The Community Drop-in is the cornerstone of Community Northern Beaches where we meet, greet and foster connections and rapport with our guests.
We strive to make this space as welcoming and safe as possible. Because of this, we get the opportunity and privilege to reach out to and hear from, people who are experiencing challenges and obstacles that inhibit flourishing in their lives.
We are always seeking to do this in the most appropriate and sensitive ways, acknowledging and validating people’s experiences.
We believe so strongly that being trauma-informed and as person-centred as possible is the best way to earn trust and an invitation for us to walk alongside people, providing information, support, advocacy and referrals.
Through the generosity of local bakeries, our Cafe Bar is filled with freshly baked pastries and bread daily. Pop in for some hot tea/coffee/hot chocolate and grab a pastry or two.
We see ourselves as stewards of the generous donations made by the community. Anyone that walks through our doors in need can be provided with clothing, food and toiletries upon request.
OzHarvest & One Meal
OzHarvest fresh fruit and vegetables delivered to us on Wednesdays for pick up between 11am-1pm. Bookings are essential.
One Meal provides freshly cooked ready meals for collection on Wednesdays
Local Food Services
Click here for the latest list of food services in the Northern Beaches that are either free or low in cost.
A community engagement officer from Centrelink attends the Manly Community Hub Drop-in on Wednesdays from 10am – 12pm to provide assistance to our service users.
Manly Legal Advice Service
Free legal advice coordinated by The Law Society of NSW and operated by private volunteer solicitors.
Held every Thursday, 6:00 pm – 8.00 pm and 3rd Saturday of every month, 10 am – 12 pm.
This is a first-come-first-served walk-in service ie. no appointment necessary
Justice Of The Peace
We have a Justice of the Peace. Please call ahead to book an appointment and advise how many documents you need to be sighted.