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What Do We Do?

The Birchip Business and Learning Centre is a Neighbourhood House where ...

  • Children and families, youth, adults and seniors, people with disabilities, newcomers to the community and the country attend, participate, belong, lead and learn!

We are  a non-profit organisation funded by the DHS neighbourhood house coordination program and other fee for service activities. The centre is managed by Simone Christie and overseen by a committee of management with representatives from local service groups, businesses, sporting organisations and the community. 

This is a centre where people of all age groups, backgrounds and abilities can come to meet and talk, develop and share knowledge, join a class or support group, gain skills and confidence, hire technology and facilities, use the internet,  learn about services in the area and be involved in the community.  



Birchip Connect aims to link organisations and people together to encourage communication, foster mutually beneficial relationships and to nurture and celebrate our members successes.

Birchip is home to The Mallee Bull and the saying “As fit as a Mallee Bull” is universally accepted as embodying the characteristics of strength, determination and resilience. 

Birchip is a flourishing community with strong connections locally and globally and we want to use these to “Buck the trend” of declining population in rural communities.

Birchip Connect has established a ‘Giving Program’ to support the Birchip P-12 School and its students and to develop local community projects and infrastructure. The Giving Program allows individuals, groups or businesses to make an annual, weekly or a one-off donation of their choosing.


If you would like to be involved in Birchip Connect or the ‘Giving Program’  please contact: 

Birchip P-12 School

Birchip Business and Learning Centre