We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Daylesford Neighbourhood Centre and anticipate a year filled with new and exciting projects and lots of fabulous courses!


DNC is once again on the lookout for Volunteers and Tutors!  If you have a special skill that you would like to share or teach, we’d love to talk to you.  We’re also after volunteers for other projects as they arise throughout the year.  If you would like to join our happy team, call in for a chat one day or call 53483569!

Lifelong Learning

Our goal is to deliver a range of educational programs to meet local community needs for social connection, recreation and employment.

Our immediate priorities for achieving our goal are to:

  • Increase participation in our Adult, Community and Further Education focusing on improved core skills (literacy, numeracy, English language, employability and digital skills) for pathways to further study and employment,
  • Strengthen our educational and support programs for people with disabilities,
  • Recruit additional tutors to enhance and expand the ACFE program, and
  • Strengthen the DNC marketing and promotion of lifelong learning.

Computer & Phone Essentials

This 10-week course is designed to help learners understand the basics of various areas of technology, including different digital devices, their functionality and the ways people can use these devices to connect with others and access services over the Internet.  This course will be tailored to individual needs, so don’t be terrified of the classroom format. We are here to make sure you are comfortable to learn!



First Aid

Want to work locally in the Massage and SPA Industry?  Want to update your current qualifications?  Or do you just want to be able to help someone if the occasion arises?  Learn how to provide emergency care, perform resuscitation and manage injury and illness until medical help arrives.  You never know whose life you might save!

A homework component must be completed prior to class.  A link will be forwarded to you prior to the event.  Certificates will only be issued on completion of the homework.

Tutor:  The Laurels
Date:  Tues 26th March
Time:  9am-4pm
Cost:  $150 Certificate Level; $100 CPR Only
Inquiries:  Call 53483569.  Book online here https://socialplanet.com.au/activity/view?id=20864

Honeytones Choir

Group singing is a great way to express yourself and to connect with others. Studies show that it provides a multitude of social and health benefits. As a choir, we will sing in a range of musical styles, working together to bring the songs we are learning to life and to continually develop our musical and singing skills.

Who is it For?  Anyone 15 or over. No singing or note-reading experience needed!
Tutor:  Suzanne Hobson  (Suzanne has been conducting choirs for adults and children for over 20 years. She is also a pianist, teacher, and performer.  Call Suzanne on 0448 564 362)
When:  Mondays from 29th Jan
Time:  7pm – 8.15pm
Cost:  $100 per term


DNC Dud Jokes of the Week (for Valentine’s Day😍)

“How did the telephone propose to his girlfriend?” “He gave her a ring!”

“What did one oar tell the other oar?” “This is so row-mantic!”

“What did the closet say to the light bulb?” “You light up my world.”

“What did the mushroom say to the other mushroom?” “I love you very mush.”

“What did the car say to the tire?” “Wheel you be my valentine?”

“How did the squirrel save money for a Valentine’s gift?” “It squirreled it away.”

“What did the fish say to the other fish?” “You’re a catch.”

“What did one watermelon say to the other?” “You’re one in a melon!”

[If you’ve got a better joke, send it to admin@dncentre.org.au  and we’ll publish it. (Remember, this is a family publication!😉).  We’ll even include your name if you wish – or you can protect your anonymity!]