The Ashburton Community Centre, rebuilt in 2014, is a bright and modern purpose built facility. Consisting of five meeting rooms, all with flexible layouts, including a dedicated art & craft room, art storage and clean up area. We also have a registered demonstration kitchen. At the heart of our Centre is a central breakout space with tea and coffee making facilities and a large table and a connecting deck area for socialising. Our space is well suited to catering for wheelchairs with a wide hallway and no stairs leading to our main entrance. We also have ambulant toilets.
Our Centre is a community-owned and managed not-for-profit organisation offering activities and programs developed in response to the needs of the community. Established in the mid 1980s, through the vision and hard work of a group of local community representatives, some of who are still associated with the Centre today.
The Ashburton Community Centre offers courses, workshops and events that primarily service people from Glen Iris, Ashwood/Ashburton, Camberwell Mount Waverley and Malvern East, but we welcome people from as far afield as suburbs such as Daylesford, Emerald and Sandringham. We invite you to visit our centre soon.
Our Centre works within a community development framework and is guided by the principles of community ownership, empowerment, community participation, access and equity, life-long learning, inclusion, networking, advocacy, self-help and active citizenship. As a direct outcome of these values we aim to build stronger communities; communities that are active, confident and resilient.
Find out more about our Centre:
- Download the ACC Annual Report 2019-2020 (PDF)
- Download the Ashburton Community Centre Course Guide – Jan – June 2021
- Download the Boroondara Neighbourhood House Short Course Guide Semester 1, 2021
- Download the 2021 -2023 Strategic Plan Summary
- Download the full 2021-2023 Strategic Plan
- Community Needs Project – Key Findings and Recommendations (360kb PDF)
The Ashburton Community Centre is one of eleven Community and Neighbourhood Houses in Boroondara. To find out more about Neighbourhood Houses Boroondara, visit the Boroondara website.
Our thanks to the City of Boroondara for their funding grant and for the provision of the premises from which we operate; our Centre although an independent legal entity, has the use of the building owned by the Council. We are also provided additional support through maintenance of the building, marketing and training opportunities.