Archie Graham Community Centre

The Archie Reception staff will be happy to direct you to information that matches your interests so if you’re not sure where to start, just ask.

Opening hours

Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Contact

Archie Graham Community Centre
118 Timor Street, Warrnambool
Phone: (03) 5559 4920
Email: agccustserv@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

The Archie Graham Community Centre is a friendly and relaxed place for people to find out about and join in with community activities that keep them fit and healthy, independent and connected to friends. It’s a place to continue to learn new things, develop and share skills and re-engage with interests.

If you’re new to Warrnambool, recently retired from work or simply looking to be involved in community life in new and interesting ways then pop into the Archie Graham Community Centre.

The centre has:

  • Accessible parking, entrance, customer service area and cafe
  • Staff available Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm for any queries
  • Equipment including pool wheelchair and pool hoists
  • Accessible change rooms and toilets
  • Companion Card acceptance
  • Rest areas and seating
  • Signage with symbols
  • Inclusive hydrotherapy pool access

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Rooms for community use

The Archie Graham Community Centre has a variety of rooms of various sizes that are used for community activities and meetings from Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Rooms include a recreation room suited for group exercise, dance and workshops and forums as well as smaller rooms for meetings and indoor activities that are part of Community Centre programs. There is a small community computer centre available for community use.

Hydrotherapy pool

The Hydrotherapy Pool is a salt-chlorinated pool to support rehabilitation needs for all community members. One hour sessions are available Monday to Friday and must be pre-booked by contacting the Archie Graham Community Centre.

Archie Cafe

The Archie Café is volunteer operated and is an ideal place to relax over a coffee and the newspaper or to meet up with friends.
Community members are welcome 
The café is open on Mondays & Thursdays from 10am-2pm.  
The menu consists of the full range of espresso coffees, fresh and toasted sandwiches plus a selection of sweet treats – all at affordable prices.
Outside of these times and when the Centre is open, free tea and coffee is available. 
Please ask our friendly staff at Reception for assistance when attending for the first time.
 

Computer availabilityTechnology Support Sessions

When the computer room is not being used for tutor-led sessions, it is available for community use. Check reception for availability and the cost involved

Small, friendly sessions are run by local volunteers at specified times from Monday to Friday at the Archie Graham Community Centre. People can access technology assistance ranging from how to turn a computer, tablet or smartphone on to choosing and setting up new device and using email or exploring the internet. Contact Archie Reception to find out about session availability and the cost involved.

Social activities, information sessions and guest speakers

Indoor Activities, Games and Craft

Weekly games of Mah-Jong and Scrabble are played at the Archie Graham Community Centre. Craft activities are offered from time to time. These indoor activities are offered at a low cost with new people most welcome.

Movies

Come along to the movies shown at the Archie Graham Community Centre. Bring a friend and enjoy the show in our comfy chairs. Small entry fee paid on arrival. Movie details are in the latest edition of the  Archie Newsletter

Free morning tea at the Archie Graham Community Centre, featuring a guest speaker discussing a topic of broad general appeal. This activity is held at a set time in the first week of each month and is a great opportunity to explore the issue, chat with others as well as find out about activities and opportunities coming for the month.

Come out to lunch and meet new friends and share a meal at various cafés and restaurants in Warrnambool each month. A small booking fee is required to be paid at Archie Reception and everyone pays for their own lunch.

Half or full day trips to a range of destinations such as an open garden, museum, expo or festival are available and promoted through the Archie Newsletter. The cost of these trips will vary. Discounts are available to those who meet support eligibility criteria. Contact Archie Reception for more information.

Information sessions, ranging from how to access Centrelink support to finding out about the Warrnambool Historical Society and other topics of interest are held throughout the year.

Writers’ Group

The Warrnambool Writers’ Group has been meeting once a month at the Archie Graham Community Centre since the early 1980s. The group was formed for local writers to share their work in a friendly, social and encouraging environment. New members welcome.

Physical Activities

Please note: Archie Graham Centre exercise sessions require minimum numbers to remain viable and therefore we invite participants who attend and enjoy these classes, to help spread the word.

Heart Foundation Walking Groups

Free walking groups that are suited for people of all ages and abilities. They provide a great chance to give your health a boost, meet new people and share information about other community activities on offer. To join a group, contact the Archie Reception

Social Cycling

A recreational cycling group for adults to ride on Warrnambool paths and trails. To join the group, register at Archie Reception and collect a Rusty Riders Checklist. The checklist is a list of basic skills that riders need to have to ride safely with the group.

Strength Training

An exercise class designed using weights to provide benefits including heavier bone density, improved balance and increased overall strength and vitality.

Pulselite

A low to moderate intensity exercise class, designed for people who are living with health conditions who are looking at getting back into physical exercise.

Stepping Stones

A low intensity referral only general exercise and balance class for people who have completed a rehabilitation program at South West Healthcare or St John of God Hospital. Participants work on their own program in a friendly, supportive and safe environment. Health Professionals monitor transition.  .

Moove and Groove

Moove & Groove uses silent disco technology to create an immersive musical and movement experience. It is a low intensity class designed to develop balance, strength, co-ordination and flexibility. Partcipants wear headphones to Moove & Groove to some cool tunes with the Instructors voice to guide all along the way. 

Home Exercise Videos

There is a selection of Archie Home Exercise videos for you.

Watch the "General" exercise videos

Watch the "Gentle" exercise videos, including chair-based yoga and Tai Chi

Note that videos are labelled ‘gentle’ which includes a chair as support OR ‘general’ where a chair is optional.

As always, remember to work within your capabilities and at your own pace.

Feel free to share the videos with your friends and family.

Clare, Michelle, Jenni and Team at Archie

Archie Exercise "Stepping Stones" Home alternatives

Archie strength training - home program

Archie gentle exercise - home alternatives

Tai Chi routine - picture and text explanations

Chair based Yoga - picture and text explanations