Community Centres & Activities

Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning Centre, Ashburton
49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton. Courses in Marketing, Event Management, ESL classes, Yoga, Pilates, Meditation, Mosaics, Computers, iPads, Excel & Word, 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. We offer term-based courses, casual classes and social group activities. Free trials. Room hire for meetings, workshops and training is available including our registered kitchen. Classes include: Bobbin Lace, Chinese Painting, Drawing and Thinking, Floral Art, French Beginners, French Polishing Introduction and Continuing, Italian Beginners & Level 1, Upholstery, Water colour, Yoga Beginners & Continuing, Your Healthy Spine. Groups: mahjong (western), Exercises & Keep Fit, Wednesday Walkers. Contact Centre for information. Phone 9885 7952. 

Avenue Neighbourhood House @ Eley
87 Eley Road, Blackburn South. Our warm & welcoming centre offers social & recreational classes including Latin dance, crochet, mahjong, self-defence, writing, yoga, computers, Bollywood dance, poetry, gentle exercise, ukulele, iPads, meditation, Line dancing, scrabble, colouring-in, smart phones, social cards, sketching & Pilates. Weekly cafe (Fridays), variety of accredited programs for people with special needs and Refresh program for teens.  Phone 9808 2000.

Bennettswood Neighbourhood House
7 Greenwood Street, Burwood.  Low cost courses and activities: Computer/Internet Tuition, Mobile Phones, Strength Training, Gentle Exercises, Yoga, Tai Chi for Arthritis, English Country Dancing, Singing, Drawing & Painting, Dressmaking, Card Making, Balloon Twisting, Knitting/Crochet, Mahjong, Solo, Community Lunch, Asian Cooking Demo. Also Room Hire. Phone 9888 0234.  Email:

Bowen Street Community Centre, Camberwell
102 Bowen Street, Camberwell. Adult Education: Conversation classes on Thursday at various times: Spanish, Italian, French. Technology: Laptops, PCs, iPads, iPhones, MACs. Sessional/ casual  childcare in Camberwell: Qualified educators in line with the Early Years framework; 3 and 5 hour Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Grandparents/new families playgroup: Mondays and Thursdays various times. Gold coin donation. Party and meeting rooms for hire. Phone 9889 0791. Email:

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. 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. Monday–Thursday 9am–3pm, Friday 9am–12:30pm. We welcome all enquiries and interest. Contact us for a detailed program guide and further information. Phone 9830 4214. Email:

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. Ph. 9878 6632. w: Strength Training, Exercise to Music, Zumba Gold, Yoga, Tai Chi, Drawing & Painting, Sewing & Craft, Social & Support Groups, Childcare & Playgroups. Venue Hire for meetings and parties.

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 Street, Glen Waverley. Drawing/Painting, Mosaics, Paper Tole, Decoupage, Patchwork/Quilting, Strength Training, Pilates, Yoga, Gentle Exercise, Tai Chi, Fitness Dance, Diabetes Cardio, Seniors IT – basic and advanced Computer Skills, Digital Photography, iPad/ Android Tablet.  Phone 9803 8706.  Email:

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 conv., Aromatherapy, Gardening, Children’s Storytime, Chinese Social Group, Art & Craft, Line Dance, Autism Support Group, Connecting Teens, African/Aust. Women’s Group, Yoga & Tai Chi, Book Group. Wheelchair access.  All welcome. Phone 9807 3589. 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:

Vermont South Learning Centre
1 Karobran Dr. Ph. 9803 2335 e: Subsidised ACFE courses in Employment, Vocational, & Literacy training: Computer/digital literacy; MYOB; Office Admin.; Art Therapy; Hosp.; ESL; Start Your Own Business. Art & Craft; Art for Child./Teens; Health & Fitness; French lang., photog. Venue Hire. Mon-Fri Social Enterprise Café.

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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