Introduction and Welcome

Constructed in the mid-1850s by the Ingram family, Bellfield House was purchased by the Waverley Council in 1979 and established as a Neighbourhood House in 1980. Mount Street Neighbourhood House offers a broad range of quality, low cost art, craft, computer, language, cooking and fitness programs in a friendly and supportive environment.

The House also has rooms available for hire by community groups at very reasonable rates.

Mission Statement

Mount Street Neighbourhood House is a Community Learning Centre that aims to provide a broad range of quality and low cost courses, workshops and activities in a friendly and supportive environment.

All are welcome to attend our courses at the House and you will find the full program of activities on this website.

Latest News

Walking for Wellness

Mount Street has joined forces with Inner Wheel Club (Narre Warren) to raise funds for Stem Cell Research. People are recording how far they walk each week which is tallied for a virtual walk around Australia.

The total distance walked is now 9,775.81 kms with their virtual walk around Australia starting almost 50 weeks ago! They have now nearly walked the longest straight stretch of road in Australia measuring 146.6 kms and are just 94 kms short of reaching Caiguna.

These little places are just a road house with food, fuel and  usually a scrappy little camp area, not much. However it is the people that make these places really worth visiting, such characters. Caiguna means spear grass, of which there is plenty out there. It is also the area where the Nullabor caves start and link underground through to Cockilbiddy. You can visit the Caiguna blowhole.

They have now walked 8,923 kms and just passed through Perth heading along the Eastern Highway towards Kalgoorlie. They have reached Bodalin, halfway to Kalgoorlie, on the final stretch of their lap around Australia, having started back in September of 2020. The extended Lockdown should have them arriving home by the end of the month!

Lockdown Requirement

Due to COVID-19 Lockdown requirements the House is currently closed. You can still contact staff by email to or by phone on 9803 8706 and leaving a message. Email is the preferred option and will get you a quicker response. If leaving a phone message please speak clearly and repeat your contact number.

Upcoming Zoom Sessions

Until the House reopens for face-to-face classes there are Zoom classes available that you can attend casually.

Exercise sessions on Zoom are available in Gentle Exercise, Strength Training, Pilates, Yoga, and Advanced and Intermediate Tai Chi. Free sessions include IT Help with Barb, who will answer your questions for phone, tablet or computer, and Karen is there for all the Art people who need advice and want to enjoy painting in company. For details email

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Community Information on Resources from Monash Council

City of Monash

The Monash Council has a page on their website that provides useful information on community resources in these troubling times. The page is available at Monash Community Services

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