Darebin Intercultural Centre

A place where people cultivate mutual respect for each other’s cultures and identities and can equally participate in civic and community life.

About the Darebin Intercultural Centre

The Darebin Intercultural Centre is a place where people from across the community can build respect and understanding for each other’s cultures and identities, through conversations, programs, activities and events. We are open weekdays from 10am—4pm and invite everyone to come in, connect and explore this exciting new space. Stop by for a free tea or coffee and relax in our lounge area.

What's on at the Darebin Intercultural Centre

We value and promote the connections that happen within and between diverse communities, generations and identities. Through our programming, we create the space, time and opportunity for individuals and groups to reflect on how they differ and what they share. Our events and ongoing programs are intended to inspire insight, encourage understanding and open up new worlds. We support, generate and pursue ideas that are co-designed, or community or Council-led.

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Upcoming programs

We have a range of re-occurring programs and occasional special events on offer at the Darebin Intercultural Centre. See what's happening this month below. Regular programs will recommence from February. We look forward to seeing you!

IC Open Access

Darebin Intercultural Centre is piloting a new IC Open Access program in 2024. We are offering space, time and cash to explore and share ideas about culture, identity and intersectionality.

Expressions of interest have now closed. Short-listed applicants will be contacted in early February and all applicants will be notified by 21 February 2024.

Wednesday drop-in sessions

Stop by our weekly drop-in sessions to get support from local service providers and community organisations. 

DIVRS Community Support Workers Wednesdays 11am - 3pm

Services Australia Wednesdays 1pm-3pm

Come in on the day, no need to register.

English Pronunciation Tutorials

Join us for English Pronunciation Tutorials at the Darebin Intercultural Centre where you can access useful, high-quality resources and relevant expertise in pronunciation.

Fridays (excluding school holidays) 11am-12:30pm

Come in on the day, no need to register.

IC Nights

Our new series of monthly social nights will be launching Wednesday 21 February, 6pm—8pm. Meet new people and learn about other cultures through games, music, international snacks and chats with people from different backgrounds. Come alone or bring a friend!

All of our Darebin Intercultural Centre events

For a full list of upcoming events at the Darebin Intercultural Centre, use the button below:

Events at the Darebin Intercultural Centre

Background

The Darebin Intercultural Centre has moved to a purpose-built space that has been co-designed in partnership with the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung Traditional Owners and members of our diverse community. The new centre occupies a ground-level renovated section of Council’s High Street building with chambers, meeting rooms and offices remaining on the first floor. The renewal of the Darebin Intercultural Centre program is guided by a Programming Framework that was also co-designed with Traditional Owners and the community.

Learn more about our vision and mission by reading our Programming Framework.

For more information about the history of this project, please visit Your Say Darebin.

Accessibility

The Darebin Intercultural Centre has the following access features:

  • An accessible car parking space located at the front of the building
  • DDA compliant ramps to entrance with handrails
  • Braille & tactile signage displayed to identify each sanitary facility and required exit
  • Accessible toilets
  • Pictogram signage for bathroom
  • Baby change facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Hearing augmentation
  • Prayer / reflection room
  • Nearby: Changing Places bathroom (opposite Preston library).

For more information on how to visit the Darebin Intercultural Centre, please see our how to get here guide.

Photo credit: Peter Bennetts

Image description: An orange room with white tables, plastic chairs and day-lit windows. The orange walls of the room have large, rounded, vertical corrugations. A thick, orange curtain screens off half the space. The floor coverings are half orange carpet, half wooden floorboards. A section of the ceiling is metallic silver.

Darebin Intercultural Centre

350 High Street, Preston VIC 3072

Phone: 03 8470 8440

Email: intercultural@darebin.vic.gov.au