TAMWORTH REGIONAL COMMUNITY DIRECTORY - May 2019 - Tamworth Regional Council

 
TAMWORTH REGIONAL
COMMUNITY DIRECTORY
       May 2019
Updating information in this Directory
Tamworth Regional Council welcomes updates and changes to the information in this Directory at any time.

Changes in contact details, meeting times and venues, and the establishment of new groups may be notified by completing the online form at
http://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/Community/Community-Directory/Community-Directory-Update-form.

A searchable online version of the Directory is available at http://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/Community/Community-Directory.

Disclaimer
Although due care is taken to ensure the accuracy and timeliness of the information in the Community Directory, Tamworth Regional Council and its employees are not
responsible for the accuracy of the information or for any errors or omissions in the Community Directory, however caused, or for any consequential loss or damage caused
to third parties. Information is provided on the basis that all persons accessing the Community Directory undertake responsibility for assessing the relevance and accuracy
of its content.

Inclusion of an organisation in the Community Directory does not imply any endorsement of the organisation, or of its services or products, by Tamworth Regional Council.

The information provided in the Community Directory may not be used for commercial purposes.

Volunteer Referral Service
Are you retired, unemployed, lonely or just want to contribute something to your community? Is your group finding it difficult to attract Volunteers? Do you need someone
to assist the elderly on outings, help raise funds for a cause or provide administrative secretarial support for your not-for-profit organisation?

If your answer is YES, then the Tamworth Volunteer Referral Service may be for you.

The Tamworth Volunteer Referral Service provides an opportunity for individuals to register their interests and needs, and be matched to not-for-profit organisations in the
community. Many local groups and organisations rely heavily on the contribution of volunteers to operate. Organisations are also encouraged to register their needs with
the Referral Service so that interested volunteers can be referred. Training sessions for volunteers are also held regularly throughout the year.

Council’s Volunteer Co-ordinator can be contacted at the Tamworth Community Centre, Darling Street Tamworth, between 10am and 4pm, Monday, Wednesday and
Thursday each week. Phone: 67664480, Fax: 67669866. Appointments are advisable.

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Tamworth Regional Council Offices
Tamworth                                  Barraba                               Manilla                               Nundle
Ray Walsh House                           27 Alice Street                       210 Manilla Street                    58 Jenkins Street
437 Peel Street Tamworth                  Barraba NSW 2347                      Manilla NSW 2346                      Nundle NSW 2340
Phone: 6767 5555 (or 1300 733 625         Phone: (02) 6782 1105                 Phone: (02) 6761 0200                 Phone: (02) 6769 3205
within Council area)                      Office Hours: 8:30am to 12:00pm and   Office Hours: 8:30am to 12:00pm and   Office Hours: 10:00am to 2:00pm
Fax: (02) 6767 5499                       1:00pm to 4:30pm Monday to Friday     1:00pm to 4:30pm Monday to Friday     Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
Email: trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au            except Public Holidays                except Public Holidays                and Saturday except Public Holidays
Office Hours: 8:30am until 5:00pm
Monday to Friday except Public Holidays

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Contents
Contents.................................................................................................................................................................................................................... iii
Business Support Organisations ............................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Child Care and Preschool ......................................................................................................................................................................................... 2
Community Based Services ...................................................................................................................................................................................... 6
Community Centres and Halls ................................................................................................................................................................................ 17
Community Committees .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 20
Education/Universities ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 23
Garden Clubs .......................................................................................................................................................................................................... 29
Government Services ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 30
Health and Hospitals ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 33
Heritage and History ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 40
Music, Arts and Crafts ............................................................................................................................................................................................. 42
Nursing Homes ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 46
Other ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
Religious Organisations .......................................................................................................................................................................................... 51
Service Clubs and Organisations ............................................................................................................................................................................ 57
Social Clubs ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 61
Sports and Recreation ............................................................................................................................................................................................ 63
Support Groups....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 85
Youth Organisations ............................................................................................................................................................................................... 92
END OF COMMUNITY DIRECTORY ..................................................................................................................................................................... 94

