Holiday Shutdown Notices

Here's wishing everyone a safe and happy festive season! Communities at Work offices will be closed from 5 PM on 24 December 2021 until 9 am on 4 January 2022 due to the Christmas and New Year's shutdown period.

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While several of our operations will resume starting 4 January 2022, please see below for closure information on specific programs and services:

Community Support Services (Social Programs)

  • Community Food Pantries and Crisis Support Services: Closed from 11.30 am on 24 December 2021, Re-opening at 12.30 pm on 10 January 2022. Pantry operating hours throughout January will be Mon-Fri 12.30 to 3:00 pm only. Applicable to both Gungahlin and Tuggeranong. Please visit the support services page for details.
  • Best Dressed Store Op Shop: Re-opening on 10 January 2022, with limited hours. Please visit the store page for details.
  • Gungahlin and Tuggeranong Community Centres: Closed from 12 pm on 24 December 2021, Re-opening at 9 am on 4 January 2022.  
  • Clothing Program: Re-opening at 9 am on 10 January 2022. By appointment only. 

We understand that holidays can be a difficult time for struggling families and individuals. If you need support during this period, please refer to these information guides about free meals and service shutdowns by Volunteering ACT (click here).

Children’s Services 

  • Our Children’s Services Office Staff (including the Enrolments Team) will be closed from 12.30 pm on 24 December 2021 and will re-open at 9 am on 4 January 2022.
  • Our OSHC services (before and after school care) will resume when Term 1 begins (31 January 2022).
  • Our School Holiday Programs are operating from 4 January 2022 to 28 January 2022. Please visit the holiday programs webpage for details. 
  • Our Early Education and Care centres will be closed from Close of Business on 24 December 2021 and will re-open at standard times on 4 January 2022. Please visit the respective Centre page for the centre’s timings.
  • Family Day Care and In-Home Care: as per the educators’ discretion. Please get in touch with your FDC & IHC educators directly to get accurate information on closing and re-opening times of their services.

Seniors and Disability Services (Lifestyles Programs)

Galilee School

  • Our front-office Galilee School staff will close on Close of Business 24 December 2021 and will be back in the office on 4 January 2022. 
  • Our Galilee School will re-open for students when Term 1 begins (31 January 2022). 

Centre of Professional Learning and Education (RTO 88148) 

  • The CPLE team will be on break from 24 December 2021 and will resume operations on 4 January 2022.
  • Some CPLE trainers may be on leave in January 2022, so for all study-related enquiries during the month, to receive a response, please email in the event you receive an out-of-office reply from a trainer.

Communities at Work Organisational Support and Community Development Staff

  • Our Organisational Support Staff (including Recruitment operations) will be on break from 12 pm on 24 December 2021 and will resume operations at 9 AM on 4 January 2022. 
  • Our Community Development team will be on break from 12 pm on 24 December 2021 and will resume operations at 9 AM on 4 January 2022.

You can still get in touch with us using the contact form on our website, or by emailing, and the relevant team will get back to you after the holidays!

Thank you for supporting us through 2021, and see you in the new year

Watch this lovely message from across Communities at Work for some festive cheer… and we hope you enjoy the bloopers too!



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