Carer Friendly Places

Carer Friendly Places

The Carer Friendly Places project was a collaboration between Neighbourhood Houses Victoria, Carers Victoria and the Municipal Association of Victoria.

Supported by the Victorian Government, it trained 49 councils and 210 Neighbourhood houses to create inclusive environments for people caring for people with a chronic illness, disability, mental illness or addiction. The program ceased in 2023, however Carers Victoria continues to support local government and the community sector with relevant and informative professional learning.

You can view the participants of the Carer Friendly Program in the table below. If your organisation, council, or program would like training relating to understanding carers, Carers Victoria offers regular education called ‘Becoming Carer Aware’, free and regular online sessions are available. To view our calendar click here.

Neighbourhood Houses Victoria is the peak body for Neighbourhood Houses. For information regarding Carer Friendly Neighbourhood Houses and the range of supports for carers in local Victorian Neighbourhood and Community Houses and Centres, visit here or contact Neighbourhood Houses Victoria at or (03) 9602 1228.

The following Councils and Neighbourhood Houses have completed the Carer Friendly Place training.



  • Ararat Neighbourhood House


Ballarat City Council

  • Ballarat East Neighbourhood House
  • Ballarat Neighbourhood Centre Inc.


  • Watsonia Neighbourhood House

Bass Coast

  • Corinella and District Community Centre
  • Phillip Island Community & Learning Centre

Baw Baw


Bayside City Council

  • Hampton Community Centre
  • Highett Neighbourhood Community House
  • Sandybeach Centre


  • Waminda Community House


City of Greater Bendigo

  • Eaglehawk Community House
  • Heathcote Community House
  • Long Gully Neighbourhood House
  • Marong Neighbourhood House


Boroondara Shire Council

  • Alamein Neighbourhood & Learning Centre
  • Ashburton Community Centre
  • Balwyn Community Centre
  • Bowen Street Community Centre
  • Canterbury Neighbourhood Centre
  • Craig Family Centre
  • Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre


Brimbank City Council

  • Community Unity Plus Services
  • Delahey Community Centre
  • Duke Street Community House
  • Hunt Club Community Arts Centre
  • Sydenham Neighbourhood House
  • West Sunshine Community Centre
  • Westvale Community Centre


Buloke Shire Council

  • Charlton Neighbourhood House Inc.
  • Donald Community Centre
  • Wycheproof Community Resource Centre


  • Echuca Neighbourhood House
  • Girgarre Community Cottage
  • Rushworth Community House Inc.
  • Tongala Community Activities Centre


Cardinia Shire Council

  • Beaconsfield Neighbourhood Centre
  • Bunyip and District Community House
  • Cockatoo Community House
  • Living and Learning Pakenham
  • Outlook Community Centre


Casey City Council

  • Balla Balla Community Centre
  • Berwick Neighbourhood Centre Inc.
  • Brentwood Park Neighbourhood House
  • Cranbourne Community House
  • Doveton Neighbourhood Learning Centre
  • Foundation Learning Centre (Narre Warren)
  • Hallam Community Learning Centre
  • Hampton Park Community House
  • Merinda Park Learning and Community Centre
  • Outlook Australia (Berwick)

Central Goldfields

  • Dunolly and District Neighbourhood Centre Hospital House
  • Maryborough Community House

Colac Otway

Colac Otway Shire Council

  • Gellibrand Community House


  • Simpson & District Community Centre Inc.


  • Jika Jika Community Centre
  • Span Community House Inc (Thornbury)

East Gippsland

East Gippsland Shire Council

  • Bairnsdale Neighbourhood House
  • Buchan Neighbourhood House
  • Cann River Community Centre
  • Lakes Entrance Neighbourhood House
  • Orbost Neighbourhood House
  • Swifts Creek Community Centre
  • Tubbut Neighbourhood House


Frankston City Council

  • Belvedere Community Centre (Seaford)
  • Ebdale Community Hub
  • Frankston North Community Centre
  • Karingal Place Neighbourhood Centre
  • Langwarrin Community Centre
  • Lyrebird Community Centre
  • Orwil Street Community House


Glen Eira

Glen Eira City Council

  • Godfrey Street Community House
  • Moongala Women’s Community House
  • Caulfield South Community House


  • Old Courthouse Community Centre

Golden Plains

Golden Plains Shire Council

  • Meredith Community Centre

Greater Dandenong

Greater Dandenong City Council

  • Dandenong Community and Learning Centre
  • Springvale Neighbourhood House
  • Wellsprings for Women

Greater Geelong

City of Greater Geelong

  • Bellarine Living and Learning Centre
  • Bellarine Training and Community Hub
  • Cloverdale Community Centre
  • Leopold Community & Learning Centre
  • Rosewall Community Centre
  • Vines Road Community Centre



Hindmarsh Shire Council

  • Rainbow Learning Group & Neighbourhood House

Hobsons Bay

  • South Kingsville Community Centre Inc.


