Courses/ Activities

Free TAFE Course on Caring Careers


In need of a more rewarding and fulfilling career option that will boost your self-worth? Working in the disability or aged care sector could be the answer to this growing desire. There are countless reasons why a career pathway within the disability or age care sector is a great career move.


If you are considering a career in these fields Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with BM TAFE Outreach are holding a free course that will provide all the information, support and further study areas to give you the knowledge in moving into this field. A range of other relevant community related careers will also be provided.


Phone Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre on 4754 4050 for more information



Free Money Management workshops


In Charge of My Money is an interactive program designed to provide knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to make informed and effective money management decisions.  

These 2 workshops aim to develop skills and strategies to:

  • manage your money
  • set goals
  • budget and save for what you want
  • manage debt
  • plan for the future and know where to get help and information


This course will be useful in providing information about good money management for the whole family. Help your friends, family and communities develop good money habits for the future.


The workshop dates are Thursday 16th March from 1pm to 3:30pm, and Thursday 30th March from 10am to 12:30pm. They will be held at Springwood Court Function Room, 133 Macquarie Road Springwood. 


Bookings are essential. To book or for more information, phone Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre on 4754 4050.


This program is proudly supported by Wesley Mission, Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre, Springwood Neighbourhood Centre, and Springwood Uniting Church.


Asperger's Support Group


Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre's Asperger's Support Group aims to provide a safe place where people can support one another, share ideas, obtain information from health professionals and each other, and learn coping skills in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Members are encouraged to discuss their problems and situations, but not to dwell on them. The goal of the group is to offer support, focus on finding solutions to problems, and finding coping mechanisms for coping with problems in a shared environment.


The Asperger's Support Group is held on the second Monday of every month from 10am to 11:30am at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre (Mar 13th, Apr 10th, May 8th, Jul 10th, Aug 14th, Sept 11th, Oct 9th, Nov 13th, Dec 11th 2017), with light morning tea provided. Ring 47544050 for more information.


The group does not take the place of medical and/or professional health care. We have a library of books that can be borrowed by members.



Bosom Buddies


Bosom Buddies is a Breast Cancer survivors group, and consists of women who have experienced the uncertainty of Breast Cancer.


Meeting times: First Tuesday of the month from 10:00am to 12:00pm (except for School Holidays).


Calendar of Activities:

March 7th - Self care talk followed by morning tea

April 4th - Nepean River walk followed by morning tea at the Coffee Club

May 2nd - Music appreciation (Bring your favourite CD) followed by morning tea

June 6th - Morning tea and Movies at Glenbrook

August 8th - Catch up and sharing followed by morning tea

September 5th - High Tea at Hydro Majestic Katoomba 11:00am

November 7th - Craft market session followed by morning tea

December 5th - Christmas Lunch at the Fairmont Resort Leura 12:00pm



For more information, call 47544050



Hatha Vinyasa Yoga


Held at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre each Wednesday from 7:15pm. Cost is $10.


To book, call Emily on 0421042449


Low Cost Yoga


For seniors or those needing gentle exercise.


8:45 am Friday mornings at Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre. Cost is $10.


Phone 47544050 for more information.



Seniors' Monthly Movies


All seniors are welcome to attend our free monthly movie. Movies are held on the first Thursday of every month and are shown on the big screen! For more information, or for a movie program, ring Melissa. Morning tea provided.



Winmalee Knitting Group


This group is for beginners through to advanced knitters. Come and share your expertise with those wanting to learn.

Held on the fourth Wednesday of each month 10am - 12.30pm.


All welcome.


Womens Art Classes


Classes are held fortnightly on Tuesday 9:30 - 12pm at a cost of $10 per class. Materials are provided and we are currently exploring mosaics. Later in the year we will explore stained glass work. Glass is a wonderful medium to work with and comes in wonderful textures and patterns.


Plant a Thought Project

Have you ever propagated a plant? If you have, you know how exciting it is to watch the small plants begin to grow, and it is an inexpensive way to fill the garden.


Many gardens were lost in the October 2013 bushfires and as we watch the bush regenerate we know plants have developed an amazing variety of strategies to succeed in the struggle for survival. Our community has also demonstrated this resilience. The Plant a Thought Project is a way you can help fire affected residents by propagating plants. This project invites involvement from all our experienced and novice propagators from the community, services and organisations. When your plants are ready they will be collected and distributed to the residents as they begin to rebuild their lives. You can provide plants once, or make this an ongoing support. You can also include a card with your plants to let the recipients know who gave the gift of 'planting a thought'.


This project encourages and supports active community involvement in partnership with Springwood Rotary and Springwood Uniting Church.


For more information please call Winmalee Neighbourhood Centre on 02 4754 4050.