What is a Neighbourhood House?

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Neighbourhood houses are not-for-profit centres where people of all abilities, backgrounds

and ages can come to:

  • Meet, talk and make friends
  • Develop new skills                                         
  • Transition to work and further study     
  • Volunteer
  • Become involved in community events
  • Find out about other services or activities in the area
  • Join a class or support group
  • Take up an activity for fun and enjoyment


There are over 350 neighbourhood houses across Victoria funded by the Victorian Government through the 'Neighbourhood House Coordination Program'. Supporting this program reflects the Government’s commitment to supporting communities outlined in its A Fairer Victoria policy.

Neighbourhood Houses usually operate with income from low-cost activities and input from volunteers. Funding from other areas, including government grants, help the Houses to provide a range of activities for their communities.

Hamilton Community House Inc. began in 1987 and was incorporated under the current name in 1992.

The organisation is managed by an annually elected Committee of Management drawn from the local community.

Some of our major community involvements include:

  • The Murray to Moyne Relay
  • Cancer Support Morning Tea
  • Catering
  • Work for the Dole, Work Skills

Mission Statement


The Hamilton Community House will provide a broad range of social support services to community members within the Shire of Southern Grampians.

We aim to provide:

A safe, friendly environment for community members to meet within
A range of adult educational opportunities
A range of recreational and leisure activities
Appropriate support services to users in need and/or distress
Up-to-date information on local services
Regular review and evalutation of our services