What we do

We are here to build a strong and inclusive community in Surry Hills. We are a dedicated team who have been working with the local community of Surry Hills since 1978 to promote social justice, diversity and inclusion. SHNC provides a space for everyone whether you wish to connect to your community, access support, learn something new, or have the opportunity to contribute back.


In the world as it is today, children give us a priceless gift – they remind us that wonderful things are everywhere! You and your child have an exciting journey ahead, and at our Centre we are grateful to be part of this journey.


Combining love for old-world values with the exciting principles of modern day education, we aim to inspire the children in our care to be creative and to enjoy discovery and learning.


Provided by the Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre – proudly serving the community for over 40 years.



Computer Class

The SHNC computer course will teach you the basics including; How to access emails, how to use social media platforms such as Facebook and how to use Word, Power Point and other Office programs.

English Class

Would you like to improve your English? Our English classes are designed to help students gain confidence. You will also improve your English conversation skills. No Visa is required and everyone is welcome.

Tai Chi

Our Tai Chi classes are open to all members of the community. Our teacher has extensive experience teaching different techniques of traditional Tai Chi. You don’t need to be experienced at Tai Chi. All levels are welcome.


60+ UNIQUE STALLS & A COMMUNITY CAFE. UNFOLLOW THE NORM AT SURRY HILLS MARKET. The Surry Hills Markets are a must-visit for all – ask the locals! Vintage fashion, valuable antiques, books, hand-made beauty products and designer labels – our markets have it all. We specialise in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods and we are open regardless of the weather.

Next Market: 5 September 2020


News & Information

Community, Information

This quick chickpea curry is easy to make any night of the week. It’s packed with veggies and has an extra kick of turmeric for added antioxidants. It’s easy to use any vegetables you have on hand. This is a root to stem recipe.

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Community, Information

What a beautiful morning today! 28th July 2020 at Northcott Community Centre A big thank you to everyone for a successful community event in some challenging times. It was wonderful to bring our services together and keep engaged with the communities we work with.

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Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre’s Youtube channel. Simple, healthy affordable recipes for all the community. First up Vegetarian Japanese Pancakes.

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Become a Volunteer

The Surry Hills Neighbourhood Centre (SHNC) relies on volunteers and members. Without volunteers, we would not be able to deliver essential services to our community. The Centre receives funding and other support from all tiers of government, but this resourcing alone is insufficient. As a volunteer with SHNC you will have the opportunity to use valuable skills and experience and have a positive impact on your local community. You will also reap personal benefits from being active, socially engaged and enjoy a sense of fulfilment. Become a volunteer today!