Neigbourhood House Week

✨ Get ready to groove like it’s the 80s at Neighbourhood House week 2024!✨ From sourdough baking to 80s themed dance aerobics, we’ve got a lineup of fun and social activities for everyone!

Workshops thoughout the week

Chatty Cafe
Get to know other members of the community through conversations over a cuppa.
Tuesday 10am – 12 noon Commencing 14th 2024
Cost: Free or the cost of a coffee
Venue: 43a De Carle St,. Brunswick.

Watercolour Workshop
Suitable for beginners and for artists looking to refine their skills.
This interactive workshop will reveal helpful tips and tricks that can be used to create a beautiful watercolour painting. Suitable for beginners and for artists looking to refine their skills. All materials will be provided.
When: Wed: 6 – 8pm
Term 2: 15th May
Cost: $36 full/$34 conc
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

Flashback Fever80’s Dance Aerobics
Don’t miss our headline act – 80s Dance Aerobics with Dance Fever! Their energetic dance workshop offers an inclusive, wholesome experience for all ages, shapes and sizes. With a playlist that’s jam packed with all your favourite retro hits, we promise you’ll be smiling from start to finish! So dust off those leg warmers, and join us for an experience that’s guaranteed to have you feeling energised and ready to conquer the dance floor. Plus, show up in your best 80s gear for a chance to win a prize! Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a drink bottle.
When: Fri: 6 – 7pm
Term 2: 17th May
Cost: $5.00
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

Sourdough Workshop
Learn how to make great sourdough bread at home with Michael and Therese Slee. This fun interactive workshop covers sourdough culture care and the processes of sourdough fermentation and baking. It’s easier than you think.
Participants will get to sample freshly baked bread in class, receive recipes and plenty of tips. You will also get to take home some sourdough culture (starter) to get you started at home. Perfect for first time sourdough bakers!
When Sat: 10am – 1pm
Term 2: 17th May
Cost: $60 full/$54 conc
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

Chatty Cafe Launch

Brunswick Neighbourhood House will be hosting a new Chatty Cafe in 2024! Get to know other members of your community through conversations over a cuppa. We will have volunteer baristas working our coffee cart and volunteer ‘chatters’ at the ready for you to sit and have a yarn with. Join us at the Chatty Cafe program launch on Tuesday the 13th of February from 10am – 12pm.

Where: 43a De Carle St, Brunswick.
When: Commencing 13th Feb on Tuesday mornings from 10am – 12pm.
Cost: The price of a coffee or $0 if you’d just like to sit and chat.

New barista and chatter volunteers are always welcome! Volunteer inquiries can be made via

Free community lunch

Next lunch: Thursday 13th June

Lunch served at 12.00 noon
Venue: 43a De Carle Street, Brunswick

Join us for a delicious, free, vegetarian lunch at 12.00pm on the 2nd Thursday of each month. See all dates for 2024

This event is for everyone, from those who don’t have much to those who have plenty. It’s a great way to meet other people in your community, and enjoy a free, delicious vegetarian meal.

Each meal is prepared by a team of wonderful, dedicated volunteers using food provided by Open Table, plus herbs and vegetables, when available, from the BNH Kitchen Garden. Meet your neighbours, build our community. Food supplied by Open Table – contributing to a waste-free food cycle.
Diners are welcome to bring a take-home container in case there are leftovers at the end of the sitting.

Previous Events

Brunswick Multicultural Festival 2024

Come join us for a vibrant day filled with a diverse range of performances, workshops, and delicious food! 🎉

From West African Drumming to Cuban Salsa to mouth watering Mexican cuisine from Rockstar Taco, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Free workshops will be available to book including Gardening activities, Kids Arts and Crafts and Colombian Bracelet making. Don’t miss out on the fun, join in the festivities and save the date! 💃

Where: Warr Park Reserve | 43a De Carle St, Brunswick
When: Sunday 5th May 2024 | 10.30am – 2.30pm

Free Workshops on the day

Gardening & Planting Workshop
Reserve your place in this terrific free, hands-on activity. You will pot up a plant from a range of herb & plant seedlings and take your plant home with you.
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Kids Art & Craft Workshop
An interactive Kids art and craft session
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Columbian Beaded Breacelet Workshop
This is a 2-hour workshop where you will learn the basic techniques of bead weaving in a loom. You will use colourful beads, needle and thread that will be provided during the workshop. At the end of this workshop, you will take your beautiful bracelet home!!! No previous knowledge necessary AGE 10+.
Time: 12.30 – 2.30pm

Sydney Rd. Street Party

Come along and visit our Information Stall at the Sydney Rd street Party. This beloved annual event features live music, delicious food stalls, roving performances, celebrating the vibrant culture and diversity of Sydney Road.

