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Our Community

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Good relationships are what matter most at Araluen! We welcome all members of our community who wish to participate in our events, open forum meetings or in other ways.

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 Upcoming Events

“Happy 2nd Birthday to us”

two ceramic dishes by artist Tim McCall

From 12th October

Araluen’s ‘Bunjil Studio’ celebrates
two years of kiln-fired

Mill Park Library
394 Plenty Road
Mill Park  3082
(during regular library hours)

Opening times: CLICK HERE

Chancez Cafe, Mill Park
Official Opening

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Friday 1oth November
– 2pm – 3.30pm


Great coffee, tempting nibbles and amazing art – plus a chance to make your own mark!

Mill Park Library
394 Plenty Road
Mill Park  3082

CLICK HERE for current details and cafe opening times


Important Dates

 Monday 25th September
– Thursday 28th September
   **Day Supports closed (Staff Annual leave)
Friday 29th September AFL Grand Final Public Holiday
Tuesday 24th October Client Services meeting – all welcome
Milley Logde, Araluen Lower Plenty
Monday 6th November **Day Supports closed (Staff Annual leave)
Tuesday 7th November Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
Thursday 21st December Last Day for Day Supports – 12pm close
Thursday 25th January, 2018 **Day Supports Staff only return
Friday 26th January, 2018 Australia Day Public Holiday
Monday 29th January, 2018 Participants return to Day Supports

Open Forums

Araluen holds regular meetings that all members of our community are welcome to attend. Widespread inclusion and involvement helps us deliver the high quality of service that we all want for Araluen’s participants. These meetings are a good opportunity to learn what’s happening, ask questions and give feedback. Details are listed in the events calendar above or subscribe to our mailing list to receive our newsletter.

Clients Services Committee

The Client Services Committee is an advisory committee to the Araluen Board. Members channel information between parents/carers and the Board. Attending these meetings gives you the chance to hear about what’s being planned to better support participants and to comment on service delivery issues.

Next meeting:-

Client Services Meeting


Tuesday, 24th October – 10am

Milley Lodge – Araluen
226 Old Eltham Rd, Lower Plenty

All welcome – no RSVP necessary.


Araluen is fortunate to benefit from the time, skills and enthusiasm of a diverse and dedicated group of volunteers. This support is much loved by Araluen participants and volunteers gain much satisfaction from being part of our community.

By volunteering, you really do help people have better lives.

If you have time or ideas to offer, please contact us.

Work with us

We’re always happy to hear from people who want to help make a real difference to the lives of others and who work with passion, integrity and care.
Our staff teams are dedicated and highly-motivated. We invest in our people and can put you on the path to start your career from the ground up.

Join our team as a Support Worker

Expressions of interest to join Araluen as a Support Worker are always welcome and are accepted via phone and email. Please call us on 9439 2805  to discuss possibilities or send your CV with a brief covering letter and the application form below to

Advertised Positions

Araluen can offer a range of interesting and diverse positions. Any current advertised opportunities are listed below.  Please address the Selection Criteria in your application and include the Application Form below.
There are currently no advertised vacancies
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