Upcoming Events

Friday 21 April 12pm – 2.30pm! Coinciding with our monthly community lunch. Free!

Past Events

Sourdough Basics Workshop – Wednesday March 8,  6.30pm – 8pm

In this hands-on workshop with nutritionist Angela O’Toole from The Art Of Eating, you’ll learn a simple and achievable way to make healthy sourdough bread at home, with very little time investment. Learn how to make you own starter culture, taste a range of delicious loaves and leave with recipes, a starter kit and the know-how to bake your own sourdough at home.


Angela O’Toole is a nutritionist and avid cook with a passion for nutrition, wellness and most of all real-whole-foods. Angela founded The Art of Eating in 2012, to teach others a back to basics approach to healthy eating. Beginning with cooking classes then sourdough workshops, Angela has become a fan of fermented foods and wants to share with others the simplest ways to enjoy wholesome food.

Past Events

RRNH hosted a summer market on November 12!

A perfect opportunity to support local artisans and start collecting all of your gifts for Christmas, or just for you! Both markets will be running from 11am – 3pm and have a wide range of homewares, plants, food, clothes, craft and art! More information to be announced…



These events are a lot of fun and a great way to work with a team and contribute to your community!!
We need:
Musicians – to perform at the market stage. Great way for people to hear your music and get your name out there!
Sound/mixing desk – We need people who have a knowledge of sound equipment and can set up the stage, maintain the mixing desk, and pack down the equipment at the end of the day
Face painters and other kids activities – there are lots of kids activities that we need help with such as face painting, mask making, badge making and cupcake decorating to name a few.
Event assistants – There is always a lot to get done on the day (and before too!) so it would be great to have a few extra hands for things like event set up and pack down, making sure fridges etc. are stocked, stage management.
BBQers – We always need people on the BBQ as there are always hungry people! Jobs include set up and pack down of bbq, cooking and selling sausages, basic food prep (chopping onions etc)
Coffee makers – to run our new coffee machine
Anything else!! – If you feel that you have a particular skill that could assist or want to help out in some other way we would love to hear from you!!


Imagining Moreland Exhibition


Hi everyone,

We would like to thank all who came to participate in our Imagining Moreland weekend workshops and art exhibition! It was a brilliant first venture into something like this and a huge thank you is owed to our facilitators and art makers. Please have a look at the photos and if you’d like to be involved in any similar activities, send us an email at

Thanks From the community art show team

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Imagining Moreland – Art Workshops

Saturday 30 July & Saturday 06 August

Come and join us in creating an imagined landscape using a mixture of recycled and craft materials – you will be working with local artist to build an exhibition showcasing the community at RRNH.

Two days of workshops, with four workshops each day – there will be plenty to do! Please call if you have any further enquiries 03 9386 7128.

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Creative Mites School Holiday Workshops

Two days of fun filled artistic activities with Bianca Vecchio! For children aged 5 -12 years with a love for art, from 9am – 3pm on Thursday 30 June and Thursday 7 July. Creative Mites HW poster

Embracing our Indigenous Heritage – a storytelling

and craft workshop for NAIDOC Week

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11am – 1pm


Reconciliation Week at RRNH

Friday 3rd June , 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

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Bedsheet Cinema

Friday 20th May, 5.30pm – 8.00pm

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The Coburg Sideshow, A Twilight Market

Friday 18 March 2016 4pm-8pm

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Sunday 25 October 2015

The event coincided with our AGM which was held at the house from 1pm – 2pm.  More information about our AGM can be found here OPENDAYflyerfinalTo stay informed about events, find us on Facebook!


NAIDOC WEEK – 5th-12th July, 2015


NAIDOC WEEK is a time to celebrate and honour Indigenous Australians for their historical and ongoing contribution to Australian life and culture. For NAIDOC WEEK 2015, Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House invited kids and their parents to come and create some art that honours Indigenous Australians for their outstanding achievements in a variety of fields such as art, literature, music, activism, politics, humanitarianism, sport, dance and environmentalism (to name just some of the categories). NAIDOC FLYER Thanks to everyone who participated in this event to ‘Learn, Respect and Celebrate’ Indigenous heroes. All completed artwork have been laminated and displayed on the Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House fence for all of the community to see.


