Neighbourhood houses

There are a number of Neighbourhood Houses providing a range of support and recreational services in Darebin.

Alphington Community Centre

The Alphington Community Centre provides a range of support and recreational services including:

  • Children's activities and workshops
  • Playgroups
  • Toy Library
  • Health and wellbeing classes for adults
  • Counselling services
  • Computers, arts and craft, cooking
  • Book clubs and history group
  • Community Choir
  • Community Lunches
  • Men's Shed
  • Sustainability workshops
  • Main room available to hire for community groups and birthday parties

There is wheelchair access throughout, with the exception of the meeting room.

Address: 2 Kelvin Road, Alphington.
Phone: 9499 7227

Jika Jika Community Centre

The Jika Jika Community Centre provides a range of support and recreational services for the local community including:

  • Hall for hire
  • Computer courses
  • Occasional childcare
  • Children's music and dance
  • Yoga classes
  • Alanon
  • Narcotics Anonymous
  • Bike rides & cycling classes
  • 3 Year Old Kinder Program
  • Music lessons

Address: corner Plant and Union Streets, Northcote.
Phone: 9482 5100

PRACE (Preston Reservoir Adult Community Education)

PRACE provides a range of education programs to encourage community involvement and lifelong learning, and to improve employment potential for participants including:

  • Vocational Education and Training (VET) - Nationally recognised qualifications and pre-accredited taster programs
  • English as an Additional Language (EAL) and Adult literacy
  • Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL)
  • Community Development Projects in line with
  • Venue for Hire at Merrilands Community Centre

Facilities: Wheelchair accessible

Address: 35 Sturdee Street, Reservoir.
Phone: 9462 6077

Reservoir Neighbourhood House

Reservoir Neighbourhood House is based in the Andrew's Reserve precinct in East Reservoir. The Reservoir Neighbourhood House offers:

  • Adult education programs
  • Community based programs
  • Room hire

Address: 2B Cuthbert Road, Reservoir.
Phone: 9462 4611

SPAN Community House

The SPAN Community House provides a range of support and recreational services for the local community including:

  • Digital literacy
  • Community garden
  • Community lunches
  • Volunteer program
  • Skills for work and study
  • Cooking classes
  • Art and craft
  • OMNI group for men 50+
  • Thornbury writers group
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Free community and social activities

Facilities: Wheelchair accessible

Address: 64 Clyde St Thornbury.
Phone: 9480 1364

The Bridge

The Bridge aims to educate children, provide quality training, connect people with their community, promote health and wellbeing, support volunteering, work with other services and support a multi cultural society.

The Bridge Thornbury:
131 Shaftesbury Parade, Thornbury
Phone: 9480 0466

The Bridge Preston:
218 High Street, Preston.
Phone: 9484 5806