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.


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 […]

Our Tech Helpline now available!

Our Centre has established a Tech Helpline to help our members get online. Run by our trained and experienced digital mentors, you can contact them on 1300 93 93 33. Tech Help line is a message service and people will be phoned back during business hours in a timely manner. In your message please leave […]

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, […]

Centre Closed for Term 1 Due to Flooding

February 7, 2019 Over the Australia Day long weekend (January 26 – 28), a pipe burst in the wall of the Copland Room. While the maintenance team worked furiously to remove as much water from the Centre as fast as possible, it was clear that the damage to the Centre would be extensive. In addition […]

Seeking: Acrylics Teacher

Ashburton Community Centre is located in vibrant High St, Ashburton, next to the library at 160 High St, Ashburton.  We offer a range of classes, courses and activities to the local community. We are currently seeking an Acrylics teacher to teach a 2-hour painting class on Mondays 10:30am – 12:30pm to replace a long-standing teacher […]

WhatsApp Groups are now available for our members

Thank you to everyone who came along to our recent WhatsApp sessions during Get Online Week. We hope that you find WhatsApp as a valuable way for your group to share thoughts and ideas relating to your  groups’ activities. For those who were unable to attend, below are some notes on the use of WhatsApp at […]

Women’s Group Ideas Session

Hello! The Ashburton Community Centre (ACC) would like to offer more opportunities for women to connect. We want to hear from you, so we’ve organised a meet up where we can discuss what your dream women’s groups would look like. We already have some ideas but are keen to hear your thoughts on what we […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘Les Vacance de Monsieur Hulot’ (France, 1953)

About the film When the ever-hapless Monsieur Hulot decides to vacation at a beautiful seaside resort, rest and relaxation don’t last long, given the gangly gent’s penchant for ridiculous antics. While simply out to enjoy himself, the well-meaning Hulot inevitably stumbles into numerous misadventures, including an utterly disastrous attempt at playing tennis, as he encounters […]

Seeking: Film Night Coordinator

The Foreign Film Group was started 4 years ago by two passionate film buffs who are members at the Ashburton Community Centre. It runs the first Wednesday night (from 7pm to 10pm) of every month between March and November screening a foreign film followed by a discussion and light refreshments. There is a loyal following […]

School Holidays: Get Growing at the Green Deck

These school holidays visit the Green Deck at the Ashburton Community Centre! Pot up a sunflower or tomato seed to take home, learn about what to grow now for a summer harvest and check out what we have growing in on the Green Deck. Drop in on Monday October 1st between 11.30am – 1pm. FREE […]

The Foreign Film Group – ‘La Vie en Rose’ (France, 2007)

About the film Born into poverty and raised in a brothel, Édith Piaf (Marion Cotillard) manages to achieve worldwide fame. Though her extraordinary voice and charisma open many doors that lead to friendships and romances, she experiences great personal loss, drug addiction and an early death. Rating: M for Moderate themes, Infrequent moderate coarse language. […]