Community Centres & Activities

Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning Centre, Ashburton
49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton. Courses in Marketing, Event Management, English and Literacy classes, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Mosaics, Computers, iPads, Microsoft Office, Career/Employment, Volunteering. Men’s Shed meets Tuesday and Thursday. Shopping bus and excursions for seniors.
Email:  web: phone: 9885 9401.

Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre, Chadstone
34 Amaroo Street, Chadstone. Phone 9807 2625.  Amaroo Neighbourhood Centre contributes to a vibrant, inclusive and caring society by providing a safe and happy place that encourages learning and sharing.  Programs and activities: Art Therapy, Mosaics, Zumba, Singing Group, Seniors Strength, English, Meditation, Beading, Fruit & Veg Market, Community Lunch/Garden, Op Shop, GCM Abacus Method, Haircuts, Scrapbooking, Children’s Art Class, Volunteer! Email:

Ashburton Community Centre
160 High Street, Ashburton Phone 9885 7952. Our modern centre offers term-based courses, casual classes and social group activities. Free trials. Room hire for meetings, workshops and training is available including our registered kitchen. More details and online enrolments available.

Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley
87 Eley Road, Blackburn South. Our warm & welcoming centre offers social activities & recreational classes including exercise, crochet, mahjong, writing, yoga, computers, poetry, ukulele, iPads, meditation, line dancing, scrabble, smart phones, social cards, sketching, bingo, carpet bowls & pilates. Weekly cafe (Fridays), variety of accredited programs for people with special needs and Refresh program for teens.  Phone 9808 2000. Email:  Website:

Balwyn Community Centre, Surrey Hills
412 Whitehorse Rd, Surrey Hills. Offering classes and workshops in a range of different areas, to include art (painting, drawing, watercolour) and crafts, cooking, language (Italian, French and German), fitness and exercise, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi and meditation. Special interest groups, monthly Vege Swap and community groups meet at the Centre. Tennis court hire available. Function Centre and small room hire also available. Ph. 9836 7942 e: w:

Bennettswood N’hood House
7 Greenwood St, Burwood. Ph. 9888 0234. Welcoming & inclusive; participate in social groups & activities: arts, music (ukulele/singing), Be Connected technology training, gentle exercise, dementia-friendly lunches & venue hire for community groups, children’s parties/classes. e: w:

Bowen Street Community Centre, Camberwell
102 Bowen St Camberwell. Activities include Playgroups, IT help, Italian, Yoga, Sewing & Language Conversation classes.
CCS Approved Childcare 3 & 5 hr Wed & Fri. Party/meeting rooms for hire.
Ph. 9889 0791. e:

Box Hill South Neighbourhood House
47 Kitchener Street, Box Hill South.  Days: Weight exercises, water colour, eBay, computers, cryptic crosswords, digital camera, English as Second Language, gardening, slow walking, lunches. Friday morning playgroup.  Nights: Pilates, Spanish, water colour, book club, yoga, yoga 50+, French, Oil Painting, Folk Art.  Weekend: Pilates, writers’ group, Sun. excursions. 9am–2pm school terms. Umbrella Dementia café. Room hire available. Phone 9898 8270.  Email:

Burwood Neighbourhood House
1 Church Street, Burwood. Home of Knitted Knockers Australia – communities helping women. Community information sessions.  Playgroups and Mothers’ Groups: Low cost sessions mornings and afternoons.  Health & well-being: Walking with Sue Wednesdays 10:15am; meditation, Pilates, yoga, Tai Chi for arthritis, balance/flex, strength training, zumba gold.  Computers: Beginners, Word, Excel, Internet, emails, MYOB, iPad, tablets. Social activities: Bus trips, ladies’ social group, craft group. Phone 9808 6292.

