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The Joel Gallery is a new contemporary exhibition space designed to provide a quality yet affordable opportunity for professional and community artists. The Joel Gallery is a hive of activity; hosting a range of diverse exhibitions by local, national and international artists known and emerging, community groups and more.

The Joel Gallery opened in 2006 and aims to promote the value and importance of the arts in Hobsons Bay by developing and maintaining a diverse program of visual arts exhibitions. It also seeks to support and strengthen the capacity of local artists to engage with the community and initiate programs that assist with community cultural development while ensuring equity of access for all.

The Louis Joel Centre is located on the site of the former Altona Hospital, and has been developed over the past decade to become a dynamic community owned and managed meeting place that offers community wellbeing, arts and cultural services to the residents of Hobsons Bay.

Close to public transport and walking distance to the beach, shops, Altona Homestead, barbecue facilities.

For gallery hire enquires or other enquires contact the centre.

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  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Public toilet
Entry cost:

Free Entry

Opening hours:
  • Monday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Friday: 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
  • Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times