Buchan Neighbourhood House….The heart of our community

ph. and fax 51 559 216 or mobile 0427 586 038

Email: buchanbnh@bigpond.com

Hours: Monday to Thursday 10am to 4.30pm. 

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Vision: The Buchan Neighbourhood House continues to be a sustainable and viable community hub for the community of Buchan and District.

Mission: To foster the development of a cooperative, sustainable and effective community through the provision of education, communication, support and information.



  • Computer use and access to the internet
  • Printing. Laminating and Scanning facilities
  • Meeting and Conference Rooms
  • Referral services
  • IT help and assistance
  • East Gippsland Shire Outreach support
  • Lap tops available for educational or community use
  • Equipment hire including Data Projector and screen
  • Community information and support
  • Governance Assistance

Drop in for a cuppa and a chat, or join us for community events, information sessions and courses.


Massage with  Sharon Dent.  Sharon will be visiting  Buchan monthly.  Contact Sharon for bookings on 51571541 or 0468387524

The Buchan Neighbourhood House provides the following programs and projects for the community of Buchan, Gelantipy and District

1. Community Newsletter.  The Buchan Phoenix 

Buchan Neighbourhood House produces, prints and distributes the community newsletter.  To be added to our mailing list or to place an advert contact info.buchan@gmail.com.  The newsletter can be accessed on this site via posts in the home page.

2. Community Phone Book

Buchan and District has a local phone book that can be purchased at the roadhouse, general store and the neighbourhood House.  We do not add mobile numbers without permission.  Changes to phone numbers or if you would like your number, business or organisation to be added or updated, please contact us.

3. New Residents Welcome Pack

All the local information that you need to know.  Local services, groups, agencies.  A list of all the local medical services and lots more.  Hard copies are available at the Neighbourhood house and on this website

4. Community Website

Buchan Neighbourhood House manages, updates and reviews the Buchan Community Website.  Please contact us for any changes or additions.

5. Information Dissemination

Via our emails and networks with other agencies, neighbourhood houses and government departments, we provide and promote services, programs and events in our region to our community using various online, printed and f2f options.

6. Advocacy

As a not for profit organisation, we continue to have an advocacy role for our Buchan and Gelantipy District communities with the 3 tiers of Government – Local, State and Federal, along with numerous agencies to improve the liveability quality of our communities. 

We are a communications hub for these 3 levels of Government. We directly feedback to Government agencies and also announce the latest news available from Governments within The Phoenix Newsletter, so our communities are well informed of opportunities, visits, challenges and grants. 

7. Community Resilience and Preparedness

We prepare and assist the community with review and distribution of the Community Local Incident Management Plan (LIMP) and booklet

We manage, prepare and activate the community phone tree

We arrange community preparedness meetings with relevant agencies and community

We assist EGSC with the operation of the Community Relief Centre

8. Events and information sessions

Annual Biggest Morning Tea is held in May

9. Classes, Courses and Workshops

We conduct classes, courses and workshops including but not limited to art n craft, gardening information and self- improvement.

We respond to local needs when developing Courses, Classes and Workshops, what we need from you is IDEAS of what you would like to Learn either to improve your education, work related skills or learning in an informal setting such as Art, Craft, Singing, Music etc…. 

As long as there are enough people we can source out teachers and provide the welcoming environment to come together to explore your interests. 

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Courses and Classes

Want to develop a website?  Need information about using technology including computers, tablets and mobile devices?  We can help!  Contact the House and make an appointment.

Learn Local courses currently being offered. Read more….

Online courses.  Read more….

Other Information:

East Gippsland Network of Neighbourhood Houses

Victoria’s Volunteering Portal visit http://volunteer.vic.gov.au/ 

Victorian Governments Contacts and Services Directory. This is a public access site which includes:  Local numbers, addresses, maps for all Victorian Government Regional  offices.  Links to Members of Parliament, Cabinet, Shadow Cabinet which includes  their business contact details as per the Parliamentary Handbook.http://www.vic.gov.au/contactsandservices/directory/ 

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