What is a Neighbourhood House?

Neighbourhood Houses are local organisations providing accessible social, recreational and educational activities for their local communities. There are more than 400 neighbourhood houses in Victoria. Neighbourhood Houses are welcoming, inclusive and supportive environments offering activities and events to respond to the needs of their communities. Some of the activities held at Neighbourhood Houses can include: art and craft classes, community lunches, community morning teas, cooking classes, community gardens, digital literacy support, food relief, health and well being activities such as yoga and meditation, book swaps, referrals, venue hire and volunteering opportunities.

Darley Neighbourhood House

DNH has been serving our community for many years originally providing occasional childcare and various courses and activities in our original building at 33 Jonathan Drive. THIRTY-THREE (pictured) is currently evolving to meet the changing needs of our thriving community – watch this space.

Our newer building at 35 Jonathan Drive was built in 2009 by respected local builder Shane Cook Homes, and demand for this modern facility has grown rapidly. Mosaics, quilting, cooking, meditation, yoga and painting are just a few of the activities that have run here since it’s opening. THIRTY-FIVE also hosts many community and support groups on a regular basis and has well equipped rooms for hire at very reasonable rates.

DNH – Our People

DNH is a not for profit community-based organisation and is governed by a volunteer Committee of Governance and managed by a team of vibrant and enthusiastic staff. 

What do we offer?

DNH is committed to providing a diverse range of opportunities for the local community. Individuals and groups are strongly encouraged to get involved at DNH. There are many offerings and services provided and these include; Classes and courses, Community Events, Community Information, Venue Hire, Community Pantry, Digital Literacy Support, Little Library Book Swap. 

DNH is always looking for new and innovative ways for the community to connect. If there is anything that you have always wanted to learn / try / teach / attend please contact the House.

We need you!

Volunteering is a great way to give back to your community, have fun and make friends. If you have skills you would like to share, we would love to hear from you. Call in and have a chat with our friendly staff.

Bright ideas

Another valuable way you can contribute is by telling us what you would like to see at the House. Burning to do a particular course but can’t find it offered anywhere? Let us know and we will do our best to make it happen. If there is anything that you have always wanted to learn / try / teach / attend please contact the House.