Hurstbridge Community Hub

A community centre with garden out the front

The Hurstbridge Community Hub is an integrated community, health and childcare centre designed to support local residents and visitors to Nillumbik. Based in the heart of Hurstbridge on Wurundjeri Country, the building is located on the site of the former Hurstbridge High School. The historic library building, named for the late Frank Nankervis, now forms the central community function room at the Hub.

Surrounded by a thriving community garden, relaxing parklands and located at the end of the Diamond Creek Trail, the Hurstbridge Community Hub offers a space for people to come together to learn, get active, engage with and contribute to their community.

Getting here

Address: 50 Graysharps Road, Hurstbridge, Victoria

The Hurstbridge Community Hub has approximately 24 all-day car parking spaces and one accessible car parking space. Additional long-term parking is also available at the Ben Frilay Oval located at 36 Graysharps Road, Hurstbridge.

The Hub is a 500m walk from Hurstbridge train station and a 650m walk from the Bus 343 Hurstbridge Station/Heidelberg-Kinglake Rd stop. Both the train and bus are wheelchair accessible, and the route to the Hub is along sealed footpaths without steps.

Accessibility features

  • One accessible car parking space
  • Accessible and ambulant all gender toilets
  • Accessible shower facilities
  • Baby change facilities
  • Hearing loop

Hiring a space at the Hub

The Hurstbridge Community Hub has many unique and flexible spaces available for meetings, conferences, group classes and celebrations. Find out about venue hire

Services

Community Lounge and Courtyard

The Community Lounge is free for anyone to use during business hours (9am – 5pm weekdays) and does not require a booking. Situated at the entrance of the building, the Community Lounge is a comfortable sunny space with 180 degree views onto the courtyard and community garden. Complimentary tea and coffee is available in the community kitchen, and there is a low-cost coffee machine available to use in the corridor.

The Courtyard is also free for anyone to use during business hours without a booking. The courtyard is a sunny space fully enclosed by a curved stone wall, and contains two large picnic tables, concrete seating around the perimeter and a free BBQ.

Co-working spaces

Free co-working spaces are available throughout the Hub during business hours (9am – 5pm weekdays) and do not require bookings. USB charge stations, cushioned seating and tables are available throughout the sunny corridors of the Hub, with free wifi access throughout the building. Meeting rooms are also available to use as co-working space when not reserved for a private booking.

Long day-care and kindergarten

The Hurstbridge Children’s Centre is co-located at the Hub and is managed by non-profit organisation Early Childhood Management Services (ECMS). The Hurstbridge Children’s Centre offers high quality and inclusive long day care and integrated four-year-old kindergarten services for children aged three months to five years. 

Read more about the Hurstbridge Children's Centre.

Library

The Hurstbridge Community Hub is home to a curated collection of books and resources managed by Yarra Plenty Regional Library (YPRL).

At the Hub, you can return your YPRL library items, collect your holds, browse and borrow. Library holds are delivered daily, with the collection updated weekly.

Become a member, loan items and learn more about Yarra Plenty Regional Library.

Maternal and child health

The Hurstbridge Maternal and Child Health centre is located at the eastern end of the building. The maternal and child health (MCH) service is staffed by MCH nurses who provide support for families with young children in Nillumbik. All nurses have qualifications in general nursing, midwifery and maternal and child health. 

Learn more about Maternal and Child Health Services.

Allied health services

The following allied health services operate from the Hub:

Community pantry & Food is Free table

The community pantry at the Hub is managed by Diamond Valley Community Services and The Vine Baptist Church. It is located near the entrance to the Hurstbridge Basketball Stadium at the rear of the Hub. A community pantry is a cupboard full of non-perishable food, located in an accessible space for community members who are experiencing food insecurity. The Community Pantry Network has a “Give what you can, take what you need” philosophy, and donations of healthy, nutritious non-perishable food items are always welcome. 

Learn more about the Community Pantry Network.

The Hurstbridge Hub is also home to the Food is Free project. The Hurstbridge Food is Free shelving is situated under the verandah outside the entrance to the Hub. The Food is Free project is a worldwide movement dedicated to increasing food security and community cohesion through access to nutritious, healthy food. Anyone in the community can take from the Hurstbridge Food is Free table, and you don’t need to contribute anything or leave items in its place. 

Learn more about Food is Free.

Community groups and programs

The Hub is home to the following community groups:

If your community group is looking for a space, you have an idea for a program or want to know more about how we can support you, get in touch. Community groups and not-for-profit organisations can access generous discounts on room hire.

The Hurstbridge Community Hub offers a wide range of programs that are open to the public each week.

Upcoming events at the Hub