News & Updates

Updates from the Centre including employment and volunteer opportunities, important dates and news. For all current event information, please visit the events section of our online Courses & Activities Portal.

 

Annual General Meeting 2022

The President and Committee of Management of the Ashburton Community Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday August 31, 2022 at 2pm at the Ashburton Community Centre and live-streamed via Zoom After the meeting – Our Winter Warmer Raffle Draw Special Guest Presentation: ‘Working Together as a Community’ by Paul Rake from […]

Seeking Committee of Management Members

Our bright and vibrant Community Centre based in Ashburton is seeking new Committee of Management (CoM) Members. About Our Centre: Our Centre is a community-owned and managed not-for-profit organisation offering activities, programs and events developed in response to the needs of the community.  We offer a broad range of activities to our members and we […]

Neighbourhood House Week 2022

May 9 – 15 2022 It’s time to celebrate Neighbourhood House week at the Ashburton Community Centre! We’d like to invite the local community to book in to trial a class for free! Drop by the Centre and enjoy a coffee/tea and a biscuit in our break out space while you take a look through […]

‘Live & Learn’ at your Boroondara Neighbourhood Houses

The City of Boroondara is home to 11 community and Neighbourhood Houses, bringing the community together to connect, learn and contribute in their local area through social, educational and support activities. Find out more about each centre in this latest edition of our Short Course Guide. > Download the Live & Learn PDF

End of Year Message from the Manager

We are coming to the end of another very challenging year. I hope that you and your family and friends have managed to say safe and healthy during the ups and downs of the year. I am very happy to end the year with almost all activities restored to the Centre and I thank everyone […]

Thank you to everyone who came along to our first Ashburton-a-Fair!

Ashburton Community Centre was excited to launch Ashburton-a-Fair – a new fun art & craft themed quarterly event. Partnering with Rotary Chadstone East Malvern and with City of Boroondara support, Ashburton-a-Fair is a fun day for all ages with a large market, art & craft activities and workshops, refreshments including a sausage sizzle and pop-up-café. […]

Come along to our first Ashburton-a-Fair!

Come along to Ashburton-a-Fair, a quarterly community event presented by the Ashburton Community Centre and Rotary Chadstone/East Malvern. In this festive filled Christmas Edition, you can browse the market for gifts, sign up for a Christmas-themed workshop, drop in to participate in a range of creative activities for adults and kids, enjoy food and drinks […]

Centre Re-opening on Monday November 8

It is with great excitement that we are able to re-open our Centre from Monday November 8th. In line with the Chief Health Officer’s directions, masks are currently required indoors and anyone aged 16 years and over must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be able to enter our Centre. Please help us to keep the […]

SOLD OUT! Halloween on High

Join the local community on a COVID-safe Halloween adventure on High Street, Ashburton. All participants must pre-register and all accompanying adults must be fully vaccinated. Please arrive at the Sign In Station 5 minutes prior to your allocated session time. Strictly limited to 40 children per 30min session. Enjoy the following activities to celebrate Halloween: […]

Your Invitation to attend our Annual General Meeting

The President and Committee of Management of the Ashburton Community Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday October 20th at 11am Location: Online via Zoom Special Guest Presentation ‘Ashburton: 100 years of Community Spirit’ by local historian and author, Sarah Craze. Attending? If you’re able to attend, please register online. Unable to […]

Term 4 Enrolments Open Tuesday 21st September

How classes will be run in Term 4 All classes currently running online will continue to be run online in Term 4 until restrictions change. Once we can re-open, we will shift our usual on-site classes and activities back to the Centre (and where possible to offer livestream options so they can also be accessed […]

FREE! Stay Active and Yoga Classes for the holidays

As a way for our members to stay active and connected, please join our tutors online during the term break and enjoy FREE exercise and yoga classes every weekday from Monday Sept 20th to Friday Oct 1st*. This is a great opportunity for those who are currently enrolled to continue their classes over the break, […]

