Melbourne Workcamp


Workcamps are aimed at helping young men discover their spirit of self-giving and the satisfaction derived from this. Our workcamp will involve carrying out repair work on the second largest Catholic Church in Melbourne, Our Lady Star of the Sea.

Although we will not be working the whole time, the boys need to attend eager to help out and to work hard, in order to complete the projects. We will be staying in the presbytery at the parish. We will also take time to do some sight-seeing around the city of Melbourne and some of the surrounding areas and to visit the ‘Nairana Study Centre’ of Melbourne: Drummond.


Cost:       $300

Who: Boys entering Year 10 in 2011

Leave: 8:00am, Sunday December 19.

Return: 8:30pm, Thursday December 23.

Contact details during camp:

Parish No: (03) 9328 3474

To book your place please contact:

John-Paul Hinojosa           m | 0432 475 342

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Payment is due by 10 December. Please note that places are limited.


December 19

We leave Nairana at 8.00 am and arrive in Melbourne that evening. You will need to bring your own packed lunch.

December 20

Repairs and sundry work on the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea followed by sport and tour of the MCG (

December 21

Further work on the Church of Our Lady Star of the Sea will be followed by sight-seeing. BBQ at Drummond in the evening.

December 22

We will travel to Ballarat and visit Sovereign Hill’s Outdoor Museum (

December 23

We will make our way back home, arriving at Nairana by 8:30 pm.


We accept payment by cash, cheque or direct deposit (electronic transfer). Cheques can be made payable to Nairana Study Centre. Details for electronic transfer are:

Account Name: Nairana Study Centre

BSB: 032 086

Account Number: 156 476

Please put as the reference the name of student, and Melbourne Workcamp.


  • Sleeping Bag & Roll
  • Work clothes
  • Toiletries and towel
  • Sports clothes
  • Spending money ($20) to cover some snacks and minor expenses
  • Sunscreen & hat
  • Good clothes for Mass
  • Torch
  • Wet weather gear
    (it is Melbourne)

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