Lorikeet Centre, our member driven community centre, has been supporting people living with mental illness for 26 years.
Lorikeet Centre aims to create a safe space for adults, and an accepting place for anyone in need of support or social connection. It is underpinned by the importance of peer relationships, providing a place for people to go, to hang out without judgment, and to be set up with supports if they are in need.
The small team of staff are dedicated to working alongside members to provide practical support and connect people to other services or inclusive opportunities.
Lorikeet Centre also provides some individualised tailored support to people based on their goals and priorities. To this end, members have been assisted to find housing, gain employment, manage tenancy problems, engage with primary health, participate in training and education, and various other challenges.
How Do I Join?
Lorikeet Centre is member based, and you need to complete an application form and understand the code of conduct and your rights and responsibilities to become a member. Once membership is accepted, we will send you a regular newsletter and calendar of events.
At the centre we have facilities and host activities each day, including:
- Participating in gardening at the local community garden
- Weekly gardening program
- A regular walking group
- Gym equipment
- Annual break away
- Computers and internet access.
We also have a commercial kitchen where members assist to prepare a nutritious lunch. Lunch costs $4.60 or you can bring your own.
“It’s good to know that you’ve got a place like Lorikeet. You know you can come here any time of the week and just drop in and have a coffee and a talk and you feel good afterwards. I always feel good as I feel wanted and liked, and people here understand, you know. There’s no judgment at all.”
Hermanna, Lorikeet Centre Member
To find out more about becoming a member of the Lorikeet Centre, call us or download an application pack:
Lorikeet Centre is at 104 Cambridge Street, West Leederville 6007
Office hours: Tuesday to Friday 9am to 4:30pm
Call us on 92378951