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 authorized 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 see bottom of page for Community File Guidelines.


September 21 – Messy Church @ St Luke’s Uniting

Messy Church at St Luke’s Uniting is a time for all ages to get together, explore faith, have fun, be creative and share a meal.

  • Friday 21 September
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, 174 Barrabool Rd., Highton
  • 4.30pm to 7pm
  • Theme: Creating & Caring

For more details, call Linda on 0407 806 312


September 21 – 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 21 September – “A Focus on Hope”
  • 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


September 21/23 – Belgrave Heights Young Adults Convention

If you are a young adult and want to be part of a generation that passionately seeks God’s Kingdom above everything else, then come to the Belgrave Heights Young Adults Convention.  Learn what God is like through great speakers, workshop leaders and worship.

  • Friday 21 September to Sunday 23 September
  • Belgrave Heights Convention, 3 Convention Ave., Belgrave Heights

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


September 22 – ECCG Mooncake Festival

The Mooncake Festival is a harvest festival celebrated by Chinese and Vietnamese people.   The Evangelical Community Church Geelong is celebrating this festival and invites you to come along.  It’s free and dinner is provided.

  • Saturday 22 September
  • Grovedale Neighbourhood House, 45 Heyers Rd., Grovedale
  • 4.00pm start

For more details, contact the Church at


September 23 – Live@thechapel Melton

Melbourne-based singer/songwriter, Androo Crothers will be the guest artist at the next Live@thechapel Melton.

  • Sunday 23 September
  • St Mark’s 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


September 24 – Sean O’Keefe Ride To Empower Bike Ride

One of our listeners, Sean O’Keefe is riding from Adelaide to Melbourne to raise funds to support Equip Global and their work with women and children in India.

He is riding from September 24 –October 1 and is looking for sponsors. Can you help?

To make a donation visit


September 28 – Messy Church @ Grovedale Uniting

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 28 September
  • Grovedale Uniting Church, cnr. Torquay & Reserve Rds., Grovedale
  • 4.30pm to 6.30pm

For more details, call Iain on 5243 3400.


September 28/29 – True Life Retreat

Life often comes with many struggles and challenges which sometimes leave us anxious and overwhelmed. The good news is, you don’t have to live that way, Jesus offers something more. CCF Melbourne invite you to a True Life Retreat.

  • 28-29th September
  • Adina Hotel, 189 Queen St Melbourne
  • Registration is $45 including tshirt and snacks
  • Child minding is available and free of charge
  • Parking flat rate of $9 if registered online before event

For more more details, call 0413 635 412 or  visit


September 30 – Steve McCracken @ FaithLife Church

Ps Steve McCracken is a prophet who brings God’s word to churches and challenges people to become child-like in their faith and unshakeable in their trust of God.  FaithLife Church is excited to welcome Steve and invites you to this visiting prophetic ministry.

  • Sunday 30 September
  • FaithLife Church, Seasons 5 Resort, 454 Point Cook Rd., Point Cook
  • 10am start

For more details, call the church on 9108 0350 or go to


October 1/4 – Canadian Rocky Mountain Adventure Kids Camp

It’s time for Canadian Rocky Mountain Adventure Kids Camp again.  Run by Christian Assembly Bayswater North, the camp is for kids aged 8 up to Year 7.  Come along for great activities, fun games and find God in a rugged world.

  • Monday 1 to Thursday 4 October
  • Belgrave Heights Campsite, Belgrave.
  • Transport available from Geelong
  • $145 for first child, less for subsequent children in a family.

For more details and to register, call Brenda on 0408 555 577.

Pay by 31 August for discount of $5 per child.  Registration closes early September.

Event email:

Event website:


October 5 – SupaTramp Family Fun Day

Looking for something fun to do with the kids these holidays?  Get along to SupaTramp Geelong for two hours of trampoline, indoor rock climbing and huge playground fun.  All money raised will go to the mission agency OM Australia.

  • Friday 5 October
  • SupaTramp Geelong, 174 Torquay Rd., Grovedale
  • 4pm to 6pm
  • Cost is $25.00 (includes socks)

Tickets available at the door but your RSVP would be appreciated.  For more details and to RSVP, call Sarah on 0431 511 609 or go to


October 5 – Melton Aglow

Melton Aglow welcomes all to its next meeting.  Come along for morning tea, followed by a time of worship and a guest speaker.

  • Friday 5 October
  • The Willows, Reserve Rd., Melton
  • 15am start
  • Cost: $8.00

For more details, call Nellie on 0417 969 375


October 6 – CCC Garage Sale & Car Wash

Connect City Church is holding a garage sale and car wash to raise funds for its mission projects.  Come along, support the church and leave with a clean car and some bargains!

  • Saturday 6 October
  • Connect City Church West, 15 Perkins Ave., Hoppers Crossing
  • 9am to 1pm

For more details, call Vic on 0478 881 749


October 6 – Sharing Faith in Australia Tomorrow

Society and culture are changing so how will we share the gospel? Come to “Sharing Faith in Australia Tomorrow” to find out.  Get a snapshot of spirituality in Australia from Christian commentator, Karl Faase and be led in inspirational worship by Silvie Paladino.

