P: 03 9532 0811
P: 03 9532 0811

Our History

TaskForce was conceived by a young Melbourne man, Bill Manallack, in 1973 in the City of Prahran. Its aim was simple: to help members of the community in any way possible through the collaborative and cohesive efforts of workers and volunteers alike.

TaskForce responded to the community’s needs in every way possible - from helping individuals and families seek urgent housing, supporting the growing number of unemployed youth, to supporting individuals with drug abuse and helping those out of work gain much needed skills to improve chances of employment.

Since our humble beginnings 40 years ago, TaskForce has maintained its commitment to strengthening the community. We have responded to Victoria’s need in tackling drug and alcohol dependency issues as well as issues surrounding mental health and youth. In addition, TaskForce has also channelled its efforts towards supporting individuals and groups with transitioning into employment. 

In recent years, we have concentrated our efforts on Melbourne’s Southern region communities; playing our part to ensure that all members of the community have the opportunity to lead purposeful and healthy lives.

TaskForce is steadfast in being the help where hope finds itself.

To purchase a copy of “How the Light Shines In – 40 Years of TaskForce Community Agency 1973 -2013” written by Tom Valenta, please contact (03) 9532 0811. All proceeds from the purchase of this book will be used to support the clients and programs of TaskForce.