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 9-11 Vere Street, Collingwood.

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)

Life Members

Dr Peter Hollingworth AC OBE

Bobbi Cheetham

Maria Attard-Dickson OAM

Bill and Iolanda Gibbins

Michael and Libby Tobin

Board Members

James MacLeod, Jan Hayes, Marlies Blatz, Grant Leverington, Robert Patterson & 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.