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Business Support Organisations
      Name of                Postal        Meeting                           Phone                    Email &                                                   Other
                                                             Contact
    Organisation            address        address                         number(s)                  website                                                information
                                                                                                                             NBTMG is a cooperative of business representatives that formed a partnership
                                                                                                                             with Destination Tamworth - Tamworth Regional Council) to generate
                        PO Box 8067    Nundle Visitor
Nundle Business Tourism                                 Heath Atchison                                                       marketing and promotional activities for the community of Nundle.
                        NUNDLE NSW     Information                         02 6769 3227 E: fossickers@westnet.com.au
& Marketing Group Inc                                   Secretary                                                            The Nundle BTMG Inc. offers both products and services collectively that are
                        2340           Centre
                                                                                                                             available in the village of Nundle and the surrounds such as Hanging Rock,
                                                                                                                             Bowling Alley, Woolomin and Dungowan.
                          PO Box 119                    Jill Stewart                                                         Tamworth Business Chamber is one of the largest and most progressive
Tamworth Business                      26 - 28 Fitzroy                                 E: tamcham@tamworth.org.au
                          TAMWORTH                      Membership and    02 6766 4810                                       regional chambers in NSW. Membership base is made up of small and
Chamber                                Street, Tamworth                                W: http://www.tamworth.org.au
                          NSW 2340                      Marketing Manager                                                    medium sized businesses through to larger corporate entities.
                                                                                                                          Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) has operated for over 30
                                                                                                                          years. During this time the land council has acquired 15 residential properties,
                          PO Box 57
Tamworth Local                         123 Marius       Fiona Snape                     E: admin@tamworthlalc.com.au      the LALC office and 13 parcels of land.
                          TAMWORTH                                         02 6766 9028
Aboriginal Land Council                Street, Tamworth CEO                             W: http://www.tamworthlalc.com.au The activities of the Land Council in the past have mostly focussed on
                          NSW 2340
                                                                                                                          providing benefit to certain members in the form of housing, access to
                                                                                                                          transport, emergency funds, community programs and administrative support.

