Watsonia Neighbourhood House brings people together to connect, learn and contribute in their local community through social, educational, recreational and support activities, using a community development approach.
Watsonia Neighbourhood House is a safe, welcoming and inclusive community where strengths are cultivated, lifelong learning and sharing is fostered, and people are empowered to thrive.
An inclusive, connected community that works together to create a healthier, fairer and more sustainable future.
The core values that inform our work are Equity, Inclusiveness, Engagement, Diversity, Honesty and Integrity, Innovation and creativity.
Watsonia Neighbourhood House is on Wurundjeri country.
Located beside peaceful and leafy Aminya Reserve at the corner of
Kenmare Street and Lambourn Road, Watsonia.
Banyule / Darebin Disability Peer Action Group
A beautiful song that VALID’S Peer Action Members created over two Melbourne lockdowns in 2021. A collaboration between VALID, Olympic Adult Education and Watsonia Neighbourhood House.
An online film project initiated between the VALID Banyule Darebin Peer Action Group, Jika Jika Community Centre and Watsonia Neighbourhood House during Winter 2020 lockdown in Melbourne.
Volunteering is a great way to connect with and contribute to your local community, learn new skills and make friends. It can also help to build self confidence when job seeking and our positions satisify Centrelink's voluntary work requirements.
Our committed team of volunteers assist the running of the House in a fun and social atmosphere. Come and join us!
If you would like to volunteer, please contact us 9434 6717
Watsonia Neighbourhood House acknowledges the support of the following individuals and organisations:
Department of Fairness, Families and Housing for recurrent funding through Neighbourhood House Coordination Program
Banyule City Council for recurrent funding to support the provision of services and programs as well as access to grants and other supports
North East Neighbourhood House Network for providing management and governance guidance, training and resources
Banyule Neighbourhood House Network for peer support and shared projects
Watsonia Neighbourhood House began in 1991 a community provider in the early 1990s in a smaller location near the main street of Watsonia. As the popularity of this drop-in centre grew, Council was lobbied for a larger venue and the House moved to its present location at 47 Lambourn Road.