Hi, I’m Polly and my roles here at The Basin Community House are Project Officer, Administration Officer, Volunteer Coordinator and Advertising and Social Media Guru. Prior to working here I was in the travel and tourism industry for many years. I decided it was time for a change and undertook a Diploma of Graphic Design, […]


Heather has been the Manager of the House for almost 15 years. Her career has included being a Money Market dealer, State Member of Parliament and a kindergarten assistant. She became involved with her local neighbourhood house, Morrison House in Mt Evelyn, after becoming widowed and pregnant 30 years ago. Heather always claims that Neighbourhood […]


My main interests are computers and technology, astronomy and driving. Computers is a hobby for me as well as providing some IT support, mainly for home users. I volunteer at The Basin at each where I am doing different admin roles involving both some computer and some manual tasks. I am a member of the […]


Let me introduce myself. My name is Diane and to the Community House I am the WART they can’t get rid of. My involvement has covered many spectrum’s over more than twenty years. From receptionist to committee members, chocolate lady to theatre organiser. Gardening, bringing people together which includes the institutional, long term oldies, monthly […]


Hi, I’m Karen. I volunteer on Reception Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. My interests are sewing, woodwork, gardening, music and football. “Carlton”. Oh, and Instagram, I follow everything I love. Great Inspiration. My strengths are my Family. In particular my grandson, so much love. I can’t wait for more grandchildren. I also love my fur babies […]


Hello I’m Hazel. I’ve volunteered at the house for a while now and work all day Monday and half days on Wednesdays and Fridays. My interests are doing puzzles, reading and keeping up with my garden and my family especially my grandchildren. I’m a fairly quiet reserved sort of person and suffer with nerves from […]


What makes me Happy! My husband of 61 years. My family, 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and now 3 great grandchildren. Musical theatre. Gardening. Having fun. Volunteering! I have been a volunteer with the City of Knox for many years. Started out with Meals on Wheels, then became the organise for transport, before I went back […]


I’ve had a lot of variety in both my personal and work life, and that’s how I like it. From upholstery cutter in a small business in Bayswater, to clerk in the criminal appeals registry office at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, to cake decorator in Coburg, to dry cleaner in Bentleigh, I […]