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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.

Contact Details

For the Ballan & District Community House and Mechanics' Institute Reserve


Ballan & Distrist Community House

143 Inglis St,

Ballan, Vic, 3342

Disabled Access and Carpark

From Mechanics' Institute Reserve Carpark, (Steiglitz St)


For general enquiries

For venue hire


P.O. Box 71

Ballan, Vic, 3342


(03) 5368 1934


Mon-Thu: 9am-3pm

Fri: 9am-12pm

Banking Details

For EFT payments please select the appropriate account listed and corresponding reference

For all Membership and courses payments

A/c Name: BDCH Operational A/c

Bank: Bendigo Bank

BSB: 63-3000

Account No.: 163 682 909

For reference please include course code and name of the person enrolled

For venue hire payments to Mechanics' Institute Reserve

A/c Name: MIR Operational A/c 

Bank: Bendigo Bank 

BSB: 63-3000

Account No.: 163 683 113

For reference please include invoice number if provided or venue name and date

For payments of bonds to Mechanics' Institute Reserve

Account Name: MIR Bond A/c

Bank: Bendigo Bank

BSB: 63-3000

Account No.: 163 683 154

For reference please include invoice number if provided or venue name and date

Feedback Form

The Ballan & District Community House is open to all residents of Ballan and the surrounding district. 

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For further information about the Society and joining see below

1 > 10th February

The Lobster - PosterThe Lobster - PosterThe Lobster  (2015)

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

An unconventional love story set in a dystopian future

2 > 10th March

Lady Bird PosterLady Bird PosterLady Bird (2017)

Directed by Greta Gerwig

Heartbreaking and utterly original coming of age journey

3 > 14th April

No Country for Old Men - PosterNo Country for Old Men - PosterNo Country for Old Men (2007)

Directed by Ethan and Joel Coen

A crime/drama/thriller based on a 2005 story by Cormac McCarthy. Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon a drug deal gone wrong and more than two million dollars in cash near the Rio Grande.

4 > 12th May - NEXT

The Party - PosterThe Party - PosterThe Party (1968)

Directed by Blake Edwards

A clerical mistake results in a bumbling Indian film star being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

To me, “The Party” is the quintessential Sellers movie and one of the most daring films of Edwards. A masterpiece. (Henrik Sylow)

5 > 9th June


6 > 14th July


7 > 8th September


8 > 8th September


9 > 13th October


10 > 10th November



Film Society Membership

$75 for 10 films

Full membership to the Ballan Film Society provides

  • entry to the annual program of 10 films
  • to be able to bring a different guest along each week
  • membership to the BDCH
  • discounts on BDCH programs & activities

Applications can be submitted to the office of the Ballan & District Community House or emailed to 

Please note that to finalize the application form will require

  • the applicant to be nominated by a current financial member of the BDCH or Ballan Film Society
  • approval of the board, and
  • some form of ID to be sighted by BDCH staff

Membership Application Form

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Film Voucher

$30 for 3 films

An alternate to full membership is to purchase a voucher which allows you to choose the films you wish to see. These are available at the door or from the Community House office


For EFT payment details please go to here  for more information 

For further details of the Society or for assistance in becoming a member please contact Ballan & District Community House or email

The Ballan Film Society is a member of the FEDERATION OF VICTORIAN FILM SOCIETIES inc.

Please note that membership to the Ballan Film Society is only available to persons 18 years and over