About Us

Serving Our Community Since 1986

Where are we?

131 Smith Street, Summer Hill NSW 2130

Summer Hill Community Centre is located in the metropolitan Sydney’s inner west suburb of Summer Hill. Summer Hill Community Centre is only 14 kilometres west from the City of Sydney and easily accessible by public transport, with trains arriving from Sydney CBD every 15 minutes during the day. We are conveniently located in the heart of Summer Hill, often referred to by locals as ‘the village’ because of its vibrant, welcoming, friendly and family orientated style of life! You can be forgiven for thinking you have stepped back in time to a place where old fashioned values are a part of everyday life, and you are greeted with a friendly smile.

The Summer Hill Community Centre is an environmentally friendly purpose built building within the grounds of Darrell Jackson Memorial Gardens. As soon as you step out the door you are surrounded by:

  • Well-equipped playground areas (one enclosed and fitted with shades and soft play – better suitable for younger children; the other in the open providing climbing equipment best suited for older children)
  • Enclosed tennis courts (concrete)
  • Netball court
  • Skate, scooter & BMX park
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Picnic grounds
  • Community oval & chess facilities
  • Cricket pitch
  • Community murals & gardens
  • Landscaped gardens & sealed pathways

Our premises are within close proximity of the retro metropolitan lifestyle that you have come to expect from the inner west and the excellent customer service that Summer Hill is renowned for. Visit us and re-discover the retro cafes, gourmet restaurants, boutiques, fair trade shops and fall in love all over again with all that Summer Hill has to offer.

We are within 300 metres or a 5 minute walk to the train station, council carpark, cafes, restaurants, boutiques, post office, banking institution, accommodation, florists, schools and health care professionals to name but a few. If you travel by car, we do also offer on-site parking.

Summer Hill Community Centre offers disabled parking facilities and wheelchair access.


Who are we?

On the 3rd of November 1986, Ashfield Community Resources Incorporated as it was then known, became a registered not-for-profit incorporated association under the Associations Incorporation Act (1984). On the 17th of December 1996 Ashfield Community Resources Incorporated changed its name to Summer Hill Community Centre Incorporated.

The Summer Hill Community Centre is a not-for-profit autonomous community based organisation managed by a centre manager who is employed and accountable directly to the executive committee via the president. Members of the incorporated association nominate and elect other members to represent them in the executive committee; these members are generally elected at the annual general meeting.

All members of the association are welcome to attend the management committee meetings and annual general meetings. Summer Hill Community Centre welcomes applications for membership of the association and nominations for executive committee roles all year round.

Whilst Summer Hill Community Centre works closely with Ashfield Council to identify and service the needs of local residents, Summer Hill Community Centre is an autonomous organisation and it abides by its aims, objectives and principles as set out in its Constitution.


What do we do?

Summer Hill Community Centre provides a range of social, recreational, educational, support and environmental programs and services. These programs and services are designed for all age groups and people of diverse backgrounds. We also offer a range of information, alternative therapies and referral services under the one roof.

The centre operates 7 days a week, including early mornings and late evenings during the week and on weekends for your convenience.

The following is a brief overview of the current programs and services we offer:

  • Yoga
  • Tai Chi
  • Psychology
  • Meditation
  • Playgroups
  • Book Clubs
  • Counselling
  • Music Programs
  • Tuition Programs
  • Case Management
  • Family Support Services
  • Volunteer Support Programs
  • Mental Health Support Groups
  • Bicycle Hire Programs
  • Community Gardens
  • Outreach Services
  • Support Groups
  • Workshops
  • Venue Hire

We do also hire the venue out to facilitators who provide a range of programs and services that meet the needs of our community. We welcome applications from individuals wishing to hire the halls for private functions such as birthday parties, naming ceremonies, engagement parties, weddings, fund raisers, end of year parties and alike to name but a few. For further information, please don’t hesitate to call centre office on (02) 9799 5800

Summer Hill Community Centre Inc
is a not-for-profit autonomous community-based organisation, which provides information and assistance to local residents and implements programs to meet community needs.

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