Ebdale Community Hub and Learning Centre

Getting There

Reception Access
Venue Hire and Application Forms
Community Organisations based at Ebdale
Contact us


Ebdale Hub is owned and managed by Frankston City Council and is child and family friendly venue, that is a base for a number of community organisations and services providers. Ebdale Hub’s tenants include:

  • Ardoch Youth Foundation
  • Brotherhood of St Laurence – Saver Plus Program
  • Community Kinders Plus (CKP)
  • Frankston Life
  • Frankston Toy Library
  • Fresh Entertainment
  • Impact Volunteering
  • Mission Australia
  • Peninsula Community Wig Centre
  • St John Ambulance
  • Susono
  • Uniting
  • Wallara

Fresh Entertainment - Recording Studio

Ebdale Hub also has a Recording Studio (known as Fresh Entertainment) which is run by Frankston City Council’s Youth Services Team . This service is available for young people under 25 years of age.


Please note that Ebdale Hub does not run our own programs. We are a space for community organisations and service providers to hire rooms and utilise these at a cost.

If you are looking to take part in programs, please visit the Community Centre and Neighbourhood Houses page below:

Getting There

  • Ebdale Hub is 700 metres from Frankston Train Station, which is approximately a 10 minute walk.
  • Alternatively, Ebdale Hub is one stop from Frankston Train Station on Bus 832.
  • Ebdale Hub is conveniently located in between Peninsula Link/ Frankston Freeway and Nepean Highway, close to Bayside Shopping Centre.


Limited parking is available on-site for tenants (staff and volunteers), clients, room hirers and community members who are attending Ebdale Hub. An Ebdale Hub Parking Permit (Yearly or Daily Permits) is required if parking for longer than 4 hours in the main car park (as per the signage).

Frankston City Council Officers may patrol the car park on a regular basis, and parking infringement notices may be issued to vehicles not displaying an Ebdale Hub Parking Permit.

Main car park (4 hour limit only without a permit)

  • Displaying a Daily Permit (available to visitors) allows for all day parking for the date of issue only. If you require a Daily Permit for multiple days, you will need to collect a new Daily Permit from Reception, each day.
  • The Daily Permit can be collected from the permit holder at the front of the Reception area.
  • Displaying a Yearly Permit (which is available to permanent staff and volunteers) allows for all day parking every day until the date of expiry (31 July each year) as listed on the permit. Yearly Permits will only be issued to those who are regularly present (at least three days or more) at Ebdale Hub for 4 hours or more, between 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday. The Yearly Permit must be attached to the bottom of the left hand side of your windscreen, clearly visible from the outside window. A Yearly Permit needs to be signed for, as this is registered to an individual.

4 Hour parking (near Reception)

The two short term parking spaces allow patrons to park for a maximum of four hours ONLY. This is not ALL day parking (a Daily or Yearly Permit does not apply in this area).

20 minute parking bays

The two 20 minute parking spaces allow for 20 minute parking ONLY. These spaces are located close to the Ebdale Hub entrance and are to be used for 20 minute parking only (a Daily or Yearly Permit does not apply in this area).


  • Entry is only via 20 Ebdale Street. Entry from Dandenong Road West is strictly prohibited, as Ebdale Lane is one way only.
  • The No Parking signed area outside the bin compound (Close to Dandenong Road West) must be adhered to, so the collection truck can access the bin area.
  • Ebdale Lane: This is a one way shared pedestrian/vehicle access way. Always drive carefully and be aware that this is a shared-use / access way which is frequently used by pedestrians; particularly children, the elderly and community members who may have a disability.
  • When exiting from the main carpark, please exit via Ebdale Street to reduce car traffic on the shared access way. Please refrain from using Ebdale Lane whenever possible.


  • Standard operating hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
  • We aim to provide a staff member or volunteer receptionist onsite however this is not always possible.
  • Access outside of business hours can be arranged and requires individuals to be provided with a swipe card and an alarm code. A minimum of 3 days’ notice is required for this to be arrangement to be actioned.
  • Please contact Ebdale Hub on: ebdale@frankston.vic.gov.au or 03 9293 7102 to arrange access outside business hours.

