Connect and learn at the new community space at Forest Hill Chase

Connect and learn at the new community space at Forest Hill Chase
Connect and learn at the new community space at Forest Hill Chase

A new community space has opened its doors to engage, entertain and inspire people of all ages, whether you want to meditate or learn Mandarin, connect to the online world with confidence or create new craft pieces.

Forest Hill Chase has launched the community space in partnership with Whitehorse Churches Care to enable the local community to easily connect with services and be inspired to participate in new activities.

The space, which is open 9.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, has a weekly schedule of activities to help the community pursue new interests and activities, stay social and maintain a healthy wellbeing.

The schedule includes Story Time for Pre-Schoolers; language classes; knitting, craft and puzzle sessions; music hours; a women’s chat group; and Friday Try-day, at which a new activity will be taught weekly. The space will be reserved to teenagers on the first Tuesday afternoon of the month as an after-school hangout space.

Most activities are free, however a small fee may be charged for some classes to cover the cost of materials.

The new community space also hosts the Whitehorse Community Support Register – a partnership with Victoria Police, with a team of volunteers providing regular welfare/social phone calls to registrants.

The community space is located on Level 2 at Forest Hill Chase, opposite Australia Post.

To participate or book a spot in any activity or to volunteer or offer a particular skill, pop into the community space in person during open hours, call 1800 954 772 or visit or


Current activities schedule


9.30am – Story Time for Pre-Schoolers

2pm ­­– Computer classes – build knowledge and confidence in the online world


9.30am – Story Time for Pre-Schoolers

10.30am – Train Your Brain – play board games and jigsaw puzzles

1pm to 3pm – Knitting/Craft Activities – learn new skills or continue a project

3.30pm – Teenage Tuesdays – an after-school hangout space hosted by a team of youth leaders (1st Tuesday of the month)


9.30am – English Classes – improve English language skills

11.15am – Mandarin Classes – learn or improve Chinese language skills

2pm – Meditation – 45-minute guided and seated meditation


9.30am – Story Time for Pre-Schoolers

12.30pm -Timeless Tunes – join the group sing-a-long and/or bring an instrument


9.30am – Story Time for Pre-Schoolers

12pm – Lunch and Listen – BYO lunch and enjoy listening to a local musician

1pm to 3pm – Friday Try-day – learn a new art or craft activity

2pm (1st Friday of the month) – Women’s Chat Group – all welcome


For more information on timetables and upcoming activities visit: