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The Substation is committed to the ongoing involvement of local communities in our planning and decision-making. Embodying this commitment is the Community Reference Group: a collective of local stakeholders brought together to facilitate community input, feedback and participation in The Substation’s program.

Chaired by our community ambassador Luke Isaacs, the Community Reference Group aims to grow and strengthen connections with local communities in Newport, Hobsons Bay and Melbourne’s greater west. The Community Reference Group works together to ensure the meaningful and continued involvement of local audiences, artists, not-for-profit organisations, schools and volunteers in The Substation’s operations.

Andrew Gilbert,
Luke Issacs, Community Ambassador
Gabriella Bortolot,
Anna Krien,
Heather van Heerwaarden,
Dean Linguey,
Nancy Black,
Sebastian Diaz-Gasca,
Susan Kukucka,
Myly Nguyen,
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1 Market Street, Newport,
Victoria 3015, Australia

Currently closed
Wed–Sat 12–6pm
Fri 12–8pm

We acknowledge and recognise the Ancestors, Elders and families of the Yalukit-willam of the Kulin Nation, who are the traditional custodians of the land that The Substation is on. We extend our respects to their ancestors and elders past, present and emerging, and to all First Nations people.

We are committed to continually improving our services to ensure our events can be enjoyed by all. If you have specific access requirements (including seating arrangements for events) please get in touch.


What's on
Jo Lloyd/​ Handsome/​ 22–26 February 2022/
Chunky Move/​ Yung Lung/​ 1–12 February 2022/
Matto Lucas/​ Impossible Dance (iv)/​ 23 January–14 February 2022/
Lucy Guerin Inc/​ Pieces/​ 8–11 December 2021/
Hyphenated Biennial/​ 3 December 2021–9 April 2022/
Beth Thornber/​ Notes from lake cudgallagong/​ 26 November 2021–20 January 2022/