Camberwell Community Centre
33 Fairholm Grove. Pottery, Watercolour, Drawing, Mandalas, French, German, Spanish, Art History, Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Strength & Stretching, Walking Group, Book Club, Bridge, Solo, Mahjong, Youth Art. Ph. 9882 2611; Email:; w:

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
2 Rochester Road. Offering a range of social classes for all ages including painting, upholstery, literature, writing, history, yoga, Pilates, walking groups, book clubs and languages French, Italian and Spanish. Classes available online and face-to-face during COVID restrictions. Ph. 9830 4214. Email: Web:

Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House
31 Clota Ave, Box Hill. Ph. 9899 0062. Courses in Computers; Horticulture; Office Skills; English for Work, and Personal Presentation. Funded childcare service; exercise classes; social groups and activities; activities for seniors; community events. Email: w:

Craig Community Centre
7 Samarinda Avenue, Ashburton. Occasional Care & Kindergarten programs, Cultural Support Groups, Disability & Youth empowerment programs, Yoga, Facilitated Playgroups, Primary and Secondary homework support, Seniors activities, Volunteer Opportunities, Hall Hire. Phone 9885 7789. Email:

Kerrimuir Neighbourhood House
57 Linda Avenue Box Hill North. We provide a range of classes and activities to suit all ages, from Art Classes to Strength and Fitness Classes. Phone: 9899 7660. Go to our website for more details:

Koonung Cottage Community House
109 Koonung Rd, Blackburn Nth. Classes & workshops incl. Exercise, Meditation, Botanical Illustration, Craft, Spinning, Mahjong, Book Groups, Childcare, Grandparents’ Playgroup, support groups and venue hire. Ph. 9878 6632.

Louise Multicultural Community Centre, Box Hill
Suite 8, Town Hall Hub, 27 Bank Street, Box Hill. w:, e: Ph. 9285 4850.
Classes & activities: EAL/ESL (beginners, intermediate, advanced), Mandarin, Computer/iPad, Conversation Groups, Korean Drumming, Knitting, Social interest, Australian Culture & History, Chinese and Korean Calligraphy; Dancing for Fitness.

Mount Street Neighbourhood House, Glen Waverley
6 Mount St, Glen Waverley. Ph. 9803 8706. Drawing/Painting, Mosaic, Decoupage, Paper Tole, Patchwork & Quilting, Yoga, Strength Training, Pilates, Gentle Exercise, Meditation, Seniors IT – basic & advanced computer skills, Tablets, Smart Phones.  Phone 9803 8706.  Email:  web:

Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House
22 Rob Roy Rd Malvern East. Walking groups, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, HeartFIT, Zumba gold. iPad /Tablets classes. Art classes adults/children. Writers, Discussion, Film & photography groups. Mahjong, Singers, Art & Craft. Hrs 9-4.30/3pm Fri) Ph. 9530 4397 w:

Power Neighbourhood House, Ashwood
54 Power Ave. English Language, Art for Health & Wellbeing, Gardening, Children’s Storytime, Chinese Social Group, Art & Craft, Carer Support, Connecting Teens, Yoga, Crochet & Knitting, Book Group, Homework Club, Asperger’s Vic., Camberwell Salvos, Free Bread Tuesdays, Public Computer Access, Wheelchair access. All welcome. Phone  8849 9707. Email:  w:

Samarinda Community Centre
296 High St Ashburton. Fun Food and Friendship for seniors. Bus Trips, Lunches, Gentle exercise, Line dancing, Zumba Gold, Meals on Wheels, Art and knitting, cards, scrabble, Bingo, darts, billiards, indoor bowls, Vietnamese and Chinese social groups, Friday morning Men’s Group, Coffee Club Café, Tai Chi, concerts and more. Friendly groups – the more the merrier. Free mailing list. Come and try us out! Phone 1300 591 464. w:

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre
157 Union Road, Surrey Hills. Mon-Thu 9am-3:30pm Fri 9am-2:30pm. Venue hire. Playgroup, drop in m/tea, disc. groups, laughter, painting & drawing, craft, cooking. Active: Tai Chi, bike riding, Pilates, walking, yoga, Qi Gong, strength training, short courses, workshops Phone 9890 2467. w: , e:

Waverley Community Learning Centre, Mount Waverley
5 Fleet Street, Mount Waverley.  Art, Creative Writing, CPR, First Aid, English for Migrants, Intro to Computers, Spanish, French, German. Pottery, Latin Limba, Dressmaking, Digital Photography, Literature Studies, Calligraphy, Crochet, Gentle Exercise, Pilates, Yoga. Office Hours 9am–4pm, Phone 9807 6011. Waverley Community Learning Centre  Email: enquiries at Waverley Community Learning Centre

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