Neighbourhood houses

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

Council in partnership with the Darebin Neighbourhood House Network have created the Activities for the Community Across Darebin Resource which includes details of each of the seven Neighbourhood Houses in Darebin and activities and programs that are currently running.

If you would like more information about these activities, please contact the Neighbourhood House directly.

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