World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEADD), held on the 15th of June, represents a day when the world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted on older people. An increasing number of events are held across the globe on this day to raise awareness of elder abuse, and highlight ways to challenge such abuse. This year, RRNH members and friends walked to local Moreland aged care facilities – Wintringham Gilgunyah, Irvin Benson and Bupa – to show support for the aged community, and to voice our opposition to abusive treatment of the elderly.


Free Screening and Workshop – Sunday 31st May, 2-4pm

As a part of National Reconciliation Week, Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House held a viewing of, ‘Freedom for our lifetime’, (Episode 3, First Australians, 2008) followed by group discussion. Community members shared their feelings and insights about our collective past, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and how this can inform possibilities for moving through the reconciliation process.

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Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House is facilitating a powerful upcoming workshop exploring relations and dynamics of power within the Melbourne community. ‘Understanding Power Privilege and Diversity’ (UPPD) is a three day group process oriented workshop which aims to support and guide participants in identifying and understanding their own relationships to dynamics of power that play out along lines of difference and diversity in the community. This workshop will be held over the first weekend in May (1st – 3rd) at Coburg West Anglican Church and will be facilitated by Allan Richardson and Michael Tuahine. The workshop is open to all ages and members of the community and a gender balance will be prioritised. Further information can be found in the UPPD General Community Poster.


Sunday 19 October 2014

Once again,‘Mellow Music in the Park’ was held in the Robinson Reserve on the afternoon of Sunday October 19, 2014.  It was a great day with performances by local musicians, a demonstration of the Menders and Makers classes, and food provided by members of the Iranian community. Thanks to everyone who came along to enjoy the vibe and those who volunteered their time to help make it a memorable event.   mellow music 2014


Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House (104a Reynard Street, Coburg) hosted an afternoon tea on Wednesday 9 July 2014 at 1pm where we Honoured Young Aboriginal Arists from Melbourne’s northern suburbs and who, through their talent, share their culture and stories with us all.  All these artists have worked with us in the last year to show our appreciation, they were awarded a Certificate of Appreciation.
Those we honoured were:
Yirrmal Marika (Singer Song Writer and Traditional Yolgnu Performer)
William Lee  (Local Coburg Singer Song-writer)
Brent Watkins (Visual artist, didgeridoo player and dancer)

The event was also an opportunity to raise our newly acquired national flags: Australian, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander.   photo 1 (3)

Screening of Utopia: A film by John Pilger

Presented by Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House on Saturday May 31 2014 to celebrate National Reconcilliation Week. Followed by afternoon tea  and a discussion of the film’s impact.


John Pilger’s epic new film, Utopia, had its premiere in the urban heart of Indigenous Australia, in the Middle of Sydney, on 17 January 2014. A record crowd of 4,000 included Indigenous and non-indigenous Australians who came from all over the country to hear the call for a renewed struggle for justice and freedom for Australia’s first people. Since then, Utopia has had a remarkable ‘journey’ across Australia’s vastness, screening at packed events in cities, towns and remote communities. Utopia  is named by the London Film Review as one of the five best films of the yearClick here to see the trailer

Moreland “Recognise” Community Concert

On Sunday 23 March 2014 we held a community music event in support of the campaign to recognise Aboriginal people in the Australian Constitution. Headline performers were  Yirrmal, Nai Palm and William Lee, and our MC was Maurial Spearim. We were sorry that Shane Howard was unable to perform due to a family illness. More about the event at the Community Concert page. Recognise_event-March2014

Mellow Music in the Park

Once again, another ‘Mellow Music in the Park’ was held in the Robinson Reserve on Saturday October 19, 2013.  It was a fantastic day with beautiful weather and mellow tunes enjoyed by the local residents and visitors to the reserve. For a great collection of photos from the event, have a look at our Mellow Music photo album on our facebook page. IMG_0483 compressed

