Bilingual services and community groups provide culturally specific activities or specialist services in Boroondara and across the eastern region.

Services and community group activities include:

  • culturally specific care 
  • community language schools 
  • bilingual family support groups
  • community education sessions
  • social groups and cultural events.

We have put together a list of bilingual services and community groups in the eastern region. 

For requests to update or add organisations to this listing please contact us on (03) 9278 4938 or [email protected]

Multicultural services and organisations

Group nameContact details
Afghan Australian Development Organisation

Address: PO Box 87, Ashburton VIC 3147

Email: [email protected]

Website: Afghan Australian Development Organisation website

Australian Iranian Society of Victoria and House of Persia Cultural Centre

Address: 110 Williamsons Road, Doncaster VIC 3108

Phone: (03) 8525 2582

Email: [email protected]

Website: House of Persia Community and Cultural Centre website

Celtic Club – A Hub for Irish/Celtic Groups

Address: PO Box 58, Elwood VIC 3184

Phone: (03) 8535 4530

Website: Celtic Club website

Centre for Holistic Health (Chinese)

Address: 79 Mahoneys Road, Forest Hill VIC 3131

Phone: (03) 8806 7532

Email: [email protected]

Website: Centre for Holistic Health website

Centre for Multicultural Youth

Address: 304 Drummond Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Phone: (03) 9340 3700

Email: [email protected]

Website: Centre for Multicultural Youth website

Chinese Association of Victoria Inc

Address: 8 Ashley Street, Wantirna VIC 3152

Email: [email protected]

Website: Chinese Association of Victoria website

Chinese Cancer and Chronic Illness Society of Victoria

Address: 784 Station Street, Box Hill North VIC 3129

Phone: (03) 9898 9575

Website: Chinese Cancer and Chronic Illness Society of Victoria website

Chinese Choir at Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Address: 2–12 Derby Street, Kew VIC 3101

Phone: (03) 9853 3126

Website: Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre website

Chinese Community Social Services Inc

Address: 14 Livingstone Close, Burwood VIC 3125

Phone: (03) 9898 1965

Website: Chinese Community Social Services Inc website

Chinese Health Foundation

Address: Suite 12, Town Hall Hub, 27 Bank Street, Box Hill VIC 3128

Phone: (03) 9285 4812

Website: Chinese Health Foundation website

Chinese Parents Special Disability Support Network

Address: Level 1, 79 Mahoneys Road, Forest Hill VIC 3131

Phone: (03) 9894 2203

Website: Chinese Parents Special Support Network website

Chinese Peer Support Network – Eastern Area Community Health (EACH)

Address: Suite 2, 26–28 Prospect Hill Road, Box Hill VIC 3128

Phone: 1300 855 878

Email: [email protected]

Website: Eastern Area Community Health (EACH) website

Craig Family Centre (Chinese Seniors/Families Group)

Address: 7 Samarinda Avenue, Ashburton VIC 3147

Phone: (03) 9885 7789 or 0468 880 629 (Mandarin-speaking facilitator)

Email: [email protected]

Website: Craig Family Centre website

Chinese Womens Association of Victoria

Address: 25 Central Road, Blackburn VIC 3130 

Phone: 0426 226 719

Chinese Youth Society Melbourne

Address: Chinese Youth Society Melbourne Clubhouse, 4/2–4 Joseph Street, Blackburn North VIC 3130

Phone: (03) 9897 3688

Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria

Address: Suite 101, 398 Sydney Road, Coburg VIC 3058

Phone: (03) 9354 9555

Email: [email protected]

Website: Ethnic Communities Council of Victoria website

Fronditha Care

Address: 16 Anzed Court, Mulgrave, VIC 3170 

Phone: (03) 9552 4100

Email:  [email protected]

Website: Fronditha Care website

Greek Community Services – PRONIA

Address: 7 Union Street, Brunswick VIC 3056

Phone: (03) 9388 9998

Email: [email protected]

