Our Values & Constitution

ESNLC is a not-for-profit Neighbourhood House that provides low-cost education programs and hosts a variety of community and commercial activities that promote sustainability, wellbeing and creativity. We have been providing a great breadth of services to the local community for over 30 years.


To be a warm, vibrant and inclusive hub, supporting, educating and empowering members of the Elwood and St Kilda communities, with links to surrounding communities.


To provide a quality learning environment and opportunities for community connection through the active commitment of the ESNLC committee, staff, teachers and volunteers.

Not for profit

Our programs are very inexpensive because our aim is to educate and sustain an operation for people in need, not to do business. We want to help those who have not been able to complete their education due to lack of finances, lack of language learning or any other obstacles that may have prevented to finish their education. In order to sustain the operation we are also working on a program of short courses with highly qualified instructors to offer the professional community of Port Phillip an alternative to learn and recreate themselves.

Acknowledgement of Country

Elwood St Kilda Neighbourhood Learning Centre respectfully acknowledges the Yaluk-ut Weelam clan of the Boon Wurrung. We pay our respect to their Elders, past and present. We acknowledge and uphold their continuing relationship to this land. 

The Constitution