Hillview Intercultural Community Centre (HICC) is part of our vision to create a welcoming and thriving City.

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Canning is one of WA’s most culturally diverse local government areas:

  • 50.2% of Canning residents were born overseas
  • 30% of overseas born have lived in Australia for less than five years
  • 39.7% of Canning speak a language other than English at home.

Bentley is one of our most diverse suburbs, with 61% born overseas and 55% speaking a language other than English at home.

According to the Census data gathered in 2016, this makes Canning the most culturally diverse suburban Local Government Authority (LGA) based on the proportion of our population that identify as being born overseas or speaking another language at home.

Despite this growth in migrant populations in the South East Corridor, there is no dedicated facility in the region that supports the diverse needs of this growing community.

Vision

The Hillview Intercultural Community Centre’s vision is to enable our diverse community to thrive by creating a place where people from can come together to connect with each other, share their culture, learn new skills and access opportunities that help them to reach their potential.
 

The HICC is located at 1-3 Hill View Place, Bentley.


 

Yes. Everyone is welcome at HICC!

As an intercultural centre, the vision is to enable our diverse community to thrive by creating a place where people of all background come together to connect, share their culture, learn new skills and access exciting opportunities.
 

The Hillview Intercultural Community Centre provides the community with a fantastic new facility. It features a range of spaces including meeting rooms, activity spaces, commercial kitchen, main hall, intercultural resource collection, and a computer lab.

Visit the Venues for Hire page to learn more about our spaces.
 

Visit the Events and Programs page to see all upcoming activities.

A weekly schedule of independent programs running within the centre will be displayed on the Facebook group and throughout the building.
 

Monday – 9.30am to 5pm
Tuesday – 9.30am to 5pm
Wednesday – 9.30am to 5pm
Thursday – 9.30am to 5pm
Friday – 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday – closed
Sunday – closed

Bookings can be made without staff support from 7am to 10pm, 7 days a week. No amplified sound is allowed after 9pm.
 

Our spaces can be booked online through SpacetoCo. For more information about our spaces, visit the Venues for Hire page.

If you require regular bookings, please contact us at hillviewhub@canning.wa.gov.au to sign up as a verified user.

Computer Lab and Resource Area

Hillview has a computer lab, fitted out with eight computers as well as laptops for use. Programs to learn digital skills will be run throughout the week with bookings open to the community. Computers can be accessed during 'DROP IN' times available between 12pm to 5pm, Monday – Friday.
 

To use a computer you can choose to visit during a 'DROP IN' time when the computer lab will be open and available.

The 'DROP IN' times are Monday to Friday from 12pm – 5pm.

Computers may also be available outside of these time when the computer lab is not in use for a program. To check please contact us.
 

The Hillview Intercultural Community Centre has approximately 2000 items that reflect the intercultural focus of the centre.

Customers can create a library membership and join the Canning Libraries if they are not already members. Library members will be able to borrow, return and reserve items from across any of the City’s libraries to be collected from HICC with a daily drop off and collection for items from these locations.

Alternatively you can access library services through Cannington, Riverton and Willetton Libraries.
 

Multicultural Futures is an anchor tenant that will be based at the HICC. The City of Canning is excited to be working alongside this dynamic, charitable organisation that has been providing quality support for multicultural communities since 1981.

For more information, visit the Multicultural Futures website.
 

There are two other centres, both located in the north metropolitan area:

Both centres are co-funded by state/federal government and local governments.
 

The Hillview Intercultural Community Centre is supported by Lotterywest and the WA Government as part of the election commitment grant program.
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