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.

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.