The Learning Bank

Mozaic of learning tools with books and computers

In partnership with the Victorian Government, Yarra City Council is activating a vacant former bank in Victoria Street for a community project known as the Learning Bank.

The Learning Bank is a new community space located in Victoria Street, Richmond, for residents and businesses to connect, create and learn.


The Learning Bank is a bookable learning space that hosts programs to support business and community needs.

You can book one of our offices through our Libraries booking system (your library card barcode is required). These are small meeting rooms suitable for meetings, interviews or study for up to 4 people.

Book a Learning Bank office

To book our larger open-plan room, email [email protected].

Business training events

Join us at the Learning Bank for peer learning sessions designed for local business owners interested in upskilling. Topics include radical collaboration, avoiding burnout, cybersecurity, and more! 

Creating an Authentic Experience Based Business

Ha from Otao Kitchen Cooking School presents the benefits of experience-based businesses and shares his journey to create an award winning cooking experience in Yarra.

Join us on Thursday 5 October, 11am to 12 midday at The Learning Bank.

Register now

To register for upcoming sessions or find out more visit our Business events page.

Thread Together store

Thread Together are a not-for-profit organisation that collects end-of-line brand new stock from fashion retailers that would otherwise go to landfill and distributes them to those in need.

Case workers or local community support organisations can book an appointment for their client to shop for their client for free at the Thread Together store at the Learning Bank.

This service is only available to Yarra Residents over the age of 16.

To book a 45 minute appointment email [email protected] or call 0488 940 971 or 9205 5555 and ask to speak to someone from the Economic Development team about The Learning Bank.

Thread Together’s service is delivered via registered charities and social service agencies. Organisations can sign up to receive clothing for their clients on the Thread Together website.

Volunteer with the Thread Together store

Help vulnerable community members while building your retail, fashion and customer service experience. Expressions of interest open until Friday 20 October, 2023.

For more information contact: Heather Finlay, Thread Together Retail Officer, phone 0488 940 971 or email [email protected].

ATM Café by North Richmond Community Health

The ATM café is a social enterprise café within the Learning Bank space operating via a street window. The café focuses on health and cultural diversity through the food and drinks menu they provide.

North Richmond Community Health are a not-for-profit centre dedicated to supporting local employment and providing free access to learning and training opportunities for its community members.

Contact us

For more information and enquiries, email [email protected] or call 0488 940 971 or 9205 5555 or 9205 5555 and ask to speak to someone from the Economic Development team about The Learning Bank.

The Learning Bank is located at 124 Victoria Street, Richmond, 3121.