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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

The Bin Men Exhibition Opening

You are invited to the official opening of the Bin Men Exhibition.

The exhibition will feature work by Araluen participants Shane Coutts, Trevor Oxley, Josh Wood, and David Waterhouse. These artists are inspired by recycling or use found materials in their works. All welcome.

The exhibition will be opened:
by Vicki Ward, MP
on Thursday 3rd May at 12pm
at the Eltham Library Community Gallery


Exhibition runs April 26th – May 28
during regular library hours:
Monday-Thursday 10am-8.30pm
Friday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday 1pm-5pm

Housing Support Meetings

Exploring pathways that can lead to a life outside the family home 

The dates for Araluen’s remaining Housing Support open meetings in 2018 are:

  • Wednesday 18 April
  • Wednesday 14 November

Venues and times to be advised. All welcome.


Important Dates

Wednesday 18th April Housing Roadshow
Monday 23rd April **Day Supports Staff only – Planning and Professional Development Day
Wednesday 25th April ANZAC Day Public Holiday
Monday 30th April Araluen Board Meeting
Thursday 3rd May Bin Men Exhibition Opening
Tuesday 22nd May Family and Carers Network Meeting
Monday 11th June Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday

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.

Family Carers Network

The Family Carers Network 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:-

Family Carers Network Meeting


Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 – 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 hr@araluen.org

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.

No positions currently advertised.

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