Our Vision, Mission and Goals

Community Vision

A place where the community feel they belong and are able to participate in healthy, sustainable services with the acceptance and support to meet their needs and aspirations.

Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House Mission:

We will work with the community to provide a range of services, support and resources. We will respond in a welcoming and professional manner to the identified needs and aspirations of our community.

Our Goals

  • Building Community
  • Build and support community networks of inclusiveness, involvement, trust and mutual cooperation and develop community spirit, cohesion and well being.
  • Supporting People and Their Families
  • Build and support the personal skills, knowledge, abilities and resilience of each person in the community, and develop the health and wellbeing of people and their families.
  • Enhancing Choices for Financial Independence
  • Support and extend training and employment readiness opportunities to assist people in the community achieve economic independence.
  • To be a Responsible, Accountable and Sustainable Organisation


For more detailed information about our goals and objectives, please feel free to have a look at our Strategic Plan, available from our offices or on our website.

Our Community

Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House’s catchment area encompasses Kellevie, Copping, Marion Bay, Bream Creek and Dunalley in the north, and Murdunna, Eaglehawk Neck, Taranna, Port Arthur, Nubeena and outlying areas in the south.  Our services are offered across two municipal boundaries – Tasman and Sorell.

Our Organisation

Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House has staff based in two geographical sites – Dunalley and Nubeena.  Community development programs and services are provided across our entire catchment area from these two sites.  The Dunalley Office is the administrative base for the organisation.

We are a member of the Neighbourhood Houses Tasmania Inc, (NHT) which is the peak body for the 34 Community Houses and Neighbourhood Centres around Tasmania.

Our Management

Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House is managed by a volunteer Management Committee made up of local residents from across the Sorell and Tasman Municipalities, who volunteer their time, expertise and knowledge of the community.

The Committee is elected by members at the Annual General Meeting each financial year.

Any member of Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House is entitled to stand for a position on the Management Committee.

The Management Committee meets monthly, in either in Dunalley or Nubeena.

Our Staff

Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House’s Manager is accountable to the Management Committee for the financial and administrative aspects of the organisation’s day to day operation.

The Manager oversees a team of dedicated staff and volunteers, which currently includes:

  • Administrative Staff
  • Family Support Workers
  • Community Garden Staff
  • Volunteers
  • Community Education Tutors and Services Providers

And can include:

  • Project Workers
  • Playgroup Facilitators
  • Childminders

Our Funding

Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House’s core funding is provided by the Tasmanian Department of Health and Human Services.

Many of our programs are funded and/or supported by grants from other sources, including, but not limited to:

  • State Government
  • Federal Government
  • Local Government

We also raise money for our activities through our Op Shop, located at the back of our building in Dunalley.

Access and Participation

We support and promote the equal access and participation rights of every individual and encourage opportunities for all community members to become involved in the organisation.

All members, staff, volunteers and participants of the Dunalley Tasman Neighbourhood House will treat each other with dignity and respect.

We encourage:

  • A non-judgemental approach to people – the beliefs and value system of all people shall be respected, regardless of our values;
  • Equity and social justice – all people shall have equal access to the resources we offer, be they economic or social;
  • Access – all people shall have equal access to our services;
  • Equality of Rights – we will support equal rights for everyone regardless of age, race, gender, marital status, parental status, income, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, political activity, political belief or affiliation, religious activity, irrelevant criminal record, social background, industrial activity, irrelevant medical record, or association with any person who has, or is believed to have, any of these attributes;
  • Participation – we will provide opportunities and support participation in all services we offer.


In some cases, exemptions may apply (e.g. a specific course for a targeted group) and we will ensure that any legal protocols and procedures are properly researched and followed.