Where: Sydney Road, Brunswick between Victoria Street and Brunswick Road
When: Sunday 3rd March | 12 – 7pm

Sausage Sizzle

Brunswick Neighbourhood House will be holding a sausage sizzle and all proceeds will go towards our 2024 Chatty Cafe project
When: Saturday 9th Dec 2023
Location: The rear parking area at Bunnings Brunswick, 415 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.
Come along and support the House.

BNH Annual General Meeting 2023

The Brunswick Neighbourhood House Annual General Meeting will held on
Thursday 23rd November 2023 from 12noon  
If you wish to join us, you are invited to attend from 12pm at 43a De Carle St, Brunswick.
Please RSVP by to 9386 9418 for catering purposes.
If you would like to join the meeting online, please email requesting the Zoom link. 

Brunswick Multicultural Festival 2023

A fun and colour filled day with a diverse range of fabulous performances, kids’activities, free workshops, coffee cart and market stalls. We’ll be dazzled by The Sounds of Polynesia, traditional Chinese Dragon Dancing, Brazilian Drumming, Columbian Dance, traditional Middle Eastern Oud and more! As always you can book in for our freeworkshops including, Garden and Planting, Kids Arts and Crafts and Plastic Bottle Cap Recycling.

You’ll have worked up quite the appetite after all that so here’s where Rockstar Taco steps in with a delicious array of tantalising Mexican cuisine. There is so much to enjoy so come and join in the fun and festivities!

This project is supported by the Circular Economy Communities Fund. The Fund is delivered by Sustainability Victoria under the Victorian Government’s circular economy plan, Recycling Victoria: a new economy.

Free Workshops on the day

Gardening & Planting Workshop
Reserve your place in this terrific free, hands-on workshop on Gardening and Planting techniques. You will prepare a garden bed for planting, learn to arrange and plant seedlings, and learn about the seasonal planting Calendar.
Time: 11.00am – 1.00pm

Kids Art & Craft Workshop
Join Lizette as she teaches you how to create your own ‘Ojo de Dios
These beautiful and meaningful decorations are said to offer abundance and protection in various regions around the world, especially in Mexican culture.
Time: 10.30am – 12.30pm

Plastic Bottle Cap Recycling Workshop
The Ecological Justice Hub are teaching us how we can re-purpose our plasticbottlecaps and turn them into practical and stylish household items.
Time: 11.00am- 12.30pm or 1.00pm – 2.30pm

When: Sun 10.30am -2.30pm
Term 4: 26th Nov
Cost: FREE
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick.

Annual Art Exhibition
That Mudbrick House 2023

Featuring works from artists who have attended our 2023 creative programs including visual arts, crafts, textiles and pottery programs.
‘That Mud Brick House’ is an exhibition title that pays homage to the iconic mudbrick building that is home to many of Brunswick Neighbourhood House’s programs and events. More than just art, this exhibition is both a showcase of works from weekly classes that run on site and an opportunity for the community to come together and celebrate the achievements of our incredible students and artists.

When: Opening Night Friday 24th Nov 6.30-8pm
Viewing times after opening night | Mon – Wed 9am – 4pm
Dates: 24th Nov – 29th Nov
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick.
RSVP for catering purposes on Opening Night on PH: 9386 9418 E:

Mexican Fiesta for Kids 2023

Hola! Join our Mexican Fiesta for Kids at the Brunswick Neighbourhood House.

This free Children’s Week celebration offers an exciting and educational experience for kids and families of all backgrounds.

