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Established in 1980, PICAL is a part of the Gippsland region's Neighborhood Houses Victoria organization.

PICAL is a registered not-for-profit Community Centre and Learn Local organisation providing a wide range of community services and learning opportunities to support the needs of our community. We believe in building a strong, safe and vibrant community that facilitates social inclusion and values diversity.

Our programs and activities include social and peer support groups, arts and crafts, learn local programs (including hospitality, sustainability and digital technology) workplace training, plus pathways to further study and employment. Each week members of our community enjoy our safe, friendly and stimulating environment in which every individual is informed and empowered to achieve to their full potential.


PICAL provides a vital service to those experiencing hardship through our emergency food relief program.  Support is also offered through welfare service referrals, employment services and a Centrelink agency.


The PICAL community garden supplies fresh produce to our pantry and has many opportunities for horticulture training, organic vegetable and fruit growing workshops, and local food swaps.


Rooms are available to hire by individuals or groups for meetings, training and activities. 

PICAL relies on the assistance of our valuable community volunteers. We offer many opportunities for volunteer participation in all aspects of our activities and welcome the involvement of our local community. 

So come see what's on offer, we can't wait to meet you!

Our Mission

To support and empower our community through social inclusion and educational opportunities for all abilities. To lead with integrity and provide assistance where required, responding to community needs with respect, dignity and compassion.

Our ​​​Purpose

To develop programs that build self-confidence, optimism and resilience to better cope in crisis, reduce disadvantage and enhance success in study, relationships and career.

Our Vision

That every person has the opportunity to achieve their full potential and participate in and contribute to all aspects of community life.

Committee of Management

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Graeme Turner

Vice President:  Denise McGill

Secretary: Tim Anders

Treasurer: Graeme Turner (acting)

Ordinary Members:

Sally Ann Matthews, Anita Andrew, Judy Pay

Christine Ash, Jeff Floyd, Allison Carey


Graeme Turner

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David Rooks

Centre Manager


David Rooks

0400 655 540

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