Japara Neighbourhood House is a not-for-profit organisation located in Kilsyth and is fast becoming the people’s number one choice for venue hire in the Yarra Ranges. From baby showers to corporate training days Japara offers a variety of rooms to suit your needs. Japara's facilities provide you with the latest in technology including built-in projectors with USB & laptop connections, sound systems and electronic whiteboards to make your function run smoothly.


“Thank you Japara Neighbourhood House. What a fantastic venue. The staff are so helpful and friendly. The facilities resources are amazing. Our function was a huge success and the venue just made it so easy. What a great community resource. Again thank you”. - Michael

I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for accommodating us over those couple of weeks. The facilities were excellent and it was great coming into a venue with such a positive atmosphere.  Thanks again and we look forward to working with you again in the future.  Kind regards, - Connor Randell

Introducing the Main Hall

Looking for a large space to host a private party or corporate function?  Our Main Hall accommodates up to 120 guests and boasts a full operating kitchen with a huge outside deck overlooking the native landscaped gardens with views of the Dandenong Ranges. The Hall’s beautiful spotted gum timber floors create a natural ambiance that suits a number of purposes including dancing the night away.  Pictured below: Main Hall.

The Technology Room
This space is perfect for training workshops, business seminars, presentations and business meetings.  Fully equipped with the latest technology, carpeted throughout with access to coffee/tea points and seats up to 40 guests.  Pictured below: Technology Room

Meeting Rooms 1, 2 and 3

We offer small to large meeting rooms ideal for your organisation or groups to meet for formal or social meetings and functions. All equipped with electronic whiteboards and built-in projectors including mac connections if required.  Pictured below: Meeting Room 3

The Annex

The Annex is nestled away from the rest of the Centre, giving a sense of privacy from the buzz of the rest of Japara.It’s a flexible space, giving groups the option to host both large and intimate functions.The Annex seats up to 60 guests, however, the room can be divided to accommodate groups of 20.  Pictured below: The Annex