The Shire currently has 13 Community Houses/Centres, including Mt Martha House.

Our venues are so affordable because we aim to promote community participation using these facilities. We do not want cost to be a prohibitive factor if you have something to share with the community.

Community Houses provide 50 hours of programs and activities per week for the community to enjoy. These range from a variety of programs, courses, groups as well as services which can include playgroups, childcare and kindergarten.

As part of our operational focus, we aim to develop a learning culture. This means that we can learn and grow together in the spirit of collaboration and endeavor to build our knowledge, our competence, and our performance. We understand that no single person has all the answers; rather that, by each of us openly contributing our ideas, experience and enthusiasm, we will be able to contribute to the continuing growth and development of the Community Centres.

We welcome people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds. We aim to generate increased community connectedness through partnering with others so that we can broaden our networks and therefore help more people advance their learning and development, support their health and wellbeing, and gain a real sense of belonging and connectedness.

Mount Martha House has a valued history and character that is protected by heritage controls and a Mt Martha House Conservation Land Management Plan.  All buildings and works, including any minor internal modifications, must be in accordance with that plan and relevant controls.

Mount Martha House also contains a Historical Collection of heritage items that are owned by the Shire. Volunteers manage this collection with oversight from the Shire’s Manager Libraries, Arts and Culture.

If you are not sure whether your activity is suitable for our space or whether our space is suitable for you, call or email us and we will gladly assist you.