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Our Community

Prace has a strong commitment to supporting the people in our local community. For a number of years now Prace has run the Merrilands Community Centre, enabling many different community groups to gather and connect with each other, fostering a spirit of harmony and local access.

Through various events, expos and activities we not only aim to educate students, but also connect them with their local community and the services it offers. A visit to our partners page shows the range of our affiliations.

Here is a list of some of the Community Groups who currently use our facility.

ADEC (Action on Disability within Ethnic Communities)

Artability session running for 4 weeks –

16th April, 23rd April, 30th April & 7th May 2024

9:30am – 1:00pm

Download the flyer here.

Fill out ADEC’s expression of interest form for artists wanting to attend the workshops here.

Australian Home Care Services

November 2023

An Elegant Affair

An Elegant Affair is a Melbourne based Debutante Ball planning, styling and design company.

Monday, 12th February 2024 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, 22nd April 2024 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, 29th April 2024 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, 6th May 2024 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, 20th May 2024 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, 27th May 2024 – 6:30pm-9:30pm
Monday, 3rd June 2024 – 6:30pm-9:30pm

For more information email carmel@anelegantaffair.com.au


Australian Jasmine Families / CoHealth

Every Saturday afternoon

September – October 2023

Dance Action

Paul & Ivy’s Ballroom Dancing

Lessons and social dancing every Monday and Wednesday Evenings

6:00pm to 10:00pm

Friendly atmosphere and no partner required

For more information, please contact Paul – 0419 373 099


Darebin Life Activities Club

New members welcome! Monthly meetings with Guest Speakers, walking group, carpet bowls, cards games, monthly meals at pubs in the area.

Contact Tony Aiello
Phone 0410 605 204
E-Mail Address anthonyaiello@bigpond.com


Darebin U3A – University of the Third Age

U3A is an organisation for people over 50 who are not in full-time paid employment and who wish to keep their minds and bodies active. We share skills and interests in Arts, Exercise, Games, History, Languages, Music and Literature, allowing people to enjoy educational, creative, social and leisure activities in a relaxed environment.

We welcome new members and meet every Wednesday, 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Phone: 0492 817 478 or 9489 2103
Email: info@u3adarebin.com.au


Ebenezer City Church

Every Sunday from 9am to 2pm

Contact details
Phone 0406 351 325
E-Mail info@ebenezermelbourne.com


Himilo Community Connect

Women’s Badminton

Every Friday

6:00pm – 9:00pm

I’m Still Learning

Upcoming classes:

Using a Drill- Reservoir – Starting 5 April

Learn how to safely use a battery operated drill and build a toolbox to take home.

More details at www.imstilllearning.org

See flyer at right.

Islamic Elderly Group

Meets every Wednesday

8:30am – 2:30pm

Islamic Society of Victoria- Basketball

Meets on Monday evenings

6:00pm – 9:0pm



Ivan School Inc

Russian Education

9:30am – 12:30pm


Melbourne Tabernacle

Meets every Sunday

9:30am to 1:00pm

Merrilands Italian Seniors Club

Meets every Tuesday and Friday

12:00 midday to 4:00pm

Pascoe Vale Panthers Basketball Club Inc

Training every Monday from 4.30 pm to 5:30 pm

Women playing volleyball

Reclink Australia – Women’s Volleyball

Every Thursday evening from 5.45pm to 7.45pm


Red texture

Red Star Social Club

Meet every Thursday from 8:00pm to 10:00pm

Includes Indoor Soccer



The Hon. David Feeney MP, Paul & Salvina from Reskeon Seniors Group at the Volunteer Grants Morning Tea 3 June 2016

Reskeon Seniors Group (Reskeon Maltese Association and Reskeon Seniors Group Inc.)

Contact: Paul Vella, Secretary

Phone: 9460-4404  Mobile: 0409 961 928

Email: paul.vella44@gmail.com

This group is mainly for Maltese-speaking older/retired persons meeting once a week at Merrilands Community Centre. We try to preserve Maltese language and Maltese culture and heritage. Our group provides weekly social activities: Ladies play Bingo, Men and Ladies play Bocce. They can have Tuna or Ham and Cheese Rolls, tea and coffee and Maltese pastries for a small charge. We have outings, restaurant days, etc. We also have lunches at a reception centre for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Christmas Break-up.  We welcome new members who live in Darebin, preferably those with Maltese background.

History: Reskeon Maltese Association was founded in 1976 as a social group. Twenty years later we realised our members were getting on in years and we formed the Reskeon Seniors Group. Two years ago the social group joined the seniors group to form one association: Reskeon Maltese Association Seniors Group Inc. In 2016 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the social group and the 20th anniversary of the seniors group.

Reskeon Anniversary Group Photo







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Soccajoeys is dedicated to helping children develop valuable life skills, we tap into all cornerstones of a healthy childhood by focusing on a stable foundation of active movement, play and social interaction. What better way to do this than with our fun, inclusive and dynamic kids soccer classes!

Commencing April 2023

Email Joey at preston@soccajoeys.com for all enquiries and information on class bookings.



basketball balanced on edge of hoop

 St Fidelis Basketball Club

Kids Basketball

Every Wednesday

7:00pm – 8:00pm

True Worship Church

True Worship Church

Meet every Sunday from 2:00pm to 7:00pm

Youth Activating Youth

Youth Activating Youth is a non-profit organisation that assists disadvantaged multicultural Australian youths re-engage in their communities. We aim to bridge the gap that currently exists between different government organisations, non-profit agencies and other service providers.

Girls Leadership Program:
The Girls Leadership Program (GLP) is a multicultural youth engagement program that focuses on four key areas: education and training, career pathways, community participation, and health and wellbeing. The program addresses barriers to female involvement in sports, increasing participation in community activities and engaging young women in a safe space through various activities.

Every Tuesday from 19:15 – 21:00

Kickstart Program:
The program targets young multicultural men aged between 13-and 17 years of age. We aim to provide the boys with a safe space to give them a sense of belonging. The program offers a safe space for participants to gather weekly to engage in physical activity, form new friendships and engage in sports and other personal development activities.

Every Tuesday from 17:30 – 19:15

Contact Details:
Youth Activating Youth | Supporting Disadvantaged Multicultural Youths (yay.org.au)

Links & Resources

www.ourcommunity.com.au – resources and information for not-for-profit and community groups

Darebin Community Grants Program – Darebin City Council provides financial and in-kind support to more than 150 not-for profit groups and organisations annually. Click on the link for current grant information.

Inner North Community Foundation – supporting local people and communities in the inner north of Melbourne