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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 Wizard of Oz

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Proudly presented by Diamond Creek/
Hurstbridge Drama

Supported by Nillumbik Shire Council

Friday 8th December
1.15pm – gold coin donation – bookings not required
7pm – $10 – bookings required

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Join us to celebrate IDPwD

Melbourne Polytechnic Theatre
Building A
61 Civic Drive
Greensborough, 3088


Christmas Market

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Friday 8th December, 2017
11 am – 7pm

Unique ceramics and gifts created
at Araluen, Diamond Creek

Free Entry – all welcome!

Melbourne Polytechnic
Building A
61 Civic Drive
Greensborough, 3088

Important Dates

Thursday 21st December Last Day for Day Supports – 12pm close
Monday 15th – Wednesday 24th January, 2018 Summer Recreation Program
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
Monday 12th March, 2018 Labour Day Public Holiday
Friday 30th March, 2018 Good Friday Easter Public Holiday
Monday 2nd April, 2018 Easter Monday Public Holiday
Monday 23rd April, 2018 **Day Supports Staff only – Planning and Professional Development Day
Wednesday 25th April, 2018 ANZAC Day 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.

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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