Uniting South Port

About us

UnitingCare South Port is now part of Uniting Vic.Tas – the community services organisation of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. We are 24 Uniting Church agencies that have come together to combine our resources and experience for greater change. We work alongside people of all ages in local communities across Victoria and Tasmania. Working together we can do this more effectively for more people.

We target the issues that can lead to personal or financial hardship, family stress or breakdown – tackling them upfront before problems take hold.

Our services

Aged and Carer

Uniting Southport offer a range of services for over 65s to live actively in the community. 

Fit & Healthy 

Meet new people while you keep fit to do the things you love. We hold the following sessions for you to stay fit and healthy. 

Bfit - Chair based exercises guided by a qualified personal trainer, followed by a healthy lunch
Wednesdays 10.30 am -1.00 pm,

Bfit Plus - With an Exercise Physiologist, focus on strength, balance, posture and exercises to help you get the most out of life. Healthy snack included.
Mondays 1.30—3.00 pm,

Table tennis - Improve reflexes, hand-eye coordination, balance and men-tal alertness. Healthy snack included.
Tuesdays 10.00 – 11.30 am

Bus outings 

Head out for the day to explore Mel-bourne and surrounds. Transport, morning tea and lunch included.

Travellers Weekly outing -  to places of interest including parks, gardens, galleries and Morning Melodies.
Tuesdays 9.30 am—3.30 pm

Out & Active - For those who would like something more active, keep fit and meet new people on a monthly outing to explore nature reserves, gardens and other places of interest.
Mondays, monthly, 9.30 am—3.30 pm

Fun & friendship

Relax with friends, share stories and skills, make music—enjoy life!

Friendship Group - Enjoy a delicious lunch with old and new friends. Join in different activities each week, including puzzles, games, craft and music.
Thursdays 11.00 am—2.00 pm

Dance - A great way to exercise, this program uses music to move your body. Steps are based on line-dancing techniques to promote balance and coordination. Lots of fun—increase confidence, social skills and self esteem.
Mondays fortnightly 10.00—11.00 am

If you would like to join any of the programs, contact:
Jane Searle, 9690 1188
jane.searle@vt.uniting.org

Youth support

Every child has the right to live and grow safe from harm. We work alongside children, young people and their schools to develop their skills that strengthen their relationships and life skills that will enable them to thrive.

Our youth development programs – centred on education and community connection – support successful transition from childhood to adulthood. Through our two in-school programs, BOLT (Bicycles Over Lunchtime) and COLT (Cooking Over Lunchtime), we help young people navigate this difficult phase by developing a sense of personal competence and usefulness, belonging and empowerment.

 BOLT gives young people valuable life skills through bike maintenance activities.

COLT educates older primary school children experiencing food insecurity about nutrition, cooking, hygiene and food management.

Emergency relief

We work to empower people with the information, skills and tools they need to live a healthy, happy life. People experiencing the effects of poverty often need support while they focus on building brighter days ahead. We provide a range of services including material aid, meals, back-to-school costs, bill payment assistance and financial counselling to people living in disadvantage. Our Emergency Relief services help empower vulnerable members of our community and help them combat the effects of poverty.

Op-shop

Our op shop is conveniently located at 115 Bridport Street, Albert Park – operating Monday to Friday between 10.00 a.m. and on Saturdays between 10.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

The shop provide an independent stream of funds to support our Emergency Relief and Youth Services programs, which helps Uniting South Port provide much needed support for vulnerable people in our community.

Early Learning Centres

Uniting Southport have an early learning centre in Port Melbourne, providing 3 and 4 yo kindergarten. 

For more information, visit our Early Learning Centre website.

Our locations

We operate in 4 locations including South Melbourne, Port Melbourne, Albert and Middle Parks. You can use the map to find descriptions and contact details for each location.