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Neighbourhood House

The Old Courthouse Community Centre receives Victorian State Government funding to provide Neighbourhood House services.We are a member of the South West Network of Neighbourhood Houses that comprise of Casterton, Portland, Hamilton, Camperdown, Warrnambool and Simpson.  Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is the peak body that represents the sector.

This Centre is an important hub, the committee and staff live locally ensuring our services are coordinated by people who understand and care about their community...

Under the Neighbourhood House banner are the: 

  • Men’s Shed 
  • Be Connected - Free Online training area with tutor assistance
  • Free internet Access
  • Craft and local produce shop
  • Every Tuesday at 10am Craft and Crochet morning  
  • We also offer School Holiday activities
  • Community Jigsaw
  • Kids Corner - toys, computers, books and beanbags.


This centre connects the community by offering a wide range of volunteering, social activities. Both buildings are used by the community consistently and we offer photocopying and administration support.

The Men’s Shed would like to welcome new members. New skills and ideas always welcome. The Men’s Shed do a lot of work for the Community and surrounding areas.  

Volunteer Coordination are facilitated through our Social Support Coordinator, Claire Endacott.

If you have something to sell in our shop come and talk to Lisa, our Coordinator

Any Inquiries contact Neighbourhood House Coordinator, Lisa McDonald.