The City of Greater Dandenong supports eight Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres. They all offer a wide range of courses, programs and activities for the community. These include playgroups, craft and activity groups, computer classes, literacy classes, dance and exercise and many others where you can join in and make new friends, gain new skills and share experiences.
Every year over 100,000 Victorians choose to learn through Learn Local organisations. From Melbourne to Mildura to Mallacoota, there is a Learn Local organisation near you that offers a range of adult community education and training programs for people from all walks of life.
No matter what level of education or training you have had in the past, Learn Local can help. New skills can be life changing, offering job choices, further education and the chance to interact with others in your Learn Local community. Courses range from basic computer skills to Certificates and Diplomas in business or community services. The focus is on individual needs, tailoring programs for both the learner and businesses
You just need to decide what to learn, where and how, and you can start your Learn Local experience!
To contact your nearest Neighbourhood House or Community Centre for brochure or further information see the details below.
Neighbourhood houses brochure
Neighbourhood Houses Future Directions Plan
Community House Network Southern Region website
Vision: ‘Valuing our Community’
Mission: ‘The City of Greater Dandenong cluster of neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres work together to provide community connections, quality programs and activities and lifelong learning opportunities within the City of Greater Dandenong.’
A Neighbourhood House or Community Centre provides a safe and caring environment offering a wide range of activities and programs for all ages, backgrounds, abilities and interests. A local place where people can come together to share a mutual interest, learn new skills and make new friends. They are home to a range of community groups within the City of Greater Dandenong and offer low cost meeting rooms and facilities for hire.
The range of activities and programs is only limited by your imagination. You can learn to paint, speak another language, write that novel that is hidden away or take up belly dancing or yoga.
Houses and Centres are often at the centre of a local area and can give residents or participants the opportunity to have a voice in matters that affect their lives and where they live.
- Get involved and become a member
- Participate in planning for services or new developments
- Becoming more involved in your local neighbourhood and make a difference
- Undertake volunteer work either at the House or with another organisation
- Receive information on a range of other local services in your area
- Engage in social or fundraising activities
Neighbourhood Houses and Community Centres are managed by incorporated community based voluntary committees of management. Paid staff support the day to day operations and along with volunteers the Houses are able to provide low cost and welcoming places for the community. Your involvement is welcomed and valued.
Visit your local house today and become involved by:
- Becoming a member
- Join the management committee
- Become a volunteer
- Join a group
Neighbourhood Houses are funded and supported by:
- The City of Greater Dandenong
- Adult Community Further Education
- Department of Planning & Community Development
- Department of Human Services
- Other government departments
- Local businesses