2016 Community Survey


Have your say!

Sussex wants to know what is important to you in your local community. Please help us with our survey so we can provide you with a place where everyone belongs.

We would be grateful if you could complete the survey by March 31 2016 and let other people know about it. Please tell your colleagues, friends, family who live, work, volunteer or play in Pascoe Vale and the local area.

The link to the survey is here: or pop into Sussex and fill in a paper version.

Thank you!


The House Artisan Market 23rd August 2015

Looking for a place to pick up some new unique artworks? Well, Sussex Neighbourhood house is hosting its very own Artisan Market!

Event Details
Date: 23rd August 2015
Time: 11am-3pm
Looking for: Textiles, Pottery, Glassware, Candles, Jewelry and more.
*No Fee- Artisans to donate 10% of sales towards Sussex Neighbourhood House*

The market will host a range of styles. All hand made, the artwork supports our locally connected artisans and encourages creativity within our community.

With original works of pottery, textiles and more, there is no shortage of creativity at Sussex Neighbourhood House. For a taste of what can be found at our market this year, scroll down.

Some of our very own volunteers will also be holding stalls so come down and show us your support. You might even find a piece that catches your eye.

Markets are a great place to chat with friends and meet new ones. We invite you to come along, even bring a friend, and see the creativity that Pascoe Vale has to offer.

All expressions of interest, either about holding a stall or finding out more information, should be directed to the Sussex Neighbourhood House office. The house phone number and email address can be found below.

Phone: 9354 2210


Noonyru Designs

Gingerdoll Jewelry

Made With Love Candles

Purple Wattle

Chiara Z Twist Art

Ursula Clay Art

Your Favourite Sister

Button Kids

Calling All Locally Connected Artisans!

Sussex Neighbourhood house is looking for some locally connected artisans to display their wares at our house artisan market on the 23rd August.

Markets are a great way to stay connected with your community and are a perfect platform for people looking to sell their artworks. Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur with a small business or just someone who makes art as a hobby, we encourage you to enquire about the market. For visitors, it is a great way of finding some unique treasures and see some amazing up and coming local artisans.

The market will run from 11am-3pm and be displaying creative works including pottery, textiles and more.

The artisan market was a popular activity at Sussex Neighbourhood house a few years ago and we looking forward to bringing it back.

This activity encourages and supports creativity in our local community, we look forward to seeing what Pascoe Vale has to offer.

Event Details
Date: 23rd August 2015
Time: 11am-3pm
Looking for: Textiles, Pottery, Glassware, Candles, Jewelry and more.
*No Fee- Artisans to donate 10% of sales towards Sussex Neighbourhood House*

If you are a local artisan or know of anyone who is a local artisan, contact us to find out more about having a stall at this fun community event.

If you would like to get involved, please contact the office ASAP

Phone: 9354 2210

Semester 2 Program OUT NOW

Sussex Neighbourhood House has finalised our course and activity guide for Term 3 and Term 4. We invite you to take a look at our Semester 2 course and activity guide here Sussex 2015 Course Guide Semester 2.

Enrollments are now open for all classes!

As well as our usual classes, we will also be hosting new classes and activities that weren’t running in Term 1 and Term 2. These new classes include;

Sussex Choir
If you love singing join our new Community Choir! Come sing with others and have some fun. This new weekly choir is friendly and inclusive and features a variety of song styles. No experience necessary. Run by choir leader, Phil Hudson from Black Sheep Music Australia.
Thursdays 3.30pm-5pm $5 per session
T3: 16 July – 17 Sept (10 sessions)
T4: 8 Oct – 10 Dec (10 sessions)

Yoga for mums & bubs
Bring your bub along to this Yoga class and reconnect with you body, release tension, harness energy and gently regain core strength. Must be at least 6 weeks postnatal. Tuesdays 10.30am – 11.30am
T3: 14 July – 8 Sept (no class 18 Aug) 8 sessions
T4: 6 Oct – 1 Dec (no class 3 Nov) 8 sessions
Fees: $100/$80 conc., per term

Yoga for Kids
Age group: school age children
Have fun and gain confidence moving through a series of postures. Connect with your body & mind, through gentle meditation/visualisation. Improves focus, concentration and boost self-confidence.
Tues: 4.30 – 5.30pm
T3: 14 July – 8 Sept (no class 18 Aug) 8 sessions
T4: 6 Oct – 1 Dec (no class 3 Nov) 8 sessions Fees: $100/$80 conc., per term

Watercolour Classes
With Pauline Falls Age: 7-12yo
Skill development in watercolour technique. Create artworks ready to frame. One session will concentrate on skill development and alternate week on creating art work.
Wednesday: 4.15 – 5.15pm
T3: 15 July – 19 Aug (6 sessions) Fees $100/ $80
T4: 14 Oct – 2 Dec (8 sessions) Fees: $130/$98

“Heart Felt” – Hand sewn art
Learn how to design and make a hand sewn soft creation inspired by your own personal experience. Please bring a note/sketch pad, your imagination and get ready to create! Basic hand sewing skills desirable. Ages 16+ BYO needles, thread & felt. Some materials provided.
Sunday 16 Aug 11am – 3pm
Fees: $40

Millinery Workshop
Learn to make a simple yet elegant headpiece you will be proud to wear to the races or special occasion. Facilitated by Milliner, Anna Elicegui.
Sunday 6 Sept 12pm – 4pm.
Ages: 16+ Fees: $150/$120 (includes materials)

Keep an eye on our Facebook and Home page for news and updates about our classes. Or you can sign up to receive our e-newsletter by clicking subscribe and following the prompts.

For enrolments and enquiries please email: or give us a call on ph. 03 9354 2210.



Sussex Neighbourhood House is hosting a scrabble-a-thon on Saturday 23rd of May. It will be an afternoon filled with word play and lots of fun. Tea and coffee will be provided but we are asking our friends to bring a plate of food to share and a gold coin donation. The day will begin at 1pm with friendly introductions and some mingling between our staff and guests, followed by a few games of scrabble.

There is no skill level required for these games, all are welcome. Whether you’re a scrabble and board game pro or have never played the game before, we are inviting everyone to join us for some lighthearted fun.

This is an all inclusive event and we look forward to seeing some new faces.

Date: Saturday 23rd May 2015
Time: 1pm-5pm
Address: 235 Sussex Street, Pascoe vale 3044

For more information about the event, email or give us a call at 03 9354 2210

Semester 2 Program OUT NOW

Ready to learn something new? Our July to December Guide 2017, is ready! Please share with your friends and family.

We are in the process of updating our website, but in the meantime you can have a look at the great programs and community education sessions starting July! Click below for the Guide.

2017 Guide S2 Web

For more information on any of the courses and activities, please give us a call on 9354 2210.


A collaborative project does not go without many thanks.

To our artistic community collective, Nicolette, Chiara, Leigh, Angela, Annika, Joy, Karina, Ellie, Cat, Stacey, Ruth, Danni, Kirsty, Suzanne & Amanda, thank you for your honesty, openness and willingness in engaging in this project.

To those who have given us support, from co-ordination, donating materials or coming to our rescue! Alex, Liz, Matt, Andrew and Joe, we thank you.

Thank you to MoreArt 2012, Dan, Jane and team, for the opportunity. To the staff at Gowrie Station, thank you for your patience and kindness. As we’ve said from day one “we’re fond of Gowrie”