Winchelsea Community House

Reaching Into The Community

Open 9am-2pm Mon-Fri (school terms)
03 5267 2028
28 Hesse Street
(behind Tea Rooms)
Find us


Internet Access

We have eight computers with internet access - $2.50 per half hour

Our computer room is also available for hire for training purposes and meetings - see our ROOM HIRE page.

Winch House computer room

Easy-Access Computer Station

We have an all-access computer station in reception, featuring easy access for wheelchair, disabled or motorised personal transport, large screen, and keyboard for easier visibility. The Winch House easy-access computer can be used by anyone (ideal for use when the computer room is occupied for courses).

Normal internet fees apply $2.50 per half hour.

Printing & Photocopying

  • Photocopying - 20 cents per page
  • Double-sided photocopying - 50 cents per page
  • A3 photocopying - 50 cents per page
  • Colour printing - 50 cents per page
  • Binding - price on application

Room Hire

Winch House has a number of rooms for hire for community group activities, conference meetings or training.  See more info at our ROOM HIRE page.

Marquee Hire

Winch House has a marquee for hire for Community Groups only, 4m x 6m.  The Marquee is free for Community Groups, but a refundable bond $150.00 is required.

Second Hand Books

Come and see our new range of donated second hand books.  More donations always welcome. 

Baby On Board

With funding from the Winchelsea Early Years Network, we have been able to install anchor points into the community bus and have purchased baby seats and toddler car seats.  These are for hire on the community bus.  With a gold coin donation, families are able to contact Winch House to have the community bus collect them to participate in our Coordinated Playgroup activities.  See CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES page.

Occasional Child Care

Winchelsea Occasional Childcare provides a safe and nurturing learning environment for all ages from six weeks to six years.  We aim to give parents a short break and for the children to gain new friends and more challenging experiences. Winch House is a non-profit organisation with very limited funding, so although we make it as affordable as possible there is a charge per session for child care.  See more information on our CHILD CARE page.

Toy Library

Don't buy new toys - borrow them!  Click here to find out about the Winchelsea Community House Toy Library.

Winch House Toy Library display





Facilities For Hire

We have the following rooms available for hire:

Room 1  

Winch House Room 1 (computer room)Computer room ideal for IT/computer training or small craft groups

  • Seats up to 10 with 8 computers available.
  • Whiteboard
  • Internet access from each computer
  • Printer (colour or mono)
  • Speakers and headphones available
Room 2

Winchel House Room 2 (large room)Large room ideal for corporate, community and social groups

  • seats up to 40
  • Multiple whiteboards
  • Chairs and tables can be reconfigured as required
  • Built-in project with computer-connection cable, remote control
  • Electronic whiteboard - record what has been written
  • TV and DVD player available
Prices: $20 per time slot
Times: 9.00 am - 1.00 pm
1.00 pm - 5.00 pm
5.00 pm - 10.00 pm

Centre facilities available for use with room hire:

  • Reception
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Toilet facilities
  • Car parking
  • Television and DVD
  • Whiteboards
  • Tables and chairs
  • Administration
  • Photocopying
  • Telephone
  • Overhead and data projector
  • Internet and computer access
  • Printing and binding
  • Catering

Contact the Winch House Manager for any enquiries on 03 5267 2028


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WeCAN Art group

The girls from weCAN are busy getting out and about to see what other people in other groups are doing.  they have also been working on their own projects at home, for exhibitions and Art Shows.  anyone interested in helping with any or all of their upcoming projects, please ring Winchelsea Community House on 52672028 for more information.

 Need Support?

If you need help and support regarding youth issues, the following links can be useful:

  • Reach Out   ~   a website that provides information on a range of mental health issues, stories about how other young people have got through tough times and a community forum to get support and understanding from peers facing similar issues (includes information on drugs, acohol, sexuality, violence and more).
  • Youth Drug Support   ~   a website for young people when you're looking for info, wanting to chat with others or need a question answered. Whether it's about drugs or alcohol, sex or sexuality or if you're just having a rough time; you'll find honest answers to help you make some good choices. There's news, fact sheets, an interactive poll, a forum, and your opportunity to ask a health professional a question and receive a confidential answer.
  • Kids Helpline    ~   Phone: 1800 55 1800 (free call from landline) 
  • Youth Central  ~   a website aimed at the youth of Australia, contains everything including School Leavers info, jobs & careers, money management, studying, relationship advice, safe parties and all kinds of important stuff...worth checking out!
  • Barwon Youth ~  Help and support for youth in Barwon region Ph: 5221 4466 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. -  see brochure