COVID-19 update

Last updated 9 November 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.


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

  • Most courses are back for Term 4, with some courses in a slightly different format. View our Term 4 course guide for the full list.
  • Term 4 English-language, computers (intermediate, advanced and Be Connected), LEAP and job-ready courses are being offered online. 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.
  • Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.

Child care

Child care is running in Thornbury only (Monday-Friday) for essential workers. Please contact our office or email with any enquires.

Food relief

Through a partnership with Preston Rotary, Reservoir Neighbourhood House and FareShare, we are a 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 Preston is open for dine-in and takeaway, Monday – Friday, 8am-2pm. Current dine-in capacity is 35 people, but in two weeks this will increase to approximately 60 people. Walk-ins are welcome, bookings essential for groups of 8-10. To book; call or text 0452 020 347
Please note: all dine-in customers will be required to check-in for contact tracing, click here to find out more details.

Moon Rabbit Bulk Foods Collective: Shop days are back, with a low-risk self-scoop process and safety measures in place to ensure the safety of all staff, customers and community. BFC shop days are set up at our Preston site on Tuesdays, 4-6.30pm and Wednesdays, 9am-2pm.

Moon Rabbit On the Hop: Our new mobile café is hopping around Darebin, serving up delicious food and hot drinks, Monday – Friday.

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.