COVID-19 update - Bridge Darebin

COVID-19 update

Last updated 9 June 2020

Bridge Darebin is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our community, staff and volunteers. As the COVID-19 situation develops, we want to share the changes we’re implementing, to keep you informed.

Our community is what keeps us going. Thank you as always for your support, understanding and consideration at this time. We’re all in this together!


Our Preston and Thornbury offices are closed to the public and open for child care only. We are still contactable by phone on 9484 5806.

Our preferred payment method is now EFT/credit card, online or over the phone.

Adult education

  • Term 2 English language, computer and job-ready courses are being offered online, FREE of charge and in a slightly different format to the usual classroom-based delivery, in order to comply with social distancing. The classes will be fun, informal and will provide you with a chance to connect with classmates, our friendly trainers and be supported by us if you need some IT help to get on board.
  • Term 2 art & craft courses and health & wellbeing courses have been cancelled and are scheduled to return in Term 3.

Child care

Child care is running in Preston (Monday/Friday) and Thornbury (Tuesday-Thursday) and is now free regardless of your eligibility for the Child Care Subsidy.

Food relief

Through a partnership with Preston Rotary, Reservoir Neighbourhood House and FareShare, we are now the distribution point for organisations that require food to provide to their cohorts. Head to our Darebin COVID-19 food relief page for details.

Laneway Lunches

Our Laneway Lunches program is suspended, and those weekly participants for whom we have contact details are now receiving a weekly food delivery. If you are not a Laneway Lunches member and your individual household requires food-relief assistance, visit our Darebin COVID-19 food relief page for more information.

Moon Rabbit

Moon Rabbit café is open for business Monday to Friday for takeaway and delivery only. Now you can purchase Moon Rabbit menu items and groceries online for ‘click and collect’ or contactless delivery – including jaffles, soups, salads, sweets, eggs, milk, yogurt, rice, pasta, nuts, pulses and cleaning products and Melbourne Food Hub vegie boxes.

Visit our new online shop, place your order and select ‘click and collect’ (from our Preston cafe) or delivery,  or call the cafe on 0452 020 347 to place your order. DELIVERY is $5 within Darebin with a minimum purchase of $30. Order by 11.30am for same-day delivery between noon and 1.30pm.

Moon Rabbit Bulk Foods Collective: Buy prepackaged bulk foods online or at Moon Rabbit Monday to Friday 7am-2pm. (Bulk Foods Collective members can still access member prices at the cafe and get a 20% discount on bulk foods at Moon Rabbit’s online shop.)

Makers Market Thornbury

Due to government regulations, our Makers Market is currently on hold. Follow our Facebook and Instagram for updates on the next market and when applications will reopen.

Venue hire

We have temporarily suspended venue hire until restrictions are lifted and we can guarantee the safety of our staff and community.


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