and community groups
  • Offer support and care to those who visit our community hub each day  

Ida's story

Our Community Lunches mean the world to so many. Ida's story is just one of them.


Community Lunches

Community lunches are the heart of Northern's connection with our local neighbourhood, providing a safe place for relationship building and care and support. People from all walks of life gather to share a meal and enjoy one another's company. In 2017 we catered for 16,000 meals!

Due to Covid-19 Restrictions

Hot meals are available for takeaway. Pick up Mon - Thurs between 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm.  Frozen takeaway meals are also available. 

Meals $5.00

Community Choir & Band

The Matadors is an open rock band and rehearses and performs each Wednesday at our community lunch. The band perform a range of hits and welcomes new additions to the group. 

For more info, please contact the CareWorks office on 03 9937 2144

Social Events & Activities

To help build community connection and address isolation we run a range of social events and activities including: 

  • Bingo // Tuesday 11am
  • Annual Christmas Feasts,  etc.

Community Partnerships

Northern respects the valuable contribution made to our neighbourhood by Council, agencies and community groups. 

We are keen to partner with others through joint programs, the provision of space, referrals, community advocacy and consultation. 

Pastoral Care & Support

Northern provides pastoral care and support to our regular community members and offers a safe space for people to gather.