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 Level 1, 20 Otter Street, Collingwood (in the Melbourne Polytechnic Building).
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 (dec)
Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE
Maria Attard-Dickson OAM
Bill and Iolanda Gibbins
James MacLeod, Jan Hayes, Marlies Blatz, Keith Waters, Grant Leverington & Ms Donna Jenkins
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, Neighbourhood Justice Centre, RecLink, RMIT University, Rotary Club of Collingwood, 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.