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.


Class Formats for 2021

The Ashburton Community Centre is offering classes and activities in three different formats in 2021 – on site, a livestream broadcast, and dedicated online class: Onsite Class/Activity Classes delivered at the Centre or at an alternative venue with class capacity limits and social distancing requirements as per the current COVID guidelines. Online – Live Stream […]

We need your feedback

The Ashburton Community Centre (ACC) provides a range of classes, activities and events for the community. We are currently undertaking strategic planning for our future. Our current Strategic Plan, available here, expires at the end of this year. We are keen to hear from the local community about the direction/s we should be taking. This […]

Halloween on High

Our first ever Halloween on High! Join the local community on a COVID-safe Halloween adventure on High Street, Ashburton. Bookings now open! 9.30am: Online Halloween Spoon Workshop $10 The adventure begins with a one-hour online spooky Comic Art Workshop delivered by our own in-house witch! Join us online dressed up in your Halloween costume for […]

Get Online Week Event: Wednesday October 21

Now’s the time to get online Celebrate Get Online Week with the Ashburton Community Centre and our Digital Mentors. Join us on Wednesday October 21st for a day full of fun informative sessions aimed at anyone who wants to learn more about the online world. 11am BeConnected Sign Up Binge Join our Digital Mentors online […]

Enrolments for Term 4 are now open!

We hope you’ll find something in our program to keep you busy and engaged this Term with all classes, events and activities resuming online via Zoom. Please note that if you were attending a class is Term 3, you will need to re-enrol in your class for Term 4. You will receive the updated Zoom link to […]

Free holiday activities start today

Here’s what we have on offer via Zoom: Monday September 21  9.30am Yoga and Pilates 9.30am Fit for You Tuesday September 22 9.30am Exercise to Music 10.45am Keep Fit Strength & Conditioning 11am Tech Session: Overview of Zoom Wednesday September 23 9.30am Yoga and Pilates 3pm Feel Good Flicks: His Girl Friday Thursday September 24 […]

Join us for Feel Good Flicks

Join us online for an upbeat, light, fun, feel good movie and after-movie banter on the movie and anything else that takes your fancy! A great opportunity to escape and connect and have some afternoon R&R. Run fortnightly on a Wednesday afternoon. BYO popcorn, choc-top or glass of wine. 3pm – 5pm Movie streamed on […]

Ashburton Community Centre AGM – August 26, 2020

The President and Committee of Management of the Ashburton Community Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday August 26 at 11am – 12pm Online via Zoom – Everyone welcome. Special Guest Presentation by Alex Hume, Marketing and Executive Assistant of the Ashburton Traders Association, on ‘How the local traders have adapted to provide […]

Now Available: ‘Phone In’ Option for Classes, Groups & Activities

What is it? Ashburton Community Centre is happy to be able to now offer an easy dial-in service to any of our online classes and activities. All you need is your regular landline or your mobile phone – no internet or other tech devices required! What will you experience? You will be able to hear […]

The Ashburton Community Centre, reopening July 13 for Term 3

Despite the easing of restrictions which have been announced that would allow our Centre to open from June 1st, our Centre’s management has made the decision to say physically closed until Term 3. Term 3 begins on Monday July 13 and we have begun the planning process to reopen our Centre on that date with […]

Preview Week 2: Online Classes and Activities on Zoom

Before we launch into our Term 2 program of online classes and activities, join us during the break to try out the Zoom platform, connect with our tutors, staff and other members of the Centre. Here’s our timetable of free sessions for next week and the links to join. Please click on the link 5 to […]

Preview Week 1: Online Classes and Activities on Zoom

Before we launch into our Term 2 program of online classes and activities, join us during the break to try out the Zoom platform, connect with our tutors, staff and other members of the Centre. Here’s our timetable of free sessions for next week. These sessions are open to all members, so take a look.  Members, […]

Getting Started with Zoom for Online Classes & Activities

Ashburton Community Centre is joining Zoom to keep connected! What is Zoom? Zoom is essentially a video conferencing tool where you have a host (your tutor), and participants are invited to join the ‘meeting’ and you can see each other on screen. It’s not exactly like being in the same room, but we think it’s […]

Introducing Our Tech Helpline

**Please note that one online Tech Helpline is no longer running. We do however have free one-on-one support, tech guides for beginners and classes for our members as part of our Tech Savvy for seniors, find out more here >** Our Centre has established a Tech Helpline to help our members get online. Run by […]

Important Notice – ACC closed from Friday March 20

This is an important update about the Ashburton Community Centre’s response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. With our priority being the wellbeing of our members, tutors, volunteers and staff we will be closing the Centre from the end of business this Friday March 20, with the view to re-open for Term 2 a week later […]

Over 50? Be rewarded at the Ashburton Community Centre

Would you like to quickly and easily earn $20 credit at the Ashburton Community Centre? Would you like to become more tech savvy? Are you over 50 years old? The beginning of a new year is a great time to explore some wonderful online resources to help you become more tech savvy, and be rewarded […]

Seeking new Committee of Management Members

September 30, 2019 From our Vice-President… We invite you to join our Committee of Management (CoM) As a not-for-profit organisation we are governed by a volunteer committee who are members of the local community, Centre participants and interested persons who wish to have an input into the policy and direction of the Centre. The day-to-day management of […]

2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Annual Report

September 30, 2019 The President and Committee of Management of Ashburton Community Centre invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting Wednesday 23rd October 2019 Ashburton Community Centre 160 High Street, Ashburton Special Guest Presentation by Garry Thompson, City of Boroondara Councillor for Solway “Recycling and Resource Recovery in Boroondara” Please arrive at 10.45am for […]

Seeking: Gardener/ Green Deck Volunteer

August 19, 2019 We are seeking someone who is passionate about sustainability and gardening to assist with co-ordinating our Green Deck (growing herbs and vegetables), our coffee ground collection, our seed swap and the raising of seedlings for planting and fundraising. Tasks / Responsibilities Plant, maintain and harvest our Green Deck garden Bundle green deck […]

Seeking: Office Volunteers

June 24, 2019 We are seeking office volunteers for any (or all) of the following days: Monday, Thursday & Friday. Office hours are between 9am-2.30pm – volunteer hours negotiable within this time. Tasks / Responsibilities Take front desk enquiries on activities and classes that the Centre offers. Answering phones and managing queries Take enrolments for […]

Volunteer Role: Copywriter

June 24, 2019 We are seeking a copy writer to help us improve our promotion of the range of activities and classes that we offer to the local community. Days and times are flexible. Tasks / Responsibilities Talking with instructors and tutors to understand what their classes and courses entail Visiting and sitting in on […]

Foreign Film Night – May 2019

April 29, 2019 Enjoy a free movie, in a cosy session with fellow film buffs. Relax and watch quality world movies, followed by a casual discussion on the key themes within the film. A must for movie fans of all ages, hosted by Ashburton Community Centre and the City of Boroondara Library Service. Doors open […]

Our Centre has re-opened for Term 2

April 15, 2019 We are now back in our Centre and all classes and activities from April 27 will be run from our Centre at 160 High Street. Welcome Back Celebrations – April 29 to May 4  As a thank you to everyone for their support during a challenging start to the year, we will have […]

Position Available: Administration Officer

March 7, 2019 Applications close March 31, 2019 Family friendly, part time, job-share role (initially 15 hours per week for the first 6 months) Ideal live-and-work local, based in busy High Street, Ashburton Integral part of small, dynamic and committed team The Ashburton Community Centre in High Street Ashburton offers a range of popular courses, […]