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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.

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:

General Information:

The Community House provides a range of information of general interest and about services available to residents of Ballan and District. 

 Included at the office is an array of brochures and information sheets on regarding health and welfare and related available services.


To become a member, contact the office for an application form.  Annual membership costs $11.00 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 Mechanics' Institute Reserve Building 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 9-12 noon.

Rates: $5 per hour | Member rates: $2.50 per hour


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

Book Exchange:

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

The Moorabool Shire Library also operates from the front of the Mechanics Institute and is open 

Weds: 9.30 am - 1 pm, | Fri: 9.30 am - 5 pm and  | Sat: 9.30 am - 1 pm. 

Contact 0419 519 650 for further information

An after Hours Book returns chute is located in the alleyway on the west side of the Mechanics Institute Reserve building