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Neighbourhood Justice Centre

Architect: Lyons Architects

City of Yarra | Y03

The Neighbourhood Justice Centre – Australia’s first community justice centre – opened in Collingwood in 2007. The centre addresses the underlying causes of offending to stop the cycle of crime and works with the local community to increase access to justice. It incorporates a multi-jurisdictional court, an integrated team of community services, and innovative justice programs. In 1945, Percy Everett designed the original building at 241 Wellington Street, which has housed boot makers, a police station and a TAFE. In 2006, Lyons Architects redesigned the building and created a welcoming community space that reflects the centres community justice and therapeutic jurisprudence principles. Take a peek inside the operations of Australia’s first community justice centre by coming for a tour of the site on 28 July.

Need to Know

  • Open: Thursday 1 January 10am-12.30pm - Booking required for this building

  • Photography Restricted: Yes

  • What's Open: Ground foyer, L1 foyer and Court room, L2 foyer and meeting rooms

  • Tour Type: Y03

  • Tour Details: First release Friday 13 July 8.30am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8.30am until booked out, small booking fee applies. Tours at 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11.30am, 12pm, running for 30 minutes, in groups of 25

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Building Type: Workplace

  • Facilities: Toilets

  • Special Programming: Self-guided tour includes extensive history, images and digital displays that debunk some myths about court, and give people a reason to look at Collingwood very differently.

  • Year Built: 1880, 1945, 2007

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  • Transport: Stop 19: Smith St/Johnston St on route 86.


241 Wellington Street, Collingwood 3066, VIC


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