Health and Wellbeing

Council has a number of regular events and programs that are designed to cater for the health and wellbeing of the community. Many of these events are featured in the Events page.

Learning for Life

A monthly program of health, wellbeing, arts and learning opportunities provided at a subsidised rate to ensure that members of the community remain socially connected and have access to lifelong learning. Many of the activities have been held at the Kingborough Community Hub to activate the space and enable opportunities for the community to utilise the new facility.

Really Really Free Market

A quarterly market which gives the local community the opportunity to prevent reusable items ending up landfill. By choosing to reuse, recycle, repurpose and regift items, community members are able to de clutter their households and give away items without the stress of selling, bartering, swapping or payment. Previous markets have shown that the people of Kingborough are incredibly generous.

Community Services Events

Throughout the year, Council staff work to deliver a range of different celebration occasions such as NAIDOC Week, Harmony Day, Pride Week, IDAHOBIT,  Dying to Know Day, Adult Learners Week, World Gratitude Day, National Carers Week and Children’s Week.

Carers Project

More than Carers: was a project which began in 2018, following on from the success of a locally made documentary entitled More than Memory.

The More than Carers film was created to raise awareness to wider audiences of the needs and demands placed on carers. Many carers are completely unprepared for taking on the caring role and many don’t even recognise that they are, in fact, carers as the physical and emotional demands of caring are often overlooked in society. Carers often put their own needs last and this is detrimental to their own health and wellbeing.

The More than Carers film aimed to promote  self-worth and reduce mental health issues with carers by demonstrating how self-care and nurturing enhanced their self worth and reduced depression and anxiety. This 20 minute film was produced and directed by Lucien Simon from Mast Films with support from Kingborough Council and Calvary Community Grants.

More than Memory – Film

The ‘More than Memory’ film was a collaboration between Council, Manor Gardens Day Respite and Kingston High School where young people from the high school visited and got to know the members of Manor Gardens, most of whom had been diagnosed with a dementia. Through this process we got to know some of the carers. This film is available to borrow by contacting Community Development team and requesting a loan on 6211 8200. ( The film is on DVD)