Manly Community Centre

Who are we?

The Manly Community Centre Inc. is a community-based, non-profit, non-government organisation that has served the community since 1975. The Centre operates under the direction of a voluntary Management Committee, the Centre is staffed by a team comprising a Manager, Welfare workers and trained volunteers. 

As well as providing free community information and referral, the Centre offers a range of community services. We also initiate action where necessary to improve access to and participation in community services and activities. 

We are supported financially by Manly Council, Department of Community Services, donations and through our own fundraising efforts. 


To provide a focal point & meeting place for the community. To highlight community needs. To facilitate the development of services to meet these needs. To enhance the quality of life for the community. 

Community Information

Provision of current comprehensive information on all kinds of inquiries and matters affecting everyday life, such as legal, health, welfare, recreation/leisure and education matters. We refer to appropriate agencies as required. 

Welfare Assessment & Referral Services

The Centre provides Welfare officers to assist people with personal inquiries, give support and make referrals as needed. 

Free Legal Service

Local solicitors provide a free legal service coordinated by the NSW Law Society. The service operates from 6.00pm to 8.00pm each Thursday and the third Saturday of every month from 10.00am to 12 noon. No appointment is necessary. 

Justice of the Peace

The Centre has a Justice of the Peace [JP] on the premises every day.

Counselling Service

Manly Relationship Counselling provides a means tested service by appointment. 

Multicultural Services

A multicultural unit provides immigration advice, community information, settlement services and personal support.

Taxation Advice Service

This service, operates from July to October, provides advice to the elderly, low income earners, pensioners and people with a disability and those from non-English speaking backgrounds. Telephone the centre for appointments. 

Volunteer Recruitment & Training Service

People who wish to be involved in voluntary work can receive comprehensive advice on the range of options available. Prospective volunteers can ring the Centre for an appointment with the Recruitment Officer. 

Single Parent Support

Special attention is given to the needs of single parent families. 

Bereavement Support Service

  • This service offers support and information for people in the community who have experienced the death of someone close. The service also offers workshops and seminars on grief and loss.
  • Suicide Prevention Service offers workshops, referrals and support.

Complaints Procedure

If you have any complaints regarding the quality of service received please feel free to discuss this with the Centre Manager. We are open: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 4.00pm. 

You Can Help By:

  • Becoming a member
  • Joining our fundraising group
  • Sending a donation [always gratefully accepted]
  • Offering to become a volunteer member of the team. 

Where Are We?

12 Wentworth Street, Manly NSW 2095

Ph: 9977 1066 Fax: 9977 6810


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Last Updated 03/09