About us

Maryborough Community House was established originally as Maryborough East Community House in 1982 to provide a facility that offered opportunities for local groups and individuals, particularly isolated women, to meet together and participate in a range of activities.
Maryborough Community House is a not-for-profit community based organisation governed by a Committee of Management made up of local community members, service users and local groups.
Day to day Management is provided by a small group of part-time staff members with volunteers providing operational support. Maryborough Community House operates within a community development framework and aims to meet community needs through community building activities, providing services and education programs.

We hope you find something inside that inspires you.

Share your passion!  If you have a skill or special area of expertise come and talk to us about how you can share it — we’d love to hear from you and running a class may be easier than you think!

A little about us. We are a Community House originally started by the Maryborough residents in the early 1980’s.  We are an
Incorporated, not-for-profit organisation, dedicated to community
development, education and training.  Governed by a volunteer Committee of Management we are funded  by the Department of Human Services.

We are one of more than 350 Neighbourhood and Community
Houses in the state and over 1000 nationally.  We are supported by our state peak body, ‘Neighbourhood Houses Victoria’ and our
national peak body, ‘Australian Neighbourhood Houses & Centres Association’.

Neighbourhood Houses and Centres provide a diverse and
constantly evolving range of positive social, health, educational, and economic outcomes for individuals, families, and communities;
particularly for those experiencing disadvantage.  We are proud that our  Community House is a warm and friendly place to be, where everyone is welcome.

Ruth & The Team

Mission Statement:

Maryborough Community House connects people through activities for the benefit of people within our community.

Purpose Statement:

  1. To actively promote a sense of belonging and community spirit and
    reduce social isolation within the community.
  2. Work in partnerships to help make our community a better place to live.
  3. Promote equality, availability and community engagement.
  4. Develop referral and deliver activities and programs in response to the needs of our community.
  5. Provide referral, assistance and information for those seeking a wider range of services, and
  6. Provide a venue for outside organisations to run functions and




More information about the history of the house.