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Our Community

Important Dates 2022

Tuesday 1 November 2022 Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
Friday 23 December 2022 Last day for Day Supports
24 December 2022 –
8 January 2023
Day Supports closed
Monday 9 January 2023 Optional return to Day Supports for pre-booked participants and required staff
Thursday 26 January 2023  Australia Day Public Holiday
Friday 27 January Day Supports reopen for all participants and staff
Monday 13 March 2023 Labour Day Public Holiday
Friday 7 April 2023  Good Friday Public Holiday
Monday 10 April 2023 Easter Monday Public Holiday
Tuesday 25 April 2023 Anzac Day Public Holiday
Monday 12 June 2023 King’s Birthday Public Holiday
Friday 29 September 2023 AFL Grand Final Public Holiday (TBC)
Tuesday 7 November 2023 Melbourne Cup Public Holiday
Friday 22 December 2023 Last Day for Day Supports 2023
23 December 2023 – 7 January 2024 Day Supports closed
Monday 8 January 2024 All Day Supports participants and staff return

 Upcoming Events

Open Forums

Araluen holds regular meetings that all members of our community are welcome to attend. With wide inclusion and involvement, we can 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.

Araluen Housing Support Network

Find a place to call home! Let Araluen’s Options for Community Living Team assist you in exploring the possibilities so you can live in a home of your choice with the right support.

Join us for pizza and meet other people who are looking for disability housing options. Share ideas and learn from our community. All welcome. COVID-safe restrictions apply – please wear a mask and bring your vaccination certificate.


Date & guest speakers to be announced
Pizza at 6pm/Meeting: 7pm – 9pm

226 Old Eltham Road
Lower Plenty 3093
(Orana Building at front of property)


This event will be postponed if there is a lockdown

Araluen Participants, Families & Carers Network

The Araluen Participants, Famililies and Carers Network channels information between the people who use our services and the Araluen Board and management. By attending these meetings, you get the chance to hear what’s happening and what’s being planned to better support participants. And we get a chance to discuss important issues and gain your valuable feedback.


Date & time to be confirmed
Araluen, Lower Plenty & online
Focus: TBC

RSVP, request meeting links or help with MS Teams:
Ph: 1300 020 065