The Centre's function is to empower our community to enable improvement in their own lives. This can be through the programs and events offered at the centre, in the community and through the referral services we offer.
The Centre has been offering programs for over 25 years and we pride ourselves on being warm, inclusive and welcoming to all members of the community.
The Centre's office is open Monday to Friday 9:30am to 1:30pm to assist the community. Information about events and workshops offered can be found in the events section of this website or on our facebook page.
2 Large Air-conditioned and heated activity areas
Kitchen facilities with crockery for refreshments
Fenced outdoor play area with sandpit and children's play equipment
Level access for differently abled people
Group storage facilities
Equipment such as overhead projector, TV/Video
Fully maintained gardens and lawns
Tables / chairs
Substantial off street parking
Programs & Associations
3 year-old Kindy (2 1/2 to 4-year-old Children)
Forest Lakes Playgroups
Discovery Club (2 to 4-year-old Children)
Forest Lakes Child Health Nurses
Gosnells District Bridge Club
Forest Lakes Weight Watchers Inc
Forest Lakes Uniting Church
Western Australia Board Games Association
Computer help for seniors
Workshops and events
Community support programs, referal services and much more.
The centre was officially opened by the Hon Yvonne Henderson MLA on November 28 1992 as a joint project with the City of Gosnells and the Government of Western Australia. When the centre opened, it provided services such as 4-year-old kindy, playgroups, social and craft groups for adults. The centre now offers services to nearly 300 families, including: Playgroups, 3-year-old kindy, discovery club (2 to 4-year-old children), Child Health nurses, Bridge Club, Weight Watchers Federation, Uniting Church, Western Australia Board Games Association, sporting clubs, workshops, community support programs and referral services.
Offer members of the community high quality evolving programmes that empower them and create social connections.
Support a culture of social inclusion through engaging with individuals and families of all ages and enhancing individual strengths and skills.
Offer a Place-based Space that gives a sense of belonging where the community can feel safe.
Offer a resource and information centre referral centre relevant to the needs of the community.
Our Vision and purpose
“To create a welcoming and inclusive environment to grow and nurture a sense of community”
The Centre achieves this through interactions, education and participation that will empower our community to enable improvement in their own lives.