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If you have an idea for a course or activity you would like to see run at your Community House, let us know. 

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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.

Summer 2019



Interested in undertaking one of our courses?

To secure your place in your chosen course, provide your payment one week in advance of the class start. If you are new to the Community House, we ask for a completed enrolment form at your first class.

To book into classes please make sure you:

Pay at least a week before class/s commence and choose one of the following methods of payment

  • For Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) note your Surname and your chosen course REF. number found on the program 
    (ie Smith/HW-YM). Please confirm with a copy of your banks receipt by emailing to
  • Post - cheque enclosing your Surname and course Ref. number (ie: Smith/HW-YM) send to BDCH PO Box 71, Ballan 3342
  • In person by cheque or cash during office hours (Mon-Thur. 9am-3pm & Fri 9am-12noon) 143 Inglis St, Ballan

Phone us to find out more: 5368 1934

Tutors & Ideas

If you have a skill that you would like to share with others we would like to hear from you.

At the Ballan & District Community House we are always looking to expand our programs. Next term, for example, we might run a build your own web site class. Many of our classes are run by skilled volunteers who want to share a talent, hobby or experience. Please phone 5368 1934 today if you would like to help run a group or class.

We also offer pre-accredited classes run by paid tutors. If you have professional skills and have an idea for a future class, we'd like to hear from you.


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