Community Services covers a range of areas including recreation services, arts and culture, community development, events and communications.

Vancouver Arts Centre is a community based, multi-use centre. Vancouver Arts offers a variety of workshops for both children and adults, school holiday programs, exhibitions and performing arts as well as hire of function rooms.

Vancouver Arts Centre also coordinate the annual Great Southern Art Award and City of Albany Art Prize.

For further information contact Vancouver Arts Centre on 6820 3740 or email

As a major regional city, Albany has a diverse community including people from different ethnic backgrounds, demographic profiles, regions and so on.

Due to this, a large number of community-based organisations exist in our community. The City of Albany's Community Development staff provide advice and assistance to individuals and community organisations.

The Community Development team also work to engage members of the Community through various activities and programs, such as Disability Awareness Week, National Youth Week, Seniors Week and much more.

To contact commuity development email

Albany Public Library is one of the thriving community hubs that cement Albany's position as one of Australia's most liveable regional cities. Unique partnerships with the University of Western Australia (UWA), the State Library of Western Australia (SLWA) and a collection of over 70,000 items put us in a strong position to meet the information needs of the public.

Our work doesn't begin and end at checking out books either; the library is equipped with computers to offer free internet access as well as printing and photocopying facilities that are open to the public with no membership required.

Pay us a visit today!

For the library opening hours and contact details click here

For information about Membership, Library Services, Collections, Programs and Events and the Albany History Collection visit the Library website at

Call our friendly Library customer service staff on 6820 3600.


The Events team work alongside the Communications team to provide quality events to Albany and its surrounds.

The Events team also manage event approvals with the Communications team offering support in the way of advertising and social media.

The Communications team services the entire City of Albany, managing the website, social media and media enquiries.

To contact the events team email

The City of Albany supports the local Noongar communities through the City's Noongar Engagement Coordinator and its Aboriginal Accord.

This role assists to facilitate liaison and advise on Noongar engagement between the City of Albany, agencies and the local community, as well as assisting with meeting its Aboriginal cultural heritage requirements.

For further information contact the City of Albany on 6820 3077.