Website: PRONIA website

Hellenic Educational Progressive Association (Hawthorn)

Address: 8A Church Street, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Phone: (03) 9840 2003

Email: [email protected]

Indian Care Services

Address: Ross House, 247–251 Flinders Lane, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: 1300 005 040

Website: Indian Care website

inTouch – Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence

Address: GPO Box 2905 Melbourne Victoria 3001

Phone: (03) 9413 6500 (general enquires) or 1800 755 985 (support line)

Website: inTouch website

Italian Community and Aged Care Services – CO.AS.IT

Address: 189–199 Faraday Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Phone: (03) 9349 9000

Website: CO.AS.IT website

Italian Veneto Club

Address: 191 Bulleen Road, Bulleen VIC 3105

Phone: (03) 9850 7111

Website: Veneto Club website

Multicultural Seniors GroupsFor Multicultural Seniors Groups within Boroondara, see our Relief and recovery: community services directory (PDF) or contact Boroondara's Active Ageing Team on (03) 9278 4777.
Multicultural Womens Health for Migrant and Refugee Women

Address: Suite 207, Level 2, 134 Cambridge Street, Collingwood VIC 3066

Phone: (03) 9418 0999 or 1800 656 421

Website: Multicultural Centre for Womens Health website

Multicultural Chambers of Commerce Group

Phone: (03) 9651 5901

Website:  Victorian Multicultural Commission website

Victorian Government accredited community language schools in BoroondaraYou can find a full list of accredited community languages schools available on the Victorian Department of Education and Training website.
Women of Colour Network MelbourneEmail: [email protected]

Multicultural/bilingual faith groups and organisations

Group nameContact details
Bao Lin Chan Buddhist Monastery

Address: 94A High Street, Glen Iris VIC 3146

Phone: (03) 9813 8922

Email: [email protected]

Website: Chung Tai Zen Center of Melbourne website

Benevolence Australia (Islamic Community Organisation)

Address: 125 George Street, Doncaster East VIC 3108

Phone: (03) 9913 8262

Email: [email protected]

Website: Benevolence Australia website

Bahá'í Community of Boroondara

Address: PO Box 32, Kew East VIC 3102

Phone: (03) 9415 6007

Email: [email protected]

Website: Bahá'í Community of Boroondara website

Chinese Baptist Church (Melbourne)

Address: 75A Cotham Road, Kew VIC 3101

Phone: (03) 9855 2868

Email: [email protected]

Website: Melbourne Chinese Baptist Church website

Chinese Glorious Christian Church (Balwyn)

Address: 3 Ropley Avenue, Balwyn VIC 3103

Phone: (03) 9816 8069

Email: [email protected]

Website: Melbourne Glory Church website

Chinese Rhema Christian Church (North Balwyn)

Address: 172 Doncaster Road, Balwyn North VIC 3104

Phone: 0493 107 453

Email: [email protected]

Website: Rhema Chinese Christian Church of Melbourne website

Chinese Congregation at Camberwell Methodist Church

Address: 58 Cooloongatta Road, Camberwell VIC 3125

Phone: (03) 9889 0702

Email: [email protected]

Website: Camberwell Methodist Church website

Chinese Camberwell Gospel Hall

Address: 910 Toorak Road, Camberwell VIC 3125

Phone: (03) 9889 2899

Email: [email protected]

Website: The Uniting Church in Australia South Camberwell website

Chinese Congregation at North Balwyn Baptist Church

Address: 136 Doncaster Road, North Balwyn VIC 3104

Phone: (03) 9859 8101

Email: [email protected]

Website: North Balwyn Baptist Church website

Chinese Congregation at Balwyn Wesleyan Methodist Church

Address: 184 Balwyn Road, Balwyn VIC 3103

Phone: (03) 9816 3523

Email: [email protected]

