What's on at your local neighbourhood or community houseView the Community Houses short course guide 2015

Boroondara’s local neighbourhood and community houses provide social events, childcare, training and courses for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate in.

Find out what's on at each centre:

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New building for Camberwell Community Centre

A new purpose built centre is planned for the Camberwell Community Centre in Fairholm Grove.

Regular project updates will be available throughout the project. Find out more.

Alamein Neighbourhood and Learning Centre

49 Ashburn Grove, Ashburton (opposite Alamein train station)

Office hours: 9.30am to 3.30pm, Monday to Friday


Ashburton Community Centre

160 High Street, Ashburton


The Ashburton Community Centre is a community-based organisation run by a Committee of Management. The Centre offers many courses and activities, including art and craft, health and fitness, languages, home beautiful and social groups. Annual membership at the Centre is $10 for adults and $5 for children.

Balwyn Community Centre

412 Whitehorse Road, Surrey Hills


Bowen Street Community Centre

102 Bowen Street, Camberwell


Bowen Street Community Centre is a community organisation run by a Committee of Management for the local community. It is an Incorporated Association with strong community connections. It was established in 1983 as the Neighbourhood House for Glen Iris, Camberwell and Hawthorn East.

Camberwell Community Centre

33 Fairholm Grove, Camberwell


Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre

2 Rochester Road, Canterbury


Craig Family Centre Ashburton

7 Samarinda Avenue, Ashburton


The Craig Family Centre is a community-based organisation that provides service to support individuals and families within the local community. This centre has strong community development focus and encourages participation and involvement of the local community.

The centre offers many programs including child care, support programs, health services and leisure activities. Membership is open to people of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and cultural groups.

It is committed to working with and for the community. We are involved in developing community programs, information sharing, mutual support, advocacy and community participation in local and social issues.

Please contact the Family Centre directly for a current program of activities.

The Craig Centre site also houses the following organisations:

  • Inner East Community Health Service, phone 9885 6822
  • School Dental Service, phone 9809 9517
  • Ashburton Maternal and Child Health Service, phone 9885 4795
  • Pied Piper Toy Library, phone 9885 2052.

Hawthorn Community House

32 Henry Street, Hawthorn


Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre

4-12 Derby Street, Kew


Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre

157 Union Road, Surrey Hills


Centre reception hours 9am to 4pm during school terms. The Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre offers an exciting range of activities, community events, educational programs and playgroups. Most of these programs operate during school terms.

Annual membership of $15 is required from all centre users. Our rooms are available for hire for parties, meetings or reunions. We also have playgroups who meet each weekday in a sunny spacious room with a safe outdoor play area.

Tooronga Community Centre

Stockland Tooronga Shopping Centre, entry via Crescent Road, corner Toorak Road and Tooronga Road, Glen Iris.


A multi-purpose space designed to host events and meetings for local community groups. The centre can hold up to 50 people at a time. Facilities include disabled access, kitchenette, lounge area, screen, projector, white board, tables and toilets with baby change facilities.

The centre offers free weekend and evening parking (from 7pm), plus free three hour parking from Monday to Friday. Tooronga is easily reached by train or bus services.

The centre can be reserved during and outside business hours via a rotational booking system – please contact Stockland Tooronga Shopping Centre Management team.