About Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre

Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre is a not-for-profit community based neighbourhood centre that has operated at 36 Sharland Rd, Corio since July 1980. The Centre was established by the Shire of Corio (this was the local Government prior to amalgamation into the City of Greater Geelong), and was originally part of a hub that included Rosewall Primary School and Rosewall Kindergarten. Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre became an incorporated association in 1989 and has since been managed by a Committee of Management from the Community and User Groups of the Centre.

As well as the Sharland Rd site, Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre is responsible for the management of the Hendy St Hall.  The hall is booked at a subsidised rate, on a casual or regular basis, for community classes and gatherings.  Hendy St Hall also provides Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre with the capacity to offer more activities or courses

Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre is a registered Learn Local, which means we are funded by the Department of Education through the Adult and Community Further Education (ACFE) Board to deliver education programmes that pathway onto further education or employment.  Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre has 4 ongoing part time staff, approximately 9 contract and casual staff and approximately 30 volunteers. More details about our structure and programs can be found in the annual report http://www.rosewallnc.org.au/about/publications

Mission Statement

To provide a place and activities that strengthen and build community

We value

Collaboration- We work together with mutual respect

Creativity - We enrich our lives through sharing creative practice

Integrity - We are trustworthy, honest, fair and accountable

Education - We promote learning for all


As a neighbourhood house we bring people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities.

As a Learn Local we provide education and training programs and services for adults in a community based setting, with a focus on building the capacity of individuals and the community.

Strategic Goals 2016-2018

Goal 1: Build a healthy community

Goal 2: Provide opportunities for skills development and learning

Goal 3: Nurture individuals and community

Gaol 4: Build connections with community, business, partners and funding bodies

Gaol 5: Develop Rosewall Neighbourhood Centre premises to suit growing community needs