Website: Balwyn Wesleyan Methodist Church website

German Congregation at St Christophers Catholic Church, Camberwell

Address: 595 Riversdale Road, Camberwell VIC 3124

Phone: (03) 9882 4180

Email: [email protected]

Website: Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne website

Greek Orthodox Church – The Presentation to Our Lady to the Temple

Address: 3–7 Macedon Avenue, Balwyn VIC 3104

Phone: (03) 9859 1768

Website: Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia website

Melbourne Church of South India

Address: 334 High Street, Ashburton VIC 3147

Phone: 0447 438 900

Website: The Melbourne CSI Church website

Shirdi Sai Sansthan Temple

Address: 2 Halley Avenue, Camberwell VIC 3124

Phone: (03) 9889 2974

Email: [email protected]

Website: Shirdi Sai Sansthan Melbourne Inc website

Indonesian Congregation Baptist Church Sidang Baptis Indonesia Inc.

Address: 517 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills VIC 3127

Phone: 0411 861 989

Email: [email protected]

Jewish (Hebrew) Modern Orthodox Congregation Kew

Address: 53 Walpole Street, Kew VIC 3101

Phone: (03) 9853 9243

Email: [email protected]

Website: Kew Hebrew Congregation website

Hawthorn Ark Community Centre and Modern Jewish Orthodox Synagogue

Address: 7 Cato Street, Hawthorn VIC 3123

Phone: (03) 8658 4044

Email: [email protected]

Website: Ark Centre website

Korean Congregation at Deepdene Uniting Church

Address: 958 Burke Road, Deepdene VIC 3103

Phone: (03) 9817 5977

Website: Deepdene Uniting Church website

Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church

Address: 40 Warrigal Road, Surrey Hills VIC 3127

Phone: (03) 9782 9063

Website: Melbourne Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation website

United Muslim Migrants Association

Address: 72 George Street, Doncaster VIC 3109

Phone: 0414 886 421

Email: [email protected]

Website: United Muslim Migrants Association website

Victorian Sikh Association

Address: Victorian Sikh Association Club House, Winberra Parade, Ashwood VIC 3147

Website: Victorian Sikh Association website

Scottish Fiddlers Association

Address: St Aidens Uniting Church, 17–18 Duggan Street, Balwyn North VIC 3104

Email: [email protected]

Website: Melbourne Scottish Fiddle Club website

Slovaks Association in Victoria

Address: PO Box 263, Kew VIC 3101

Email: [email protected]

Website: Australian Slovaks Living in Victoria website

Spanish Latin American Welfare Centre – United

Address: 44–56 Hampstead Road, Maidstone VIC 3012

Phone: (03) 9318 2949

Website: United website

The Committee for Sri Lanka/ South Asian AllianceFacebook: The Committee for Sri Lanka Facebook page
Swedish Community School (Melbourne) at Toorak Uniting Church

Address: 603 Toorak Road, Toorak VIC 3142

Phone: 0435 827 569

Email: [email protected]

Website: Melbourne Swedish Community School website

Swinburne University of Technology Multi Faith Centre

Address: Level 3, The George Swinburne Building, 34 Wakefield Street Hawthorn.

Email: [email protected]

Website: Swinburne University website

Tongan Congregation Canterbury Balwyn Road Uniting Church

Address: 15A Balwyn Rd, Canterbury VIC 3126

Phone: (03) 9836 1591

Email: [email protected]

Website: Canterbury Balwyn Road Uniting Church website

Vietnamese Congregation at Baptist Union of Victoria

Address: 1193 Toorak Road, Camberwell VIC 3124

Phone: (03) 9880 6100

Email: [email protected]

Website: Baptist Union of Victoria website

Vietnamese Womens Association (Australia) (AVWA)

Address: 30–32 Lennox Street, Richmond VIC 3121

Phone: (03) 9428 9078

For Seniors Centres in Ashburton and Kew see our Relief and recovery: community services directory (PDF).

Website: Australian Vietnamese Womens Association website

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