Emerald Community House offers  a variety of short courses throughout the year in the arts, wellbeing and gardening/environment interests. These activities have been determined to be the most beneficial to our members and consistent with our Association’s purposes.

Cardinia Shire offers a 50% subsidy to Cardinia Shire volunteers undertaking some courses. Whether you want to improve or develop new skills, pursue creative interests or simply get together with other like-minded people there is usually something for everyone. Anyone who is skilled in a particular area and would like to explore the possibility of tutoring a class should contact ECH on 5968 3881. Download or view our program below to see what course will suit you.

Membership/Enrolment Forms have been updated.  The form can be filled and submitted online. Contact ECH if you would like to join and enrol – or call 59683881 during business hours M, W, F 10-3.

ECH Term 1 2024 Program

Children’s Mixed Media Term 1 2024

Adults pottery classes Term 1 2024

Adults Garden to Plate classes Term 1 2024

Enrolment can be made in person, over the phone, via mail or email to  We accept cash, EFTPos, Visa, MasterCard (no Amex) and direct deposits.  Our banking details are BSB 063-842 Acct No 1009 3095.  Please include your surname and course  name when making direct deposits. Your membership fee is an annual fee that applies from January to December. Annual applications are required each year.

Single Associate Member – $10 annually: Enrolment in ECH programs or activities, has rights, privileges and obligations of a full member, but not required to volunteer, has no Association voting rights.

Family Associate Member – $15 annually: (1-2 adults plus 1 or more children under 18)   Enrolment in ECH programs or activities, adults have rights, privileges and obligations of  full members, not required to volunteer and without Association voting rights. Each adult must sign membership/enrolment applications.

Single Full Member – Contact ECH about eligibility and requirements for Full Membership.


ECH may cancel courses if minimum class numbers aren’t achieved. The House will contact participants in advance and all fees will be refunded in the case of cancellation. However, if students cancel a class, a 10% administration fee will be charged. Late cancellations by students ( 7 calendar days or less days prior to course start date) will not be eligible for any refund.


Health Care Card and Pensioner Card holders may be eligible for a concession rate.  Please inquire at time of enrolling.

Feedback Forms

Please use this form to give us feedback, whether it is a compliment or a complaint or just an FYI. Please be respectful if you are making a complaint or providing information. Please avoid unreasonable conduct  which ECH defines as any behaviour by a person which, because of its nature or frequency, raises unwelcome health, safety, resource or equity issues for the people involved/receiving the information in the process. 

Feedback Forms can also be found here.

Venue Hire form can be found here.