About Us

The Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association (ANHCA) is the national peak body for Neighbourhood Houses and Centres in Australia.

With a vision for strong local communities ANCHA represents nationally over 1000 Neighbourhood Houses/Centres – the generic name used for centres called Community Houses, Learning Centres, and Community Centres – which are member organisations of their state and territory peak representative bodies.

Neighbourhood Houses achieve amazing things with their communities.

Watch our 2 minute video Reconnecting the Disconnected” where we tell the story of what Neighbourhood Houses are about.

Evidence of reach and impact.  Over the last year we have collated the reporting and data collection by the 1000 Houses and Centres across the country into this 2 page infographic.

ANHCA’s Purpose:

ANHCA’s principles and Practice:

The ANHCA community acts as a significant platform for social inclusion and is united by its focus on:

ANHCA Outcomes:

The shared vital elements of all 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.

ANHCA Governance:

The Australian Neighbourhood Houses and Centres Association is governed by elected representatives from its member state and territory peak organisations and representative bodies.