Free and paid programs

We have a range of free and paid programs for you and your family to enjoy! 

  • Free programs

    ARTS Bus

    A free arts and crafts program for kids after school during the terms. It’s held outside next to the playground, or in the multipurpose room if the weather is poor.

    Thursdays 3.30pm – 6.30pm during the school terms.

    Ask reception as dates are subject to change.

    Big Issue Soccer

    A fun and energetic soccer program for adults. No soccer experience is needed to participate in this program.

    Men’s session: Wednesdays 2.00pm – 4.00pm.
    Women’s session: Thursdays 1.00pm – 3.00pm.

    Circus Nexus

    A free circus program for children living in North Melbourne and the surrounding communities. Starts week 2 of each term and runs to the end of the term.

    Children six to nine years old session: Wednesdays 4.00pm.
    Children aged 10 to 12 yeards old session: Wednesdays 5.00pm.

    Enrol by emailing

    Farnham Street Chinese Social Group

    A welcoming social meetup for members of the North Melbourne Chinese Community.

    Fortnightly on Mondays 9.00am to 1.00pm.

    For more information contact

    Helping Hoops

    A free basketball program for seven to 15 year olds living in the North Melbourne public housing estate. Stop by the stadium to join in.

    Fridays 4.00pm – 6.00pm.

    Hotham Mission Homework Club

    A free homework club for primary school aged children, held in the multipurpose room. Stop by to join in.

    Mondays and Fridays 3.00pm to 6.00pm.

    Many Rooms Community Kitchen

    Free sit-down lunches for families and individuals in need.

    Saturdays 11.00am – 2.00pm.

    Somali Community Group

    A group for local children to complete homework and catch up with friends. Stop by the multipurpose room to join.

    Thursdays 5.30pm – 7.00pm.

    The Huddle Huddle Up!

    Huddle Up! offers young people the opportunity to get involved and get active through social games of basketball, touch rugby, soccer, and hockey as well as health and fitness classes delivered in a safe and inclusive environment.

    Thursdays 4.00pm – 6.00pm.

    Visit for more information.

    The Huddle Study Squad

    A safe space for young people aged 12 – 25 years to receive academic support. The pro¬gram offers subject specific volunteer tutors, computers and internet access, as well as
    a study space, at no cost to participants.

    Thursdays 3.30pm – 6.30pm

    Visit for more information.

    Underground Women’s Program

    A diverse, empowering, fun, and engaging program based on youth interests and activities such as cooking, arts and crafts, sports, games, school holiday programs, self-defense, dance and so much more. Underground Women’s is for young women aged between 12 – 25 who live, work, or play in the City of Melbourne. We welcome all young women to join us and make some fun memories in our program.

    For more information contact (03) 9663 6733 or

    Y Streetball

    A welcoming and fun social basketball group for people of all genders over 18 years.

    Tuesdays 4.00pm – 6.00pm.

    Sundays 1.30pm – 3.30pm.

    Young Men’s Program

    A program that provides spaces for male-identifying people to play sports, create music, and connect with their peers and The Drum staff for support. The program targets young men aged 12 – 25 from public housing estates; however, all young men are welcome to attend. The Young Men’s team provides well-being check-ins and various supports to all attendees.

    Mondays and Thursdays (during school term) 3:00pm – 6:00pm

    For more information contact (03) 9663 6733 or

  • Paid programs

    Impact Taekwon-Do

    Engaging and fun Taekwon-Do classes for beginners to advanced.

    Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 6.30pm – 8.45pm.

    Contact for more information.

    JKA Karate

    Inclusive and welcoming Japanese karate classes for beginners to advanced.

    Wednesdays 6.30pm – 8.30pm.

    Contact to join.

    Kakurin Kan Karate West

    Supportive and authentic karate classes for beginners to advanced.

    Sundays 11.00am – 12.00pm.

    Visit for more information.

    Kumon Education Centre

    Tutoring to help children develop skills in maths, reading, concentration, and confidence in learning independently.

    Mondays and Thursdays 4.00pm – 5.30pm.

    Contact Kharlif Latiff on 0410 592 381 or email

    Mademoiselle Organic

    Skincare workshops designed to teach you all about creating your own low waste, or¬ganic and vegan skincare products.

    Saturdays 9.45am – 1.30pm.

    Visit for more information.

    Melbourne Volleyball Academy

    A fun, inclusive and supportive environment for adult beginners to learn the basics of volleyball with an enthusiastic group of coaches.

    Mondays 7.00pm – 9.00pm.
    Fridays 6.00pm – 9.00pm.
    Saturdays 11.00am – 2.00pm.
    Sundays every fortnight 3.00pm – 5.00pm.

    Visit for more information.


    A great introduction to gymnastics in a fun and safe environment, for children 5 years and under. This program helps children build both fine and gross motor skills.

    Fridays 10.00am – 10.45am, 11.00am – 11.45am.

    We recommend older children attend the first session when possible.

    $7.60 per child, register at reception or online.

    SEDA College

    SEDA College is an independent, co-educational Years 11 and Year 12 school, empowering students through their passion for sport.

    Contact for more information or visit

    STEM Birds Coding and Robotics Classes

    Coding and robotics classes for primary aged kids from beginner to intermediate.

    Tuesdays 5.00pm to 6.00pm
    Sundays 10.00am to 11.30am.

    Contact STEM Birds at to enrol.

    Westgate Basketball Association

    Basketball training for local children.

    Saturdays 8.00am – 9.30am.

    Visit for more information.

We run weekly gymnastics and basketball programs at the North Melbourne Community Centre.