If there is an interest or a passion you’d like to pursue, your local neighbourhood house has a range of courses, classes and workshops for you to explore.
Nurture a creative talent, learn a language, develop your skills or join a social group. We have options for children and teens through to the senior members of our community. Get in contact with your local house and find out what we have on offer.
To find out what's happening in your neighbourhood, download a copy of the full Short Course Guide (PDF, 486 KB). Printed copies are also available at Boroondara libraries.
English as a second language
Interested in studying and improving your English in 2020? Join one of our exciting classes. Interviews essential.
A passive practice of yoga, Yin is designed to nourish the joints and create space in your body and mind.
When: 10.45am to 11.45am, Thursdays
Cost: Free trials available
Have fun and get fit! Dance-inspired fitness for older adults. A great option if you don’t have a gym membership.
When: Morning and evening classes, Wednesdays from 5 February 2020
Cost: $152.50 (10 weeks)
Child Care Subsidy-approved childcare sessional
- 9.15am to 12.15pm, Wednesdays and Fridays (3 hour care)
- 9.30am to 2.30pm, Wednesdays and Fridays (5 hour care).
Cost: on application
Absolute beginners: Spanish and German
It's never too late to learn a new language. We are taking expressions of interest now for new Absolute Beginners classes starting in February 2020.
Free trial class
Come and try a free tai chi or yoga class at our centre in January. Call us to register your interest.
Cooking with kids
Come with your child and learn about nutrition and healthy eating. Take home or eat your creation.
When: 12.45pm to 2.30pm, last Thursday of every month
Cost: $15 ($10 Concession)
Painting in the garden
Painting outdoors in the beautiful Central Gardens. Start with some studio work and build skills to confidently paint outdoors. All materials provided.
When: 9.30am to 11.30am, Wednesdays from 10 February 2020
Cost: $250 (10 sessions)
An introduction to the world of floristry.
When: 7pm to 9pm, Thursdays from 6 February 2020
Cost: $350 (7 sessions)
Buying and selling on eBay and Gumtree
A great way to shop for Christmas all from the comfort of your own home.
When: 10am to 12.30pm, Tuesdays from 3 December 2019
Cost: $65, $55 for SHNC members (2 sessions)
Bring your broken household goods and a repair café volunteer will help you fix it. Fixing instead of disposing is good for your budget and good for the environment.
When: 10am to 12pm, 3rd Sunday of the month
For more information, locations and contact details, see our Neighbourhood houses and community centres page.