What we do


Belconnen Community Service has been providing childcare in Canberra for over 40 years.  We offer high quality education and care for children from birth to year six.  BCS has three early childhood centres, and three school aged care services offering various options for before and after school care. We also provide an inclusive holiday program at Cranleigh School catering to children of all abilities and a youth program for 12-25 year olds, that runs out of the Belconnen Youth Centre.

Early Childhood Centres
Before and After School Care

Parenting Programs

Belconnen Community Services provides support to parents and carers of children of all ages with a broad range of Parenting Programs regularly delivered throughout the year.

Tuning into Kids
Tuning into Teens
Circle of Security

Mental Health Programs

This program area provides a diverse range of day-to-day living, art and fitness activities for people living with mental illness. Activities are organised to meet identified needs and participant interests and change regularly to suit these needs.

Day to Day Living Program
Art Program
Fitness Activities

Disability Services and the NDIS

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) is an Australian Government initiative to provide a person centred support system that gives people with disability choice and control over the services and supports they need.

The NDIS focuses on removing many barriers that are faced by people living with disability and their families and carers. BCS is a registered NDIS service provider, and works to support positive inclusion for all people in our community. BCS is committed to providing the highest quality of service and flexibility to meet individual needs.

BCS Disability Services
Meet our NDIS Team

In-home Support and Community Transport

Belconnen Community Service provides a range of services to support people to stay independent in their own home and have opportunities to socialise and meet others in the community.

In-home and Social Support
Community Transport

Youth Services (12-25 years)

The Youth Services team provides outreach and activities for young people aged 12-25 years who live work or play in or around Belconnen. Activities for young people include art, music, sport and leisure at Belconnen Youth Centre and other locations.  Youth Services also provides an Employment Pathways Hub, holiday programs, social groups, road ready training, case work and early intervention mental health services.

Youth Services

Activities for Babies and Toddlers

Belconnen Community Service provides a range of programs for children aged between from birth to five years who are accompanied by parents or caregivers.  Programs include gym play, singing and musical groups, superhero dance classes, playgroups and craft groups.

Tiny Tumblers (2-4 years)
Mothers' Voice (0-4 years)
Superhero Dance (3-4 years)
Playgroup in the Park (0-5 years)
Paint and Play (0-5 years)


At Belconnen Community Service we have so many things to do, services and programs for the whole community. From babies and toddlers to people over 65, parents, people living with mental illness or disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander specific programs and youth services for children at school and young people between 12 and 25.


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  • Bill Caddey and the Coffee Netowrk

    23 Mar 2018

    We recently caught up with Belconnen Community Service’s (BCS) Network Coordinator, Bill Caddey for a coffee and a chat. BCS: What do you do as a network coordinator? Bill: I drink far too much coffee and talk too much and, in the process, I ...

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  • Bit Bent All Stars: Lumi

    23 Mar 2018

    Bit Bent is a social support group for same sex attracted and gender diverse young people in and around the ACT. Lumi, an alumni of the group, talks about Encampment, a new program for LGBTIQ young people.

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  • "Open Doors Open Minds" - Free inclusion training in Belconnen Community Theatre

    26 Feb 2018

    Is your community group, recreational club, or organisation as inclusive as it could be? Our friends at Rebus are providing free professional development inclusion training for staff, volunteers, and members of ACT based community organisations. ...

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  • Aleksandra – It’s All About the People

    15 Feb 2018

    Aleks oversees the busy reception area in Belconnen Community Centre. Her favourite part of her job is people.

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  • Interstellar Holiday Art

    15 Feb 2018

    Participants in the Belconnen Youth Centre’s 2018 summer school holiday program were hard at work learning new skills and creating seriously interstellar art.

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  • A Fireman's Tips on Home Fire Safety

    15 Feb 2018

    “Don’t stop looking when you’re cooking” was the take home message when Station Officer Jim Walsh visited BCS this month. Visiting us as part of ACT Fire & Rescue’s community outreach service, Jim shared important tips for home fire safety ...

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What’s happening

Belconnen Community Service hosts thousands of events in Belconnen and Tuggeranong throughout the year. From film screenings to gallery events, there are activities and events to suit all ages and interests, whether that be art, music, dance, craft, social groups, excursions or health and fitness.

An inclusive connected community

Our purpose is to offer flexible services that encourage and support people to participate in their community and enhance their wellbeing.

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Need space to host your next event?

Belconnen Community Centre has meeting rooms, a theatre, art gallery and sports hall .  Rates are very affordable and community groups receive an additional discount.

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