Peter was born South Melbourne and was one of 13 children. He grew up in the area and finished school early and started doing casual work.
He has done a variety of jobs including grape picking in Mildura, and even joined a touring carnival setting up rides which he says is very hard work.
Before living at Wintringham Port Melbourne, Peter lived for 2 years at Wintringham Delahey but says he enjoys living back in the area he grew up in.
He is a passionate supporter of the Sydney Swans (originally South Melbourne) and even used to be in their cheer squad, travelling to games and helping to paint the banners.