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 been donated to OAE, Exodus Community and Salt Foundation to use for the community. 

Programs include Survive and Thrive, DIY home and car maintenance for women and gardening.

We also have two social enterprise projects around seedlings and garden maintenance which you may be able to join or make use of. Home and Garden Care flyer

Drop in (on a Tuesday or Thursday) or call to check times and updates on projects.

101 Ramu Parade, West Heidelberg

Click here to see the Alice House brochure

Click here to see our latest monthly report

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


DIY Home Maintenance Class for Women

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Do you have to call in expensive tradespeople too often?

Learn how to do simple jobs yourself with Tess Elliott - a carpenter by trade who loves to help women become more independent around the house. 

Dates to be advised

9.30am - 3.30pm

Booking essential: text 0419 866 171 or call 9450 2665

$13 with Health Care Card, $45 without. 

See the full flyer here

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. 


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

Tuesday mornings at Alice House or

Wednesday mornings at Southern Road

Sewing Group

A welcoming group where students learn and share sewing and other craft skills, practise English and mend clothes and household items. 

Sewing machines provided.

Fridays 12.30 - 3pm                             No cost

At Social Fabric, Shop 32, above Australia Post in the Bell St Mall. 

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. 

Sharing is Caring (Bulk Cooking Program)

A brand new opportunity for parents to work with older community members to cook large quantities of family meals together and take them home to eat.

Learn new recipes, nutritional facts and tips and tricks from people who have cooked for their family on a budget for years.

A partnership of OAE and 3081 Angels, supported by Bendigo Bank and Banyule Council.

$60 for 6 sessions.

Dates to be confirmed. Expressions of interest - Suzanne 0419 866 171

Mechanics for Women

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A practical 2 day course that could prove very helpful when you have a flat tyre or hear a worrying noise in your car or for general maintenance. 

Facilitated by a female mechanic.

Saturday 14 & 21 March, 9.30am - 3.30pm

233 Southern Road, West Hewidelberg (to be confirmed)

Call 0419 688 171 or 9450 2665 to register or for more information

See flyer here

Story Club

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Weekly fun encourging rich language, reading and writing. 

Come straight from school to

the Childcare Room at Banyule Community Health Centre

21 Alamein Rd, West Heidelberg

Tuesdays (during school term) from 3.15 (afternoon tea at 3.30, activities start at 3.45) till 4.45pm.

CANCELLED until further notice

Call or text Suzanne on 0419 866 171 for more info.

Click here for flyer

Microbusiness Workshops

5 x 2 hour sessions running on the first Tuesday of every month (March to July) for people interested in starting their own business or improving their practice.

A story sharing informal format with the opportunity to ask questions and delve deep into the challenges and the secrets of running a small business.

Come and share a cup of tea, some snacks and learn what makes a small business run smoothly, with people who have made it work!

Contact Rachel for more information on 0402 749 441


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Dealing with Domestic Violence

a 10 week community mentoring program for women

Fridays 10am – 12.30 pm in term 2 2020

Call or email Olympic Adult Education (9450 2665 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to book a place in the course. Leave your phone number and Lisa will then contact you for a chat and to make sure this is the right class for you.

No cost.  Participants need to be Australian residents.

See flyer for further details - click here

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