RCCRC: The community hub of Red Cliffs

About Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre

Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre is a member of Neighbourhood Houses Victoria.

As the community hub of Red Cliffs we bring the community together to build connections, create social inclusion, empower people through adult education and share skills and resources.

Our mission is: providing resources and facilities for a vibrant sustainable community.

Activities on offer at the centre are run by staff, community members, businesses or government organisations. 

Because we are a Learn Local, we offer government funded courses and programs to get a job or go on to further education. 

We also work in partnership with Be Connected – an Australian wide initiative empowering people over 50 to thrive in a digital world. This includes access to learning resources and support to help develop confidence in navigating the online world.

We provide our community with:

● Affordable printing, laminating and scanning
● The Red Cliffs Men’s Shed – a purpose built shed where men can gather, socialise and enjoy a wide range of activities.
● Employment agencies outreach
● Public internet access*
● Meeting rooms for service groups and businesses
● Office space for businesses, short or long term
● Health & wellbeing programs
● Meals on Wheels – provided by Sunassist volunteers
● Community lunches
● Sewing & craft groups
● Digital literacy programs

Our story

The Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre results from several years of surveys, public meetings, input by local community groups, service providers and members of the Community.

The building was constructed in 1925 on behalf of Mr M.M. Butler. The building started life as “The diggers Rest Cafe”, but changed its name to “Steak and Hoist” because meals were “Hoisted” up to the diners on the front veranda.

Other uses of the building include a lead lighting shop, a mixed business and deli (during which time Horeground Ginger Beer was manufactured and sold on the premises), hairdressers and a boarding house.

Mallee Family Care purchased the building in September 1991. After renovations, the Centre was opened May 1992.

In 2007 the building was bought by the Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre Committee and became its own identity, separating from Mallee Family Care.
The centre is now operated by a committee of management who continue to ensure it runs to benefit the community.

Proudly Funded by

Be Connected – beconnected.esafety.gov.au

Neighbourhood House – www.nhvic.org.au

Learn Local – learnlocal.org.au

Victorian Government – vic.gov.au

Other partners

Australian Men’s Shed Association – mensshed.org


Victorian Men’s Shed Association – VMSA – Home of Men’s Sheds in Victoria

Mallee Sports Assembly –  malleesportsassembly.org.au

Sunraysia Institute of TAFE – www.sunitafe.edu.au

Kids Safe Victoria – kidsafevic.com.au

Our People

Board and Staff

Joanne Farrell

Executive Officer

Vashti Aratangi

Receptionist / Volunteer Program Assistant / Adult Education Tutor

James Jarvis

IT and Administration Volunteer



Committee of Management

President: Ms Carolyn Kowski Vice President: Mrs Deb Dark Treasurer: Leanne Jarvis Secretary/ Public Officer: Mrs Amber Byrnes

Committee of Management Members

Mr Peter Nancarrow
Mr Tony Lyons
Mr David Lloyd

Volunteer Coordinator and Digital Tutor

Vashti Aratangi

Volunteers - Past and Present

Kate Smyth, Sandra Burton, Carley Bath, James Jarvis, Tania Pearce, Rita Chase, Peter Christian, Karolina Stratford, David Berry, Kevin Farrell and David Lloyd. 

Phone us on: Ph: (03) 5024 3455

Email us at: rcresource@smartchat.net.au

Visit us at: 23 Indi Avenue, Red Cliffs, VIC 3496, just opposite Barkley Square.

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