‍We believe that everyone has something to learn, and something to share and pass on to others.
Whether it’s how to cook a meal on a budget, to build a backyard oven, or paint with watercolour, make jam or keep chooks. These are all skills that help make our communities more resourceful and sustainable, and also ways to spend time that invite focus, inspiration, creativity and an unplug from relentless busy-ness of modern life.

In six years, the enterprise has supported over 1000 community members to share and teach their skills to others. Over 10000 community members have learnt new skills.

From humble beginnings programming skill-share classes, Rumpus now works in multiple ways and places to promote 'purposeful play' as a vital tool for mentally healthy communities and workplaces.


We are currently recruiting for a Treasurer to sit on our Board.
This is a voluntary position of 4 hours a month.
Please email hello@therumpus.com.au for a Role Description
Our Team
Caitlin Marshall
Caitlin Marshall has over 15 years experience working in community development, social work and adult education. Her work has incorporated the concept of play as a tool for personal growth, community building and social action in a range of contexts - working with itinerant boarding house residents, young homeless women, families affected by mental health, and people with opiate addictions in Scotland. She is passionate about unlocking resources and skills, and rebalancing the power of vulnerable people in the community.
Lizzie Rose
Lizzie Rose is passionate about working with people in a way that creates community connection for the benefit of individual health and wellbeing. She has worked with community for over two decades in the field of environmental sustainability, arts and cultural development. She is mother to two boys, an advocate of local food and dabbles in printmaking.  Her dedication to social change and commitment for building sustainable, resourceful and connected communities has defined her work and life.
Sarah Hudson
Skillshare Program Coordinator
Sarah brings a wealth of experience in journalism, film production and circus, and has done everything from starting a social impact circus program in a Jordanian refugee camp to producing episodes of SBS Insight - and read the news on Finnish television! Not only that, she is an accomplished acrobatics instructor and circus performer. Her ideas, energy and vibrancy are already making their mark on the Skillshare Program.
Caroline McLaren
Business Partnerships & Operations
Caroline’s passion is in supporting teams and communities to share their talents, build connections, and improve collaboration. Her background is in marketing, and business strategy and optimisation. She enjoys applying these skills to help for-purpose organisations increase their impact within their communities.
Kiara Mucci
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Jes Alexander-Rowe
MakeShift Link Worker
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Our Board
Olivia O'Leary / Chair
Megan West
Megan Corbett
Jackie Bailey
Board Member
We help unlock individual potential within a shared environment of purposeful play that builds and strengthens community.
We are a non-profit organisation.