We invite you to join our Committee of Management (CoM)

We are seeking expressions of interest to join our voluntary Committee of Management, contributing to the strategic direction and planning for the Centre. We have a focus on financially sustainable operations and have strong strategic, governance and planning processes and policies in place. Committee membership provides a great opportunity to contribute to your local community, […]

CANCELLED Join us for Ashburton-a-Fair, Saturday Sept 18

**Event cancelled – Unfortunately with the extension of restrictions we are unable to hold our event, but we are already planning the Christmas Edition of Ashburton-a-Fair on Saturday December 4. More details will be available closer to the date including how to book into some fun Christmas themed workshops. Stay tuned!** Ashburton Handcrafted is now […]

Stay Active & Yoga for All – Join us online!

If you are currently enrolled in an exercise class at the Centre that’s part of our Stay Active or Yoga for All live-streamed bundle classes you will be sent links to continue enjoying these classes at home. For members who aren’t already signed up to an exercise class and would like to join us online, you can purchase a Stay Active Online […]

Ashburton Community Centre closed from tomorrow, Friday August 6

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions announced today by the Premier, our Centre will be closed from tomorrow, Friday August 6 for the duration of the lockdown. Similar to the last lockdown, here is what will be happening while the Centre is closed: Live-Streamed or Online Classes & Activities If you attend a class or activity which […]

Our Centre re-opens from tomorrow, Wednesday 28 July

The easing of the Victorian Government’s lock down restrictions from 11.59pm tonight means that we are able to re-open on Centre and welcome back our classes and activities from tomorrow, Wednesday 28 July. Please note the following – Classes and activities back at the Centre have a limit of 10 people (per space). If you […]

Ashburton Community Centre closed from tomorrow, Friday July 16

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions announced today by the Premier, our Centre will be closed for the next five days beginning tomorrow, Friday July 16. Here is what will be happening while the Centre is closed: Live-Streamed or Online Classes & Activities If you attend a class or activity which is either online or live-streamed, we […]

More classes now back at the Centre!

With the further easing of some of the Victorian Government’s lock down restrictions from 11.59pm tonight we are now able to run our small group exercise classes. This includes all of our yoga and pilates classes. At this stage we are unable to run Jenny’s larger ‘Exercise to Music’ and ‘Keep Fit Strength and Conditioning’  (Tuesday & Friday classes) […]

Our Centre re-opens tomorrow, Friday June 11

The easing of some of the Victorian Government’s lock down restrictions from 11.59pm tonight means that we are able to offer some activities and classes back at the Centre from Friday. We are hopeful that restrictions will continue to ease later next week so that we can bring more classes and activities back to the Centre, […]

Centre closed for lockdown from Friday May 28, 2021

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions announced today by the Acting Premier, our Centre will be closed beginning tomorrow, May 28 2021. Here is what will be happening while the Centre is closed: Live-Streamed or Online Classes & Activities If you attend a class or activity which is either online or live-streamed, we are planning to continue […]

Updated COVID Safe Measures at our Centre

The Ashburton Community Centre has a COVID-Safe plan which is in line with all current Government guidelines. Please see our website for any further updates to these measures. This includes the following measures (as of March 22, 2021): Record keeping – only people enrolled in classes and activities should attend any class or activity. Roll-taking […]

Launch of our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan

On Friday March 5 our 2021-2023 Strategic Plan was officially launched. We would like to thank the community and our members for their feedback and contribution to the direction of our Centre. Download the 2021 -2023 Strategic Plan Summary Download the full 2021-2023 Strategic Plan

Office Closure & Reopening for 2021

Our office will be closed from Friday December 18, re-opening on Monday January 18 at 9am. Enrolments will also open on Monday January 18th 2021 through our website, over the phone or via email. There will be no over the counter enrolments for Term 1, our Centre will be open only for those who are […]