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2020 Term Programs 


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

Information on becoming 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 us by paying a small annual membership fee, we would welcome your application to become a member of Your Community Centre

By becoming a member of the House, you can:

  • Halve the cost of computer access at the Community House;
  • Borrow books from our library at no charge;
  • Become involved in the activities of the Community House;
  • Vote at the Annual General Meeting (held in May each year), and
  • We offer members a $5 DISCOUNT on all term course fees over $75 if no other discounts have been applied!

Membership is renewable annually and covers the period January to December for $11.00 GST incl - Renewal  date 25th January of each year

To become a member, please print and complete the application form (download a copy of the application form) and call into the Ballan office, 143 Inglis St (or from Steiglitz St Carpark). Office hours are 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 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 Board of Management

The Ballan & District Community House is a Not-for-profit incorporated association with charity status. It has an active member base and an elected Board of Management. Each year at the Annual General Meeting a partial election of Board Members takes place. Board members are drawn from the member base. The Board is responsible for the Governance and strategic planning of the Ballan and District Community House and for the Mechanics' Institute Reserve.

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