The Faith Communities Council of Victoria, in association with the Darebin City Council and Darebin Interfaith Council, would like to invite you to the 2016 Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference on Sunday, November 13th 2016 @ Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre.

Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre

About the Conference:

The Victorian Interfaith Networks Conference (VINC) is a grass-roots conference which aims to help build the capacity and sustainability of existing multifaith/interfaith networks, bring people up-to-date with current multifaith/interfaith matters and provide networking opportunities.

Date: Sunday, November 13th 2016   Time: 12:00pm - 4:30pm

Location: Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre - Corner of Bell Street & St Georges Road,  Preston, VIC 3072 (Melway Reference: 30 E1)


  • 12:00pm-1:25pm: Registration, networking, lunch and activities
  • 1:30pm-2:15pm: Honoured guests and keynote speech on 'Faith and Social Inclusion'
  • 2:20pm-3:50pm: Workshops and plenary sessions (see below)
  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: Summary & closing ceremony

Workshops & Plenary Sessions:

Enrolment for workshops and plenary sessions to be made on the day of event so please arrive early to enrol in your preferred workshop or session.

  • Workshop 1: Faith, Compassion and Justice
  • Workshop 2: Voices of Youth: Faith, Interfaith and Multiculturalism
  • Workshop 3: Faith, Sexuality & Gender Diversity
  • Workshop 4: "Say NO to Racism" - Bystander Training

For more detailed information on each workshop click here

To register for the event go to - click on the green Register button, fill out your name and email address, and let us know of any special dietary requirements.

Click here to view pdf flyer

Travel to Venue:

Car Parks

  • The Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre Car Park provides 180 unrestricted car spaces. Enter the car park via Peter Street or St Georges Road.
  • Street Parking: Unrestricted parking is also available on St Georges Road (East end).
  • Disabled Parking: 4 disabled car spaces are available in the car park.    

Public Transport

The Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre is easily accessible by train, tram and bus. The nearest public transport is Bell train station a short 2-3 minute walk along Bell St, Preston.  

Catch the South Morang line train to Bell Station. The Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre is a further 2-3 minute walk along Bell Street.


  • Catch the Route 86 Tram - Docklands to Bundoora RMIT (Plenty Rd/McKimmies Rd).
  • Stop 44 at the corner of Bell St and Plenty Rd, a further 7-10 minute walk to the Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre.
  • Catch the Route 112 Tram - South Melbourne / St Kilda Beach - West Preston.
  • Stop 40 at the corner of Bell St and Gilbert Rd, a further 10 minute walk to the Darebin Arts & Entertainment Centre.


  • Catch Route 513 - Eltham - Glenroy (via Lower Plenty Rd & Greensborough), which runs along Bell Street.
  • Bus Stops are located 20-50 metres from the corner of High St and Bell St, Preston.
  • For more public transport information please call 131 638 or visit the Metlink Melbourne website:


  • High St and Plenty Rd are the major cycling corridors within Darebin, travelling North to South of the municipality.
  • Specific bike lanes are available on Murray Rd and Gower St, Preston.
  • See the Discover Darebin Walking & Cycling Map for further details.

From Airport

  • Take the Tullamarine Freeway, exit left at Bell Street and travel 6 km to the corner of St Georges Road and Bell Street, Preston.

Further Information:

For more information please contact:

This event is proudly supported by the Faith Communities Council of Victoria, Darebin City Council, Darebin Interfaith Council, the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Northern Interfaith Intercultural Network.