User Groups

Community organisations using the Old Cheese Factory:

Community Organisation

Meetings (Date / Time)

Aikido Victoria
Activity: Study and practice of the martial art Aikido
Age: All ages, although no specific children's class at this venue
Contact: Alex Raytsin (2nd Dan) - 0401 139 108

Contact: Chris Symons (1st Dan) - 0406 746 632
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday evenings - 7.30 pm - 9.00 pm
Classes held every week throughout the year

Berwick & District Folk Club
Activity: Acoustic Music Club
Age: Suitable for all ages
Contact: Edward Nass
Mobile: 0418 535 264

3rd Friday of the month February - December
Doors open at 7.30 pm

Berwick Artist Society
Activity: Art Classes
Age: Adults
Contact: Tony Purcell
Mobile: 0418 529 150

Demonstration Evening
4th Wednesday of the Month, 7pm

Painting/Drawing Group
Every Thursday, 10am-1pm
Berwick Stamp Club
Activity: Stamp Collecting and all aspects of Philately
Age: Suitable for all ages
Contact: Terry Prendergast - 5942 7625

Contact: Norm Crook - 9442 5758

2nd Sunday of the month, 2pm-4pm
(no program in January)
Berwick Woodworkers Club Inc.
Activity: Wood Craft & Toy Making
Age: Adults
Contact: Len Preece Club rooms between 9.00 am - 12.00 noon

Phone: 9702 1814

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday - 9.00 am - 2.00 pm
Thursday - 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
Wednesday evening - 5.00 pm - 9.00 pm

Casey U3A
Activity: Drawing Class
Age: Adults
Contact: Marten Bouleyard

Phone: 0448 042 924
Fridays, 10.00 am - 11.30 am (during school term)
Coastal Boat Training
Activity: Boat Licensing
Age: Suitable for all ages
Contact: Andrea Holton
Phone: 0408 469 349

Clyde Budgerigar Society
Activity: Meeting for members
Age: Adults
Contact: Con Herouvim
One Thursday each month

Combined Probus Club of Berwick Central Inc.
Activity: Meetings for active retirees wishing to make new friends, expand on interests and keep up to date with local community news and activities.
Age: Adults
Contact: Marian Ward
Phone: 0457 335 860

Member meetings held 9.00 am – 12.00 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month
Combined Probus Club of Berwick Inc.
Activity: Meetings for active retirees wishing to make new friends, expand on interests and keep up to date with local community news and activities.
Age: Adults
Contact: Patricia Attard
Phone: 03 9704 5810

Member meetings held 10.00 am – 12.00 pm on the 1st Tuesday of each month.

Hey De Ho Music
Activity: Preschool Educational Music Program
Contact: Dot Allen
Phone: 1300 139 631 or 0413 308 700

Thursday 10.15 am - 11.00 am
Just Harmony
Activity: Singing Classes
Age: Adults
Contact: Ted Stephens
Phone: 0427 957 202
Mondays 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Classes run February - December
Mini Maestros
Activity: Educational Music Program for preschool children
Contact: Jill McCrone
Phone: 0418 311 395


Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Age specific classes running between 9.15 am - 12.15 pm during school terms

Painting with Parkinson's
Activity: Art as a therapy for people living with Parkinsons
Age: Adult
Contact: Mrs Anne Atkin
Phone: 0409 188 317

Wednesdays, 10.00 am - 1200 am (during school term)
Patmos Art Group
Activity: Art Group
Age: Adults
Contact: Di Lockwood
Mobile: 0421 212 476
Every Wednesday, 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm during school term

Premium Health
Activity: Accredited First Aid Classes
Age: Adults
Contact: Premium Health

Phone: 1300 721 292

Classes held monthly:
Call Premium Health to confirm class dates and programs (CPR, Level 2 First Aid etc)

Pure Melodics Show Choir
Activity: Choir Rehearsals
Age: 8 years to 16 years
Contact Name: Helen Ryan
Phone: 0401 422 607

Mondays 5pm – 6pm
(During school term)

Rotary Club of Berwick
Activity: Farmers & Craft Market offering farm fresh produce & craft
Age: All ages, family & dog friendly
Contact: Market Coordinator
Phone: 0490 408 650

8am – 12.30pm
4th Saturday of each month all year round
December includes a Christmas twilight market from 4pm – 8pm.

Activity: Modelling Photography
Age: Suitable for Children 0-17 years
Contact: Tanya Djukic
Phone: 1300 302 919

Meets Sundays 10am – 4pm
Every 4-6 weeks

Triscott Educational Services
Activity: Certificate 3 in Educational Support CHC30213
Age: Adult
Contact: Barb Hegarty
Phone: 03 5962 4796
Mondays 9.15 am - 2.45 pm
Classes are held during school term only.
This qualification is national recognised.
Victorian Cake Decorating Society
Activity: Cake decorating demonstrations
Age: Adults
Contact: Belinda Dalgleish
Phone: 9705 5200
Every 3rd Saturday of every 2nd month, 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm