Karingal and St Laurence are merging into a new organisation called “Karingal St Laurence” (KSL)

KSL will bring together services that both organisations have offered for many years. It will advocate to empower individuals to fully participate in the life of their local communities. KSL will deliver increased certainty for consumers by securing its services for many years to come, and will reinforce KSL as an innovative and progressive leader in the disability, aged care, employment, training and housing sectors.


St Laurence's Head Office is located in Lara at the picturesque St Laurence Park Retirement Village. You can find a suite of St Laurence services throughout Geelong CBD and suburbs including Geelong West, Norlane and Corio.


Community Programs

St Laurence community programs assist people to reconnect with the community through support, skills, links and services.

Programs include men’s programs, women’s groups, community group programs and the Reclink Football & Cricket League.

It also provides support for people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness or have tenancy issues and are vulnerable. Case management is provided to ensure positive outcomes and secure housing.



footer_logo Street address
9 - 11 Waverley Road, Lara
(adjacent to Woolworths Shopping Centre)
Postal address    
Lara Community Centre Inc.
PO Box 49,
Lara, VIC, 3212
Telephone     (03) 5282 2725

General enquiries    


Centre Manager    

Lara Happenings