Community

Whether you love exercise, social pursuits, cultural enrichment or are a parent with a child to entertain, the groups, spaces and community facilities at Victoria Harbour are diverse.


Community facilities

If you value community, then Victoria Harbour is a place that defines belonging. And there’s no better example of this than in the public spaces available for all to enjoy. Keen gardeners are welcome to contribute to the Community Garden, which grows seasonal, edible produce. Green open spaces including Buluk Park and outdoor exercise areas are as conducive to long walks with friends, as they are to working up a sweat.

For the family-oriented, the Community Hub provides everything parents need from maternal and child health services to playgroups, parenting information groups, childhood immunisation and family support and counselling.

The cultural jewel in Victoria Harbour’s crown is the waterfront Library at The Dock. This sustainable, state-of-the-art creative hub contains a café, public editing suites and recording studio, performance, gallery and community spaces – as well as everything else you’d expect to find in a book-lover’s paradise.

Join the Community 
Victoria Harbour’s community spirit is strong, as its eclectic variety of social groups shows.

Community Garden

Connect with nature, grow your own greens or simply explore. Gardening has a variety of health benefits and contributing to the community garden enhances that by connecting you with your neighbours. Volunteers are always welcome to toil in the soil, and while the garden is open for everyone to enjoy, the ‘take something, put something back’ principle ensures it continues to flourish. Contact the Community Garden team for information on how you too could become a volunteer.

Tai Chi and Qigong

Start the day overlooking the harbour as you practice wellness-enhancing martial arts that will keep you fit and boost your tranquility. Classes include Qigong breathing and meditation techniques; strength, flexibility, balance and coordination exercises; martial applications, forms and in time, weaponry. The classes offer a holistic program for mind and body and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. Classes are held on The Deck at the front of The Dock, facing the harbour, and the first class is free. Visit the website for more information. 

Dragon Boats

If you want to get a full body workout while immersing yourself in a supportive team culture, get involved with Dragon Boat Victoria. Based in Victoria Harbour, it has a range of clubs on offer including the Melbourne Flames which has 80 members representing 30 nationalities and a diverse demographic from ages 12 – 60+. It’s teamwork, fun and inclusivity at sea. Get in touch with Dragon Boat Victoria for the full range of clubs and how to be involved.

Table Tennis

Get your racquet arm and your best reflexes ready. This friendly ping pong social outing with the Melbourne Sunrise Probus club for retired and semi-retired individuals is good fun and plenty of laughs. They play on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at Library at The Dock from 9.30 - 11.30am so you can work on your technique every fortnight. Contact the Probus Club for details on how to join in. 

Open Door Singers Choir

Whether you have the voice of an angel or need to fine-tune your pitch, the Open Door Singers Docklands choir is an exercise in creating soaring sounds. More than 50 members currently work their vocal chords in unison, covering a variety of music from contemporary songs to time-tested classics. Join them on Wednesdays from 5.30 – 7pm. 
Register your interest first via their website

Docklands Walkers

Discover new places by foot and turn neighbours into friends on the way. The Docklands Walkers meet at Docklands Park on the corner of Bourke Street and Navigation Drive at 12.10pm every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for a 40-minute walk. Everyone’s welcome. For more information visit the Docklands Walkers website.