What's on at your neighbourhood house

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.

Introduction to ESL Tutoring

Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre

Learn English as a Second Language teaching strategies, grammar, pronunciation rules and more.
When: 10am to 12.30pm, Wednesdays
Cost: $85/$20 (10 sessions)

Art for all abilities

Ashburton Community Centre

A safe space to explore a range of tools and mediums to express yourself at your own pace.
When: 1pm to 3pm, Wednesdays
Cost: $200 (8 sessions)

Italian for beginners

Balwyn Community Centre

Start your language journey! This new class is suitable for the absolute beginner.
When: 1pm to 3pm, Mondays
Cost: $200 (9 sessions)

Toilet training tips for parents of toddlers

Bowen Street Community Centre

Practical steps that will assist in helping your child achieve toileting independence.

When: 9am to 11am, Thursday 4 June
Cost: free
Bookings: 9889 0791

Love playing cards?

Camberwell Community Centre

Join our social 500 card “drop-in” group. Suitable for experienced card players.
When: 1pm to 3pm, Fridays
Cost: $2 per session

Acting sustainably - how green is my garden?

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre

Gardening without pesticides.
When: 6pm to 8pm, Wednesday 15 April 2020
Cost: $20

Occasional/sessional childcare

The Craig Family Centre

Facilitated by qualified early childhood educators. Children enjoy a range of activities. Childcare subsidy available (CCS).
When: 9am to 2pm, Monday to Friday
Cost: $72 per session

Persian cooking workshop

Hawthorn Community House

A culinary journey through the wonders of the Persian cuisine.
When: 2pm to 5pm, Sunday 19 April 2020
Cost: $55


Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre

An introduction to the world of floristry.
When: 7pm to 9pm, Thursdays
Cost: $350 (7 sessions)

Local conversations - Gabriel Gate

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

Join us for our second Local Conversations with guest speaker Gabriel Gate.
When: 6pm to 7.30pm, Friday 17 April 2020
Cost: $10 (including light refreshments)

Manga drawing for children

Trentwood at the Hub

For children aged 12 plus. Learn to draw basic manga style faces.
When: 4pm to 5pm, Mondays
Cost: $90 (3 sessions)

More information

For more information, locations and contact details, see our Neighbourhood houses and community centres page.