Embrace Mexican culture by making Day of the Dead themed masks with Mexican visual artist Lizette as well as colouring in activities, gardening activities and a coffee cart for the parents, all while enjoying music from The Mexican Music Man, Alejandro.

This Childrens Week event is presented by Brunswick Neighbourhood House Co Operative Limited in partnership with the Victorian Government.

When: Sat 10.00am -12.30pm
Term 4: 21st Oct
Cost: FREE
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick.

Fashion Upcycling Workshop 2023

Have any old clothes or thrift finds that could do with patching, tailoring, or embellishing before you get any more wear out of them? Come along to our upcoming Fashion Upcycling Workshop, where you’ll receive materials, sewing equipment and advice on how to repair and transform your garments. All participants can bring up to three garments for mending.

When: Sun 10.00am -12.30pm
Term 4: 29th Oct
Cost: $40 full/$37 conc.
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick.

Adult Learners Week 2023

Brunswick Neighbourhood House will be hosting affordable fashion workshops for adult learners’ week 2023. Workshops including ‘Fashion Drawing’ and ‘Personal Colour Schemes’ will be led by our tutor Heather, who has more than 20 years’ experience teaching fashion design and textiles. Both workshops are catered to people of all abilities and biscuits will be provided for a morning tea break.

Learn to crochet

A workshop for anyone who’s ever wanted to make that special rug but needs to learn the crochet basics. You will learn how to follow pattern instructions and how to do different stitches; how to weave in ends and to block and join squares together. Materials to get you started will be provided, along with notes on everything covered in the class.

When: Sat 10.30am – 12.30pm
Term 3: 5th Aug | 2023
Cost: $55 full / $51 conc
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

Neighbourhood House Week 2023

Monday 8th May – Sunday 14th May

Join in one of our activities during Neighbourhood House week. Bookings on 9386 9418
Neighbourhood House Week is an annual national celebration, recognising the important contribution over 1,000 neighbourhood houses make in local communities across Australia.

Wednesday 10th May | BNH Walking Group 9.30am – 11.30am | Free. Bring coffee money | 18 Garden Street, Brunswick
Thursday 11th May | Yoga- 9.30am – 10.30am | cost $22.00 | 43a De Carle St, Brunswick
Thursday 11th May | Maker and Menders 10.00am – 12.30pm | cost $3.00 | 43a De Carle St, Brunswick
Thursday 11th May | Community Lunch 12.00pm – 3.00pm | Free | 43a De Carle St, Brunswick
Friday 12th May | Contemporary Line Dancing – 9.30am – 11.00am | Free | 43a De Carle St, Brunswick
Saturday 13th May | Sourdough Workshop 2.00pm – 5.00pm | cost $60 full/$54 conc | 43a De Carle St, Brunswick

Brunswick Multicultural Festival 2023

Come along to this free event! Through out the event there will be performances, workshops, market stalls and more..
Free workshops: Bookings essential on 9386 9418 or
Compost and worm Farming workshop from 11am- 1pm
Recycled Crafting Workshop for Kids from 10.30-11.30am

When : Sunday 30th April 10.30am – 2.30 pm
Where: Warr Park Reserve – De Carle St., Brunswick


Where there’s a A will
When: Friday 14th April 2023| Bar Opens at 7.30pm for an 8pm start
Where: 43a De Carle St, Brunswick
Tickets: $25.00

Q & A Presentation

-Bin Waste System

Merri-Bek council is rolling out a new 4-bin waste system with a new container for glass.
Find out what this means for you and your neighbourhood with a presentation and Q&A session over a coffee and pastry.

When: Sat 25th March | 10.15 or 11.15am
Where: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick
Cost: Free – Bookings essential on 9386 9418 or
Venue: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick

Sydney Rd Street Party

Come along and visit our Information Stall at the Sydney Rd street Party
When: Sunday 5th March 2023 | 12 – 7pm
Where: Sydney Rd, Brunswick

Pop Up Event

Come along to our Pop Up event that will feature a Compost and Worm Farming workshop.
When: Saturday 25th Feb 2023 | 10am -12pm
Where: 43a De Carle St., Brunswick
Bookings for the FREE workshop essential on 9386 9418 or