Neighbourhood Houses

The heart of our communities

Neighbourhood houses and community centres are safe, inclusive and welcoming spaces for the local community to share in each other’s company, get involved in a diverse range of activities and programs, and seek support.

They are small not-for-profit organisations which respond to the needs and aspirations of the communities they are located in.

Their main aim is to break down social barriers, connect people to their local community, and give them a greater sense of belonging.

There are over 400 neighbourhood houses in Victoria which means there’s bound to be one near you.

What kind of activities do neighbourhood houses provide seniors?

Neighbourhood houses play an important role in the positive ageing experience for older Victorians. They offer a range of opportunities which help seniors to remain socially connected, mentally stimulated and physically healthy.

Every neighbourhood house is unique and will offer different activities depending on the needs of their community, but some common activities you may find include:
  • gentle exercise classes such as tai chi or yoga
  • arts and crafts classes
  • sewing and knitting clubs
  • cooking classes
  • community lunches
  • social groups such as grandparent groups, garden clubs or walking groups
  • assistance with technology to help seniors connect online
  • English classes for people where English is a second language
  • welfare support such as food banks and government services.
Some neighbourhood houses also have community sheds and community gardens. 

Everyone is welcome

Neighbourhood houses are all about providing a non-intimidating and caring space where everyone feels valued.

They welcome people of all ages, abilities, cultural backgrounds, genders and sexualities. 

How are neighbourhood houses operating during the COVID-19 lockdown?

While predominately closed to the public during Stage 3 restrictions, most neighbourhood houses are operating in alternative ways to support their communities during this difficult period.

This includes:
  • operating essential services such as food banks and childcare
  • preparing delivered or take away pre-cooked meals
  • responding to calls and emails for people seeking support
  • moving activities such as exercise classes or social groups online through platforms like Zoom
  • staying connected through Facebook and other social media sites 
  • checking in with vulnerable residents via phone
  • organising volunteers in the community to sew scrubs for local health care workers.

How to find a neighbourhood house near you

Visit the Neighbourhood Houses Victoria website to find a neighbourhood house in your area. 

For more information, contact Neighbourhood Houses Victoria

Phone: 03 9602 1228

Online and other Neighbourhood House activities

  • Casey Community Learning Centres

    Casey Connect & Learn

    Casey Connect & Learn brings together classes, activities and social groups across 14 neighbourhood houses and community learning centres in the City of Casey, covering a wide area from Endeavour Hills in the north to Blind Bight in the South. Everyone is welcome at Casey Connect & Learn. We invite you to discover a safe and supportive space to learn, connect and grow within your local community. 

    Find the perfect activity, class or group for you – right on your doorstep.

    Explore hundreds of classes, activities and groups in your community.

    Try something new and discover your passion today.

    Casey Community Learning Centres

    With so many options to choose from, there’s something for everyone in our local community.

  • Castlemaine Community House Inc.

    Castlemaine Community House Inc. is one of 400 Neighbourhood Houses across Victoria and provide a range of programs and services under a community development framework across the Shire of Mount Alexander.

    Castlemaine Community House provides programs and activities contributing to community development and supporting individuals and groups within the local community.

    We have a range of regular activities, educational classes for adults, programs for parents and children, and a large number of community projects which we run or contribute to.

    We are run by a committee of management and we have a number of staff and volunteers.

    Key programs include:

     Learn Local and Life Long Learning education programs

    Social and community inclusion programs

    Weekly Community Lunch in Castlemaine (around 100 people attending each week)

    Castlemaine Community Lunch

    Senior’s Festival Seniors Festival Page

    Castlemaine Senior's Festival

    Public Internet Access Computers

    Centrelink and Medicare Centrelink Agency



    No Interest Loans Scheme NILS

    No Interest Loan Scheme

    Free tax return programme Tax Help

    Help to lodge your tax return

    Contact us for further information on the following:

    Free financial counselling programme

    Castlemaine Pride (LGBTIQ+)

    Mount Alexander Shire Disability Advocacy Group (MASDAG)

    The ELM Network – suicide prevention and awareness

    The Castlemaine Billy Cart Challenge – community connections and awareness of mental health supports across the Mount Alexander Shire

    Community choirs

    Contact information

    Phone: 5472 4842



  • Central Ringwood Community Centre Inc.
    Central Ringwood Community Centre
    Central Ringwood Community Centre is situated in Bedford Park, Ringwood, and is a stone's throw away from the picturesque Ringwood Lake Park. The trees and wildlife that connect our community centre to Ringwood Lake are symbolic of the connection our centre has within the community, being that we are all connected and that healthy and nurtured trees that are given a space of thrive are able to establish themselves and live a healthy life. Our fundamental aim is to foster and nurture healthy communities through our social inclusion programs, educational and training services, workshops, day programs and our community garden, which is weaving bonds between people and community groups as the roots of these plants weave together underground. Phone: 9870 2602 Email: Website:

    Music Therapy

    Music therapy

    Music Therapy Online with Elizabeth Taylor - Fun and FREE

    Do you or your family need some extra support during lockdown? Would you like to connect with people through doing something fun and creative? Are you interested in learning more about how music can support your wellbeing? Please contact to book a free online music therapy session with Elizabeth, our student music therapist who we’re fortunate to have undertaking her final placement with us here at Central Ringwood Community Centre. Community members of all ages, cultures, (dis)abilities, and levels of musical experience are welcome!

    “Elizabeth is just wonderful, so versatile and very talented. Whatever genre you might be interested in, she’s on to it. Elizabeth has a delightfully engaging personality and I found my time with her so uplifting. Thank you so very much for this opportunity, I’m so incredibly grateful” Music Therapy Client

    Music therapy is a research-based profession which utilises music to actively support people of all ages and abilities to improve their mental and physical health, functioning and quality of life.

