Community sector resources

The City of Port Phillip is home to more than 200 community groups. We're building stronger communities through a range of initiatives and support programs for local groups.

Community Sector News

Community Sector News is our free monthly electronic newsletter for staff and volunteers of local community groups. The newsletter offers information about:

  • training and professional development
  • grants and funding
  • events
  • other programs and initiatives
  • community profile

Sign up for Community Sector News

Community training calendar

We run free training sessions to build the capacity of local community groups and non-profit organisations.

Upcoming training

Past training

Port Phillip Volunteer Coordinators Network

The Port Phillip Volunteer Coordinator Network (PPVCN) meets quarterly to discuss all things volunteering. It's an opportunity for volunteer coordinators to offer peer support, share resources, learn from guest speakers and build capacity in the volunteering sector of Port Phillip.

To become a member, please fill out a membership form.

Community flagpole bookings

A community flagpole is located at each town hall and is available for booking by community members.

The Community Flagpole Scheme Guidelines provide guidance on appropriate access and allocation to the community flagpoles:

The flagpoles provide a key opportunity to celebrate and embrace the diversity of the community and to support the strategic directions of the Council Plan.

Community Building Enquiries

If you have any general queries, or access or support requirements that will enable your participation in these events, please contact the Grants and Community Building Team:

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Phone: 03 9209 6777

Interpreters are available upon request.