Community File

All requests for Community File Announcements must be provided in writing and must include all contact details of the community group making the request along with the name of an authorised contact person.

Requests for a Community file Announcement must be received at least three weeks prior to the event by emailing

96three reserves the right to amend, add to or alter its policies or provisions pertaining to Community File Announcements at any time and without notice or advice. 96three also reserves the right to delete, cancel or void any Community File Announcement.

If your event or service does not qualify for a Community File Announcement then we may still be able to help with a paid advertising campaign. Please call 96three if you have any enquiries.


May 25 – Kokoda Youth Program Information Evening

The Kokoda Youth Program develops leadership and resilience in young people and is run by Geelong Police and local secondary schools.  The Lions Club of Leopold supports this program and is holding an information evening to explain the program and answer questions.

  • Friday 25 May
  • Leopold Uniting Church, cnr. Bellarine Hwy and Ash Rd., Leopold
  • 7.30pm start

For more details, call Dennis on 5250 2120.


May 25 – Grovedale Messy Church

Grovedale Uniting Messy Church is a family friendly time for all ages to get together and explore faith, have fun, play games and share a meal.

  • Friday 25 May
  • Grovedale Uniting Church, cnr. Torquay & Reserve Rds., Grovedale
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm

For more details, call Iain on 5243 3400


May 25 – Parents With Purpose

Parents with Purpose is a community group created by mums for mums.  Come along for a time of encouragement and friendship while your little ones play.

  • Friday 25 May – “Time on My Hands”
  • Grovedale Community Hub, 45 Heyers Rd., Grovedale
  • 9.30am start
  • Cost: $5.00 per family
  • Meets monthly (except school holidays) with guest speakers on topics about parenting babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers

For more details and to register, email or call Kerry on 0425 744 684


May 25/26 – Belgrave Heights Men’s Convention

Share a time of learning and fellowship with other men at the Belgrave Heights Men’s Convention.

  • Friday 25 and Saturday 26 May
  • Belgrave Heights Convention, 3 Convention Ave., Belgrave Heights

For more details, call BHC on 9752 6855 or go to


May 26 – Mukti Fundraising Concert

Musician/composer, Nathan Glenn will host a special concert to raise funds for Mukti Australia and its work with disadvantaged children and families in Sri Lanka.  Come and enjoy an evening of music from this award-winning performer and help support the organization.

  • Saturday 26 May
  • North Balwyn Baptist Church, 136 Doncaster Rd., North Balwyn
  • 7pm start
  • Adults $25, children (under 13), $10

For more details and to book tickets, call Mukti Australia on 9890 0211 or go to  Tickets also available at the door.


May 27 – Live@theChapel Melton

Pop and electronica performer, James Peden will be the guest artist at the next Live@theChapel Melton.

  • Sunday 27 May
  • Melton Lutheran Church, 100 Coburns Rd., Melton South
  • 6pm start
  • No set fee but opportunity to donate towards expenses of guest artist

For more details, call Frank on 0457 721 435 or go to


May 29 – In the Womb Ministries Invitation to Remember

In the Womb Ministries invites anyone who has been impacted by pregnancy and infant loss to an evening to honour and remember your precious ones.  This is an invitation to mothers, fathers, grandparents, siblings and other family members who have experienced this loss.

  • Tuesday 29 May
  • Barrabool Hills Baptist Church, 4 Province Blvd., Highton
  • 7.30pm start

To RSVP and for more details, call the church office on 5249 0200


June 3 – Salvation Army Messy Church “Birthday Party for Everyone”!

Bring the family along to party, party, party at Salvation Army Messy Church.  “Birthday Party for Everyone” – party games and challenges, party food, jumping castle, coffee cart, stories, face painting, lolly bags.  It’s all free and it’s for everyone!

  • Sunday 3 June
  • Salvation Army, 180 Francis St., Belmont
  • 4pm to 6pm

For more details, call Nigel on 5243 9204


June 8 – Geelong Christian Singles

The next Geelong Christian Singles get-together is a trip away to Halls Gap for the long weekend starting Friday 8 June.  Bookings close, Friday 1 June.

For more details and to book, call 0418 672 570


June 8 – Why Israel? with Paul and Marg Longfield

If you have wondered why Israel is always in the news then come and listen to Paul and Marg Longfield explain the prophetic biblical significance of Israel, the Church and the nations.

