Community Links

On this page, you will find details about some of the many interest groups and services that exist within our local areas.  They are an important part of our community and we encourage you to find out more about them by clicking on the link to their website and to join in their activities.  We have no direct involvement in these groups and provide the information as a community service.

Community Services

Need a Justice of the Peace? Here’s where to go.

A Justice of the Peace is a member of your community authorised to witness signatures on legal documents, swearing/affirming Statutory Declarations and Affidavits, authorizing copies of documents, and witnessing/attesting documents such as wills, application for visas, marriages, and divorces, etc.

One way to find a JP is to go to a Document Signing Station.  These are set up in public spaces such as libraries, community centres, Neighbourhood Centres and Police Stations.  Call the Department of Justice and Community Safety on (03) 8684 0000 or go to to locate your nearest JP.

There is a DSS operating from the Boroondara Police Station at 34 Harp Road, East Kew.  We are in attendance: Mondays and Wednesdays 11am-1pm; Thursdays 5pm-7pm except for Public Holidays and periods of lockdown.  No appointment is necessary.

Information supplied by Lindy Anderson Justice of the Peace for the December 2021 edition of Eastsider News.

Service Organisations

Adult Education

The University of the Third Age, Hawthorn, established in 1984, is a community self-help organization, which provides a range of adult education courses, recreational activities and excursions for retired and semi-retired people.

The syllabus is very broad – you can learn a new language, explore the history of other countries or civilizations, participate in a book reading group,  undertake some gentle exercise through Tai Chi or join a walking group.  Go to their website here to discover their rich array of offerings.

Share your interests, develop your skills

Sporting Clubs

Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club

Want to know what is happening at the Camberwell Magpies Cricket Club?  Go to their website here and check out their recent results, their player awards and their upcoming fixtures.

Camberwell Hockey Club

Camberwell Hockey Club is the largest hockey club in the state, with over a thousand members, fifty+ playing teams.  To find out what they are doing and how to join them, click here.