About Us

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.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

An inclusive, connected community that works together to create a healthier, fairer and more sustainable future.

Our Values

The core values that inform our work are Equity, Inclusiveness, Engagement, Diversity, Honesty and Integrity, Innovation and creativity.

Meet The Team

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Lucie Holden

Manager

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Stephanie Dallas

Community Program Support Officer

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Beth Ware

Community Development Worker

Watsonia Neighbourhood House is on Wurundjeri country.

Located beside peaceful and leafy Aminya Reserve at the corner of

Kenmare Street and Lambourn Road, Watsonia.

Committee of Governance

Watsonia Neighbourhood House is governed by a volunteer Committee of Governance (COG)  in accordance with our Rules of Association (the Constitution). 

Banyule / Darebin Disability Peer Action Group

The World Slows Down 

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.

Travels in a Lockdown Worlds

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.

Volunteers

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

admin@watsonianh.org.au

Annual Reports

Have a read through our recent Annual Reports for a snapshot of our achievements throughout the years.

2018 Annual Report

2019 Annual Report

2020 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Supporters

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

History

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.