Welcome to the Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre, a community managed not-for-profit organisation. We work with the people of Carlton and surrounding areas, particularly with those who experience disadvantage, to connect, learn, share skills and improve participation in work and community life. Our program covers a broad range of learning opportunities, with nationally recognised courses, preaccredited courses, workshops, volunteering and events. In addition to learning we offer employment and support services through our Open Door program. CNLC encourages individuals with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  


We offer:

  • Community Activities
  • English Language
  • Adult Literacy
  • Creativity and Wellbeing
  • Sustainability
  • Computer classes
  • Community Development
  • Information and Referral
  • Provision of Community garden spaces
  • Carlton Compost Hub
  • Carlton Cluckers (Chickens)
  • Venue Hire


Under COVID Safe restrictions, we will deliver as many of our programs as possible face to face. If restrictions change, or if we are not able to deliver programs with the space and safety measures needed, we will use blended delivery with online classes on ZOOM and remote learning materials. Here is more information about CNLC's online service standard.

Please note that course or activity availability and dates may change. Please contact CNLC for the most up-to-date information.


Click on this link for our latest brochure. 

Click on this link for our Latest Newsletter.

Subscribe to our quarterly newsletter to receive updates on what is happening at CNLC. Follow the link below or email info@cnlc.org.au


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Contact Information

The Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre is located at
20 Princes St, Carlton North 3054

Tel: 9347 2739
Email: info@cnlc.org.au

Legal name:Carlton Neighbourhood Learning Centre Inc
ABN: 25 717 084 481
RTO ID: 21228
Association Number : A0042620C

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Transport Information

Tram #96, stop #17 OR Tram #86, stop #21 and walk 2 blocks along Alexandra Pde

Bus #546 get off at the intersection of Nicholson and Princes St/Alexandra Pde OR Bus #250/251, get off at Carlton Baths and walk 1 block along Princes St.

Car Parking in Station St; restrictions apply. Bicycle parking on Princes St; CNLC is close to the Canning St bicycle route. 


Venue Hire

We offer affordable spaces for hire – meeting rooms, classrooms and a training room with community garden access for organisations and local community groups to meet, work and train in. Ideal for meetings and workshops, and available outside of school hours. 

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