The Wellington is a community centre located in the heart of Collingwood, a place for social interaction and support to redress disadvantage, cultural and social isolation in our local community. We provide very low cost complementary health care services and activities to people in the area. The welcoming drop-in atmosphere encourages people to meet and interact with others from the community.
The Wellington Collingwood Inc was established in 2004 and operates out of St Martin’s Community Church.
We are a Not For Profit Incorporated Association and are endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).
The Wellington is governed by a Board of Management:
Mr James MacLeod
Patron and Life Member
Fr Ernie Smith OAM
Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE
Mr Brian Corbett, Mr James MacLeod, Ms Jan Hayes, Ms Marlies Blatz, Keith Waters, Ms Holly Crocket, Mr Jon Osborne
A major strength of The Wellington are our partnerships with other local organisations such as: Australian Chinese Medicine Association of Victoria, Brotherhood of St Laurence, City Of Yarra Council, cohealth (previously North Yarra Community Health), Concern Australia, God Squad, Hands on Health, Neighbourhood Justice Centre, RecLink, RMIT University, Rotary Club of Collingwood, St Martin's Community Church, St Vincent's Private Hospital, The Order of St Lazarus, Tobin Brothers, Victorian College of Optometry, Victorian Relief and Foodbank, Victorian Legal Aid.
Private practitioners such as yoga teachers, psychologists, naturopaths and masseurs volunteer their time and skills to provide free or very low cost services to our clients. We would like to acknowledge and thank them all.