    Reduce anxiety or stress  Rekindle your interest in music 
     Feel more connected to others Relax and have fun
     Build confidence through trying something new  Express your emotions and creativity

    Up to Eight Free Personalised Sessions are available - Wednesdays 10:15am or 3:30pm and Thursdays 10:00am or 11:30am

    Individual music therapy sessions are for those who would like to receive additional support during this challenging time. This may include Family sessions with parents/carers and little ones to support developmental goals. Sessions run for around 30-60 minutes and are customised to each person's musical preferences and needs. Your goals may include supporting physical and mental wellbeing, reducing isolation, anxiety, or stress, building confidence, expressing emotions and creativity, learning new things, and fostering positive relationships.

    Or Join a group session:

    Online Song Sharing Group

    Wednesday – 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

    An opportunity for each member to share a favourite song with the group in a supportive environment, followed by informal discussion. All music lovers are welcome!

    Online Songwriting Group

    Thursday 2:00pm - 3:30/4:00pm

    Have you ever wanted to write a song but didn't know where to start? Join this well-supported song writing experience, in which the group works together to create an original song. No musical skills are required.

    To book in and discuss your individual situation or to find out more, contact Elizabeth

    Painters Social Group

    Painters social group
    An online social opportunity for painters to get together and discuss art, ideas, ask questions and share their love for art with like-minded locals.

    Thursday 9:30am 
    8th October to 10th December (10 weeks)


    Explore all of our offerings

    Some of the other services we pride ourselves in delivering are the Keeping Connected Support Group, which is a space for people who are experiencing isolation and loneliness to come together online to connect, make friends and be heard. Art and Craft groups, such as watercolour painting and tapestry, where people come together to learn or build on already existing skills. The Fabulous Fortnightly Feast, where for just eight dollars you share a two-course meal alongside others and enjoy a presentation from a guest speaker.

    Keeping connected support group
    Gentle exercise and line dancing classes, because we understand that the body as well as the mind needs to stay active. The Sew Talk and Learn and English conversation classes, where anyone can come along to learn English whilst learning how to sew. Community garden projects and workshops, because for many, being able to learn new skills to nurture nature also nurtures us. We also deliver language classes and nutrition workshops because this promotes the wellbeing of both our mind and body.

    All of our programs can be found on our website by opening the following link -

  • Chelsea Longbeach PLACE

    Chelsea Longbeach Place Logo

    We are proud to be one of the leading not-for-profit community based organisations within the City of Kingston which provides members of the community with opportunities for lifelong learning and skills development.

    We are part of the Southern Metropolitan Region of Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) and a Learn Local provider offering educational programs to assist learners between the ages of 15 to 90.

    We encourage people to participate in our courses, groups and activities in order to break down social isolation and enjoy the friendship of others.

    We have many local community groups meeting at our Centre during the month, among those being Al-Anon, Australian Shareholders Association, GROW, Chelsea Probus Committee, Chelsea PC Support Group, Bayside Book Club, Bonbeach-Chelsea Railway Station Group and Chelsea and Surrounds Network Group.

    Longbeach PLACE Inc. is supported with State Government grants from the Victorian Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Education & Training and the City of Kingston.

    Phone: 0482 678 284



  • Cheltenham Community Centre

    Cheltenham Community Centre

    Cheltenham Community Centre (CCC) is a not for profit organisation that strengthens community by offering all people a diverse range of community services, learning opportunities and resources for personal development.

    CCC has over 1000 participants attending a wide variety of services and programs each year, including adult education, childcare, recreational programs for both adults and children and social support groups.

    CCC is supported by funding from a number of organisations. These include Adult Community and Further Education Board, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Education and Training and the City of Kingston. CCC is one of the largest community providers of the Adult Migrant English Program.

    CCC believes in working together in partnerships with local agencies, learning institutes and government to provide individuals and the community with quality programs. CCC enjoys a good working relationship with Southern Community Church of Christ to deliver community festivals, improve facilities for community programs and work on special projects.

    All programs at CCC are conducted by highly qualified and experienced staff while management of CCC is overseen by a volunteer Board of Governance.

    Phone: 9583 0095

    Get online week

    Zumba Gold

    Zumba Gold Class

    Perfect for active older adults, but a class for all ages! If you love dancing all kinds of beats and moves, this is a great easy-to-flow choreography that focuses on balance and a range of motion and coordination. 
    Naki is delivering Zumba Gold right to your living room via Zoom.  She will modify the sessions to ensure you can participate comfortably and safely in a small space.

    Monday 19th October from 10am - 11am

    Hatha Yoga Basic

    Hatha Yoga

    This class is designed for those new to yoga and at all levels who want to learn better alignment. This class is ideal for improving your strength and flexibility.

    Monday 19th October from 6pm- 7pm

    Gentle Strength & Balance Exercise

    Gentle strength & balance exercise

    No matter your age or fitness level, gentle exercise can provide many benefits. This class uses carefully designed movements to deliver increased flexibility, mobility, and muscle strength in a social and comfortable setting.

    Tuesday 20th October from 10:30am- 11:30am

    Progressive Pilates

    Progressive Pilates

    Mat Pilates is an adult class that promotes a feeling of physical and mental well being and develops inner physical awareness. Pilates is helpful in preventing and rehabilitating injuries, improving posture, and increasing flexibility, circulation and balance.

    Tuesday 20th October from 7pm - 7:45pm

    Line Dancing

    Line Dancing

    A great new class especially designed for active seniors, and anyone who would like to learn and practice basic line dancing.
    This class is a fun way to keep active. Suitable for beginners and regular dancers.

    Wednesday 21st October from 10am- 11am

    Hatha Yoga

    Hatha Yoga

    This class is designed for those new to yoga and at all levels who want to learn better alignment.
    This class is ideal for improving your strength and flexibility.

    Wednesday 5:30pm - 6:30pm

    Chi Yoga

    Chi Yoga

    Chi Yoga is influenced by Taoism and Tai Chi. It focuses on breath control and relaxation to integrate the body and mind.

    Wednesday 12pm - 1pm


    Chi Yoga

    This new class is especially designed for active seniors. 
    Qigong is a centuries-old system of coordinated body-posture and movement, breathing, and meditation. It supports the body to return to balance and equilibrium, and gently creates strength, flexibility and balance through gentle flowing movements.

