Did you buy your sewing machine from a dealer (like Janome) or specialised sewing machine retailer (somewhere that just primarily sewing machine) or from a store (like Spotlight)?
Many dealers or sewing machine retailers will teach you how to use your machine and might offer private sewing classes. My suggestion would be to try and see what they offer, even if you didn't buy your machine from there.
Hi! I read somewhere on another forum that the Merrylands Spotlight has closed down, but was replaced with the new store at Auburn. I've been to the Auburn one as it is close to uni and I quite like it. It's the largest Spotlight I've been to, but they never seem to be that busy! They have a large selection of fabrics from what I have seen (I haven't had to buy fabric from there), as well as a large selection of everything else! So if you're ever out that way, I definitely recommend you check it out!