Hobby & Leisure

COVID19 Guarantee

In the event of increased COVID19 restrictions:
Where programs have already commenced, HLLC will schedule make-up sessions.
Where programs are yet to commence, HLLC will provide a class credit to be used within 12 months.

Staying Safe

We are open with COVID safe protocols in place, and we are happy to be welcoming our community back to HLLC. If you are visiting our office we ask that you check in at reception upon arrival, and continue to observe good hand hygiene practices and social distancing guidelines.


The Art Space – Tuesdays

Whatever your preferred medium, share your passion and meet like-minded artists in our creative community space. Bring your current project and share ideas and techniques. All welcome.

Dates: Tuesdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm
Duration: 10 weekly sessions
Fee: $50

Acrylic Art Space – Thursdays

Bring your own work and materials to work alongside local artists. You will be able to share your skills and knowledge and learn from others to create your next masterpiece.

Dates: Thursdays from 10:00am – 1:00pm
Duration: 10 weekly sessions
Fee: $50

The Craft Space – Wednesdays

Enjoy the benefits of our well-equipped craft space. Sewing machines, overlockers and a variety of tools are available for use. Bring along your current project and enjoy a cuppa with this group of like-minded crafters. Beginners welcome.

Starts: Wednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Duration: 10 weekly sessions
Fee $50

The Women’s Shed

Work on your own carpentry projects with support from our experienced tutor. Receive expert guidance through the design process, selection of materials and use of machinery and tools, together with general assistance and advice.

Wednesday Morning
Starts: Wednesday 28th April from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Wednesday Afternoon
Starts: Wednesday 5th May from 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Starts: Saturday 1st May from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Duration – 9 weekly sessions
Full Course Fees: $100   |   Concession Fees: $90


Understanding Native Plants

Learn about and understand the Australian bush from a functional and cultural perspective. Understand seasonal and other impacts on the ecosystem and begin to see the bush like a supermarket. Participate in field trips, learn how to propagate bush tucker plants and hear stories about the cultural significance of the tucker and country.

Introduction to Permaculture

Permaculture is a creative design process informed by ethics and design principles. Explore bountiful, environmentally-friendly gardening and determine how sustainable your garden is. This introductory course is delivered by trained permaculture experts.

Duration: 8 weekly sessions
Full Course Fees: $90   |   Concession Fees: $80


Auslan Level 1 – Introduction to Sign Language

Learning Auslan (Australian Sign Language) can help members of the deaf and hard of hearing community to communicate with family, workmates and others. Learn frequently used signs, hand shapes, introductions and greetings, age, time and months, people and relationships, deaf culture and communication, Auslan variations and HOLME.

Starts: May 2nd 6pm
Duration: 6 weekly sessions
Full Course Fees: $   |   Concession Course Fees: $

Discover and Write Your Own Story

The central aspect of this writing course will be your memoirs. Coax your story out and give relevance and meaning to the journey you have travelled, and to the journey ahead. Morning and Evening Sessions.

Duration: 8 weekly sessions
Full Course Fees: $   |   Concession Fees: $


Arts and Minds – Peer Support Group

A supportive space for people to enjoy art and share peer support in their mental health journey. Includes school holidays.

Fee: Gold coin donation.

Free Mental Health First Aid

Are you a Yarra Ranges resident who volunteers in the Yarra Ranges? Would you like to increase your confidence in responding to people experiencing
mental health problems?
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) will teach you how to provide initial support to adults aged 18+ who may be experiencing a mental health problem or mental health crisis, until appropriate professional help is received or the crisis resolves.
Register for this free training

Pathways for Carers

The Pathways for Carers project offers carers of people with a disability or mental illness an opportunity to share walks together and learn more about news, services and support available to carers. Looking forward to welcoming our carers back in 2021. Dates and times to be advised. Contact Shona for more information at programs@hllc.org.au or on 5962 5982.

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