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Term Programs

Summer 2020 -TERM 1

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Mechanics Institute - Inglis St EntranceMechanics Institute - Inglis St Entrance

Mechanics' Institute - Rear Access via Steiglitz StMechanics' Institute - Rear Access via Steiglitz St

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.

Our team

The Community House is a hive of activity with a variety of courses, groups and sessions providing the community with a friendly and happy atmosphere in which to develop skills, broaden interests and extend social contacts.


Lyn Plummer


Rodney Browne

Rodney Browne

Facilities Coordinator

Mechanics' Institute Reserve


BDCH Volunters & Staff

Claire Wilson
Sue O'Dwyer
Michelle Gersch
Concetta McFall
Sarah Bertoncello

A very dedicated volunteer group provides invaluable support in the day to day administration and running of the House.

Board of Management

Steven MendelsonSteven Mendelson

Acting President

Ron JoostenRon Joosten

Acting Vice President

Kevin HealeyKevin Healey

Treasurer / Secretary

Norma Jarvis

Ordinary Member

Kevin HarperKevin Harper Esq

Ordinary Member

Mary-Lou Spain

Mary-Lou Spain

Ordinary Member

Bridget Desmond

Ordinary Member