Darebin Intercultural Centre

The Darebin Intercultural Centre is an ideal venue for events, community groups and workshops. 

The Darebin Intercultural Centre is a place where people cultivate mutual respect for each other’s cultures and identities and can equally participate in life.

At the Centre, everyone is invited to explore and celebrate their own and other cultures. We value and promote the connections that happen within and between diverse communities, generations and identities. We create the space, time and opportunity for friendly and courageous exchanges, for individuals and groups to reflect on how they differ and what they share. Our programs inspire insight, encourage understanding and open up new worlds.

What’s happening now?

The Darebin Intercultural Centre is relocating from its current position at the former Preston Courthouse to the municipal buildings on the corner of High and Gower Streets Preston, as a central and visible expression of Council’s commitment to a more just society.

The former Intercultural Centre will close its doors to the public on 7 November, facilitating access only to pre-existing bookings until the end of the calendar year.

The new Centre will open its doors to the public in January 2023, with an official public launch scheduled in March as part of Darebin’s FUSE festival.

During this transition period, community can contact staff at intercultural@darebin.vic.gov.au

Background

From November 2020 to March 2021, Council worked with Wurundjeri Elders and a Community Reference Group who provided advice to the architect on key design elements for the relocated Centre, in the concept design phase.

The members were tasked with helping Council ensure the relocated Intercultural Centre is welcoming, inclusive, culturally safe and fit-for-purpose for Darebin's many diverse communities.

Construction commenced 1 April 2022 and is due for completion later this year.

For more information about this exciting project, visit The Future of Darebin's Intercultural Centre | Your Say Darebin

Darebin Intercultural Centre
Old Preston Courthouse
59A Roseberry Ave (Corner Kelvin Grove)
Preston, VIC 3072


Postal address

Darebin Intercultural Centre
PO Box 91, Preston VIC 3072

About the Darebin Intercultural Centre