Strengthening the Darebin community since 1982.

Bridge Darebin is an innovative, not-for-profit organisation and certified social enterprise based in Preston and Thornbury.
Our mission: to strengthen our community by providing social and educational services to empower those who need it most.
Our services: include adult education, child care, community programs, venue hire, Moon Rabbit café, Moon Rabbit On the Hop mobile café and Heart Of Thornbury.
Keep in the loop and find out What’s On at Bridge Darebin.

Bridge Darebin -  Adult Education

Learning is fun with our courses & short courses – from art to Zumba and everything in between.

Bridge Darebin - Child Care

Exceptional occasional care led by passionate supportive educators.

Bridge Darebin - Community Programs

Supporting people facing barriers such as social isolation, disability & homelessness

Preston and Thornbury Venue hire

Modern meeting & training rooms, large halls & commercial kitchens for hire in Preston & Thornbury

Moon Rabbit Cafe - Bridge Darebin

Our award-winning and environmentally innovative cafe now offers catering & bulk foods.

Makers market Thornbury - Bridge Darebin

Our market showcases the best handmade goods four times a year in Thornbury.

Bridge Darebin - Our impact in the Preston and Thornbury community

Established in 1982, we’re proud of the difference we’ve made to the lives of people in Darebin.

Get involved

Help us increase our impact by donating your money or time to support our programs.

What’s On at Bridge Darebin

BD Event Calendar

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Thursday 01/09
Friday 02/09
Saturday 03/09
Sunday 04/09
Monday 05/09
Tuesday 06/09
Wednesday 07/09
Thursday 08/09
Friday 09/09
Saturday 10/09
Sunday 11/09
Monday 12/09
Tuesday 13/09
Wednesday 14/09
Thursday 15/09
Friday 16/09
Saturday 17/09
Sunday 18/09
Monday 19/09
  • All Day School Holidays
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Aboriginal Community Elders Service Pottery
    Aboriginal Community Elders Service Pottery
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Recurs weekly
Tuesday 20/09
Wednesday 21/09
  • All Day School Holidays
Thursday 22/09
  • All Day School Holidays
  • Queen's memorial public holiday
    Queen's memorial public holiday

    Bridge Darebin will be closed on this day.

  • 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM Pride Poetry Workshop
    Pride Poetry Workshop
    1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Friday 23/09
  • All Day School Holidays
  • Grand Final Friday
    Grand Final Friday

    Bridge Darebin will be closed for this public holiday

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Storytime Sessions
    Storytime Sessions
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Free story time sessions for the littlies on Moon Rabbit Deck

    Recurs weekly
Saturday 24/09
  • All Day School Holidays
Sunday 25/09
  • All Day School Holidays
Monday 26/09
  • All Day School Holidays
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Aboriginal Community Elders Service Pottery
    Aboriginal Community Elders Service Pottery
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Recurs weekly
Tuesday 27/09
Wednesday 28/09
  • All Day School Holidays
  • 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM Kids School Holiday Pottery
Thursday 29/09
  • All Day School Holidays
Friday 30/09
  • All Day School Holidays
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Storytime Sessions
    Storytime Sessions
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Free story time sessions for the littlies on Moon Rabbit Deck

    Recurs weekly
  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Laneway Lunches
    Laneway Lunches
    12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Digital Support 1-on-1 + Powers Saving Bonus Assistance
    Digital Support 1-on-1 + Powers Saving Bonus Assistance
    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Assistance with digital devices, or assistance in submitting the Victorian government Power Saving Bonus. Appointments are for 30 minutes, and should be booked in advance. Please phone 9484 5806 to book.

    Recurs weekly
Saturday 01/10
Sunday 02/10
Monday 03/10
  • 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM Aboriginal Community Elders Service Pottery
    Aboriginal Community Elders Service Pottery
    12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Recurs weekly
Tuesday 04/10
Wednesday 05/10
Thursday 06/10
Friday 07/10
  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Storytime Sessions
    Storytime Sessions
    10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

    Free story time sessions for the littlies on Moon Rabbit Deck

    Recurs weekly
  • 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Laneway Lunches
    Laneway Lunches
    12:00 PM – 12:30 PM
  • 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Digital Support 1-on-1 + Powers Saving Bonus Assistance
    Digital Support 1-on-1 + Powers Saving Bonus Assistance
    12:30 PM – 2:00 PM

    Assistance with digital devices, or assistance in submitting the Victorian government Power Saving Bonus. Appointments are for 30 minutes, and should be booked in advance. Please phone 9484 5806 to book.

    Recurs weekly
Saturday 08/10
Sunday 09/10
Monday 10/10
Tuesday 11/10
Wednesday 12/10
Thursday 13/10
Friday 14/10
Saturday 15/10
Sunday 16/10
Monday 17/10
Tuesday 18/10
Wednesday 19/10
Thursday 20/10
Friday 21/10
Saturday 22/10
Sunday 23/10
Monday 24/10
Tuesday 25/10
Wednesday 26/10
Thursday 27/10
Friday 28/10
Saturday 29/10
Sunday 30/10
Monday 31/10