Newlands Community House

The Coburg Community Houses are friendly, welcoming Community Houses where you can make new friends, gain new skills, share ideas and experiences. Community Houses offer social, recreational, educational, and support programs for people of all of the community!

Newlands Community House is located at 20 Murray Road, Coburg North.

Enrolments

Please check the full program below for details or call 8528 2332 for more information.

To RSVP for special events please call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House.

We do not currently have EFTPOS facilities.

Payments are non refundable unless the class is cancelled.

All children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 

The Artist and Community Exchange Program

An opportunity for artists to utilise the space at the Coburg Community Houses in exchange for offering the community access to their art and artistic process through a one off workshop, exhibition, rehearsal, performance or something similar.

The houses are available at only $10 per day at various times during the year.

Call the community development facilitators at the houses on the number above to discuss your needs.

Coburg Community Houses Artist and Community Exchange proposal form 2017 (PDF 53Kb).

Community Kindness Program

Would you like to perform an act of kindness? Some people in our community need your support to join in. Donate the cost of a program and we will find someone to give it to. Look at the program and choose an activity you would like to support.

Winter Drive for Refugees

Thanks to everyone who donated coats and blankets during Term 2.

We are now collecting quality everyday goods for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) including in-date dried and tinned food as well as toiletries, nappies, baby wipes and feminine hygiene products until 7 September when they will be delivered to the ASRC.

Facilitators

We are looking for local facilitators and tutors for future programs.

Please send your expression of interest with your resume and a summary of your program idea to email East Coburg Community House.

Volunteers

If you have skills or hobbies and the time to volunteer your knowledge with other local like minded people we would love to hear from you. We are seeking some volunteers with experience in: 

  • Microsoft Office to assist with office duties
  • People with computer and tech skills to assist with inter-generational
  • learning on social media, smart phone use and basic computer skills

Call or email Newlands Community House.

Playgroups

Would your playgroup like to meet at your local Community House?

Call us to discuss available times.

Community garden

Do you love gardening? Or would you like to know more about it?

We are working on getting more of our community involved in making our lovely garden spaces productive and sustainable- let us know if you’d like to take part!

Co-working spaces

Bring your laptop or use our computers, printer and Wi-Fi

See below for details of these casual session times.     

Term Three Program: 24 July - 23 September 2017

Classes run for 8 weeks unless otherwise stated

Sessions may be cancelled if enough enrolments have not been received.

Mondays 

Co-working Spaces

9.30 am 12.30 pm

Bring your laptop or use our computers and access free Wi-Fi for your personal or professional needs.

$2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

The Martial Arts Combo

9.30 – 10.30 am

An aerobic exercise class for all fitness levels using martial arts movement to music.

$90 ($72 concession) per term

Please call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House

Meditation Session

11 am 12 pm

Get your week off to a good start with a guided meditation session.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Kids Create

1.30 2.30 pm

Art and craft activities for kids under 5 years, come along and meet other families in this casual, child-led space. Tea and coffee provided.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Adult Yoga

6.30 7.30 pm

This class is for beginners or those who have not done yoga for a long time. Stretch and strengthen your body and mind through Vinyassa style yoga.
Mats provided.

$90 ($72 concession) per term

Full for Term 3

Tuesdays 

Co-working Spaces

9.30 am –2 pm

Bring your own laptop or use our computers and Wi-Fi.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Computer Skills

11 am – 2 pm

Come for some or all of the time for one to one support to use computers for any use you might need; Facebook, Word, Emails, Google Search, photo uploads etc...

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Let's Cook and Eat!

10.30am - 12 pm

We share recipes, cook and then eat! We spend less than $10 and you are welcome to bring items from your garden and home.

Bookings Essential, please call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House

$2 per person

Let's Eat

12.30 pm 

Let’s eat a delicious home cooked meal from the Community House kitchen.

