A number of groups and organisations across Victoria offer retreats (individual and group, or for Parish groups), prayer and spiritual quiet times, and opportunities for taking time to reflect and pray within a supportive community.

If you are thinking about participating in a retreat this year, you might like to contact one of the organisations below.

Retreat centres – for use by groups and individuals

Amberley – The Edmund Rice Centre

A retreat, spirituality and conference centre for both overnight and single day programs, conducted under the direction of the Christian Brothers.


Bass Hill Hermitage

Bass Hill Hermitage has its roots in the traditions of Christian Spirituality. It is a perfect place to reflect, pray and deepen your relationship with God. Beginners as well as experienced retreatants are welcome. We offer directed and self-guided retreats as well as on-going Spiritual Direction and Supervision.


Campion Ignatian Spirituality Centre

Jesuits and friends who share a common Ignatian spirituality.
Theme and weekend retreats throughout the year.


The Centre for Ecology and Spirituality

Not so much religious as spiritual in the broader sense, the Centre provides an opportunity for people to spend time on the spiritual and ecological dimensions of their lives. It offers space for reflection, discussion and education.

Single day, three day and longer retreats, held throughout the year.


Christian Meditation Australia

Ecumenical, founded in the Benedictine tradition.


Community of the Holy Name

Anglican. Provides two retreat options, for groups and indviduals.



Melbourne Anglican Cursillo
Cursillo is a lay movement of the Christian church that seeks to deepen the spiritual awareness and commitment of  committed Christians. It provides:

  • A three day live-in course in Christian living and
  • Ongoing support and encouragement for growing in faith through regular group reunions.


El Kanah

El Kanah is a place of refuge and restoration. Surrounded by lush vegetation and magnificent scenery, El Kanah provides a tranquil setting where individuals, couples, families or groups can come to be refreshed in body, soul and mind. We offer our guests warm hospitality and delicious food in a friendly Christian environment.

A call to rebuild El Kanah was originally built in the early 1930s. While those buildings were destroyed in the fires of 2009 the spirit of El Kanah is very much alive. Rebuilding is underway and a dedicated team is bringing to life a bold new vision.


Evangelical Fellowship in the Anglican Communion (EFAC)

Quiet days and retreats within an Anglican evangelical ethos.


Goyura Salesian Retreat Centre

Catholic – Salesian Priests and Sisters.
Group and private retreat days and sacramental prayer days throughout the year.


Heart of Life Spirituality Centre

Catholic – Missionaries of the Sacred Heart.
Seminars and retreats throughout the year.


Living Well Centre for Christian Spirituality (The)

Retreats and quiet days throughout the year.


Pallotti College

Daily and weekend retreats throughout the year.


St James’ House of Prayer

This ministry of hospitality supports retreats and spiritual renewal and is provided by the Anglican community of the Borough of Queenscliffe as part of their mission: for people who wish to spend intentional time on their spiritual journey.

Website to be advised.

Contact Father Peter Martin (vicar of St James Point Lonsdale)
Tel: (03) 5258 4624

St Mark’s Benedictine Abbey

Anglican Benedictine community.


Spiritual Direction (The Australian Network of)

Victorian regional meetings held at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, East Melbourne.


Still Centre (The)

Retreats and quiet days throughout the year, including a mid year retreat.


Tarrawarra Abbey

A community of Cistercian Monks at Yarra Glen.
Retreats for up to a week in each year.


Wellspring Centre (The)


The Wellspring Centre is committed to providing space and support within a Christian context to those who wish to deepen their awareness of the presence of God and to follow the implications of this in everyday life in ways that are just, compassionate, healing and reconciling.


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