Information for Referrers

Referral Agencies

This information is intended for Welfare Agencies, Schools and Hospitals that wish to make referrals of clients or students to Presentation Family Centre (PFC).  Places at PFC are open to families experiencing social or financial disadvantage.

How to Apply

School Holidays

To apply for a school holiday program stay, agencies will need to fill out a ‘Registration of Interest Form’.  Please note deadline dates.   Agencies/guests will be notified if they have been successful or unsuccessful within two weeks after the closing date.  Applications have a closing date, please observe this.  Late applications will go on our waiting list, or will not be considered if the form is incomplete.  We also have a waiting list so if cancellations occur we will contact those on the waiting list first.

Upon confirmation a booking sheet is provided which has instructions on what to bring, our accommodation / supervision policy and how to pay. Payment options include EFT, Credit Card or cash on arrival.  We require a $70 deposit per cottage to secure a booking.

Agencies registered with PFC will also receive email alerts about upcoming programs and/or vacancies. To register your Agency with PFC please contact the PFC office.

General Stay (ie outside of school holidays)

Agencies are required to make contact with the PFC office.  Upon confirmation a booking sheet is provided which has instructions on what to bring, our accommodation / supervision policy and how to pay. Payment options include EFT, Credit Card or cash on arrival.  We require a $55 deposit per cottage to secure a booking.

Is Presentation Family Centre appropriate for your client?

Typical visitors to the Centre include:

  • Families coping with terminal illness
  • Families in transition housing
  • Refugee families with integration challenges
  • Grandparents caring for the children of their sons and daughters
  • Individuals with a mental illness or mild intellectual disorder and their carers/families
  • Families experiencing financial hardship and social difficulties
  • Single parent families
  • Victims of natural disasters

Please call us to discuss your needs and we can advise whether the Centre is suitably equipped.

Forms

Registration of interest form – School Holiday Stays

Fees

Please note, fees are reviewed annually.

Click here to view tariff. Rates Oct 2015

Guarantees

We cannot guarantee places on the school holiday programs but all applications will be considered equally after the closing date. Please be aware that we only have 20 places for children on each school holiday program.  All agencies will be notified of the status of their application within two weeks of the closing date. Once having been successful in an application, there is an 18 month wait until we will be able to offer another place on the Holiday Program unless a cancellation becomes available.

Client Testimonials

‘This is the first time we have ever been on a holiday alone.  We so needed it.  One of my daughters holidays goals was ‘to become friends with mum’.  It’s so easy to get busy with others, Presentation Family Centre has enabled me to not be busy and to be mum and friend with my daughters, thank you.  Being a single mum from a DV background I find I am so often afraid to go away, afraid when I am away, your property and houses are so safe and secure I felt at peace here.  I was able to relax and let my girls play.  Thank you so much for the gift you give families.  We have felt very lucky to have been able to holiday here’ (Guest).

‘Thank you, it is so nice here.  I just need some time out.  My doctors recommended that I get away for a few days as I am dealing with a 20 year old daughter with mental health issues, also I have chronic pain and breast cancer.  I would like to come back with my daughter as I think it would do her good.  I can’t thank you enough’.  (Guest)