WHO ARE WE?
The Kirribilli Centre was established in 1975. The activities of the Centre can essentially be broken down into three components:
The Neighbourhood Centre
The Neighbourhood Centre is set in a heritage building close to the north side of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. It is a place for the community to gather, socialise, take classes and seek assistance or information. The neighbourhood centre provides information; free community services, heritage room hire and plays host to a range of courses, workshops and clubs from yoga & mediation, bridge & seniors outings to kids classes and parties.
The Kirribilli Markets
The Kirribilli Markets are held twice per month in the iconic location of Bradfield Park (right next to / underneath the North side of the Harbour Bridge). The Kirribilli Market are one of the oldest Markets in Sydney and are extremely popular. All funds generated by the market go toward funding the Kirribilli centre, which benefits the local and broader community.
The Carers Program
The Bradfield Park Carers Program is a not for profit service which offers support and respite to carers of people with a mental illness who live within the Northern Sydney area. The program provides recreational activities, counselling, services and referrals. The program aims to be inclusive, build a sense of community and break down social isolation. The program is funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services and The Kirribilli Centre.
OUR MISSION & VALUES
Care: We have compassion for family, customers, community and co-workers
Responsiveness: We grow with our community and adapt to their changing needs
Respect: We respect our whole community, individually and collectively
Inclusion: We welcome people from all backgrounds with our community and value diversity
Integrity: We strive to earn the confidence of the community by being open and transparent in all out work
The Kirribilli Centre will work alongside our community to promote and enhance the wellbeing of residents by providing programs, activities, services and resources which respond to the developing needs of our community. We endeavour to:
- Provide a welcoming and well maintained facility for our local community
- Work with the local community to identify needs
- Develop and support a broad range of programs and courses
- Encourage community involvement and opportunities for volunteering
- Provide services that benefit the disadvantaged members of the community
- Enhance wellbeing across the age spectrum
The Kirribilli Centre is overseen by a talented board of volunteer directors who contribute valuable input and expertise to help the centre to achieve its goals. Directors are:
Janet Gilbert (Co-Chair)
Jenny Rollo (Co-Chair)
Lyn Huxham (Deputy Chair)
Jenny Turner (Secretary)
Irene Bennett (Treasurer)
Cathryn Gross (Assistant Treasurer)
The Kirribilli Centre (TKC) is a not for profit organisation. TKC receives some funding from DSS – Department Social Services, however the majority of our funds are attained through fund raising initiatives such as the Kirribilli Markets and Heritage Room Hire. TKC would also like to acknowledge the invaluable support we receive from North Sydney Council.
Are you interested in joining the team at The Kirribilli Centre? We are always looking for more hands. We post all paid and volunteer opportunities on this page so be sure to check in from time to time.
TKC would like to start a Seniors Companionship Service ‘Living in Good Company’. We are seeking volunteers over the age of 65 to make regular social visits and to provide companionship to elderly people living in their own homes. The service will cover Northern Sydney Region/Northern Beaches. Please contact us here at TKC on 9922 4428 for more information.