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Edmund Rice Services Mt Atkinson (ERSMA) also facilitate private programs either in partnership with agencies or via fee for service. 

If you or your organisation would like to collaborate with us on a project via a partnership or fee for service, please contact any staff member at ERSMA. 

What's Happening At MACC?

🟢 Open Event

🔴 Closed Event

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Every Monday and Thursday

Mt Atkinson Art Group 

The Mt Atkinson Art Group is an inclusive, welcoming group that respects the diversity of those living in the west, the abilities of each person and the environment we are a part of.

No experience is required, just a desire to be creative and enjoy the company of others.

The Art Group meets every Monday

10:00am to 12:30pm.

BYO lunch (if you wish to stay on for lunch), 12:30pm to 1:30pm.

Note: We don't meet on public holidays, the Monday following Christmas day and all of January)


What art do we do?

We explore different art forms that everyone can participate in. Check out our facebook page to see some past examples and future events.

If it’s not the art that you wish to do on a certain week, you can still join us and continue with a chosen piece of your own in the social and welcoming setting of the group.

We will do 1 to 4 sessions on different art topics. Sometimes we will get in external artists to teach us, mostly we draw upon the experience in the group.


It's sometimes hard turning up to a knew group. We understand this and will do our best to make you feel welcome and comfortable. 


Mt Atkinson Community Centre.

121 Greigs Rd. Truganina.


We are located off the road in an old homestead building.


Michael Naismith


Every Monday in school term

Study Buddies
3:45pm to 5:00pm

Edmund Rice Services Mt Atkinson partners with Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation to deliver the Study Buddies Homework program, which runs every Monday afternoon during school terms.  

Study Buddies is a homework club program, that is funded by Australian Childhood foundation. The program is designed to support Primary and Secondary students, with their homework but also connect them with their peers, learn more about culture and identity and learn from Elders.


Each weekly session includes afternoon tea, cultural activity or educational games and homework support. 


  • Bring along your homework 

  • Receive support from tutors 

  • Enjoy some afternoon tea 

  • Stationary and supplies provided

Study Buddies is run from Kirrip house, from 3:45pm-5:00pm. 

Location: 26 Exford Rd, Melton South VIC 3338

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Kristen Barker

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Weekly TBC

Mt Biking for teens

Starting in October this year and running for term 4 (2022) and term 1 (2023). Edmund Rice Community Services staff have been building new tracks and are excited about this new group. All teens are invited to come and try mountain biking. The hills are not big and everyone can go at their own pace. You don't have to be experienced or even good at riding, just keen to give it a go.  Bikes and helmets are supplied.

The aim of the program is to provide young people a supportive, welcoming environment and a place they can enjoy a physical and social activity, guided by caring adults.

Every Monday of term 4 and again term 1 (2023).

4:00pm to 5:30pm

Pick up Melton Station 3:30pm

Drop off Melton Station 6:00pm


Mt Atkinson Community Centre.

121 Greigs Rd. Truganina.


For more information and to register, please call, text or email Michael Naismith.

0466 597 145


Michael Naismith


Every Tuesday in School Term

Youth in Partnership
4:30pm to 6:00pm

Edmund Rice Services Mt Atkinson partners with Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation to deliver the Youth in Partnership program, which runs every Tuesday during school terms.  

Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation is the only community-controlled First Nations organisation in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Kirrip works in partnership with the community, businesses and government to meet the needs of the local Aboriginal community.


The Youth In Partnership program for Aboriginal youth aged 12-17 began online in September 2020 and moved to meeting on-site at MACC in November 2020. 

ERSMA and Kirrip consulted with young people about what they wish to gain from Youth In Partnership and used their voice to build the program. The youth expressed a desire to connect with their peers, learn more about culture and identity and learn from our Elders.


In April 2021, the group grew to enable primary-aged children to also attend the program.


Each weekly session includes a yarning circle and a recreational activity or cultural activity, or a combination of both.

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Kristen Barker

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