Access via Main Door ONLY

Access (entry and exit) to Ebdale Hub is strictly through the main entrance near Reception. The main door automatically opens:

  • Monday to Friday 8:45am - 5pm
  • Saturday 10am – 4pm.
  • Access outside of these hours is available via an authorised swipe card.
  • Ebdale Hub is not open on Public Holidays.

Please note, this may be subject to change. The automatic door must not be forced or propped open, as forcing the door to remain open may damage the motor, and charges will be incurred if any damage arises.

Venue Hire

Ebdale Hub offers a number of self-managed meeting spaces for hire for bookings; that are suitable for community activities, meetings, workshops, training and cultural programs. Ebdale Hub also has a Play Room for facilitated child-care.

Ebdale Hub is not available for parties, markets, sales events, counselling or mediation sessions.  Priority is given to local community groups and not-for-profit organisations.

Available Rooms:

  • Community Room – Room 42
  • Training Room – Room 43
  • Milpara Room – Room 41
  • Commercial Kitchen – Room 40 (access via Milpara Room)
  • Small Meeting Room – Room 34
  • The Lounge – Room 20
  • The Board Room –Room 16
  • The Play Room – Room 59 - The Play Room may only be hired by community service organisations for facilitated child-care, education or training programs. The Play Room is not available for mother’s groups, playgroups, social gathering or parties.

Please note that Ebdale Hub does not run our own programs. We are a space for community organisations and service providers to hire rooms and utilise these at a cost.

Community Room

The Community Room is a large, self-contained bright room with an overhead projector and screen with a kitchenette. The Community Room overlooks the community garden. The 90 square metre room is suitable for community programs, meetings, training and workshops.

Lecture style: 60 people
U-Shape: 18 people

The Community Room, Commercial Kitchen and Milpara Rooms are adjoining and may be hired together. Each room will incur an individual charge, if booking more than one room, at the same time.

Training Room

The Training Room is a spacious room with an overhead projector and screen with windows overlooking a courtyard garden area.

The 96 square metre room is suitable for community meetings, workshops and training programs.

Lecture style: 60 people
U-Shape: 22 people

Milpara Room

The Milpara Room is a large sunny room suitable for community groups, workshops and training. The 108 square metre room includes an overhead projector and screen. The room adjoins the Commercial Kitchen.

Lecture style: 100 people
U-Shape: 15 people

The Community Room, Commercial Kitchen and Milpara Rooms are adjoining and may be hired together. Each room will incur an individual charge, if booking more than one room, at the same time.

Commercial Kitchen

The Commercial Kitchen is a community kitchen of commercial standard, and is only available for community programs which include training and cooking programs, and is not available for commercial business. The Commercial Kitchen is 45.5 square metres in size.

The Commercial Kitchen includes:

  • Full Commercial Kitchen
  • Cool Room
  • 2 ovens with two stove tops
  • Commercial Dishwasher
  • Bain-marie and serving area
  • Limited pots and pans
  • Size: 45.5 m2

It is recommended that you view the Commercial Kitchen before making a booking.

Entry is via the Milpara Room.

The Community Room, Commercial Kitchen and Milpara Rooms are adjoining and may be hired together. Each room will incur an individual charge, if booking more than one room, at the same time.

Small Meeting Room (Office)

The Small Meeting Room is a private office sized meeting room with a whiteboard. The room is located near Reception. The room has a small table and four chairs. The room is ideal for meetings, interviews and planning sessions.

Office style: 4 people

The Lounge

During the Day, this is a shared space for permanent tenants, room hirers and staff to utilise. Day bookings are available, however if accepted, room hirers must be aware that this is a shared space and is not available for exclusive use, so must be shared at all times.

At Night, The Lounge becomes a private space for hire.

