Sebastopol Community Hub

We are building a new Community Hub at Vickers Street Sebastopol

Current Sebastopol senior citizen's club

What is the Sebastopol Community Hub Project?

The project will see the Sebastopol Senior Citizens Centre demolished and replaced with an integrated community hub.  

The new facility will provide a fresh home for user groups of the existing building, including the Sebastopol Senior Citizens, Ballarat Community Health, McCallum Industries, and 1st Sebastopol Guides. 

Sebastopol Community Hub will support community groups that use the present Sebastopol Senior Citizens Centre and new groups to offer activities and services to the Sebastopol community.  

It will provide a solution for structural, accessibility and ‘fitness for purpose’ issues identified with the present building.

The location of the hub will complement other well-loved community facilities next to and nearby the site, including the Sebastopol Men’s Shed, Ballarat Community Health, St George’s Reserve, Victory Park, and Sebastopol Splash Park.  

The redevelopment was identified as a high priority in the City of Ballarat Community Infrastructure Plan 2022-2037.

It is also a priority project for advocacy for the City of Ballarat.  

Project Highlights

  • 3 x22 place kindergarten rooms for education and play based learning for three and four-year old children
  • Spaces for lifelong-learning and physical activity in a fit-for-purpose facility
  • Social connectivity for the Sebastopol Seniors Citizens and other community organisations
  • Service delivery and spaces for programs to service all age groups in an integrated and local community context
  • Early childhood programs and services including maternal and child health, parent groups, and supported playgroups 

Project Timeline




Project Milestone 


2019 - 2020 


Detailed community consultation undertaken with user groups 


June 2021 


Project identified as a Priority Project for Advocacy 


November 2021 - April 2022  


Project receives bipartisan support at 2022 Federal Election 


February – June 2023 


Consultation with stakeholders on concept plans 


June 2023 


Application to Victorian Schools Building Authority for Building Blocks Capacity Building Grant 


August 2023 


Application to Investing in our Communities program to confirm Federal Government commitment 

Project Contacts

Pete Appleton, Executive Manager Engaged Communities

Belinda Hynes, Coordinator Community Infrastructure Planning