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Wingate Avenue Community Centre (WACC) was established in 1985 on a public housing estate in Ascot Vale which is home to approximately 1,700 residents.  The centre is managed by a voluntary Committee of Management and employs over 50 staff and 50+ volunteers.

Wingate’s mission is to enable positive community wellbeing with a focus on learning and social activities, especially for people who are experiencing disadvantage.   We believe such a commitment will lead to improvement in quality of life and empowerment for the local community.

The centre has been successful in growing its services in the local community and is highly regarded by all stakeholders including Local, State and Federal government.  In 2012 Wingate was successful in attaining DGR status (Deductible Gift Recipient status) under the Public Benevolent Institution classification to allow donations towards the centre from philanthropic trusts.

In 2017 Wingate was recognised for it’s outstanding contribution towards the adult and community training sector.  The centre was awarded 2017 community training provider of the year.

Programs, Courses & Activities

Beginner Computers
Employment Programs
Skills for Education & Employment (SEE)
Arts & Craft
iPad Courses
Cooking Courses
Health & Wellbeing

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Established in 1985

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