Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ is a Retreat, Conference and Spirituality Centre situated on a bend of the Yarra River in Lower Plenty overlooking Westerfolds Park to the Dandenong Ranges. ‘Amberley’ is approximately 20 kilometers from the heart of Melbourne and 40 minutes from Melbourne’s International Airport and has easy access to both the Western Ring Road and the Eastern Freeway.

Originally built in the late 1920’s as a private residence and after almost 30 years as a

Novitiate for the Christian Brothers, Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ now operates as a

retreat, conference and spirituality centre. Nestled on 20 acres of native bush land

Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ has become a place of reflection and spirituality

for all who enter its doors.

Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ offers a breadth of programs and experiences which include

a cross cultural Immersion to East Africa, an Aboriginal Immersion to Lake Mungo,

Ministry (Street) Retreats for senior school students, a Refugee Realities workshop and

a City Justice Walk. The Centre is also embarking on developing experiences that will

engage people in Interfaith Dialogue and Spirituality.

Guests to Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ comment on the calm and serene atmosphere of

this place so close to the bustle of Melbourne.

The grounds of ‘Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ offer walking tracks, a meditation garden

and a Chartres’s replica labyrinth.

Edmund Rice Centre ‘Amberley’ offers accommodation for upwards of 83 guests in 30

well-appointed rooms, 12 of which utilize en suite facilities. Additional accommodation is

available by negotiation.

The Centre boasts three conference rooms, Banksia Room holding up to 180 guests theatre

style, The Grevillia Room 100 guests (theatre style) and the Darch Room 40 guests

(theatre style). The Banksia and Grevillia Rooms are equipped with ceiling mounted data

projectors, in-built DVD and PA systems. ‘Amberley’ is perfect for staff professional and

personal development/training days, student retreat days, residential retreats, intensive

study days and camps such as LOTE and the International Baccalaureate, music/band and

theatre rehearsal camps.

All catering requirements can be met at ‘Amberley’ by our kitchen staff, providing home-style

meals in the art deco styled dining room or on the balcony over looking the Yarra River.

Our friendly staff caters for all dietary needs.

Please enter our website for more information on our programs and facilities.





Edmund Rice Network Oceania  www.edmundrice.org

Edmund Rice International  www.edmundriceinternational.org

Edmund Rice Centre Amberley is accredited by

ATAP - Australian Tourism Accreditation Program.

Employment Opportunities at Amberley: See Positions Available for details.

Ministry Retreat Team Newsletter

Interfaith: Enrichment Days

Amberley, Committment to Child Protection

‘Women’s Dream Quest’ Registration Form


Our Way Into the Future Reflection Letters

For bookings or enquiries regarding the Centre please contact us by:

Email: amberley@edmundrice.org

Phone: 03 9439 8282


Margaret Miller


Karen D’Souza


Peter Hay

Email: phay@edmundrice.org

Phone: 03 9439 8282