    Thursday 22nd October from 9:30am-10:30am

    Book online for all free classes:

  • Cohuna Neighbourhood House

    Cohuna Neighbourhood House

    The Heart of our Community

    Neighbourhood Houses Victoria Icon

    Cohuna Neighbourhood House extends a hand of friendship to Cohuna and District communities and offers a diverse and integrated range of support, services and programs for individuals, groups, families and other organizations. This is offered in a warm, friendly environment free of any bias, prejudice or social injustice. Check out our services page for a list of services and programs offered at the house.

    Cohuna Neighbourhood House provides support to our community and our online services include:

    Fortnightly Community Newsletter,

    Community Zoom Chat ( every Thursday 10-12) at

    Cohuna Zoom Chat

    Contact Information

    Phone: (03) 5456 4666
    Facebook Page:

  • Corio Rosewall Community Centre

    Rosewall logo

    Rosewall Community Centre is a fun, vibrant hub in the heart of Corio offering a friendly and welcoming place to all. From relaxing art sessions to volunteering and employment training, Rosewall offer a variety of programs to suit all ages and interests.

    With friendly staff, a state-of-the-art accessible building and a whole host of activities, you're sure to find something you like! Our most popular programs include Monday Pottery and Thursday craft groups, where you can let your inner creativity shine in a friendly, relaxed group. All our activities are seniors-friendly, and most already have a few senior citizens involved, but we also offer an over 50s social group, with a welcoming and vibrant group, and an over 50s weight loss group, where you can connect with like-minded people.

    Phone: 5275 7409/ 0491 757 031



    Rosewall community centre

  • Creswick Neighbourhood Centre

    Creswick Community Centre

    A little about us: we are a neighbourhood house originally started by the Creswick community in the early 1980s. We are an incorporated, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to community development, education, and training. Governed by a volunteer Committee of Management we are funded in part by The Department of Health & Human Services and partly self-funded.

    Creswick Market is operating twice each month on the first and third Saturdays.

    To find out more about how the market is operating with Covid:

    Visit the Facebook Page:
    Or email:

    Creswick Market

    If you would like to know more about Creswick Wholefoods and how to order you can visit their Facebook page:

    Anglicare Food Assistance is happening monthly every 2nd Tuesday in the hall from 10 – 11.30am phone for an appointment 5333 0600

    If you know someone who needs a hand please suggest they visit the ‘Neighbourhood Share’ cupboard located at the rear of the house for our free food share.

    Visit our Facebook page for centre updates and a handy ‘help’ thread:

    If you need disposable masks for vulnerable people in our community let us know, we can help.

    We have a range of information and resources available so please contact us here if you think we can assist our local community.

    Covid-19 updates from Department of Human Services, Victorian and Federal Governments are posted daily on the Creswick Online Noticeboard pinned post.

    For Corona Virus advice and information go to Department of Health and Human Services webpage:

    Wear a mask, wash your hands, keep your distance – stay well and love your neighbours!

    Contact Information

    Phone: 5345 2356

  • East Gippsland Network of Neighbourhood Houses

    East Gippsland Network of Neighbourhood Houses

    We support & advocate on behalf of 20 Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres across the Wellington and East Gippsland Shire council areas.


    Phone: 0499 970 099



    Community lunches

    Most Neighbourhood Houses offer opportunities to participate, learn, volunteer and get to know your community. Activities are generally run at low or no cost to participants. Among the most common are:

    Health and wellbeing activities

    Arts and crafts

    Computer training / digital literacy

    Community events

    Community lunches / Social eating groups

    Self help and support groups

    Seniors' groups

    Youth groups

    Life skills education

    Play groups

    Internet access

    English as a Second Language
    East Gippsland Neighbourhood House

    To find a Neighbourhood House in East Gippsland Shire or Wellington Shire click here


  • Footscray Angliss Neighbourhood House

    Angliss Neighbourhood House logo

    In the centre of the Angliss Housing Estate in Footscray, Angliss Neighbourhood House has been providing education to the community for 30 years.
    Angliss neighbourhood house

    Circumstances stemming from COVID-19 have highlighted how many members of the community need support in adapting to a world increasingly reliant on technology and the internet.

    At Angliss Neighbourhood House we are able to accommodate people at all levels of IT literacy. Our online programs include 'Social Media for Beginners' and 'Online Learning' and contain a special focus on maintaining social connections despite isolation. Each week, students are invited to be involved in activities such as the group zoom catch-up, trivia and online cooking lessons.

    At Angliss Neighbourhood House we have classes for all seniors, with special classes for members of CALD communities.

    Phone: 9687 9908

    Angliss Neighbourhood House

  • Glen Waverley Kerrie Rd Neighbourhood House
    Kerrie Road logo  

    Kerrie Rd Neighbourhood House (KNH) in Glen Waverley is proud to have over a 40 year history that works to enrich our community by developing social connectedness, promoting healthy lifestyles and providing opportunities for lifelong learning, recreation and support within an inclusive, safe and welcoming environment.  We’re a colourful bunch that embraces diversity and inclusion and we are very fortunate to have a dedicated team who all work hard and are committed to the same cause. Each year we hold an open day event for the community which provides an opportunity for local families to get to know each other and for us to connect.  We have a great drop in space where you can make a cuppa and enjoy a chat with a friend and for those that need some one-on-one help, if you BYO device we can help you with this too.

    Phone: 98876226

    For a full list of our courses and classes visit our website here*Subject to COVID, classes are currently held via Zoom. To enquire or for more information, please email us at

    French Conversation Class

    Kerrie Rd Neighbourhood House has a variety of online classes currently being delivered via zoom that will promote your well-being, keep you active and connected both emotionally and socially, because we know that this is especially important right now. Our current online classes include Pilates, Strength Training, Yoga, French, Italian and Italian Cooking.

