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. Printed copies are also available at Boroondara libraries.

Get a job: pathways to

Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre

Covers transferable skills, 21st century job-searching, resumés, interviews and more.
When: 9.45am to 2.45pm, Mondays and Tuesdays
Cost: $70 (5 sessions)

Drawing and thinking

Ashburton Community Centre

Develop your drawing skills and confidence using watercolour along with stencils, pastels, acrylics and printing. 
When: 10am to 12pm and 12.30pm to 2.30pm, Fridays
Cost: Free trials available

Hi/lo exercise class

Balwyn Community Centre

Get fit and have fun in this dynamic exercise class.
When: 9.15am to 10.15am, Thursdays
Cost: $167.50 (11 weeks)

Christmas gifts

Bowen Street Community Centre

Join Barbara to make some crafty, homemade Christmas gifts.
When: 1pm to 3.30pm, Friday 22 November 2019
Cost: $40

Porcelain decorations

Camberwell Community Centre

Create porcelain decorations to hang on trees or for gifts in time for Christmas.
When: Taking expressions of interest for early December

Creative drawing

Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre

Using graphite, charcoal, pens and watercolour, this class breaks down the techniques of drawing.
When: 10am to 12pm, Wednesdays
Cost: $20 (2 weeks)


The Craig Family Centre

Develop core strength, increase your flexibility and approach the rest of the day relaxed.
When: 9.15am to 10.15am, Mondays and Wednesdays
Cost: $7 per session

Natural kefir and yoghurt making

Hawthorn Community House

Learn how to make traditional probiotic yoghurt and kefir, great for gut health.
When: 7pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 12 November 2019
Cost: $25 (bookings essential)

Small business mentoring

Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre

Specialised one-on-one small business mentoring.
When: 12pm to 1pm, Fridays from 8 November 2019
Cost: $50

Introduction to gold leaf and ink painting

Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

Learn to paint with gold leaf and ink.
When: 10am to 4pm, Sunday 10 November 2019
Cost: $140 (includes light lunch and bubbles)

Strength training

Trentwood at the Hub

Chair supported, light weight-bearing exercises to maintain bone density and muscle strength.
When: 11.30am to 12.30pm, Wednesdays
Cost: $77 (11 sessions)

More information

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