Our Vision

Our vision is to excel in providing services for families with young children. We will proactively work alongside other organisations to ensure that the diverse and changing needs of our community are met

Our mission is a commitment to provide a welcoming environment which encourages people to:
•    develop friendships
•    extend their support networks
•    exchange their ideas
•    Access occasional childcare and
•    involve themselves more fully in community life and decision making

Values:   The shared values that are integral to the way the centre is managed and operates day-to-day are;

1.  We are welcoming, warm, caring and friendly and seek to create a fun, vital and stimulating environment;
2.  We are receptive and understanding of the community needs and provide a responsive and quality service;
3.  As a team of professional and committed staff we are efficient, skilled and focused;
4.  We are family friendly, socially inclusive, and open and accepting of all.


  • Latest News & Events
  • Childcare: Application for Enrolment

    Bowen Street is an Approved Childcare Subsidy Centre


    To secure a childcare spot in 2020 in either the summer holiday period and/or Term 1, please download and complete the relevant form(s) below  

    Summer 2020 Childcare Holiday Application

    Term 1 2020 Childcare Application 

    Term Dates 2020  

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  • Course Guide

    The January to June 2020 Course Guide is now up!

    Find a variety of courses and programs on the latest Bowen Street Course Guide or visit our download section for more downloads including the Boorondara Neighbourhood Houses Short Course Guide.


    Register your interest at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call our centre on 9889 0791.

    Sign up for the newsletter! Boroondara’s local neighbourhood and community houses provide social events, childcare, training and courses for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in. If you would like to receive a copy of upcoming Short Course Guides click subscribe.

    You will receive an email to confirm your subscription.


    When dropping off bras at Bowen Street Community Centre, please place your donation in the blue bin to the left of the front doors. There is 24-hour access. You do not need to ring ahead or contact staff. Donated items will be collected from the bins at regular intervals. Read more...

  • Virtual Tour

    Click the button below to take the Google virtual tour of the facilities at Bowen Street

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