Community Services

Community Services covers a range of areas including recreation services, arts and culture, community development, events and communications.

Executive Director Community Services: Susan Kay

Vancouver Arts Centre

Vancouver Arts Centre is a community based, multi-use centre. Vancouver Arts offers a variety of workshops for both children and adults, school holiday programs, exhibitions and performing arts as well as hire of function rooms.

Vancouver Arts Centre also coordinate the annual Great Southern Art Award and City of Albany Art Prize.

For further information contact Vancouver Arts Centre on 6820 3740 or email arts@albany.wa.gov.au.

Community Development

As a major regional city, Albany has a diverse community including people from different ethnic backgrounds, demographic profiles, regions and so on.

Due to this, a large number of community-based organisations exist in our community. The City of Albany's Community Development staff provide advice and assistance to individuals and community organisations.

The Community Development team also work to engage members of the Community through various activities and programs, such as Disability Awareness Week, National Youth Week, Seniors Week and much more.

To contact community development email community@albany.wa.gov.au.

Albany Public Library

Albany Public Library is one of the thriving community hubs that cement Albany's position as one of Australia's most liveable regional cities. Unique partnerships with the University of Western Australia (UWA), the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) and a collection of over 70,000 items put us in a strong position to meet the information needs of the public.

Our work doesn't begin and end at checking out books either; the library is equipped with computers to offer free internet access as well as printing and photocopying facilities that are open to the public with no membership required.

Pay us a visit today!

For the library opening hours and contact details click here

For information about Membership, Library Services, Collections, Programs and Events and the Albany History Collection visit the Library website at www.albanylibrary.com.au

Call our friendly Library customer service staff on 6820 3600.

Events and Communications

The Events team work alongside the Communications team to provide quality events to Albany and its surrounds.

The Events team also manage event approvals with the Communications team offering support in the way of advertising and social media.

The Communications team services the entire City of Albany, managing the website, social media and media enquiries.

To contact the events team email events@albany.wa.gov.au

Albany Heritage Park

Albany Heritage Park was established by the City of Albany in 2010 to integrate various historical, natural, cultural and recreational assets located on Mount Clarence and Mount Adelaide.

The Park incorporates a range of significant pre- and post-European cultural and historical attractions – many with military connections – including Princess Royal Fortress, the Desert Mounted Corp Memorial, Padre White Lookout, and the Avenue of Honour.

The centenary of the First World War, and Albany’s place in the foundation of the Anzac identity, have focussed local, state and national attention on the site, leading to creation of a National Anzac Centre within the pre-existing Princess Royal Fortress.

For information about the National Anzac Centre and Princess Royal Fortress click here; https://www.nationalanzaccentre.com.au/

Recreation Services

The City of Albany is committed to delivering quality sport and recreation services to our community.

The City provides support to recreation and sporting clubs through its Smart Clubs program and encourages active participation through various City programs and facilities.

Recreation Services manages the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre and is currently coordinating the Centennial Park Sporting Precinct, Trails Hub Strategy and Cycle City Albany.

For information about Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre  click here; https://albanyleisurecentre.com.au/

To contact recreation services, please email sportsandrecreation@albany.wa.gov.au

Albany Regional Day Care Centre

Albany Regional Day Care was established in May 1977 and consistently provides quality child care.

Within a nurturing environment, Albany Regional Day Care provides childcare for families who are working or studying and can cater for children from six weeks to six years of age.

All staff have extensive qualifications and training which builds on the range of experience within the work team. The Centre supports and encourages staff development and liaises with resource providers to develop training experience for all staff.

Staff strive to provide a stimulating and educational program daily. All nurseries develop weekly programs from individual and group observations. Programs are built around identifying and meeting the needs of each child.

Visitors are welcome and will be given a full tour of the facilities along with an additional information pack.

To contact the Albany Regional Day Care, please email daycare@albany.wa.gov.au.