BGCS operations from 30 June 2020

As many of you are aware Victoria is experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases, with Broadmeadows being identified as one of ten hotspots across metropolitan Melbourne. As of 30 June, there are no confirmed cases at any of BGCS’s sites or operations.

As of Tuesday 30 June, following advice from the Victorian Government, Banksia Gardens Community Services headquarters in Pearcedale Parade will be closed to the general public. Some of our programs and services operations will be on hold for the time being and other programs/services are operating online.

Services and programs that will continue to operate (some remotely), but with some changes:

  • Food parcels at both BGCS headquarters and at Kenley Court Neighbourhood House
  • Adult education classes (ACFE)
  • Broadmeadows Youth Justice Alliance
  • Good People Act Now (GPAN) 
  • Social Cohesion Through Education
  • Project REAL – students have now gone on holidays
  • The Gateway School – students have now gone on holidays
  • Youth Transitions
  • Aiming High VCE Support Program
  • HIPPY Program – this will continue, but online. Please contact Lauren Ireland on Lauren.Ireland@bsl.org.au for more information
  • AtWork Australia

Programs and services currently on hold:

  • Study Group & associated activities (soccer, Arts & Craft, drumming, etc)
  • School Holiday Program
  • Jewellery making
  • Sewing
  • Yoga 
  • Knitting
  • Hall/venue hire
  • Community Lunch
  • Turkish Women’s Group

We are first and foremost a community services organisation, and we will try our best during the difficult times to continue supporting community needs.

If you are experiencing difficulties, please call the office on 9309 8531 or email admin@banksiagardens.org.au. We know that there has been congestion on the phone network recently, so please keep trying if you are not able to get through straight away.

You can also contact us on Facebook @banksiagardensCS