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Yarraville Community Centre has been providing education, training and support programs to the people of western metropolitan Melbourne for more than 35 years. But our history of community support and involvement is longer than that – it goes back to the origins of our buildings.

As one of the largest community-managed adult education providers in western metropolitan Melbourne, we offer a wide range of courses. But there’s much more. We provide community services such public access computers, occasional child care and service referrals. We can develop curriculum and manage projects. And our multipurpose rooms can be hired for meetings and functions.

Our main site in Francis Street was originally home to the Yarraville State School, which was established in 1866 as a result of a strong, 10-year community campaign by local workers. When that was destroyed by fire in 1888, the current building was constructed, again through the local community banding together to fundraise and rebuild.

The primary school closed in the early 1970s and became the YCC in 1975, amalgamating with the Blackwood Street Neighbourhood House in 2000.

But serious deterioration put the original building and the YCC in jeopardy and, again, our local community rallied. In 2006 a major community campaign was launched and funding was raised to restore the building and expand the programs and services we offer.

for more on yarraville community centre visit our website: www.ycc.net.au