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Child Care and Preschool
   Name of                                Meeting                              Phone                          Email &                                                    Other
                     Postal address                          Contact
 Organisation                             address                            number(s)                        website                                                 information
                     PO Box 137
Barraba Preschool                     148 Queen         Susan Chand                         E: barrabapreschool@gmail.com                  Barraba Preschool is a community based preschool. Our mission
                     BARRABA NSW                                             02 6782 1097
Incorporated                          Street, Barraba   President                           W: http://www.facebook.com/barrabapreschool/   is to provide every child with a quality early childhood experience.
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                                                                                                                                           We understand that placing your child in a daycare is an important
                                                                                                                                           decision and as such, we feel privileged to play an integral role in
                     PO Box 610
Bendemeer                             Charles Street,   Renee McNee                                                                        your child's learning and development with Bendemeer Preschool.
                     BENDEMEER                                               02 6769 6425 E: bendemeer.preschool@bigpond.com
Preschool Inc                         Bendemeer         Director                                                                           Our aim is to function as an extended family in order to provide
                     NSW 2355
                                                                                                                                           your child with the security, warmth and love which are essential to
                                                                                                                                           their development and growth.
                                                                                                                                           Calrossy Preschool is a warm, caring, early learning environment,
                                                                                                                                           where children have the opportunity to learn and grow, secure in
                                                                                                                                           the knowledge that they are a valued member of our community.
                                                                                                                                           As part of Calrossy Anglican School, Calrossy Preschool offers
                     140 Brisbane                                                                                                          children the benefits of a small preschool, with the resources of a
                     Street                             Belinda Lockwood                    E: preschool@calrossy.nsw.edu.au               much larger educational community. Children have a gradual start
Calrossy Preschool                                                           02 5776 5110
                     TAMWORTH                           Director                            W: http://www.calrossy.nsw.edu.au              to life at 'big school' and develop relationships with peers and
                     NSW 2340                                                                                                              teachers, before making the transition to Kindergarten.
                                                                                                                                           Our comprehensive programming provides children with a firm
                                                                                                                                           foundation in pre-reading and pre-numeracy skills, while our
                                                                                                                                           beautiful facilities allow children to explore their creativity in
                                                                                                                                           countless ways.
                                                                                                                                           Community Kids Tamworth Early Education Centre provides
                                                                                                                                           education and care for children through a range of specialised
                                                                                                                                           programs, excursions and family activities designed to promote
                                                                                                                                           each child's cognitive and social development.
                                                                                                                                           Our centre is proud to have qualified, caring and professional early
Community Kids       2A Kenny Drive
                                                        Barbara McHugh                    E: tamworth@communitykids.net.au                 childhood educators who work with the children to build and foster
Tamworth Early       TAMWORTH                                                02 6765 7133
                                                        Nominated Supervisor              W: http://www.communitykids.com.au               each of their individual qualities and developmental needs. We
Education Centre     NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                           have authentic connections with our local community and a strong
                                                                                                                                           sense of cultural identity.
                                                                                                                                           We are open from 7:30am to 6:00pm Monday to Friday and we
                                                                                                                                           provide healthy and nutritious food that is prepared daily for
                                                                                                                                           morning tea and afternoon tea.
                                                                                                                                           Our professional and dedicated carers provide a program that
Currabubula          Boulton Street                                                                                                        enables children to learn through exploration and stimulating
                                                                                          E: admin@ooranga.com.au
Outreach             CURRABUBULA                                             02 6768 7004                                                  experiences. We aspire to create an environment that provides
                                                                                          W: http://www.ooranga.com.au
Preschool            NSW 2342                                                                                                              enjoyable and creative learning. This is achieved through activities
                                                                                                                                           designed to support your child in all areas of growth.
                                                                                                                                           Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Tamworth Brisbane
                    172 Brisbane
Good Start Early                                                                                                                           Street is a 66 place centre catering for children aged 6 weeks to 6
                    Street                              Amanda McCann                     E: tce@goodstart.org.au
Learning - Brisbane                                                          02 6766 9844                                                  years. Our centre has a unique outdoor area and is purpose built
                    TAMWORTH                            Centre Director                   W: http://www.goodstart.org.au/
Street                                                                                                                                     in a leafy part of Tamworth, located in a residential area close to
                    NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                           schools and community facilities.

