Neighbourhood House

Neighbourhood houses are not-for-profit centres where people of all abilities, backgrounds and ages can come to take up an activity for fun, develop new skills, meet new friends and volunteer.

Alice House

Alice House has moved! 

We are now operating out the Hub at 155 Oriel Rd, West Heidelberg. 

Programs will continue (as they able within restrictions). 

Click here to see our latest monthly report

Click here to read the story of Alice House Home Garden Care and its participants. 


Our garden maintenance social enterprise is continuing - Though not in the current Stage 4 restrictions. .

See here for the Home and Garden Care flyer 

Alice House Home and Garden Are Back

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CR. Craig Langdon and AHHGC crew load the ute for work.

The crew of Alice House Home and Garden made a great effort to provide services for the local community during lockdown. This small group who have been mowing lawns and providing basic garden care for the West Heidelberg community for four years, maintained their services right through lockdown until prevented from working under the government restrictions.

“This was an amazing effort” said Suzanne Crellin, Community Development Manager of Olympic Adult Education, “because none of the crew members able to work, was able to drive. It is thanks to Cr Craig Langdon that the crew was able to continue.”  

Cr. Langdon volunteered one or two days every week to drive crew members and their equipment to and from their jobs. Craig could often be seen sitting in the Alice House vehicle, answering texts and participating in meetings on his phone while waiting for the guys to finish jobs. He often needed to return to their Ramu Pde base numerous times to comply with transport capacity restrictions. 

“We really appreciate Craig’s commitment to the welfare of the workers and to the homeowners who rely on them to maintain their gardens,” Suzanne said.

Members of Alice House Home and Garden have resumed mowing lawns but we urge regular clients to be patient, as lawns are very long and hard for one person on their own (as per restrictions).  Everyone needs their lawns mown at the moment, almost as much as they need a haircut!


Salt Foundation ( will continue to use 101 Ramu Parade for the community.


Join others in pottering around the garden, maintaining a veggie garden or raising seedlings.

Wednesday mornings at Southern Road and to be advised at the Hub.

Resume service

A free resume service is available. 

Please call 9450 2665 or book in at the Olympic Adult Education reception desk to make an appointment. 

Internet access

Free public computer use and internet access provided by Olympic Adult Education Inc. in the foyer of Banyule Community Health Centre located next to "Cafe Alamein".

Sign in at the Olympic Adult Education reception desk. 

Successful Small Business Workshops

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A free 6 week series open to anyone with an interest in sarting their own small business or imroving their current one. 

Wednesdays 10am from August 26th until 30th September 2020

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 839 5811 5960
Passcode: 025485

Week 1 (Wed, 26th Aug) - Simona and her husband run two successful businesses in cleaning and engineering.

Week 2 (Wed, 2nd Sept)- Karissa has started and now runs a successful business with her sister. The business sells Eco Baby Wipes called Jacs.

Week 3 (Wed, 9th Sept) - Dan Frankel runs a successful small business as a Shiatsu practitioner

Week 4 (Wed, 16th Sept) - Oliver McIndoe runs four successful small businesses. Including Gluten Free bread, landscaping, maths tutoring and kid's music classes. 

Week 5 (Wed, 23rd Sept) -  Madelaine from Madelaine's Eggs (Madelaine runs a successful organic egg business that she started when she was 12 years old)

Week 6 (Wed, 30th Sept) - Chris Grose has started and now runs a successful photography and videography business. 

Participants will need to complete an enrolment form and provide evidence of their Medicare card – information provided during the first workshop.

Please fill out your online form here

Intro to Coffee Making

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Get hands on experience making cappuccinos, lattes, expressos to name a few of a delicious range, increase your coffee knowledge and practise some latte art with an experienced barista.

Wednesday November 11th, 10am-12.30pm (this will be online theory)

& Thursday November 12th, 9am-3.30pm (onsite - covid safe as per govt advice)

OAE Community Hub, 155 Oriel Rd, West Heidelberg


This will be limited to 8 particpants 

Register at OAE 9450 2665.or contact Suzanne on 0419 866 171 between 9am-5pm for more information.

See the flyer here 



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Dealing with Domestic Violence

a 10 week community mentoring program for women

Fridays 10am – 12.30pm,  Sep 25 to Nov 27, 2020

Contact Lisa on 0401 413 005.

No cost.  Participants need to be Australian residents.

Pensioner’s Association

Join the Combined Pensioner's Association of Heidelberg West and enjoy meeting new people, community activities, exercise and bingo over afternoon tea.

Read more: Pensioner’s Association


Click here to see our PDF brochure 

See course brochure for explanation of costs