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Monday 19th July 2021

It's been an uncertain and unsettling few days as we come to terms with the growing number of Covid exposure sites on the Island.

As per the Victorian Government and Neighbourhood Houses directives, PICAL will be open for EMERGENCY FOOD RELIEF AND CENTRELINK ONLY.

Emergency Food Relief: for local residents experiencing food insecurity. Open between 10am -2pm Monday to Friday. If you are unable to attend the centre due to isolation requirements please ring the office on 5952 1131 and leave a message for us to contact you directly.

Centrelink: Open between 9am -2pm Monday to Friday. Only 1 person is permitted in the office at a time so please dress for weather conditions and be prepared to wait outside.

If you are attending the centre for these reasons you must wear a mask, use the QR code sign-in system and follow all social distancing guidelines as directed by staff. You must not attend if you are unwell, have been instructed to isolate or are awaiting Covid-19 test results.

All other services including Women Connect, Group Activities, Courses and Classes are postponed until further notice. Staff will be checking phone and email messages regularly.


If you are feeling anxious please seek support by heading to the following resources:



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Hang on in there folks, we'll be back as soon as we can!

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New look for PICAL

We are getting a fresh, contemporary update!

PICAL Vice-Chairperson Steph Thornborrow led the project to reinvigorate the PICAL image. The original PICAL logo reflected the centre’s beginnings as a playgroup, the updated version symbolises the evolution of PICAL’s community services and the interconnectedness of community life.

“We hope that when people see the PICAL image it evokes the organisations values of community participation, integrity and compassion,” said Steph.

Over the coming months the new logo will be introduced across PICAL’s print and digital media sites as well as having pride of place on the new building at Warley Avenue.