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    Name of                                 Meeting                               Phone                          Email &                                               Other
                     Postal address                                  Contact
  Organisation                              address                             number(s)                        website                                            information
                                                                                                                                         Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Calala is located close
                                                                                                                                         to schools, shops and parks, in a quiet residential area, convenient
                                                                                                                                         for the daily pick-up and drop-off.
                     49-51 Calala                                                                                                        Our play based, stimulating curriculum is based on the Early
Good Start Early     Lane                                                                     E: caa@goodstart.org.au                    Years' Learning Framework and our rooms - from Nursery to
                                                                               02 6765 3636
Learning - Calala    CALALA NSW                                                               W: http://www.goodstart.org.au/            Kindergarten/Preschool - are all geared with this in mind. We also
                     2340                                                                                                                develop colourful, engaging programs accounting for each child's
                                                                                                                                         individual interests, needs and strengths; and with each step we
                                                                                                                                         are ensuring the children are ready to take the big step into
                                                                                                                                         schooling.
                    3-7 Hercules                                                                                                         Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Tamworth Hercules
Good Start Early
                    Street                                  Chloe Speck                     E: hst@goodstart.org.au                      Street is located in an industrial area, close to schools and shops.
Learning - Hercules                                                            02 6762 3550
                    TAMWORTH                                Centre Director                 W: http://www.goodstart.org.au/              The peace and easy access to the centre, and its convenience,
Street
                    NSW 2340                                                                                                             belies what you might think of an industry precinct.
                                                                                                                                         Goodstart Early Learning Child Care Centre Tamworth South
                                                                                                                                         opened its doors in 2005 and has since become an integral part of
                     358 Goonoo                                                                                                          the Tamworth community, located in a rural/residential area close
Good Start Early
                     Goonoo Road                            Monika Henry                      E: tms@goodstart.org.au                    to local schools and shops as well as main roads and transport
Learning -                                                                     02 6762 5244
                     TAMWORTH                               Centre Director                   W: http://www.goodstart.org.au/            routes.
Tamworth South
                     NSW 2340                                                                                                            We cater for children aged six weeks to five years across our five
                                                                                                                                         rooms (which include two nursery rooms, a toddler room and two
                                                                                                                                         preschool rooms).
                                                                                                                                         Janelle Street Centre is a Long Day Child Care facility located in
                                                                                                                                         Tamworth.The centre provides structured learning for children from
                     4 Janelle Street
Janelle Street                          4 Janelle Street,   Meagan Robson                     E: reception@janellestreetcentre.com       6 weeks to 5 years old. The centre is staffed by Christians who
                     TAMWORTH                                                  02 6762 8452
Centre                                  Tamworth            Director                          W: http://www.janellestreetcentre.com.au   are also qualified child care workers.
                     NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                         Its educational program includes Christ-centred Care and
                                                                                                                                         Structural Learning for all those who are enrolled.
                                                                                                                                         Kootingal and District Preschool are committed to providing a
                                                                                                                                         quality service in partnership with parents and community,
                                                                                                                                         promoting the overall development of each child.
Kootingal and        PO Box 64
                                        Lot 21 Chaffey      Kathryn Kinson                                                               Our service has qualified early childhood educators and they are
District Preschool   KOOTINGAL                                                 02 6760 3861 E: kooti_preschool@bigpond.com
                                        Street, Kootingal   Director                                                                     dedicated to providing the children greater opportunities to
Inc                  NSW 2352
                                                                                                                                         participate, share, take turns, relate to and communicate with staff
                                                                                                                                         and each other through a range of planned and spontaneous
                                                                                                                                         experiences.
                                        Kootingal Public
Kootingal            PO Box 181                                                                                                          Come to Kootingal Little Stars Playgroup on Mondays 10:00am -
                                        School, Denman                         1800 171 882 E: admin@playgroupnsw.org.au
Playgroup -          Granville NSW                          Nicole                                                                       11:30am at Kootingal Public School Homebase 1 for fun and
                                        Avenue,                                02 6760 3332 W: http://www.playgroupnsw.org.au
Playgroup NSW        2142                                                                                                                friendship for parents and kids!
                                        Kootingal
                                                                                                                                         At Manilla Preschool we believe that families and educators can
                                                                                                                                         work together to provide the best foundation for the growth and
                  PO Box 127
Manilla Community                       24 Carinya          Jenny Bridge                      E: manpreschool@aapt.net.au                development of each child.
                  MANILLA NSW                                                  02 6785 1475
Preschool                               Avenue, Manilla     Director                          W: http://www.manillapreschool.com.au/     The Preschool is an Incorporated, Community based, non-profit
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                                                                                                                                         organisation. Parents are required to become members of the
                                                                                                                                         incorporated body when enrolling their child.

