Mid-Year Update 2021

What are community hubs?

Community hubs are welcoming places where families from diverse backgrounds, particularly mothers with young children, come to connect, share and learn. 

Based in primary schools, community hubs connect families with each other, their school and existing services such as health, education and settlement support. Hub programs support and encourage families to improve their language, social and vocational skills – whatever their age or stage of development.

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A national network

We welcomed 19 new hubs in the first half of 2021, bringing the network’s total number of hubs to 92. Hubs are based in urban and regional areas across New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and Victoria, and are funded by federal and state governments and the Scanlon Foundation. 


In the first six months of 2021:


Learning English


Volunteering and employment pathways


Early childhood development


Connecting families



Linking communities


Thank you to our supporters and delivery partners

The National Community Hubs Program is made even stronger through its growing partnerships and support from government, schools, and program partners. 


Images featured:

Hub families enjoying Harmony Day in Term 1, St Augustine’s Parish School hub, South Australia.

Children enjoying the ‘Happy Feet’ program at their playgroup during Term 2, Marsden State School hub, Queensland.

Children enjoying some hands-on play during Term 1, Smithfield Public School hub, New South Wales.

Welcoming families to their mobile hub in Term 1, Villawood East Public School, New South Wales.

A family feeling connected to their community through the programs available for their children, Sunbury Heights Primary School hub, Victoria. 

An English class for women in Term 2, while their children play, Aitkenvale State School hub, Queensland.

A mother and child at an English class in Term 1, Woodridge State School, Queensland.

Mothers completing the TAFE NSW – Nirimba Statement of Achievement in Floristry in Term 2, Bert Oldfield Public School hub, New South Wales.

Mothers learning barista skills in Term 2, Rydalmere Public School hub, New South Wales.

The Hon Linda Dessau AC, Governor of Victoria, and Mr Anthony Howard AM QC with participants from Bell Park North Primary School, Victoria, at the Government House Peace and Prosperity program, Government House, Victoria.