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.
WNH statement supporting the Voice to Parliament
Watsonia Neighbourhood House acknowledges that the Wurundjeri Woiwurrung people continue to live across the lands and waterways of Wurundjeri country, and engage in deep and continuing practices of collaboration, education, storytelling and knowledge sharing within communities.
Embedding a Voice in the Constitution would recognise the special place of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia’s history and give Indigenous communities a path to inform policy and legal decisions that impact their lives.
Watsonia Neighbourhood House builds a welcoming and inclusive community, where sharing is fostered, and people are empowered to thrive and control their own destiny.
We support the Voice to Parliament and encourage our community to walk with First Nations People on the journey to Treaty and Truth. In this way healing can continue for everyone and we can all move forward together.
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.
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
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
Committee Of Governance
As an incorporated association we must have an elected Governance Committee, who is responsible for governance of the organisation (planning, policy and employment). The organisation uses a set of organisational values and strategic objectives to guide decision making.
You can find our latest strategic plan here.
Good governance provides organisational leadership: it shapes the organisation’s mission and values and focuses on outcomes and sustainability.
The Committee members are accountable for the expenditure of funds in accordance with the organisation’s financial management practices and funding service agreements. An Annual Report which includes annual financial statements is produced and presented at the Annual General Meeting and submitted to Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission.
You can find copies of our Annual Reports here.
Our Committee members are,