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    Name of                                Meeting                                 Phone                          Email &                                                Other
                    Postal address                              Contact
  Organisation                             address                               number(s)                        website                                             information
                                        Manilla
                                                                                                                                           We recommend that you contact our Playgroup to organise to visit
                    PO Box 181          Presbyterian
Manilla Playgroup -                                                                            E: admin@playgroupnsw.org.au                a session with your child(ren).Our Playgroup coordinator can
                    Granville NSW       Church Hall,      Stacey Shield         1800 171 882
Playgroup NSW                                                                                  W: http://www.playgroupnsw.org.au           provide you with a general idea of how the playgroup works, the
                    2142                Rowan Street,
                                                                                                                                           ages of children attending, session fees etc.
                                        Manilla
                                                                                                                                           Nundle CWA Preschool is a community based preschool which
                    74 Jenkins Street                                                                                                      has been providing preschool education for Nundle and
Nundle CWA                              74 Jenkins Street, Maura Burke           02 6769 3188 E: nunpre@activ8.net.au
                    NUNDLE NSW                                                                                                             surrounding districts for 50 years. The preschool offers early
Preschool                               Nundle             Authorised Supervisor 0428 072 106 W: http://www.nundle.org.au/preschool.html
                    2340                                                                                                                   intervention, preschool and school readiness programs within a
                                                                                                                                           small caring group structure for children 2.5-5 years of age.
                                        CWA Hall-                                                                                          We recommend that you contact our Playgroup to organise to visit
                   PO Box 181
Nundle Playgroup -                      Nundle, 86                                           E: admin@playgroupnsw.org.au                  a session with your child(ren).Our Playgroup coordinator can
                   Granville NSW                          Stacey Shield         1800 171 882
Playgroup NSW                           Jenkins Road,                                        W: http://www.playgroupnsw.org.au             provide you with a general idea of how the playgroup works, the
                   2142
                                        Nundle                                                                                             ages of children attending, session fees etc.
                                                                                                                                           Nurture One Tamworth Children's Centre is open from 7:00am to
                                                                                                                                           6:00pm and provides quality long day care and education for
                                                                                                                                           children from birth to six years.
Nurture One         8 Patrick Street
                                                          Nicole Prout                         E: tamworth@nurtureone.com.au               We are located in North Tamworth, close to the TAFE, hospitals
Tamworth            TAMWORTH                                                    02 6761 2331
                                                          Director                             W: http://www.nurtureone.com.au             and numerous schools. Our centre is a house that has been
Children's Centre   NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                           converted into Nurture One. Our Centre is open plan with our
                                                                                                                                           Nursery being the one room that is separated to provide a safe
                                                                                                                                           and nurturing environment for those under 18 months.
                                                                                                                                           At Peter Pan Preschool we aim to provide an exceptional service
                                                                                                                                           of care and education to children 3-6 years.
Peter Pan Pre       24 Larool Street
                                                          Karen McIlveen                       E: admin@peterpanpre-school.com.au          We have a large exciting outdoor area for the children to explore.
School              TAMWORTH                                                    02 6765 9124
                                                          Director                             W: http://www.peterpanpre-school.com.au     We have embraced the Early Years Learning Frameworks vision
Kindergarten        NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                           for all children to experience play-based learning that builds
                                                                                                                                           success for life.
                                                                                                                                           We are a mission of Tamworth Uniting Church and work in
                                                                                                                                           conjunction with Uniting to ensure the compliance and viability of a
Rainbow Cottage     134 Marius Street                                                                                                      high quality education and care service.
                                                          Sharn Mason                          E: rainbow@rainbowcottage.net.au
Occasional Child    TAMWORTH                                                    02 6766 7655                                               We are a central component of our local community, striving to
                                                          Co-ordinator                         W: http://www.careforkids.com.au
Care Centre         NSW 2340                                                                                                               work collaboratively with families and other professionals to give
                                                                                                                                           the children we work with the best start in life. Our team of early
                                                                                                                                           childhood educators provide extensive opportunities to all children.
                                                                                                                                           We provide Preschool and Long Day Care for up to 44 children
St Mark's           15 Heugh Street                       Del Rapley/Rebecca                                                               each day in 2 play rooms, the Jellybean Room for 3-4 year olds
                                                                                              E: info@stmarksps.com.au
Preschool & Long    TAMWORTH                              Bailey                 02 6765 8250                                              and the Lollipop Room for 4-5 year olds providing a school
                                                                                              W: http://stmarksps.com.au/
Day Care Centre     NSW 2340                              Administrator/Director                                                           readiness program.
                                                                                                                                           Opening Hours - Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 5:45pm
St Mary's North     7 North Street                                                                                                         Our school provides an enjoyable, resourceful, professionally
                                                          Peta Whackett                        E: stmaryspreschool@bigpond.com
Tamworth            TAMWORTH                                                    02 6766 5071                                               enriching and career satisfying experience. Our motto is: "learning
                                                          Director                             W: http://www.stmaryspreschool.net.au/
Preschool           NSW 2340                                                                                                               - fun - friendship - community"

