"The difference between the stranger and a friend is merely a story"
- Br Philip Pinto cfc, Congregational Leader, Brisbane 2008
The team at Mt Atkinson Community Center strongly believe in the well being benefits of connecting with others, the community and the natural environment through outdoor activities. With the current lockdown restrictions this is very difficult and many of our programs are on hold. Please see the calendar page for the programs that have continued.
If you have any questions, our contact details are at the bottom of the page
Mt Atkinson Community Centre is located between the lands of the Wurundjeri, Boon Wurrung and Wathaurong People. It is a community resource that provides opportunities for people who live, learn, work or recreate locally, to come together.
We believe in the magic that is created when people from all walks of life gather to share stories, knowledge and skills.
We use nature and the outdoors to connect with the community and bring people together for events, recreational activity days and ongoing programs.
MACC is managed by Edmund Rice Services Mt Atkinson (ERSMA). Get in touch with our team to discuss how we can design programs and events with you.
Video by Tom Gangemi
Youth In Partnership
Youth In Partnership is a First Nations cultural program for local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people, delivered in partnership with Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation.
Primary and secondary young people,
along with their parents/carers, are invited to join us and gather together each week on a Tuesday afternoon, to connect with each other, meet local Elders to learn about culture and connect with community.
Exciting Masterplan Development at MACC
Edmund Rice Services Mt Atkinson operates out of the Mt Atkinson Community Centre, a 100-year-old, recently renovated homestead which includes office spaces, meeting rooms and a fully functioning kitchen.
We are looking forward to expanding MACC by renovating its two heritage-listed buildings - historically being dairy and shearing stables - located on our 1.3 hectare site. The old dairy will be converted into a toilet block and the stables will become a multi-use indoor space and will include a large rebuilt fire place. This room will be ideal for art programs, functions, school activities, community gatherings and much more. We will also transform a steel farming shed into another multi-use indoor space.
Landscaping will ensure open areas for events to celebrate and strengthen culture and family, encourage movement for healthy living and a connection to our natural world via food growing and diverse gardening, to foster an intercultural community.
We look forward to seeing these exciting developments take shape throughout 2021 and finish early 2022.
Edmund Rice Services – Mt Atkinson acknowledges the First People of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging and extend that respect to Aboriginal Elders of other communities whom we connect.