The Lounge includes:

  • A lounge area with a kitchen
  • Overhead projector and screen
  • Oven, stove, kettles and a microwave
  • 2 large tables with chairs
  • 2 x Couches
  • Size: 118 m2
  • Lecture Style: 30 people

Play Room

The bright and spacious Play Room has an indoor play area with an adjoining outdoor area.

The Play Room includes:

  • Art and craft area
  • Change facilities 
  • High chairs
  • Outdoor garden with a large sandpit
  • Playground and a shaded area
  • Self-contained kitchen (with a child safe gate)
  • Tables and chairs
  • Toddler toilets

No Cooking is permitted in the Play Room kitchen. Only the reheating of food is permitted.

The Play Room has an indoor play area which features an art and craft area as well as a library and a selection of toys. The outdoor garden has a large sandpit, a playground and a shaded area.

The Play Room may only be hired by community service organisations for facilitated child-care, education or training programs. The Play Room is not available for mother’s groups, playgroups, social gathering or parties.

Cancellation of Bookings

By The Room Hirer: Should any room hirer desire to cancel a booking, Ebdale Hub will not be liable to refund the room hire fees paid, unless notified in writing at least seven (7) days prior to the booking date. Please email: Ebdale.Reception@frankston.vic.gov.au

By Ebdale Hub: Ebdale Hub reserves the right to cancel any booking. Should it be necessary to cancel any booking, all fees paid for room hire will be refunded.

Community Organisations based at Ebdale Hub

Ardoch Youth Foundation

Ardoch is a children’s education charity focused on improving educational outcomes for children and young people in disadvantaged communities. Ardoch partners with schools and early year services to deliver tailored education support programs that aim to increase engagement in education, build aspirations, enhance learning outcomes and increase the confidence of children and young people living in disadvantaged communities.

Angela Knox-Carter
P. 0448 333 118
E. angela.knoxcarter@ardoch.org.au

Brotherhood of St Laurence – Saver Plus Program

Saver Plus is a ten-month program which helps those on lower incomes to develop a lasting savings habit.

As a reward for regular savings Saver Plus will match deposits up to $500.

Matched funds are used to purchase Educational items such as laptops, text books, uniforms, sports lessons and more.

Participants attend fun, free and informal financial education workshops which provide tips and tricks to stretch the family dollar further

Who can Join?

  • Be at least 18 years old  and
  • Have a child at school or attend vocational education yourself and
  • Have some regular income from your work (you or your partner) and
  • Have a Centrelink, Health Care or Pensioner Concession Card and
  • Be in receipt of an eligible Commonwealth social security benefit, allowance or payment (many payments are eligible)

Saver Plus Coordinators - Angie O’Toole and Kate Hart
0407 948 506

Community Kinders Plus

Community Kinder Plus (CKP) is a Not for Profit Early Years Management organisation that provides the delivery of Kindergarten programs to 20 kindergartens across Frankston City Council and Mornington Peninsula Shire.

Community Kinder Plus
P. 9783 3931
E: info@ckp.org.au

Frankston Life

Frankston Life (previously known as City Life) has worked with partner organisations to effectively support the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the Frankston City community.

Frankston Life’s vision is for struggling individuals and families to develop self-esteem, connectedness and build self-reliance. Frankston Life strive to empower and assist those who are vulnerable and/or ‘at risk’ within the Frankston community.

Ebdale Hub is home to Frankston Life’s administration offices only. No services are provided form Ebdale Hub.
Frankston Life
P. (03) 9770 0660

Frankston Toy Library

The Frankston Toy Library provide families, community groups and organisations that work with children, an array of quality toys, games, activities and equipment for an annual fee. The Frankston Toy Library is one of the largest services of its kind in Australia and is primarily operated and managed by volunteers.

Frankston Toy Library does accept donations however staff will inspect the potential donations during their business hours, before accepting.

Donations must be in good working order and must be full sets.

Please note: The Frankston Toy Library does not accept soft plush toys.

Donations cannot be left at the entrance of the Frankston Toy Library or Ebdale Hub.

