Communities at Work, like the suburbs of Tuggeranong, emerged from the drawing boards in the 1970s with young families moving into the valley. A need for childcare, after school care and other related services emerged almost immediately.

  • 1977

    How it all began

    Tuggeranong Family Action formed to meet the child care needs of the Tuggeranong Valley. Tuggeranong Community Service also formed to provide community services for the elderly, transport for the disadvantaged, referrals and advocacy.

  • 1983

    Aligning community services

    Tuggeranong Family Action and Tuggeranong Community Service merged under the name of Tuggeranong Community Service

  • 1992

    Tuggeranong suburbs grow

    Tuggeranong Community Centre opened on the shores of Lake Tuggeranong as a dedicated base for the Tuggeranong Community Service.

  • 2002

    Serving more communities

    Tuggeranong Community Service changed its name to Communities at Work Incorporated and merged with Weston Creek Community Service.

  • 2003

    Communities at Work leading role

    Communities at Work plays a leading role in the government-appointed Bushfire Recovery Taskforce and continues to solidify its children services leadership position.

  • 2007

    Not-for-profit company limited

    Corporate governance and operational views resulted in Communities at Work becoming a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee.

  • 2011

    Amalgamation with Galilee Inc.

    Communities at Work amalgamates with Galilee Inc and improves integration and service efficiency.

  • 2013

    Reach across the ACT

    Communities at Work merges with Gungahlin Regional Community Service, broadening its reach across the ACT.

  • 2016

    Key provider of community services

    Communities at Work is one of the largest community service organisations in the ACT, employing over 700 people, harnessing the passionate commitment of over 300 volunteers and providing services to more than 20,000 clients annually.

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