  • Saturday 6 October
  • Celebrity Room, Moonee Valley Racecourse, 1 McPherson St., Moonee Ponds
  • 7pm start
  • Free but ticketed event
  • Presented by The Gideons International in Australia

For more details and to book, go to


October 11/14 – Saving Light Series

The Saving Light Series is five bible-based talks presented by Heidelberg West Church of Christ.  This year, the talks are based on the theme, “Jesus Sets Us Free”.  All are welcome and entry is free.

  • Thursday 11 October and Friday 12 October at 7.45pm
  • Saturday 13 October at 6pm
  • Sunday 14 October at 10am and 11am
  • Church of Christ, 420 Waterdale Rd., Heidelberg West

For more details, call 0423 866 915, email or go to


October 20 – Belgrave Heights Women’s Convention

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

  • Saturday 20 October
  • Belgrave Heights Convention, 3 Convention Ave., Belgrave Heights

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


October 20 – Repair Cafe Geelong West

Have you got a wobbly chair, a broken toaster or something else that needs repairing but don’t know what to do? If so, then bring your damaged whatever along to Repair Café in Geelong West for advice and help to fix it.

  • Saturday 20 October
  • One Care, 61 Candover St., Geelong West
  • 10am to 1pm
  • A voluntary contribution can be given on the day

For more details, call 5229 2133 or go to


October 21 – Belgrave Heights Songs of Praise

Each year on a Sunday afternoon hundreds of people gather together at the Belgrave Heights Songs of Praise.  Come and join them for an afternoon of music and fellowship.

  • Sunday 21 October
  • Belgrave Heights Convention, 3 Convention Ave., Belgrave Heights
  • 2.30pm start (pre-program 2.15pm)
  • $10 per adult ($5 concession) payable at the door

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


November 24 – A Woman of Influence Gala Fundraiser

Get a group together of your nearest-and-dearest and come along to “A Woman of Influence Gala Fundraiser”.  Hosted by Gosha from 96three FM, the night will feature prizes, silent auctions, competitions, speakers and more.  All proceeds will go to A21, a non-profit organization that rescues victims of human trafficking.

  • Saturday 24 November
  • The Transformation Centre, 107 Woods St., Newport
  • 7pm start
  • Tickets $55 (or $40 early bird rate before 19 October). Purchase at

For more details, call Sara on 0438 443 826 or email


December 14 – Seven News Young Achiever Awards

Do you know an amazing young Victorian?  96three invites you to shine the spotlight on a young person under 29 by nominating them for the Seven News Young Achiever Awards.

Categories include: Volunteering, Community service, Group achievement, Inspirational TAFE student, Rural health, Leadership, Online, Regional achiever, Young artist and Creating change.

Each category winner receives a $1,000 Bartercard account from Wheelton Philanthropy and Budget Rent a Car, plus a $1,000 Bank of Melbourne account.  The State winner will go home with a $2,000 Jetstar flight voucher.

Nominations close Friday 14 December.  Nominate online today at


January 25/27 – Pursuit Conference with Bishop Darrell Hines

Darrell Hines has been inspiring people for almost 40 years with his ability to deliver the Word of God with clarity. Come to Pursuit Conference and hear life-changing words from Bishop Hines.

  • Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January
  • Pursuit Church, 7 Bruce St., Mornington
  • Single, couple and family rates

For more details and to register, go to or call Pursuit Church on 5909 8520


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


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.

Do you or someone you know need 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?  If so, 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.


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

Community Service Announcement Guidelines 

This is a free service for community based, not-for-profit events and services. Generally speaking, qualifying events and services fit the following criteria:

  • Run by not-for-profit groups without benefit to commercial entities.
  • Free to attend or have a low entry charge to cover costs.
  • For the benefit of the community.
  • Not a regular church service.
  • Short description of what the event is
  • Where it is to be held
  • Time and date of event
  • Cost of event
  • Phone number for more information for listeners that will be included on our website listing.

Announcements that DO NOT qualify as a CSA are: 

  • The sale of property, vehicles, or products of any kind for the purpose of deriving income for business or private purposes.
  • Events where any kind of payments in cash or like kind may be made to 96three by the promoter of any event as this constitutes sponsorship.
  • Tasteless or unacceptable events that would generally be unacceptable to this ministry or its membership or as deemed by the management of 96three.
  • Swap and trade events involving the exchange of goods.
  • Events that are clearly meant to be serviced by paid sponsorship.

All requests for Community Service 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 Service Announcement must be received at least three weeks prior to the event.

All Community Service Announcements must be authorised by Management.

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

If your event or service does not qualify for a Community Service Announcement then we may still be able to help with a paid advertising campaign.


Please call 96three if you have any enquiries on  5241 6550.