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Neighbourhood houses

You can enrol in a variety of learning courses and meet new people with similar interests at our local neighbourhood houses and community-based learning centres.

Each centre offers slightly different types of courses, which are run during school terms.

Contact each Community House for course details.

Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre

The Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre provides opportunities for people of all ages to meet, enjoy social and recreational activities, and participate in courses or workshops.

The centre, which has an environmentally-sustainable design, will become a tool for environmental education. You can learn how to adapt the eco-design of the centre to your home or workplace, and learn how to develop a sustainable community garden.

Other activities include:

  • programs for children, teens and families
  • computer and business classes
  • small business workshop courses
  • public access computer program
  • conference room facilities for hire
  • a variety of health and wellbeing classes and workshops


2 Snugburgh Way
Epping (Melway 181 H5)

Opening hours

Tuesday to Thursday - 9.30am to 5.30pm

Further information

For more information on programs offered, visit the Creeds Farm Living and Learning Centre website.

To join the mailing list, contact:

P: 9023 4606

Greenbrook Community House

Greenbrook Community House is inclusive and accessible to all community members. It provides a number of creative programs that encourage personal development, self-esteem and artistic expression.

Numbers are limited in some programs and bookings are essential.

Programs include:

  • art classes for kids
  • mosaic classes
  • painting and drawing from beginners onwards
  • watercolour painting for beginners
  • music workshops
  • neurological disability social group
  • singing group
  • yoga and relaxation for beginners  
  • Get Crafty (a friendly social craft group)
  • Triple G Community Garden Group  
  • Community Art fiestas - free seasonal events for all ages
  • Back to basics workshops
  • Greenbrook book exchange
  • Ukulele Collective
  • Green thumbs Garden Group


40 McFarlane Crescent
Epping (Melway 182 E10)

Further information

For more information, contact the House Coordinator:
P: 8401 6261
Office hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 8.30am - 4pm

Lalor Living and Learning Centre

The Lalor and Living and Learning Centre is a registered training organisation and neighbourhood house encouraging life-long learning for all ages and for people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

It is a not-for-profit community-run association that has been offering services to locals for over 25 years.

Programs offered, including nationally accredited courses:

  • Certificates I to III in Spoken and Written English
  • Certificate I in General Education for Adults
  • Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology
  • Operate Accounting Applications (MYOB)
  • Computer and internet courses
  • English language programs for people looking for employment

Other activities include:

  • fully licensed occasional childcare service
  • after-school tutoring program for primary and secondary students
  • multicultural choir
  • support programs for community members and community groups
  • volunteer opportunities


French Street Hall
47A French Street
Lalor (Melway 9 A6)

Further information

For more information on programs offered and schedules, visit the Lalor Living and Learning Centre website.

P: 9465 6409

Mill Park Community House and Adult Training Support Service

The Mill Park Community House offers programs for people of all abilities including:

  • accredited training in Certificate 1 and 2 in Business
  • accredited training in Certificate 1 and 2 in Information Technology
  • computer courses
  • medical reception and a range of allied health courses
  • accounting packages
  • dressmaking and associated craft programs
  • yoga/meditation 
  • children’s craft and teen sewing
  • parenting programs

Support services include:

  • legal advice
  • parenting programs
  • support for people with a disability
  • occasional child care
  • counselling


68 Mill Park Drive
Mill Park (Melway 9 K7)

Further information

For more information on programs offered and schedules, phone 9404 4565 or visit the Mill Park Community House website.

Thomastown Neighbourhood House

Thomastown Neighbourhood House is located in the heart of Thomastown on the site of Thomastown Library and next door to Thomastown Recreation and Aquatic Centre.

It offers a range of programs including:

  • playgroup
  • meditation
  • introduction to computers
  • introduction to office skills
  • introduction to social media


52 Main Street

Further information

For more information on programs offered, visit the Thomastown Neighbourhood House website.

To join the mailing list, contact:

Justine Sless
P: 8376 6939

Whittlesea Community House

Whittlesea Community House offers you the chance to make new friends while learning about:

  • health and wellbeing
  • yoga and pilates
  • singing
  • music
  • art and books
  • business studies
  • employment

A walking group and choir are also run out of the centre.


92a Church Street
Whittlesea (Melway 246 G7)

Further information

For more information on programs offered and schedules, visit the Whittlesea Community House website or contact:

P: 9716 3361

Mernda Community House

Mernda Community House welcomes you and provides a growing range of workshops and activities. The community house is your place to come together to make new friends, learn new skills and feel connected to your local community.

  • English conversation
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Art and craft 
  • Community garden
  • Kids program


2 Heals Road

Further information

For more information and enrolments contact:

P: 0475 454 133


Office hours: Wednesday to Friday 9am-5pm