The Lakemba Community Hub doesn't refer to a building but to a collection of services and activities available through our two locations in Lakemba. The main office of the 4cs is situated at 130 Railway Pde Lakemba and is open between 9 am and 4 pm. We also deliver a number of groups at The Cottage at 28 Croydon St Lakemba.
Lakemba is our community and we love it! In 2017 we worked with Lakemba locals to produce the song 'You're Always Welcome here in Lakemba' ... aiming to counter the unfair negative media portrayal of our suburb and following on from our short film. The song won the 2017 Sydney Vision Song Contest and can be viewed below.
Our Lakemba services are funded under the Community Builders Program (NSW Dept of Family and Community Services) and seek to build a strong healthy community and enhance opportunities and capacity for the individuals and families which live within it.
Many of these groups and activities are listed under Community Engagement, Partnership Services, Learning and Development or in the News and Events pages of the website. These activities include the Lakemba Ladies Lounge, Lakemba Community Garden, English Classes, Parenting Groups, short courses and local community events.
In addition to these activities we can provide assistance in the following ways
Information and Referral
If you need a Service but aren't sure how to access it, please call in or ring us on 9750 9344 and we will try to get the information for you.
This small unfunded program can provide short term emergency relief in the way of a food parcel for residents of the Canterbury Local Government Area. An appointment is required and residents will need to bring some ID and a Centrelink Income Statement to the interview. We can not help with food or utilities vouchers, or with cash or furniture. Call the Centre on 9750 9344 to make an appointment.
Emergency Relief is also available through the Salvation Army on 1300 371 288
Help Filling our Forms
Do you need help completing forms or registering for online government sites such as My Gov. Every Tuesday from 9.30am – 12.30pm there are volunteers to help you fill out forms including; Centrelink, Medicare, Housing applications and other general forms. We can assist you to understand and complete the form, but do not give advice. Appointments are required as the service is very popular - bookings to 9750 9344.
Justice of the Peace
The Centre has a Justice of the Peace available by appointment only on Monday and Friday between the hours of 10 am and 12 noon.
If you need a Justice of the Peace outside these times you could search on the JP Public Register and follow the links to find one near you. Alternatively, JP Community Desks are available at the following times and locations for residents to drop in to have their documents witnessed or attested.
Canterbury Bankstown Council
137 Beamish St, Campsie
Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am to 12 noon
Phone : 9789 9300 Limit of 10 pages per visit
14-28 Amy St, Campsie
Wednesdays & Fridays 10am to 2pm
Phone : 9789 9423
Level 3 206 Liverpool Rd, Ashfield
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10am to 12 noon
Phone : 9716 1833
Chullora Marketplace (Outside Big W)
355-357 Waterloo Rd, Chullora
Every Friday 10am to 12 noon
Phone : 9742 1800
The Boulevarde Lakemba
Wednesdays 10am to 1:45pm
Phone : 9789 9419
Greenacre Library and Knowledge Centre
Community Place (Near Banksia Rd), Greenacre.
Thursdays 10 am to 12 noon
Phone: 9707 9744
Cnr Chapel Road & The Mall, Bankstown
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays
10 am to 12 noon
The Broadway PLaza
1 Broadway Plaza, Punchbowl
Office of Tony Burke MP
Monday to Friday 10 am to 4.00 pm by Appointment
Phone : 9750 9088
Office of Jihad Dib MP
Tuesdays & Thursdays 10 am to 12 noon by Appointment
Phone : 9759 5000