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Join in to celebrate the 50th anniversary of this integral part of the local community.

The North Sydney Community Centre is celebrating its 50th birthday! The Centre has become an integral part of the local community and is celebrating this milestone by hosting a day full of free, engaging and fun activities on Saturday, September 17th. The 50th Festivities will take place at the Centre between 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.


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From the archives: An image showing children playing at the Centre in the 1970s

The celebration will kick off with a welcome by Mayor Zoe Baker, followed by Luca Ciano, Italian celebrity Chef, who will be hosting a cooking demonstration as he walks you through his family-friendly recipe for gnocchi. The much love Sentosa Trio & Mighty Bullfrogs will be providing free live music as you enjoy a day of festive food, pop-up classes and workshops. Make sure to capture a selfie in our professional photo booth! Children will be entertained by the Rainbow Fairy, can bounce their hearts out on the jumping castle and have their faces painted.

North Sydney Community Centre opened its doors in 1972 as an After-School Care program for local families. Since then, the Centre has educated and entertained the community, expanding its services to Adult Classes, Workshops, Explorers Playgroup, Northside Produce Market and Venue Hire.

Above: Events at the North Sydney Community Centre

During its 50 years of service, the Centre has hosted noteworthy events and talks with journalists, authors, artists and cinematographers, including, Ray Martin, North Sydney Mayor Ted Mack, Victoria Alexander, Wendy Whiteley and Margaret Flink. North Sydney Community Centre, Director, Michelle Worthley, invites the community to celebrate the Centre’s 50-year milestone, which takes place on Saturday, September 17.

“For 50 years the Centre has been a valued space for parents, children, students, teachers, artists and musicians. We’re proud that the Centre continues to encourage life-long learning, social connection and wellbeing for people of all ages”, NSCC Director, Michelle Worthley

The North Sydney Community Centre is a dynamic, responsive and independent not-for-profit community organisation whose programs and services foster social connection and wellbeing. The Centre would like to invite all its community members to recognise all the achievements over the last half-century and look forward to the new opportunities ahead.

For more information about all the activities for the 50th anniversary celebrations, visit

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