Social Groups


 Social groups are onging. For information about joining a group, call in or phone our office
(9434 6717) between 9:30am and 3:00pm (Mon to Friday). 

Harps for happiness smallJane Belfrage of HarpBeat Music presents a new harp group.

No prior music knowledge required and harps are supplied.
Make music with others over 5 weeks and have fun!

Download the flyer or watch the video.

When: Tuesday May 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th and June 5th
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $75 for 5 weeks, or one at a time for $15

For parents and carers of adult and older teens who are autistic

Austism support groupCome and join our new group for information sharing and mutual support. Facilitated by Sheryl, Banyule resident and mother of an adult who is autistic. Sheryl has Community Development training and has a vast background in advocacy and project work representing people with disabilities, with the last project work being with Victoria Police.

Click here for the flyer.

When: Tuesdays
Time: 6:00am - 7:30pm
Cost: Gold coin

painting 3A social group of artists who inspire each other to improve their art and experience with different mediums and subject matter.

When: Tuesdays
Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Cost: $20  for the term of $5 per session.

board games 6NEW!

A friendly social and inclusive evening, all ages and abilities welcome. Bring a board game, puzzle, something fun or simply come along.

When: Monday 5 March, 9th April, 7th May, 4th June, 
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Cost: Gold coin.

depressed woman 1This friendship group is for women experiencing social isolation. Gain improved self confidence and motivation through establishing social connections while being part of a friendly and understanding group. Activities vary depending on participants interests and include craft, scrapbooking, jewellry making, cooking and social outings.

When: Fridays
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Cost: Gold coin

Sewing 11Learn in a friendly, supportive and social environment.  Caters for beginners to advanced.  An experienced  facilitator will be present to assist or your can help each other.  In this class you can do dress-making, patchwork, mending or something similar of your choosing.  Sewing machines can be made available on request.

When: Sat 17 Feb, 17 Mar, 19 May & 16 Jun
Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Cost: $7 per session


Put time aside and get together with other creative people to work on your art. Support and learn from each other as well as make new friends with similar interests.

When: Mondays
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: $5 per session

Friendship-Group-2012Meet and chat over morning tea. Make supportive new friends with similar interests. Friendship, mutual support and regular outings. New members always welcome.

When: Tuesdays
Time: 9:30am - 12:00pm
Cost: $4 per session

mens-breakfast-1Relax, chat and share in breakfast in a friendly and non- threatening group atmosphere.  The group meets at a local cafe.

When: 8.00am on the 4th Saturday of the month.

scrabble-1Be stimulated, learn new words and make new friends. Beginners welcome.

See our video here.

When: Tuesdays
Time: 12:30 - 4:00pm
Cost: $4 per session

scrabble-1Come and learn how to play scrabble and play a social game in a friendly and sociable atmosphere. All newcomers welcome.

See out video here.

When: Wednesdays
Time: 12:00 - 3:00pm
Cost: $4 per session

card-group-1Learn and play whilst enjoying the company of a friendly group who welcome new members. Share an afternoon tea.

When: Fridays
Time: 12:30 - 3:30pm
Cost: $4 per session

book-club-1Have you ever read a fantastic book and longed for someone to talk to about it? Here's your chance!
Our facilitator will provide each member with a book chosen by the group to be read over one month, then return the following month for discussion.

When: First Thursday of each month
Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Cost: $10 annual joining fee & $4 per session