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   Name of                             Meeting                              Phone                           Email &                                                    Other
                   Postal address                           Contact
 Organisation                          address                            number(s)                         website                                                 information
                                                                                                                                       St Peter's Preschool Tamworth offers quality child-focused
                                                                                                                                       education and care for all children between the ages of three and
St Peter's         34 Vera Street
                                                      Roma Giles          02 6765 7804 E: admin@stpeterspreschooltamworth.org.au       five. Our fully inclusive program offers each child the opportunity
Preschool          TAMWORTH
                                                      Administrator       0427 957 804 W: http://www.stpeterspreschooltamworth.org.au/ to develop in all areas at their own pace. Fully trained and
Tamworth Inc       NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                       experienced staff and education provide a safe, kind, caring
                                                                                                                                       environment for playing, learning and growing.
                                                                                                                                          We are an accredited home based Child Care Service licensed
                                                                                                                                          and regulated under the National Quality Framework.
                   PO Box 3504
Tamworth Family                     81 Denison       Joanne Spinnor       02 6765 4599 E: tamfdc@bigpond.net.au                           Our registered Educators provide education and care from their
                   TAMWORTH
Day Care Service                    Street, Tamworth Manager              0419 654 599 W: http://www.tamworthfamilydaycare.com.au         homes/venue as independent contractors on behalf of Tamworth
                   NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                          Family Day Care. Educators and all adult household members
                                                                                                                                          have a Working with Children clearance.
                   84 Carthage
Tamworth
                   Street                             Mariko Batho
Montessori                                                                02 6766 7750 E: office.tammont@gmail.com
                   TAMWORTH                           Preschool Manager
Preschool
                   NSW 2340
                                    Tamworth Public                                                                                       Year Round Care is proudly sponsored by Tamworth Regional
                   PO Box 555
                                    School and West   Tracy Miskle                       E: t.miskle@tamworth.nsw.gov.au                  Council and has two centres, East Tamworth and South
Year Round Care    TAMWORTH                                               02 6762 2207
                                    Tamworth Public   Coordinator                        W: http://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au                Tamworth, both of which are located in schools. Both centres
                   NSW 2340
                                    School                                                                                                provide before and after school care as well as vacation care.

