Our Background

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In July 1977, a public meeting was held in Mornington. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss a proposal put forward by an enthusiastic group of residents, that a Community House be established in Mornington. It was to initially operate as a drop-in centre, meeting place and where the need for short term child minding could be met. The proposal was well received and work began immediately.

In August 1977, a task force officially formed Mornington Community Contact. In September 1977, the Mornington Shire Peninsula Council gave Mornington Community Contact the use of 1 Waterloo Place, and the proposal became a reality. In 1980 there was a move to a new location at 15 Albert Street. 1985 saw yet another move for us to our present address which is also provided by the Shire.

Mornington Community Contact House became an Incorporated Association in 1983. The relocatable building was made available to the House in 1983 by way of an ACFE grant. Funding for a part-time House Co-ordinator was provided by the Victorian State Government (The Department of Human Services Victoria).


Since then the organisation has continued to grow to become a sustainable community organisation that is recognised for it’s Community Development approach in education and adult literacy programs, support to volunteers and our commitment to quality playgroups and childcare. Mornington Community Contact is a member of the Learn Local Mornington Peninsula Network and the Mornington Peninsula Neighbourhood House Cluster. We now receive funding from various sources as well as fee for service programs. Our funding sources include Adult Community and Further Education, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Department of Human Services and Mornington Peninsula Shire.

We strive to serve the community for many years to come!