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  • Where beauty and tranquility nourish spiritual growth

  • Don Bosco Retreat Centre

A hub of spirituality, formation and personal development

The Don Bosco Retreat Centre is nestled at the foothills of the picturesque Dandenong Ranges. Surrounded by farmlands and offering stunning views of the Lysterfield Valley, we are the perfect venue for retreats, reflection days and continuing education programmes.
Conveniently located only 10 minutes from the Wellington Rd exit off Eastlink.
School, Parish and Community Groups

School, Parish and Community Groups

Whether it is a single day, overnight or a weekend Don Bosco is ideal for school, parish and community group retreats, reflection days and training programmes.

COVID-19

COVID-19

Don Bosco Retreat Centre is currently closed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Groups with bookings during our closure will have their deposit refunded or rolled over to their next booking. We are honouring all current bookings for the time when we reopen.

Hire our Facilities

Groups are able to hire our wonderful facilities to conduct their own programmes. The versatility of our facilities offers groups a wide range of options for structuring your activities

Upcoming Retreats

There are no upcoming retreats planned at this stage due to COVID-19 restrictions. We are looking forward to offering new programmes as soon as possible.

2021 Bookings Open

Please contact us to enquire about your preferred dates. Due to uncertainty about the COVID-19 pandemic, we are not expecting groups to pay their deposit now. However, please don’t delay in contacting us about your group’s retreat dates for 2021, as bookings have been filling up surprisingly early for next year.

Catering

Our staff are able to provide great meals, freshly cooked with fresh ingredients in the finest tradition of home country cooking

Don Bosco Retreat Centre

Our Mission To offer opportunities for spiritual and personal growth, especially for young people;

Our Location Surrounded by farmlands with stunning views of the Lysterfield valley, we are conveniently located just 10 minutes from the Wellington Road exit off Eastlink and 15 minutes from the Wellington Road exit off the Monash freeway.

Our Facilities Our spacious grounds and diverse facilities offer amazing opportunities for your group to design your retreat programme to suit your specific needs. We have accommodation, conference, kitchen, dining and games facilities as well as our beautiful and spacious chapel.

Our Programmes In addition to hiring our facilities, we also offer a wide range of services and programmes for children and young people, young adults and adults.

Our Team  

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Fr Chris Ford
Fr Chris Ford has extensive experience in education, leadership, and preaching and facilitating retreats. He enjoys sharing the riches of the Salesian spirituality and Charism.

Candida de Magry

Office Administrator
Candy oversees our office and administration services. Hers is the cheerful voice you’ll likely hear when you call us. She’ll also respond to your emails and assist you your booking.
Rebecca Finlay

Rebecca Finlay

Kitchen Coordinator
Bec is a long-time member of the Don Bosco team. She has developed an amazing reputation for serving up delicious food. If ever a person knew that food is the way to a person’s heart, it’s her.

Norman Currie

Grounds & Spiritual Direction
Norm brings a wealth of experience and generosity to his work at Don Bosco Retreat Centre. He offers a sensitive presence as a spiritual director and has been a companion to many on the sacred journey of spiritual awakening.

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