Late 1960s

Out of school hours’ program set up for children at the initiative of local parents, and with the support of council, The Woollahra Children’s and Community Association was formed.

Mid 1970s

Funding became available for neighbourhood and community centres, and services expanded to support frail and house bound seniors and a playgroup was started in the mornings.

Mid 1980s

The centre became incorporated and extended its services to include programs for people with an intellectual disability.

Holdsworth applied for and received Home and Community Care program funding for Social Support and Community Transport.


Marked the 75th anniversary of the foundation of the playgroup on the Holdsworth Street site, a joint initiative of the NSW Government and Woollahra Council.


Holdsworth transitioned to become Holdsworth Community Ltd, a public company limited by guarantee.

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