  • Friday 8 June
  • Covenant Grace Church, Corio Christian Centre, 156 Purnell Rd., Corio
  • 7pm start

For more details and to RSVP, call Pastor Steven on 0434 605 719


June 16 – Repair Cafe Geelong West

Have you got something that needs repairing but are unsure what to do? If so, then bring it along to Repair Café in Geelong West for advice and help to fix it.

  • Saturday 16 June
  • One Care, 61 Candover St., Geelong West
  • 10am to 1pm
  • A voluntary contribution can be given on the day

For more info, call 5229 2133 or visit


Sewing Machines for Refugees

Geelong Refugee Assistance Program helps recently arrived refugees who settle in Geelong. They are seeking sewing machines to give to refugee women to help them make clothes for their families.

If you have a sewing machine in good working order that you no longer need, please donate it and know that you are helping refugees who arrive here without any material goods.

You can drop sewing machines into 96three, Unit 15/147 Marshalltown Rd., Grovedale from Monday to Thursday between 10am and 5pm.

For more information, call Hilary on 0418 554 380


Little Teapot & Play

Little Teapot and Play in Lara is looking for a Cafe Manager! Do you have cafe management experience and love what the Little Teapot charity is all about? Have a look at the job description on their website to find out job criteria and conditions.


Healing Rooms Geelong

Are you suffering with sickness or pain. At Healing Rooms Geelong you can receive prayer for God’s healing.

Vineyard Church(St Philips), 178 Pakington St Geelong West

  • 6.30pm – 8pm on first Tuesday of each month
  • 1pm – 3pm  on second & fourth Thursday in the month

For more info call 0401 301 764.


Smythe Place Project -“Haven; Home Safe”

A not-for-profit organization with offices in Geelong, Bendigo and Melbourne that provides homelessness support, low-income housing assistance and a range of support programs to help Victorians in need.

If you are or you know someone who needs low-cost, long-term, self-contained apartment housing in the heart of Geelong? And are you/they a single woman and over the age of 55?

Well the “Haven; Home Safe”, Smythe Place Project is here to help!

Geelong ‘Smythe Place’ housing project offers low-cost, long-term, self-contained studio apartment housing to help Victorians in need.

They are now taking applications for the Smythe Place housing in Geelong.

For more information contact


Alcoholics For Christ 12 Step Program

Are you struggling with alcohol or other addictions?

“Alcoholics For Christ 12 Step Program” meet each Wednesday night at 7.30pm at South Barwon Salvation Army, 176-180 Francis St., Belmont, if you would like help.

For more information, call 0420 910 763.


Geelong Crochet For Cancer

Geelong Crochet for Cancer gives handmade crocheted or knitted items to local patients to uplift spirits and share Christ’s love.

The organization accepts new items for men, women and children.  If you would like to donate, then send your item to Geelong Crochet for Cancer, PO Box 16, Belmont Vic., 3216.


Let’s Sing Highton

If you enjoy singing favourite old hymns and spiritual songs, then come along to “Let’s Sing”.  A warm welcome is extended to all to join-in for an hour of singing followed by a cuppa.

  • Every third Thursday of the month
  • St John’s Anglican Church, cnr. Roslyn and South Valley Roads, Highton
  • 2.00 to 3.00pm

For more details, call Margaret on 5243 7907.


Mission To Seafarers Geelong

Mission To Seafarers serve the men and women who bring  goods to and from Australia, sometimes in harsh and dangerous conditions.

Volunteers are needed to drive the minibus or help operate the shop at the centre located in North Shore, Geelong. The centre operates seven days a week from 10am – 10pm. If you would like to be a volunteer and give of a few hours on a weekly or monthly basis, or find out more information, call the Chaplain, Noah Park on 0412 779 306.


Sight Magazine Christian Heritage Walks around Melbourne & Geelong

Join Sight Magazine’s editor David Adams for a two hour walk around Melbourne’s CBD looking at some of the city’s Christian heritage. See magnificent churches, significant bronze statues and historical sites with interesting information provided as you walk. He also walks around the Geelong CBD on the second Saturday of the month (other details are the same).

  • 10.30am- 12.30pm on the first Saturday of the month
  • (details of location provided on booking).
  • Cost $15 per person
  • Bookings essential.

To book or for more information, see