Kensington Neighbourhood House


The Kensington Neighbourhood House was established in Kensington in 1975 as a meeting place for the community and its various groups. 

Today we offer a range of adult education, art & hobby, social, children's activities, childcare and health and wellbeing programs. 

The Kensington Neighbourhood House is a place to meet, share information, develop skills and break down isolation and other community barriers.

The Kensington Neighbourhood House strives to be the leading provider in Melbourne of adult education, personal development, community building and childcare programs.  We remove barriers and empower people.



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In 2015 the Kensington Neighbourhood House celebrated 40 years.

In celebration we produced a 112 page full colour cookbook Celebrating our Connections Through Food that brings together the history and spirit that makes Kensington special, through the stories of local residents and their favourite recipes.

The cookbook features historical photos and stories and recipes that represent the cultural diversity of our students and the Kensington community.

For the month of December, the House will be directing all proceeds from sales of its 40th anniversary cookbook towards our 2017 sponsorship program for asylum seekers which will mean all of our programs are open to asylum seekers to enrol in free of charge. So if you’re looking to buy ethical Christmas gifts this year, $30 will enable a child to attend five art classes, give an adult 4 ukulele lessons or allow an older adult to attend six gentle exercise classes. Cookbooks can be purchased from the office or by downloading a form from our website.

Copies of the cookbook can be purchased for $30.

Click below for an order form.  Cookbooks are available for collection from the House or can be posted for a small fee. 

Cookbook order form





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