    Kerrie Road knitting group

    Adult art class

  • Hampton Community Centre and Highett Neighbourhood Community House

    Hampton and Highett

    Both Hampton Community Centre and Highett Neighbourhood Community House provide social, educational and recreational activities for all of the community in a warm, welcoming environment.
    When participating in learning experiences people will meet new people and form new connections with their community.  Both Centres are open and flexible in its curriculum and will respond readily to the community as needs change and new interests develop. The aim is to provide low-cost activities thereby enabling the whole community to participate.
    There are now also online classes in Spanish, French, Acrylic Painting, Paint Draw Create and Movement to Music and Pilates.
    Our houses are also offering a free counselling service to our community.  There are now 2 Counselling Students from Monash University on hand to lend an ear Monday to Friday to chat on the phone or online.

    Hampton and Highett Neighbourhood Community House

    The Community Connector Program is part of the Social Prescribing project which is an emerging ‘treatment’ in Australia and it is seeking to address the underlying causes of mental and physical ill-health i.e. social isolation, loneliness, obesity. Social Prescribing refers to the practice of working with a participant to co-design a health and well-being plan that connects the patient to relevant community and voluntary activities and support.

    The UK has been trialling Social Prescribing projects for around 5 years and they have yielded positive health and well-being results with participants reporting improvements connected to self-esteem, confidence, reduced social isolation and loneliness. Social isolation and loneliness in our Australian communities are on the rise and it is important to address this in our community with your support.

    Online Classes

    Hampton and Highett online classes

    Seniors Festival

    Festival reimagined logo with in the groove

    Counselling Service

    Social Prescription

    Contact Information

    Hampton: 9598 2977
    Highett: 95553797



  • Inverloch Community House

    Inverloch Community House logo


    Phone: 5674 2444


    Download newsletter here

    The e-book club is here! 

    The House has partnered with the Inverloch branch of the West Gippsland Libraries to get one going.

    To participate you will need a library card and a pin, to enable access to the Libraries RB digital portal. If you don’t have a library membership and pin, you can sort it out online here, or phone the lovely people at the Library on 5674 1169.

    Make yourself and your device comfortable and pour yourself a glass or cup of something delicious. Cake is optional. Zoom instructions are on our website here

    If you want to take part, then welcome! Email Jill ( to enrol and get the zoom meeting login link.
    Inverloch Community House book club
    There is an invitation from Leongatha Community House to join in their online Tai Chi and Yoga classes.

    Call Maddie (Leongatha Community House Coordinator) on 5662 3962 if you would like to join in or email

    Join Tania online for Tai Chi Zoom sessions on Thursday.

    Inverloch Community House Tai Chi

    Join Ange online for Yoga Zoom sessions on Wednesday at 12.00pm.

    Inverloch Community House Yoga

    Cook Well, Eat Well

    Inverloch Community House Cook Well, Eat Well

    Brought to you by @VicHealth and @NutritionAustralia, Cook Well, Eat Well is here to help you create healthy, affordable meals at home. Browse the free recipes developed by nutrition experts, using pantry staples to create meals the whole family will enjoy.


    Social Media; Some of us use it to follow the lives of interesting people from all over the world, from celebrities to athletes, the crazy and the crazy talented. Whilst sitting back and watch these people’s everyday lives unfold, what’s missed is seeing the stories behind the people that surround us.
    Inverloch Community House Snapshot Rural VIC
    We want to experience your story, whether it be through photos, videos, poetry or even a song if you so desire! Let’s focus the spotlight on you, so everyone can share in the highs and lows of rural life and hopefully feel a little less isolated and more connected to your community.

    Inverloch Camera Club

    Inverloch Camera Club

    For all levels of photographers, from experienced professionals to others just beginning their journey. Come and talk photography, share your photos and learn new ideas and skills. Each month a photo challenge is assigned; participation in the challenge is optional and is encouraged. At the moment club activities are mainly done through a closed FB group, but if a presenter is available a zoom session is possible. Contact the Club organiser Kerri by email -, or phone her on 0401 616 519.

    Inverloch Community House Virtual Workshop
    We know that many of you are still getting out and about for exercise so who better to ask than the community of Inverloch for some feedback.

    Win a Fitbit!

    Are you aged 55 years or over? Do you live in Bass Coast or South Gippsland? We need your feedback to understand how people in our community are using the local natural environment for physical activity.

    By completing the survey below, you will go into the draw to win one of two Fitbits, winners will be announced at the end of September 2020. 
    Survey link here

    Get to know your House Volunteers

    This time we asked our Committee of Management Chair person, Andrea Evans-McCall some questions, so we can 
    all get to know her a little better...

    What is your name and what do you do when away from the House?

    Andrea Evans-McCall - in my paid work role I am the National Disability Coordination Officer for Gippsland.

    Why did you volunteer? What are you passionate about?

    I volunteer at the House in the Hub because I want to be involved in my community and I am a big believer in giving back to the community. 

    Who are your heroes right now? 

    Jacinda Ardern- what an amazing and compassionate leader- we can all learn something from her. 

    What is something you’ve read, watched, or listened to lately that you’d recommend? 

    Mrs. Wilson miniseries based on true events. It can be watched on ABC iView.
    Inverloch Community House Andrea Evans-McCall

    Contact Information

    Phone: 5674 2444

  • Long Gully Neighbourhood House

    Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre

    The Long Gully Neighbourhood Centre Inc. (LGNC) is a non-profit organisation governed by a voluntary Committee of Governance comprising mostly of community members, and managed on a day to day basis by a Centre Coordinator. The LGNC plays an important role in providing opportunities through training, programs, activities, events and projects for individuals of all abilities who are vulnerable and experiencing disadvantage. Flexibility and creativity allow us to be inclusive and to connect people socially.

    Phone: 5442 1165 or 5443 0998  

    The LGNC Facebook page is a great conduit of local and broader information together with some inspirational posts from time-to-time.  The Facebook page is at:


    Each fortnight brings the New Beginnings Newsletter, a newsletter of hope and encouragement – it is available online to be downloaded from our website:

    You can subscribe to the Newsletter by emailing and have it emailed to you.

    Alternatively, to obtain a printed copy, please also contact LGNC.