Opening Hours

  • Mondays 10am to 2pm
  • Thursdays 10am to 5pm
  • Fridays 10am to 5pm
  • Saturdays 10am to 4pm

Contact: Frankston Toy Library
P. 9781 3900
E. info@frankstontoylibrary.org.au

Impact Volunteering

Impact Volunteering is a not for profit association, passionate about community connection through matching and supporting volunteers and organisations.

Information and Referral Desk
Frankston Library (60 Playne Street Frankston)
P. 9770 6492
E. info@impactvolunteering.org.au

Administration Office
P. 9783 5883
E. administration@impactvolunteering.org.au

Fresh Entertainment

Fresh Entertainment is comprised of both youth workers and volunteers who dedicate their time to organising live music and cultural events for the Frankston community. The group entertain the people of Frankston with events that are both safe and enjoyable, while providing young people with the opportunity to become involved in their local community. Fresh Entertainment has a Recording Studio within Ebdale Hub which is available to young people aged between 12-25 years in the Frankston area.

Available by appointment only.
Contact: Chris Hoffman
P. 03 9293 7110 
M.  0407 547 089
E. chris.hoffmann@frankston.vic.gov.au  

Mission Australia

Mission Australia provides homeless and social housing support, Families and Children’s services, Youth services, Disability inclusion and support, Employment skills/ training as well as Alcohol/ drug/ dependencies support Australia wide.

Mission Australia delivers the ParentsNext program from Ebdale Hub. ParentsNext can assist a parent of a child aged between 6 months and 5 years of age to be ready to re-enter the workforce as your child reaches school age. ParentsNext aims to increase the parent’s independence by having a positive impact on the quality of their family life.

Contact: Lorna Jordan
P. 0490 890 634
E. jordanlo@missionaustralia.com.au

Peninsula Community Wig Centre

The Peninsula Community Wig Centre is a free service for women in Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula area who have lost their hair due to chemotherapy treatment. The service is run by dedicated volunteers many of whom are trained hairdressers. There are a variety of wigs and scarves available on loan, with over 1000 wigs being loaned since its opening. A confidential appointment can be arranged with one of the team of volunteers who are trained and very discreet.

  • Available by appointment only.

Contact: Kate Smith
P. 0407 525 119
E. kates7115@gmail.com

St John Ambulance

St John Ambulance is Australia’s leading provider of first aid services, training and equipment. St John Ambulance is about saving lives through First Aid with the aim of having at least one person to be educated, equipped and prepared to provide First Aid in every home, workplace and public gathering.

St John volunteers deliver event health and community services, raise funds, attend events and run the St John youth programs. Becoming a volunteer is a rewarding way to meet new people, help the community, and save lives through First Aid and advanced pre-hospital care.

Youth Program (open to 12-17 year olds):

The people on the scene at an emergency before the ambulance arrives play a vital role in saving lives. St John will provide you with important First Aid skills that may help save a life.

Contact: St John
P. (03) 8588 8588
E. info@stjohnvic.com.au


Uniting is a community organisation with a history of supporting marginalised and disadvantaged children, young people and families. Uniting seek to create opportunities and build resilience to break the cycle of disadvantage and vulnerability through collaboration. Uniting supports over 2000 people every week. Uniting works on family strengthening and early intervention services for people in need.

  • Available by appointment only.

Contact: Uniting
9781 3290
E. ask@uniting.org


Wallara supports young adults with a disability to lead the life they choose through day programs that connect with the local community. Wallara supports people with a disability and their carers to utilise their funding in innovative and unique ways and supports people to have more voice, choice and control over the services they receive.

Contact: Wallara
P. 03 9792 2985
E. info@wallara.com.au

Contact Ebdale Hub

A. 20 Ebdale Street Frankston VIC 3199
P. 03 9293 7102
E. ebdale@frankston.vic.gov.au
W. frankston.vic.gov.au/EbdaleHub

Contact Frankston City Council

A. 30 Davey Street Frankston VIC 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au 

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