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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.

What's on offer at the Community House

Along with our large variety of courses the Ballan & District Community House also offers and range of facilities and services.

Services on offer include:

To become a member, contact the office for an application form.  Membership costs $5.50 and runs until the end of the current year.  Renewals are due at the start of each year.  Membership entitles you to become more involved in the organisation and you may wish to nominate to participate as a committee member.  The rules of the organisation are available for you to read - ask at the office.

Equipment Hire
The Ballan & District Community House has computers, data projectors, a projector screen and various other items which may be made available for hire to community groups.

Room Use

The Complex has comfortable, well equipped facilities suitable for a range of private events and community group activities.  We encourage local not for profit groups to make use of these facilities; for bookings please email or phone on 5368 1934 to discuss your group's requirements. 

Internet access

Internet Access is available during office hours Mon-Thurs 9am to 3pm and Fri 9-12noon.
$5 per hour
Member rates:
$2.50 per hour


The Community House offers free loan of books and jigsaw puzzles to its members. 

(Note that the Moorabool Shire Library also operates from the front of the Mechanics Institute and is open Weds: 9.30am-1pm, Fri: 1-5pm and Sat: 9.30am-1pm. Contact them on 0419 519 650

After Hours Returns Shute is located in alleyway on the west side of the Mechanics Institute Reserve building)


A4: 20c per copy / 30c double sided.
Colour printing also available.  Price on application 

$2.00 per A4
$4.00 per A3
Service is only available during office hours Mon to Thur 9am - 3pm, Fri 9am to 12 noon

General Information
The Community House provides information of general interest about the services available to residents of Ballan and District.
Further information about general services relating to health and welfare is available at the following web site - click on icon below.

HSD - Human Services Directory