    Long Gully Newsletter

    LGNC Spoonville

    LGNC is currently building a Spoonville in our front yard in Derwent Drive. Originating in Winnersh, Berkshire, England, Spoonville has spread around the world and now in Victoria to help bring the community together and cheer people up during these challenging times. As Spoonvilles are popping up around Bendigo, LGNC has started its own Spoonville in the hope that it will encourage community connection and bring some joy in the neighbourhood. If you’d like to decorate a spoon (or spoons) and add them to Spoonville out the front of LGNC that would be great!

    LGNC Spoonville 2

    Contact Information

    Phone: 5442 1165 or 5443 0998  

  • Maldon Neighbourhood Centre

    Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Inc

    Since 1986, the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre has provided a place for the community to come together to create, play and learn. The Maldon Neighbourhood Centre has a full range of activities and services and offers a child-friendly outdoor space, a meeting area and classroom, a Community Garden open to all and a drop-in centre with comfy couches, a welcoming atmosphere and free Wi-Fi.

    Maldon Neighbourhood Centre

    Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Covid activities for the local community:

    Phone tree - keep in touch with others in your community every week
    Mt Alexander Community Pantry - delicious frozen meals prepared locally and delivered to your door
    Be Connected support - help improve your internet skills
    Climate Ready Maldon - improve the thermal comfort of your home
    Iso-breakers - themed walks with a twist! Book now for post-lockdown.

    Please either call or email us or see our Facebook page for details of how to access these activities.

    Contact Information

    Phone: 5475 2093

  • Mitcham Community House

    Mitcham Community House logo

    Mitcham Community House is a not-for-profit organisation governed by a voluntary Committee of elected community members. We offer a wide range of recreational and educational classes and social activities, childcare, playgroups, and support programs.

    We offer a variety of activities to choose from: very short courses, term classes, workshops, and social activities

    Try out our wide range of Health & Fitness classes, learn a new Language or Art skills, improve your tech skills and more. It’s a space where you can make new friends through our wide range of social activities, classes & volunteering. 

    Contact information

    Phone: 9873 4587



  • Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House

    The Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House aims to be a place for community connections, community information and educational and recreational programs to enhance the well-being of Mount Eliza residents and our wider community. Our program offers something for all ages. Playgroups, workshops, health and wellbeing classes, community talks, art and craft, discussion groups, walking groups, languages, yoga, Pilates, community lunches, social groups, chess, computers, sustainability workshops, events, community support and fun! There are some great “Virtual” activities available Via Zoom to our community and beyond.

    Phone: 9787 8160

    You don’t need to come to MENH to have fun! We have some great ‘virtual’ activities and programs on offer during lockdown.

    MENH website link to our about “Virtual MENH”

    Monday Trivia

    Mount Eliza Cuppa & Trivia

    Grab a cuppa and log on to our Zoom-time Trivia. Every Monday from 10.00am starting 20 July. Call or email the office for the Zoom login details.

    Wednesday Cuppa Catch-up

    Mount Eliza neighbourhood house

    Grab a cuppa and log on to our weekly zoom catch-up over morning tea. Every Wednesday from 10.30am starting 22 July. Everyone is welcome, please email for the zoom log in details or more information.

    Monthly Bookclub - First Thursday of every month

    Read the book of the month, then log on to our monthly zoom bookclub to discuss the book over a cuppa and chat. Monthly on a Thursday from 11.00am. Call or email the office for the Zoom login details.
    August 06 Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly
    September 03 The Mother-In-Law by Sally Hepworth

    Knit For Charity - Anytime

    MENH have everything you need to knit a scarf and or a beanie for someone in need. We will supply the wool, pattern and knitting needles if you can do the knitting. Contact the office and we can either drop off a pack to your doorstep or you can pick one up from ours. Email or call us if you would like to be involved.

    MENH Activity Books

    Pass the time with puzzles, crosswords, word searches and other fun activities in our very own activity books that we have created. Call or email the office for your free copy.

    MENH Groups

    Are you in a group that meets at MENH and would like to connect on Zoom? We can help you organise a video conference with all of your members. Just ask by sending us an email. Please note to access Zoom you need a computer, iPad or smartphone and an internet connection.

    Download our term 3 activity brochure here!

    Not sure how to use zoom? Download our easy tutorial by Sophie here!

  • Mulgrave Mackie Rd Neighbourhood House

    Mackie Rd Neighbourhood House

    Mackie Rd Neighbourhood House (MRNH) opened at the Wellington Reserve Community Centre, Mulgrave, on Monday 24th July 2017.
    The Centre is open to everyone in the community and provides a range of opportunities to learn, share skills and interests, and belong. Mackie Rd NH offers a range of classes to encourage social connection, and mental and physical stimulation. Whether you want to learn Italian, take a Pilates class, or practise Tai Chi, we have a variety of activities for all ages.

    Phone: 9548 3311

    Please see our website here for a list of our courses and classes. *Subject to COVID, classes are currently held via Zoom.

    Mulgrave Mackie Rd
    To inquire about or book any of our online courses, please email, or book directly through our Classes and Courses page

    Mulgrave Mackie Rd

    We also offer a range of social and support groups such as craft and walking groups to allow people to connect with their neighbours and surrounding community.

    Mulgrave Mackie Rd

    Mulgrave Mackie Rd



  • Newport Community Education Centre

    Newport Community Centre logo

    Outlets Co-op Neighbourhood House LTD

    Outlets Co-operative is a not-for-profit Neighbourhood House located in Newport, Melbourne offering various Adult Education Courses, Community and Social Support Programs. Whilst also operating an Emergency Food Relief Service and an Approved Childcare Centre. We are unique, inclusive and welcome all diverse community members. We are ‘YOUR’ centre.

    Outlets caters for all ages and demographics of the community; we support our senior members by providing a wide range of face to face and online classes.

