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Don Bosco is the ideal venue for youth, school and adult groups to conduct their own retreats, staff seminars and workshops, personal development activities, training programmes, leadership courses, etc.

Depending on if you are conducting a one day or overnight programme, our facilities will suit groups of between 10 – 110 people

Please see the Facilities section for information about our chapel, conference room, dining room, games room, accommodation options and other facilities.

If you wish to make an enquirie about hiring the site, please complete the form below and we will get in touch with you.

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    Don Bosco Retreat 


    • Our beautiful chapel is large and spacious, captures natural light and stunning views, and is a truly peaceful sacred space for prayer, reflection, meditation and the celebration of the Eucharist.
    • Our conference room is a large multipurpose space (approximately 18m x 8.5m) with sound system, 75” flat screen TV for displays and presentations, and reverse cycle air conditioning.
    • The conference room can be used as one very large space or broken up into one large and one medium space or into one large and two smaller spaces.
    • Depending upon the configuration of the room, it is suitable for groups of up to 110 people.
    • The dining room boasts stunning views of the Lysterfield valley and the Dandenong Ranges.
    • Flexible table and seating configurations ensure that it is suitable for smaller and larger groups alike, with a comfortable capacity of approximately 60 people.
    • There is also a relaxation area and a 24/7 tea and coffee station.
    • Our amazing catering staff offer a wide range of menu options for morning and afternoon teas, breakfasts, lunches and dinners, with sensitivity to guests’ dietary requirements.
    • We specialise in country style food, freshly prepared using fresh ingredients.
    • ​Groups may also hire the kitchen if they wish to self-cater.


    We have three accommodation areas.

    • The accomodation block offers single and twin share accommodation for between 20 and 40 people, with shared toilet and shower facilities (private family style arrangement). A spacious living room offers stunning views of the Lysterfield Valley and a space to relax, talk and share.
    • The Edwards Cottage, located approximately 200m from the main retreat centre complex, offers accommodation for between 7 and 12 people, with shared toilet and shower facilities (private family style arrangement).
    • ​There are four very comfortable two-room “flats” with ensuite facilities, and access to a shared living room.

    The games room offers a range of recreation activities including:

    • Table tennis
    • Table soccer
    • Billiards
    • In addition to the conference room (which is large enough for four or more breakout groups) the following spaces are all suitable for breakout groups.:
    • An interview room in the chapel block
    • The relaxation area in the dining room
    • Living room in the main accommodation block
    • Our grounds offer multiple opportunities to stand in awe before the majesty of God’s creation, to find a quiet spot for reflection and to relax.
    • ​There are also many short or extended walks along the driveway, up the hill, along the creek or into the adjacent state forest.

    Groups who wish to self-cater may hire our spacious, well equipped kitchen which includes:

    • Commercial stove (large oven and six burners)
    • Medium sized electric oven
    • Dishwasher 
    • Refrigerator 
    • Freezer
    • Pots and pans, and other essential equipment.