Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House Inc

113 Melon Street, Braybrook 3019
9317 5610
Mon - Thurs: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Courses - January - June 2023

Please wear a mask.

Opening hours Monday – Thursday 9am to 3.30pm. We are disability accessible. 

Nourish Project

5 Neighbourhood Houses partner to Nourish the Community during COVID-19.

Pilot project to rescue surplus food and provide free, nutritious meals for people doing it tough. The project is a coordinated and collaborative Neighbourhood House response to food insecurity in Maribyrnong.

Meals are prepared at Yarraville Community Centre kitchen by qualified staff and distributed by Angliss Neighbourhood House, Duke Street Community House, Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House Yarraville Comunity Centre and West Footscray Neighbourhood House.

Anyone requiring meals, please contact Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House to arrange pick up on 9317 5610


Calmhearts facilitated by Vonnie 
12 sessions with Vonnie who will take participants on a calming wellbeing journey.
Upcoming sessions with Vonnie:
– Wednesday the 22nd of February; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 8th of March; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 22nd of March; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 5th of April; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 19thth of April; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 3rd of May; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 17th of May; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 31st of May; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 14th of June; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 28th of June; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 12th of July; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
– Wednesday the 26th of July; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.

Join in on three art workshops with Bev:
Mixed media on canvas
– Monday the 20th of March; 1.00 until 3.00 PM. [booked out]
Accordion Journal making with a coffee twist
– Monday the 24th of April; 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.
Paper Marbling
– Monday the 22nd of May 1.00 PM until 3.00 PM.

Courses are free unless marked otherwise. Please ring BMNH for more details or information 9317 5610

Computer Access

Free Computer Access

Come over between 10am – 2pm Monday and Tuesday  to use the computers and Tablets. Support for internet, mobiles and tablets or filling out applications ect. 

Phone the Neighbourhood House on 9317 5610. or  

BMNH Committee meetings

Next committee meeting: Thursday 23rd of February 2023; at 10.00 AM.

Members are welcome to attend. Open to all members. Please call the Chairperson Pauline Burns 9317 5610 if you need more details or email


BMNH Playgroup Free

Playgroup will begin in term 1 – Monday the 6th of February – 3rd April 2023.
Come along, join the BMNH Playgroup, and connect with other mothers in your Neighbourhood. Share a light snack for the children and friendship for the Mum’s. Activities for the young ones will be provided.

PLAYGROUP SUPPORTED BY A FACILITATOR Guest speakers attend throughout the year.
Coming up:
Children will be creating a vegetable garden and making a scarecrow.
Playgroup Every Monday, school terms only, from 10.00 am – 12.00 pm term 1.

Art workshop with Bev

– The first session is Monday the 20th of March: [booked out]
Come along and join us for a fun hands-on Workshop, using acrylic paints, paper, teabags and other materials. Participants will complete one canvas using mixed media to create a layered colourful piece of art. 
All materials supplied. Bring along an apron or an old shirt.
No experience is necessary.

– The second session is Monday the 24th of April where participants will learn how to make their own accordian journal… with a coffee twist.

– The third session will be held on Monday the 22nd of May where Bev will show participants how to make their own beautiful works of art through the technique of paper marbling. 


Monday between 10 am and 2 pm. Ring for basic support with mobile phones, Tablets and PCs. If your needing support or have any questions solved regarding smartphones or the internet, or QR codes and Vaccination status uploaded onto your phones, our tutor can guide you through your questions and concerns members will be supported by Zoom if restrictions apply or one on one at House.


Monday’s school terms only. These workshops are to help older people thrive in a digital world. Discover how being online can add new skills and experiences to your life. Learn the basics of getting online. Build your confidence in using digital technology. Ring between 10am and 2pm to get connected. Online support is available. Please ring office for further information.

Call 9317 5610 for more details.

Donated by Bakers Delight Sunshine. Pick up between 9.00 AM until 2:30 PM every Monday. (time subject to bread availability)



This program is to support anyone on a low income or experiencing hardship. Each week we receive fruit, vegetables, pantry and dairy goods. This program runs every Tuesday throughout the year, except for Cup Day and Christmas closure. We also have frozen meals for pick up every Tuesday between 12.00 PM and 3.00 PM. Please call the office to make an appointment or if you need more information on (03) 9317 5610. This is a booking only program.

Tuesday’s at The Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House is dedicated to providing families from our local communities with much-needed food relief. We’d like to mention SecondBite Australia, who provided us with pantry goods, fresh fruit and vegetables so we can keep doing what we do throughout the year, helping out those in the community who do it tough.

Community BBQ – 
– Tuesday 14th of March, from 12.00 PM until 2.00 PM.
– Tuesday 28th of March, from 12.00 PM until 2.00 PM.

Pop up markets @ The Braybrook and Maidstone Neighbourhood House Inc. 
Each pop-up market will be around the theme of healthy well-being with special guest speakers.

Tuesday the 21st of February.
Tuesday the 28th of March
Tuesday the 2nd of May.

Basic computer and smart phone training. Free

Tuesday 10am – 2pm. ring for advice on your smartphones, Tablets and any internet concerns. We also give one on one training.


Mosaic and craft workshops

Learn how to make a mosaic by working with colourful tiles to make a piece of art. Every Wednesday.

School Terms Only. Classes recommence on Wednesday the 1st of February 2023.
10am – 12pm Cost $3 

Calm Hearts Wellbeing program with Vonnie

12 sessions with Vonnie who will take participants on a calming wellbeing journey.
Upcoming sessions commencing in February and ending in July.

Sponsored by Maribyrnong City Council 

Cooking Classes

These classes will resume in term 2, 2023.


Drop in day between 9am to 3pm. Anyone needing support or advocacy.



Emergency Relief Programs


Free bread hampers donated by Bakers Delight Sunshine between 9am and 3pm.


Emergency relief program; Fruit and Vegetable boxes, pantry goods and dairy products donated by SecondBite, Save the Food, Tony Water 2 All and frozen meals from The Nourish program. Anyone experiencing hardship can apply. For appointments and bookings, please ring 9317 5610. Pick up is between 12.30 to 3.30pm

Community BBQ


On Tuesday the 14th and 28th of March are the next community BBQ’s.

Room hire

We have an activity room for hire to suit meetings, workshops and social groups etc. The room is available for casual or ongoing bookings.

Rates are affordable.

Contact 9317 5610 for further information

Trading table

Bring along your unwanted goods and donate to the trading table. Goods must be in good condition. 

All proceeds go to the BMNH for the purchase of materials for classes, this keeps the cost of classes down.