    Phone: 9391 8504





    Digital Literacy

    Newport Digital Literacy

    This class serves as a saviour to all requiring help with your new age IT Devices. Whether it be an iPhone, iPad, PC or Android. We can assist with Facebook, online shopping, setting up devices,
    Uploading, Downloading Apps, linking to MyGov, Centrelink and most importantly security and privacy,

    We are here to help solve your IT problems and guide you to know how you can do this at home!

    Link to see more information -


    Art “All Mediums”

    Newport Community Centre Art

    Join this class and learn the simplicity of creating you very own masterpiece. Our class is suitable for those wanting to try painting in oils and other various mediums. Meet new people, have a cuppa and share your artistic knowledge and skills. The best thing about this class is it is suitable to all ages and all levels.  It is never too late to learn a new hobby, become the next Picasso.

    Link to see more information -


    Newport Community Centre Calligraphy

    Learn the art of beautifully balanced & exquisitely proportioned characters with guidance of Calligraphy teacher Stephen Wright.
    Students will explore a range of different styles, layouts, decorated letters, illumination & how to use calligraphy both artistically & practically.

    Link to see more information -

    Conversational English

    Newport Conversational English

    Our Conversation English Class serves as a safe and intimate social setting, with our students able to share and learn together. This program takes you on many journey's to Markets, places of public Interests and participating in other workshops. Our class is catered to all culturally and linguistic diverse students of all levels, Students will gain the confidence with English speaking skills for everyday life.

    Link to see more information -


  • Northcote Jika Jika Community Centre

    Jika Jika Community Centre logo
    Whether you’re looking to learn a new skill, or just want to get involved with the community, Jika offers a range of activities and classes.

    They’re run by members of the community - people like you! If you have an idea of an activity or class that you could run at the centre, call or email us, it would be great to hear about it! It could be elaborate or simple, run once a week or once a month - anything you think would be great for the community to participate in.

    While some activities are still running, a lot have been suspended while restrictions are in place. The activity information is as up to date as possible, but it is recommended that you contact the organiser of the activity you’d like to do, or contact Jika and confirming it’s still running.

    Phone: 9482 5100

    While the centre is temporarily closed, stay updated with all the ways we’re working behind the scenes with the community. 

    Check out our Facebook page and subscribe to our colourful newsletter here.

    Zoom Craft and Mending Group

    Got a mending pile, face masks to make, a scarf to knit or any other craft project you never seem to make time for?

    The Zoom craft and mending group is on Fridays 2.30 - 3.10pm.

    We can chat as we work and share ideas.

    The idea is to bring what you're working on and chat as we do it. There have been people join looking for advice, and there have been people there to give it.

    That said, there have also been people attend simply for a chat, or who are working on another project (such as repotting plants, going through papers).

    If interested email

    Zoom Craft & Mending Group

    The zoom link is:

    Meeting ID: 848 1039 3809

    Passcode: Hy7KF7

  • Outer Eastern Suburbs

    OES logo


    The Community Houses Association of the Outer eastern Suburbs (CHAOS) is a network of 30 neighbourhood and community houses and centres, across the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Activities and opportunities vary between organisations, however there is a great array of free and low cost social and learning opportunities. At present we are mainly working online, with a small number of group activities by phone, with many people of all ages enjoying activities in health and wellbeing, art, technology, cooking and importantly chatting, laughing together and meeting new people.

    Members Contacts

    If you would like to find out where your local House or Centre is please call Maureen on 0409 021 055 or phone the Outer East Chatline 1800 984 825, 10 - 1pm Monday - Friday or 5pm - 7.30pm Monday to Thursday. A listing of Houses by Local Government area, contact details and links to websites is available at

    Our Facebook page is another great way to keep up to date with our activities.

    OES Yoga

    Living our best life project

    People aged 65+ in the City of Knox who are experiencing loneliness are supported to connect with community activities via the Living our best life project.  Volunteer Community Connectors are supporting people referred by health practitioners or other service providers to join in community activities. At this stage those activities are mostly online. The project also includes two Talking Cafés.  These weekly events enable people to join either a Zoom or phone group to have a chat and hear what’s happening in the local community.  As community organisations gradually re-open people will be supported by our volunteers to safely access available activities.

    OES Living Our Best Life
    Outer East Chatline (CHAOS Network) 1800 984 825
    OES Phone Chat

    The chatline is exactly that, somewhere you can call for a chat Monday to Friday 10am - 1pm and Monday - Thursday 5pm - 7.30pm. We can also link you into groups and activities through your local Neighbourhood and Community House and other organisations.

    As well as calling us for a chat, we can organise for someone to call you on a regular basis.

    Calls to the Chatline are free.

  • Preston Bridge Darebin

    Preston Bridge Darebin

    Bridge Darebin (Preston Neighbourhood House Inc.) is an innovative, not-for-profit community organisation based in Preston and Thornbury, serving the Darebin community since 1982. Our mission is to strengthen our community by providing social and education services to empower those who need it most. 

    We offer a number of services aimed in providing senior Victorians with social inclusion, education and access to discounted pantry essentials through Moon Rabbit Bulk Foods Collective. Currently, our courses for Seniors include:

    Be Connected

    Be Connected

    In this free course for Australians age 50+, you'll gain confidence via self-paced training modules and class guidance. Learn to access the internet safely, use your device, keep in touch with others online and navigate myGov and other internet sites.

    Find out more here:

    Computer Beginners

    Develop computer skills and build your confidence using the internet, email and Microsoft Office.

    Find out more here:

    Everyday English

    Preston Bridge Darebin Everyday English
    Develop your English skills in four key areas: reading, writing, conversation and pronunciation, in a social, interactive environment.

    Find out more here:

    In addition, our Moon Rabbit Bulk Foods Collective offers affordable, everyday pantry items in bulk - helping to achieve a plastic-free Darebin and create a more sustainable community. We're now offering a special seniors' (65+) discount of 20% off dry goods such as rice, pasta and nuts.

    Head to to find out more!

  • Reservoir Neighbourhood House

    Reservoir Neighbourhood House logo

    The Reservoir Neighbourhood House is a community space where everyone is welcome to learn, get support and find friendship in the local area. Due to COVID-19 our house is closed for face to face contact. We are now running a series of a COVID Connection activities to keep our wonderful community busy and connected during this time.