  • Horsham Community House


  • Craigieburn Education and Community Centre
  • Tullamarine Community House and Mens Shed


  • Quercus Beechworth


Kingston City Council

  • Aspendale Gardens Community Service
  • Chelsea Heights Neighbourhood House
  • Cheltenham Community Centre
  • Dingley Village Neighbourhood Centre
  • Longbeach Place Inc.
  • Mordialloc Community Centre
  • Patterson Lakes Community Centre
  • Sundowner Community Centre


Knox City Council

  • Coonara Community House Inc.
  • Mountain District Learning Centre
  • Orana Neighbourhood House
  • Rowville Community Learning Centre
  • The Basin Community House

La Trobe

La Trobe City Council

  • Moe Neighbourhood House
  • Traralgon Neighbourhood Learning House


Loddon Shire Council

  • Boort Resource and Information Centre
  • Wedderburn Community House


Macedon Ranges Shire

  • Kyneton Community House
  • Lancefield Neighbourhood House
  • Macedon and Mount Macedon Community House
  • Macedon Ranges Further Education Centre
  • Riddells Creek Neighbourhood House
  • Romsey Neighbourhood House
  • Woodend Neighbourhood House


Manningham Shire Council

  • Pines Learning
  • Warrandyte Neighbourhood House
  • Wonga Park Community Cottage


Mansfield Shire Council

  • Bonnie Doon Community Centre


Maribyrnong City Council

  • Braybrook & Maidstone Neighbourhood House
  • West Footscray Neighbourhood House
  • Yarraville Community Centre


Maroondah City Council

  • Arrabri Community House
  • Central Ringwood Community Centre
  • Glen Park Community Centre
  • North Ringwood Community House
  • Yarrunga Community Centre


Melbourne City Council

  • Kensington Neighbourhood House
  • North Melbourne Language and Learning
  • The Centre (North Melbourne)


Melton City Council

  • Djerriwarrh Community & Education Services
  • Fraser Rise Children’s and Community Centre
  • Taylors Hill Youth and Community Centre


Merri-bek City Council

  • Glenroy Neighbourhood House
  • Reynard Street Neighbourhood House
  • Sussex Neighbourhood House


Mildura Rural City Council

  • Murrayville Neighbourhood House
  • Red Cliffs Community Resource Centre


Mitchell Shire Council

  • Seymour and District Community House


  • Cobram Community House
  • Numurkah Community Learning Centre
  • Yarrawonga Neighbourhood House Inc.


Monash City Council

  • Kerrie Road Neighbourhood House
  • Mackie Road Neighbourhood House
  • Mount Street Neighbourhood House
  • Notting Hill Neighbourhood House
  • Power Neighbourhood House

Moonee Valley

Moonee Valley City Council

  • Farnham Street Neighbourhood Learning Centre


Moorabool Shire Council

  • Darley Neighbourhood House and Learning Centre
  • Laurels Education and Training

Mornington Peninsula

  • Benton’s Square Community Centre
  • Crib Point Community House
  • Good Shepherd Community House @Wallaroo Community Centre
  • Mornington Community House
  • Mount Eliza Neighbourhood House
  • Mount Martha House
  • Rye Community House
  • Somerville Community House Inc.

Mount Alexander

Mount Alexander Shire Council

  • Castlemaine Community House
  • Maldon Neighbourhood Centre Inc.


Moyne Shire Council

  • Port Fairy Community House


  • Alexandra Community Hub
  • Toolangi Castella District Community House
  • Yea Community House


Nillumbik Shire Council

  • Living and Learning Nillumbik – Diamond Creek
  • Living and Learning Nillumbik – Eltham
  • Living and Learning Nillumbik – Panton Hill

Northern Grampians

Northern Grampians Shire Council

  • St Arnaud Neighbourhood House

Port Phillip

Port Phillip City Council

  • Alma Road Community House
  • Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre
  • South Port Community Centre
  • Port Phillip Community Group



  • Mooroopna Education & Activity Centre
  • Murchison Neighbourhood House
  • North Shepparton Community & Learning Centre
  • South Shepparton Community Centre

South Gippsland

  • Manna Gum Community House

Southern Grampians

Southern Grampians Shire Council

  • Hamilton Community House Inc.


Stonnington City Council

  • Phoenix Park Neighbourhood House
  • Prahran Community Learning Centre Inc.


Strathbogie Shire Council

  • Nagambie Lakes Community House

Surf Coast

Surf Coast Shire Council

  • Deans Marsh Community Cottage
  • Torquay Community House

Swan Hill

  • Swan Hill Neighbourhood House


Towong Shire Council

  • Corryong Neighbourhood Centre
  • Tallangatta Neighbourhood House


  • Open Door Neighbourhood House


  • West Warrnambool Neighbourhood House


Wellington Shire Council

  • Briagolong Community House
  • Loch Sport Community House
  • Sale Neighbourhood House

West Wimmera

West Wimmera Shire Council

  • Kaniva Neighbourhood House


  • Clota Cottage Neighbourhood House
  • Kerrimuir Neighbourhood House
  • Koonung Cottage Community House
  • Vermont South Neighbourhood House


  • Mernda Community House
  • Mill Park Community House



Wyndham City Council

  • The Grange Community Centre
  • Iramoo Community Centre
  • Jamieson Way Community Centre Inc.
  • Quantin Binnah Community Centre
  • Wyndham Community and Education Centre
  • Wyndham Park Community Centre


Yarra City Council

  • Princes Hill Community Centre

Yarra Ranges

Yarra Ranges Council

  • Healesville Living and Learning Centre
  • Japara Neighbourhood House
  • Lilydale Community House
  • Seville Community House


  • Murtoa Neighbourhood House