What we do

The Addison Road Community Centre is located in Marrickville, in the heart Sydney’s Inner West, on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation.

The site – previously an Army Depot – has been a community centre since 1976, and is home to more than 20 community organisations and artists, galleries, a theatre, radio station, park, and organic gardens. The centre is cared for and managed by the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation (ARCCO), and we put it to use to create affordable spaces for NGOs, community groups and artists; a base for our own community development programs in arts, culture, environment and social justice; and a meeting place for the community.

Some of our activities include:

• Enhancing the biodiversity and sustainability of the centre (check out our Habitat Tree and Community Composting!)

• Running programs that create alternatives for social and economic justice – such as our Food Pantry, Street Food Markets and Community A Fair.

• Developing our site as a Living Museum: documenting and revealing the history of this site through interviews, guided tours and school visits.

• Partnering with artists to create thought-provoking work, and running the StirrUp Gallery

• Sponsoring and accomodating not-for-profit organisations to hold events, fundraise, run programs or campaigns.

• Providing skills development for employment pathways.

• Supporting the many organisations operating here

• Managing venue hire to create accessible options for the community and raise revenue for the centre.

• Restoring, maintaining and enhancing the grounds and facilities, including heritage buildings and infrastructure.

• Managing social enterprises, including the StirrUp Cafe.




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