Covid restrictions are easing which is great news in all the ways!

Span will be monitoring the situation closely to make sure we are safely working within the requirements, but we are delighted to say that some programs/classes are back up and running in person. The exception to this is exercise based classes which will be online until there is further easing of restrictions.

We are now back in person for:

  • - Art (Fridays)
  • - Art for All Abilities (Mondays)
  • - Cooking (Tuesdays)
  • - Creative Writing (Tuesdays)
  • - Gardening (Wednesdays)
  • - OM:NI (Mondays)
  • - Thornbury Writers (Wednesdays)


We will remain online for now for:

  • - Gentle Exercise (Tuesdays)
  • - Pilates (Tuesdays)
  • - Tai Chi (Wednesdays)
  • - Tai Chi for Healthy Minds & Bodies (Thursdays)
  • - Yoga (Mondays)


Please check back here or on Facebook for further updates.

We look forward to seeing you back @ the House!

Colleen & the Team @ Span



Welcome to our webpages and engage in "life" at Span

Span Community House is a dynamic hub of community, learning, assistance, support and sustainability, in the heart of Thornbury, providing community development opportunities.

We offer a diverse range of programs covering areas from digital literacy to art, health and wellbeing to gardening. We offer skill development, pathways to further study or employment, information sharing, support and assistance service, and activities for fun.

What is the advantage of visiting and engaging with a local community organisation? Supporting Span supports the community. Activities are excellent value for money as fees are calculated to only cover costs. Tutors and facilitators are skilled and qualified, and class sizes are kept to a minimum allowing individual attention and support from tutors. Staff and volunteers at Span offer a comfortable, supportive, welcoming and friendly environment.

Everyone is welcome. Our facilities are accessible for all. If you wish to enrol in a course or activity, meet other community members, require some support or assistance, then Span is the place for you.

We look forward to welcoming you to Span. It’s your house!


Colleen Duggan

Span's Annual Report

Our financial year is a calendar year and not a fiscal year. Please click on the Front Cover of our 2020 Annual Report for further reading.

Come along and find out what services are available in your neighbourhood and join in an activity to find the support, relaxation or learning you need.

Span may at times change class dates so that we achieve the minimum number of students. After checking our brochure, Facebook and the "What's On" section in the local newspaper we recommend calling us direct to enquire about the course that you are interested in. You can also refer to our What's On page for special events we offer.


Darebin Neighbourhood House Network

Span is part of the Darebin Neighbourhood House Network. The DNHN comprises of seven Houses that work together to deliver a diverse range of community programs and services. Click on the pamphlets below to see the community programs


Span's 2021 brochure will be available soon.

But in the meantime click on the Lifelong Learning brochure to see what's on offer in Darebin.