    Phone: 9462 4611

    Our COVID Connection activities include:

    Rezza Round THE BLOCK trivia Challenge, which includes watching The Block on Sunday nights and then answering the questions on Mondays 10am on our Facebook page. 
    Rezza Round the Block
    Rezza does Words With Friends 2 - Play our team through the online scrabble app (free to download and instructional videos available) email

    Rezza Writes Online Creative Writing Group - Wednesdays 7pm on Zoom, email

    Rezza Writes

    Rezza Readings Community Story Time - Tuesdays 10am on our Facebook page. Your own contributions can be videoed and emailed to

    Rezza Reads 

    Rezza Adventure Bears - photo competition and shared album on Facebook.  Your own contributions can be taken and emailed to
    Rezza Bears Club
    Need IT Support? We are offering one to one support sessions for anyone who needs some help with their computer technology needs. Please call the house on 9462 4611 for more info.
    Reservoir IT Support

    Emergency Food Relief -If you are in need of some help with food we have regular deliveries of fresh fruit/veg and pantry items to help support you.
    Reservoir Food Relief

    Check out our website or email or call 03 9462 4611 or find us on Facebook for more information.

  • Richmond Community Learning Centre

    Richmond Community Learning Centre logo

    Richmond Community Learning Centre provides spaces and opportunities for people to connect, contribute and communicate. As a neighborhood house we support a community development approach, by working closely with local people to provide a range of inclusive programs activities and events. Our aim is to create a stronger and more vibrant community.

    Phone: 9428 9901

    Technology Confidence Class – Online!


    Suited for intermediate users of all ages. A great way to learn great tips on computers and devices.

    This course will help you learn more about: Smart phones, Laptops, Tablets, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and much more!

    Click here to find out more

    Chair Yoga – Online!

    Chair Yoga

    Enjoy a revitalizing chair yoga program from the comfort of your home.

    A complete chair yoga program created by Carrie from Revitalise Me Yoga. You will get access to 8, 30 minutes videos to enjoy and practice at your own desired time, place and pace 🙂

    Click here to find out more

  • Rosanna Fire Station Community House

    RFSCH hold a number of classes targeted for senior participants, for example tai chi, yoga, water colours, walking group, computer skills, gentle exercises and gardening.  We also run a fortnightly friendship group, put on community lunches and participate in senior’s week. RFSCH have a volunteer program where most of our volunteers are seniors.

    Rosanna Fire Station Community House
    Phone: 9458 1935

    Yoga Zoom sessions

    RFSCH are now offering online Yoga zoom sessions.

    RFHCH yoga
    All classes are safe and gentle and are as follows:

    Yoga – Tuesday Morning
    Yoga – Tuesday Afternoon
    Yoga – Thursday Evening

    Zoom morning tea

    RFSCH also have an ongoing zoom morning tea every Tuesday at 10am – 10.30 am. Everyone is welcome to attend and have a chat.

    RFHCH morning tea
    The link is:

    We have also put together an activity booklet to help pass the time while we are all stuck at home in lockdown – we hope you enjoy the puzzles!

    Social Facebook Group

    To keep our community connected we have set up an online Social Facebook Group for people in the Banyule and surrounding areas to support each other during the Corona virus outbreak. Lots of people are connecting with each other in our community.

    Rosanna Fire Station Community House - Home | Facebook

    Please contact us at if you need assistance with Zoom.

    We genuinely desire that the community can soon come together, enjoy each other’s company and take part in the various activities that enrich our lives. Keep safe and healthy and please follow Government guidelines regarding social distancing and hygiene practices. We are all in this together. We look forward to seeing you all back for face to face programs once it is safe to do so.

  • Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre

    Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre logo
    The Rowville Neighbourhood Learning Centre Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation which has been a focal point for community involvement, social networking & lifelong learning opportunities since 1995. The Neighbourhood Learning Centre runs a variety of programs and is dedicated to the provision of high quality, financially accessible services and educational programs in a welcoming and respectful environment, which encourages participation, sharing, growth & learning.

    Phone: 9764 1166

    Essential Oils – Christmas Gift ideas

    learn how to make your own essential oils

    Join us online for this free Christmas themed class here you will learn how you can use essential oils as well as ‘Make It Yourself’ products! You will learn how to make calming
    bath salts and their benefits. You will also learn how to custom make roller bottles that will help you feel uplifted, peaceful, focused and great, or to help with mental, emotional, or hormonal challenges.

    You can also use these as perfume.

    Friday 20 November 10.30am – 11.30am

    Click here to register for the workshop


    Click here to see a full course guide for October - December

  • Torquay Community House

    Torquay Community House

    Torquay Community House is committed to the provision of a welcoming environment in which the development and enrichment of the lives of the people in the local communities are facilitated.

    After a modest beginning, Spring Creek Community House developed into a thriving community hub and is now in its second decade. In November 2018 the Community House celebrated its 25th Anniversary and changed its name to Torquay Community House. A small, dedicated group recognised the need to develop community consciousness and a focal point for community development in Torquay and surrounds. In 1996 Spring Creek Community House developed a community newsletter ‘Springboard’ which is now distributed to over 6000 households and drop-off points by hand and via email.

    Our community house like many others at this time has adapted to the COVID restrictions in an endeavour to combat social isolation and maintain an engaged community.  We are now offering both online and outside activities.

    Phone: 5261 2583



    Sensational Seniors online workshop

    Sensational Seniors

    Click here to buy tickets

    Wed, 18 Nov 2020  11:00 - 12:00

    This workshop is about healthier lifestyle choices for a quality senior life. Longevity health tips are woven between the verbal & physical activities for an active learning style. Wherever possible we will practice beneficial exercises e.g. Hand pressure points, Chair Yoga, Qi Gong, Brain Gym.

