Our aim is to enhance the wellbeing of our community through a wide range of programs and social inclusion with our priority being a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
We bring people together providing a safe environment to connect & learn.
We provide an open and safe place of diversity and inclusion where lifelong learning and connection is fostered.
This includes affordable educational, recreational and wellbeing programs including social enterprise, which reflect our community needs. Our mission is to make these opportunities available to EVERYONE in our community without exception.
In 2005 an old kindergarten narrowly missed being turned into a townhouse. Saved from its demolition destined fate by a group of mums, it was transformed into a friendly multipurpose neighbourhood house. Notting Hill Neighbourhood House was opened in July 2007 by the Governor of Victoria, his Excellency Professor David de Kretser.
Now, we provide a range of classes, events and friendly space for members of the community to visit and enjoy. Our house caters to people of all ages and backgrounds, we hope to engage and act as a place of support for the Notting Hill community. We are focused on bringing people together and building stronger community ties through shared fun and learning!
Meet Our Staff
Through my work as the leader of our carers program and our community lunches, I hope to bring connection, and support to others, and provide meaningful opportunities to contribute to making our neighbourhood a better place .
Under her belt is several years of professional experience in zookeeping, giving educational presentations about native wildlife, and facilitating social and ecosystem restoration initiatives. Jes currently works as a Zoologist and Conservation Dog Handler with an ecological consultancy, and loves being out in the field completing threatened species surveys and working with their canine colleagues on wind farms.
A young LGBTQIA+ neighbour who is passionate about inclusivity, equity, and accessibility, Jes hopes that their perspective can further enrich the warm sense of community that the NHNH fosters. Feel free to have a chat when you see Jes around - in addition to English, she speaks proficient enough French and Spanish, and is learning AUSLAN as she trains her deaf dog Barkimedes (and always wants to practice and learn more)!
Memories of a Village
Learn about the rich history of our little suburb in the project by Daniel Muenzner and the Notting Hill History Group: “Memories of a Village”, a well-written piece capturing a slice of life in Notting Hill in the late 2000s.