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Ballan Men's Group is a project of the Ballan & District Community House supporting the activities and well-being of men from the local district

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The Ballan Community House is a Learn Local organisation offering a range of education and training programs designed to meet your learning needs.

Become a Member

Anyone can enroll to participate in the classes and activities at the Ballan & District Community House. Our participants enjoy the wide ranging program we offer. We offer classes and group activities at very low charges so that we can cover costs. You may well have taken part in a class, but may not yet be a member of the Community House.

We are now encouraging everyone who enrolls to take an extra step to support the Community House by becoming a MEMBER!

Membership: To join our classes, you do not have to be a member of the Community House but if you would also like to support the Community House by paying a small annual membership fee (currently $5.50), we would welcome your application to become a member of the Community House.

By becoming a member of the House, you can:

  • Halve the cost of computer access at the Community House;
  • Borrow books and jigsaws from our library at no charge;
  • Contribute to the running of the Community House;
  • Take advantage of member discounts for class fees; and
  • Vote at the Annual General Meeting (held in May each year).
  • We offer members a $5 DISCOUNT on all term course fees!

Membership is renewable annually and covers the period January to December for $5.50

To become a member, please print and complete the application form (download a copy of the application form) and call into the Ballan office, 76 Steiglitz St (Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm; Fri 9-12). Please bring some form of photo ID such as your Drivers Licence. 

If you would like to pay by direct deposit instead of cheque, please make your payment of $5.50 to:

  • BSB 063-824
  • Account: 1001 6036

Note your full surname and the initial of your first name and the word MEM in the description box, then send an email to with a copy of your bank receipt, current ID and completed application form.

The Committee of Management

The Ballan & District Community House is an incorporated association, with an active member base and an elected Committee of Management. Each year at the Annual General Meeting, members elect a new committee to run the Community House. Committee members are drawn from the member base.

(The full rules of the Association are available on request from the Manager.)