Cire Services has evolved from the Upper Yarra Community House which was established in Yarra Junction in 1976 to offer short hobby courses and a playgroup for the local community.
Since those early beginnings we have expanded enormously, particularly in recent years, to offer flexible learning opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds, to further support and empower them and meet their needs.
Our core operations are Cire Community School; Cire Children’s Services; Cire Training, our Registered Training Organisation (RTO); and Cire Community Hubs. We operate across multiple sites at Yarra Junction, Lilydale, Mt Evelyn and Chirnside Park
In 2016 we became Cire Services Incorporated so our diverse services could be captured under the one name.
Highlighting our reputation and credibility across the region, in 2019 Cire commenced operating the Chirnside Community Hub (formerly Kimberley Place) at the invitation of Yarra Ranges Council, our partners in the venture. Our Mt Evelyn campus was formerly Morrisons.
Further reinforcing our continuing growth, our corporate services and additional training rooms commenced operations in Main Street, Lilydale in 2019.
We are proud of our long and continuous history, our vision for the future, and the fact we are a uniquely ‘local’ and expanding not-for-profit organisation in the region.
We are one of the largest not-for-profits and Adult and Community Education (ACE) organisations in eastern Melbourne, are recognised as a leader for the successful and flexible education options we have pioneered for young people at risk, and have a strong reputation for the quality services we deliver to meet the needs of the community we serve.