    Course includes references to:

    • Healthier life choices : exercise, nutrition, brain health

    • Stories of inspirational seniors/super-agers

    • “Blue Zone” research

    • Recommended exercise programmes : resistance training / aerobic / balance and flexibility

    • Staying motivated

    • Finding meaning and Happiness / Joy & Optimism

    • Better sleep

    • Dealing with Change / Grief and depression

    • Maintaining Social Connectivity

    • Balance – reducing the frequency and impact of falls

    • Pressure points for pain relief

    • Chair Yoga & Qi Gong gentle exercise
    • Notes and reading lists are available for participants.

    Cost: $10 (subsidised by Torquay Community House to ensure access for everyone.)

    Let's Go Outside is now at the Quay Reserve, Horseshoe Bend Road, Torquay North!

    Let's go outside

    Let's Go Outside is a weekly roster of outdoor activities that will follow physical distancing recommendations while getting us back together. Every week day we will now meet at THE QUAY RESERVE, HORSESHOE BEND ROAD, TORQUAY NORTH for fun and social connection.

    Due to social distancing regulations class registration is ESSENTIAL. If you would like to attend please register for the classes you'll attend.

    Mondays 10am: Bootscooting

    Register here

    Tuesday 10am: Qi Gong

    Register here

    Wednesday 10am: Bell & Beats

    Fun and movement for pre-schoolers

    Register here

    Friday 10am: Yoga for Healthy Ageing

    Register here

    Thursday 10am: Tai Chi

    Register here

    Online Yoga with Lesley Term 4 2020

    Online yoga with Lesley

    11-12-2020 13:00

    To register for this class you must be a House Activity member and logged in.

    STEP 1 - If you are not a House Activity member please register here:

    STEP 2 - Once registered as a House Activity member please make sure that you are logged in by checking that your initials appear in the top right hand corner of the page.  If they don't please log in there then click "Get Tickets" to enrol.

    Join us online for this "Slow Movement Yoga", can be an excellent complimentary and safe modality for people suffering from a chronic illness. Assists in improving your strength, balance, flexibility and agility at a gentle pace. Lesley is a fully qualified Advanced Diploma of yoga teacher experienced in gentle Hatha, Chair and Restorative yoga.

    Time: 11am - 12pm

    Cost: $10 House membership is required plus $5 per week tutor payment, Lesley's payment details will be provided once you have enrolled.

    *Please note this is an online class

    Online Studio 14 Art Classes

    To participate in these classes House Activity Membership is required, if not already a member click here.

    Online Watercolour Painting with Doug Banner

    Mondays, 1pm-2pm, during term time

    $10 weekly tutor fee

    After becoming a member, enrol here.

    Online Life Drawing

    Facilitated by Julie Roddy

    Mondays, 7.15pm-9.15pm, during term time

    $5 tutor weekly tutor fee

    After becoming a member enrol here.

    Online Ukes ’n’ More Term 4: James Hill Ukulele Method

    Online Ukes ’n’ More Term 4: James Hill Ukulele Method

    15-10-2020 19:45

    10-12-2020 20:45

    To register for this class you must be a house activity member and logged in:

    Step 1: if you are not a house activity member please register here:

    Step 2: once registered as a house activity member please make sure that you are logged in by checking that your initials appear in the top right corner of the page. If they don't please log in there then click "get tickets" to enrol

    Please Note: This is a virtual/online class. Once registered, instruction and support will be provided.

    Learn the basics of music, using the ukulele as a humble tool. We will learn basic music theory, and sight-read and play simple melodies and harmonies on the ukulele. This course is based on James Hill's globally renowned method!

    Cost of the weekly session includes weekly review and feedback on student recordings of exercises etc.  A ukulele with a low G is recommended, although not a prerequisite.

    When: 9 week program commencing October 15 at 7:45pm

    Cost: House Activity Membership Required $10 Quarterly Membership and tutor fee $5 per week or $40 for the term.

    We understand that this is a financially difficult time for many people so if you are experiencing financial hardship and would still like to attend an activity please contact us and we will be happy to assist. No one should miss out or be left behind due to financial hardship, not now not ever.
  • Whittlesea Community House

    Whittlesea Community House 

    Whittlesea Community House Inc. (WCH) is committed to providing education, information, community groups and recreation for the township and surrounding areas.
    WCH is managed by a committee with representatives from local community groups.
    Whittlesea Community House offers a diverse range of education and training through various classes, short courses and workshops throughout the year.

    Phone: 9716 3361

    Whittlesea Community House

    Here at Whittlesea Community House we have a range of regular activities which seniors (and juniors) can enjoy!  We have been working hard to get as many of our activities as possible into an online format and with this in mind have had many of our team trained as digital mentors.  This allows us to provide one on one assistance to anyone who is digitally challenged and not able to participate.  A great example of this is getting up and running on Zoom!

    Currently the following activities are available online/contact free:

    Big Blokes Brunch 

    A get together for gents via Zoom every week on Wednesdays at 11.00am.  Contact us on 9716 3361 to get connected!

    Mad Hatters Tea Party

    A get together for the gals each week via Zoom on Thursdays at 10.30am.  Contact us on 9716 3361 to get connected!

    Fix it Friday

    Free help once each month that is currently running via phone.  Register your issue with us in advance on 9716 3361 and an expert will call you to assist.  Legal, Financial, My Aged Care, NDIS, Centrelink, Mental Health and Victims Assistance are all available!

    Our Choir is also now meeting online at present on Mondays at 1.00pm.  The choir meets face to face at the House each week at this same time (until 3.00pm)

    We have just held an online Ukulele Festival (with 207 participants).  An all-day event that saw participants attend Zoom workshops on everything from Beginners moves to Song writing and culminated with a fancy dress fiesta.

    Free Wills/Powers of Attorney writing is available contact free in conjunction with Whittlesea Community Legal Service and Latrobe University Law School.  Call the House to register on 9716 3361.

    We are working towards setting up a Tech Café to assist folks with all things digital and hope that this will be available online as well.

    We are about to commence Zoom craft activities with a focus on getting ready for Christmas!

    Please contact us by phone or email for more information or to register for any activities.

Seniors Life Course Planning - Holden Street House