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In 2004 the Convent was saved and gifted to the community. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF), an independent, not-for-profit organisation, now owns and manages the Convent site on behalf of the public. The Abbotsford Convent Foundation (ACF) does not receive recurrent government funding—we do it on our own—with the community’s help.

The Convent inspires a level of passion, a passion that is rarely seen in community facilities. This energy generates interaction in various forms across the precinct and materialises in an exceptional feeling of place. As new areas are activated, the opportunities for people to interact in a connected and meaningful way will grow. While this feeling of community seems intangible, this is the essence of why the Convent exists in its current form and why those who visit fall in love.

For those that do fall in love, there are many ways to engage in the future of this special site. Every contribution makes a difference.


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