Community Connect Network

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Nillumbik’s Community Connect Network brings together a range of passionate community groups from across the shire.

Members build capacity and connections within the local area through monthly online or face-to-face meetings, information sharing and networking opportunities.

The network was established in 2020 in response to COVID-19, as a way to keep community connected. It has since grown into a large community network driven by local community groups and leaders.

The network provides an opportunity to share information and collaborate on projects and initiatives, aimed at strengthening the health and wellbeing of the Nillumbik community.

Network meetings

The Community Connect Network is facilitated by Council’s Community Development team and meetings are scheduled monthly.

2022 meeting schedule:

  • Tuesday 23 August - 1pm to 2:30pm (Zoom)
  • Tuesday 20 September - 1pm to 2:30pm (Zoom)
  • Tuesday 18 October - 1pm to 2:30pm (Zoom)
  • Tuesday 22 November - 1pm to 2:30pm (Zoom)

Network members

There are over 80 community groups registered on the network, including but not limited to:

  • Community and Volunteers of Eltham (CAVE)
  • Diamond Creek Men's Shed
  • Diamond Valley Lions
  • Eltham District Historical Society
  • Eltham Lions
  • Eltham Men's Shed
  • Eltham Rotary
  • Green Karma
  • LinC - Eltham & District Church Service Network
  • North of the Yarra Quilters
  • Older Men: New Ideas (OM:NI) Diamond Valley
  • St. Margaret's Anglican Church Eltham
  • U3A Nillumbik

..and many more.

Looking for a particular group or service? Try the Community and Services Directory.

If you are interested in joining the network, please complete the short registration form below:

Register to join the network

For more information please contact our Community Development Officer on 03 9433 3111 or email