What we do

Childcare

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

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)

Spotlight

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.

News

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  • Biking around Beautiful Belconnen

    13 Nov 2017

    Belconnen Community Centre is now a Tier One Bike Stop. BCC provides public access change rooms, toilets, a water fountain, and a bike pump. 

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  • Make Like a Giving Tree and Leave Your Donations at BCC

    7 Nov 2017

    The BCS Giving Tree is now accepting donations for 2017 at Belconnen Community Centre. Each year, the BCS Giving Tree distributes up to 200 hampers to families and individuals in the Belconnen region.

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  • Hidden Treasure in the Mall - Belconnen Early Childhood Centre

    6 Nov 2017

    A hidden treasure on the top floor of Belconnen Mall, Belconnen Early Childhood Centre (BECC) surprises visitors with its spacious rooms and large balcony garden.  BECC is one of Belconnen Community Service’s three Early Childhood Centres. Three ...

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  • Trivia Night a Scary Success

    17 Oct 2017

    On Friday October 13, Belconnen Community Service presented a Trivia Night with a spooky theme.  The Raiders Club in West Belconnen was overrun with scary-looking characters ready for some ghoulish fun.  The event raised $3,500 for the BCS 10/10 ...

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  • Belconnen Community Gallery seeks Expressions of Interest for 2018

    9 Oct 2017

    Expressions of Interest to exhibit in Belconnen Community Gallery in 2018 open now – closing Friday January 19th Download the Expression of Interest form here Belconnen Community Gallery is seeking Expressions of Interest for artists to exhibit ...

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  • Children First Alliance Launches in Canberra

    22 Sep 2017

    Today the Deputy Chief Minister, Yvette Berry, officially launched the Children First Alliance, a network of not-for-profit children’s services providers in the ACT.

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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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