Our Neighbourhood, Our Park

Our neighbours, Moreland Councillors and representatives of Victoria Police met on Saturday 20th July to discuss cleanliness, safety and respect for our local park (Robinson Reserve). For more information about this session, or to join our specific mailing list for this issue, please contact the House. 164284_485941181492769_177814253_n

Mosaic Hands and Song

Thursday 18 July 2013, 1pm – 3pm This event was held to honour the Corranderrk story as part of NAIDOC Week activities.  Greg Thorpe talked about the mosaic hands that were created as part of the Recognise campaign. 1003498_487249168028637_1748293282_n

Reconciliation Week 2013

On 2 June, Local Songwriter in the folk tradition (and sometime Neighbourhood House Coordinator) “Gubba” Greg Thorpe made a rare performance of original material for an upcoming album Raised in a family with Aboriginal siblings, Greg is a local non-Indigenous man with lifetime experience living the “long-walk to reconciliation” within his family.  He shared story and song on family, history and hope on the ‘walk-together’ relationship.

Recognise launch, Federation Square (in the City)

We walked behind the Moreland Council Banner, led by AFL legend Michael Long to take the “first steps” on the Journey to Recognition (i.e. Constitutional Recognition of Our First Australians).  This day was part of a national ‘relay’ to build momentum towards a referendum. Sunday the 26th May 2013 was National Sorry Day, and 46 years since 90% of Australians voted ‘yes’ to counting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on the Australian Census for the first time: a vote that effectively counted First Australians as citizens for the first time. The ‘Recognise‘ campaign is seeking to respectfully ‘recognise’ First Australians in our national foundation law to help heal the deep injustice of our legal ‘fiction’ of “Empty Land”, or terra nullius. Recognise_launch_May_2013

 Launch of Recognise Mural Project

On 2 May 2013. community groups and locals joined us to launch the  Recognise Mural  on the wall of Robinson Reserve Neighbourhood House. Member for Wills Kelvin Thompson MP was a guest speaker at the launch and helped local children add their hand prints to the mural, as a symbol of the campaign’s value to future generations. IMG_9247

Serenade to Sunset and Classic Sunset Cinema Month

Each Thursday night in January, we ran a community singing group from 7.30pm-8.30pm, followed by classic movies screened in the backyard at 8.30pm. All were welcome at no charge, and kids had access to our secure yard and playground. The movies shown were: January 3rd – The Flying Deuces (1939) – a Laurel and Hardy comedy January 10th – Two Weeks to Live (1943) – Comedy January 17th – D.O.A. (1950) – Crime and Drama January 24th – Metropolis (1927) – Drama and Sci-fi

Occasional Childcare Closure

As the Committee announced earlier in the year, our Occasional Childcare program regrettably came to an end this year. Our final day was Wednesday December 12, and a party was held between 9am and 1pm that day, which went off with a bang! The kids were brilliant in their performances, the Pony Pantomime was a hit and we were all rapt that Santa found time to drop in with presents for everyone. Thanks to all for coming, and a huge thanks again to everyone involved in the program over the years.

Mellow Music in the Park

We had a brilliant day for our first ‘Mellow Music in the Park’, a free event that we held on Sunday the 14th October from 1-4pm. We invited the community to come to the park for an afternoon of music played by local artists. Local residents were encouraged to bring along a picnic basket, a chair, and whatever else they needed to enjoy a day of music in the beautiful sunshine, and they came in their droves as the afternoon went on. For a great collection of photos from the day, see our facebook page. 377407_363388030414752_694456057_n

Launch of “The Spirit Within”

As part of National Carers Week 2012, local community organisation The Spirit Within held a launch at our House on Friday October 19, 7pm – 10pm. Entertainment included a belly dancing performance, several singing performances, and inspiring guest speaker Rod Fanner from Alzheimer’s Australia Victoria shared his story of being a carer of his parents. A great night was had by all.