$2 per person

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Adult Art Class

11 am 1 pm

Explore your creativity using different art materials. No experience necessary.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Junior Coding Club

4 5 pm

Learn the basics of computer programming using Scratch to build computer games and animations. All children must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

$45 per term or casual payment per class

Please call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House

Kids Theatre

4 5 pm, Ages 6 8 years

5 6 pm, Ages 9 - 11 years

Through play and theatre kids will use their imagination to create a performance. Facilitated by a recognised performance artist.

$90 ($72 concession) per term

Enrol online

Wednesdays

Ready Steady Go Kids

12 12.30 pm, 4 6 years
12.30 1 pm, 2.5 4 years
1 1.30 pm, 18 months 2.5 years

A multi sports program with a new sport every fortnight. Designed to encourage team work, social skills and concentration. 
First week free trial.

$80 ($64 concession) per term

please call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House

Thursdays

Co-working Spaces

9.30 am 12.30 pm

Bring your own laptop or use our computers and Wi-Fi.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Tai Chi Beginners

9.30 10.30 am

Learn the Tai Chi basic 12 forms to help prevent falls and teach the control of balance, and to encourage the relaxation of the mind.

$90 ($72 concession) per term

please call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House

Tai Chi Advanced

10.30 11.30 am

Further develop your Tai Chi practice.

$90 ($72 concession) per term

Enrol online

Sewing and Crafts

12.30 2.30 pm

Learn to sew and use recycled remnants to make original pieces. Bring along whatever you are working on or use the materials provided.

Cost: $2 per session

This is a casual session, no bookings necessary, just turn up!

Martial Arts Combo for Adults and Children 5 - 10 years old

5.15 615 pm

An aerobic exercise class where an adult can exercise with their child to perform martial arts activity to music.

$90 ($72 concession) per term

please call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House

Self Defence for Women and Girls

6.30 7.30 pm

Become aware and prepared for adverse situations by learning simple and effective escape techniques. Suitable for girls 12 and over of all fitness levels.

$90 ($72 concession) per term

please call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House

Fridays

Playgroup for Toddlers

9.30 11.30 am

Families come together to chat, play and make friends in a relaxed and welcoming space with an experienced pre-school educator

Cost: $90 per family per term

Enrol online

Saturdays

Rainbow Family Music and Playgroup

9.15 11.15 am

29 July, 12 and 26 August, 9 and 3 September

An hour of rhymes, songs and stories for parents and their babies. Followed by an hour of playgroup to share the delights, wonders and challenges of parenting with other queer families.

$60 ($50 concession) per term

Full for Term 3

Special events

Open Table

12.30 2 pm

Wednesday 2 August and Wednesday 6 September

Free community lunch. Meet your neighbours and enjoy fantastic food. This is a sustainability program using food that would otherwise go to waste.

FREE

Coburg Good Karma Network

7 8 pm

Tuesday 8 August

Come and hear about this recently established network that encourages more connection, sharing, problem solving and general good within the Coburg community. Find out more and how you might join in.

Please RSVP

FREE

The NDIS and me...

Wednesday 30 August

10 am 12 pm

In Moreland the NDIS (National Disability Scheme) rolls out in 2018. Come and hear people from other parts of Melbourne who are already navigating the NDIS talk about their experiences.

Please RSVP - call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House

FREE

Dance Coburg

4 6 pm

Saturday 5 August and
Saturday 2 September

Saturday afternoon dance party!
Relax, get fit and let it all go to some banging dance tracks put together by a couple of locals. Not a class, just a party for all ages! No alcohol, just good vibes.

Gold coin donation

Community Mystery Dinner

4 pm

Saturday 23 September

Bring along some produce from your garden as big as a cauliflower or as small as a bunch of herbs or that bottle of sauce or jam you made. We will cook dinner with what you bring and with the basics available in our pantry to make a delicious meal to share! This is an opportunity to meet other gardeners and cooks, share recipes and cooking skills. Children welcome to help cook, use the computers or play with our toys.

RSVP required: please call 8528 2332 or email Newlands Community House

FREE