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      Name of                Postal             Meeting                            Phone                                Email &                                                     Other
                                                                  Contact
    Organisation            address             address                          number(s)                              website                                                  information
                                             Level 1, Noel                                                                                                 Ageing, Disability and Home Care is part of the
                         PO Box 511
Ageing, Disability and                       Park House,      Rebecca Belfield                E: hunter.iri@facs.nsw.gov.au                                Department of Family and Community Services.
                         TAMWORTH                                                02 5712 9300
Home Care                                    155-157 Marius Manager Access                    W: http://www.facs.nsw.gov.au                                The aim of the Department is to provide better and more
                         NSW 2340
                                             Street, Tamworth                                                                                              integrated services for vulnerable client groups in NSW.
                                                                                                                                                           Aidacare is one of Australia's largest Healthcare
                                                                                                                                                           Equipment and Service providers.
                                                                                                                                                           Our focus on product quality and ongoing services has
                         3/248 Peel Street                    Scott Mason
                                                                                                E: Tamworth@aidacare.com.au                                made Aidacare and Aspire trusted brands throughout
Aidacare Pty Ltd         TAMWORTH                             Regional           02 6761 2018
                                                                                                W: http://www.aidcare.com.au                               Australia. That's why you'll find us on most Government
                         NSW 2340                             Manager
                                                                                                                                                           Healthcare Equipment Contracts and in Supply
                                                                                                                                                           Agreements with many Private Sector Healthcare
                                                                                                                                                           organisations.
                                                                                                                                                           Anglicare - Northern Inland (ANI) provides professional,
                                                              Veronica                                                                                     confidential counselling for individuals, couples,
                         PO Box 3052
Anglicare (Northern                          34 Denne Street, Rodenburg          02 6701 8200                                                              adolescents, children and families. Also on offer is a wide
                         TAMWORTH                                                             E: tamworth2@acsdarm.org.au
Inland)                                      Tamworth         Chief Executive    1300 549 577                                                              range of training in many valuable Life Skills areas.
                         NSW 2340
                                                              Officer                                                                                      Our services are available to all members of the
                                                                                                                                                           community regardless of religious belief or ability to pay.
                         PO Box 450                                                                                                                        Australian Hearing provides hearing services to clients
                                             422/426 Peel     Nicole Watt                       E: tamworthadmin@hearing.com.au
Australian Hearing       TAMWORTH                                                02 6768 1900                                                              eligible under the Australian Government Hearing
                                             Street, Tamworth Administration                    W: http://www.hearing.com.au
                         NSW 2340                                                                                                                          Services Program.
                         PO Box 5117         Red Cross
Australian Red Cross                                                                                                                                       Our charity supports people and empowers communities
                         SOUTH               House Kable      Dawn Wheeler       02 6766 7051
Society Tamworth                                                                              E: Dawn.wheeler123@hotmail.com                               to reduce suffering across Australia and internationally by
                         TAMWORTH            Avenue,          President          0401 906 082
Branch                                                                                                                                                     mobilising the power of humanity.
                         NSW 2340            Tamworth
                                             Level 1, Noel                                                                                                 Australian Unity's Aboriginal Home Care service provides
Australian Unity         PO Box 511
                                             Park House                                         E: customercare@australianunity.com.au                     culturally appropriate home and community services to
Aboriginal Home Care     TAMWORTH                                                1300 797 606
                                             Marius Street,                                     W: http://www.australianunity.com.au/assisted-living/ahc   Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout
Services                 NSW 2340
                                             Tamworth                                                                                                      New South Wales.
                                             Level 1, Noel                                                                                                 At Australian Unity we offer flexible and dependable
                         PO Box 511
Australian Unity Home                        Park House       Janelle Benson     1300 295 827                                                              support so that you can live the way you want to. We're
                         TAMWORTH                                                             E: jbenson@australianunity.com.au
Care Services                                Marius Street,   Branch Manager     0427 009 845                                                              proud to say that we've been supporting the wellbeing of
                         NSW 2340
                                             Tamworth                                                                                                      Australians for more than 175 years.
                        PO Box 140  Andy's
Barraba Cancer Patients                                       Helen Kelly
                        BARRABA NSW Backpacker                                   02 6782 1646
Fundraising Group                                             Secretary
                        2347        Lodge, Barraba
                                                                                                                                                           BEST Employment is a not-for-profit company which
                         13 White Street                                                                                                                   provides a range of community and employment services
                                                                                 02 6763 7800
BEST Employment          TAMWORTH                                                             E: tamworth@best.com.au                                      throughout the New England, North West and Far West
                                                                                 1800 660 660
                         NSW 2340                                                                                                                          Orana regions of NSW and the Darling Downs and
                                                                                                                                                           Granite Belt regions of Southern Queensland.
                        6 Darling Street                      Michael Herden                                                                               We are a club of members, not patients or clients. In our
                                                                                                E: manager@billabongclubhouse.org.au
Billabong Clubhouse Inc TAMWORTH                              Operations         02 6766 9960                                                              club everyone is equal. Members work side by side staff
                                                                                                W: http://www.billabongclubhouse.org.au
                        NSW 2340                              Manager                                                                                      in the day to day running of the clubhouse.

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Community Based Services
      Name of                Postal          Meeting                           Phone                               Email &                                                  Other
                                                                Contact
    Organisation            address          address                         number(s)                             website                                               information
                         PO Box 1616
                                         1/218 Peel       Amy Walker                        E: info.northwest@nswcc.org.au                        We work with and for the community across all cancers,
Cancer Council of NSW    TAMWORTH                                            02 6763 0900
                                         Street, Tamworth Office Manager                    W: http://www.cancercouncil.com.au                    for everyone affected by cancer.
                         NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                                  We've been working in the local community since 2001
                                                                                                                                                  offering a range of support for individuals, families and the
                                         V Guy Kable
                      PO Box 1811                                                                                                                 community. Centacare NENW has established a strong
Centacare New England                    Building, 201                       1800 372 826 E: admin@centacarenenw.com.au
                      TAMWORTH                                                                                                                    footprint in rural and remote communities within our
North West                               Marius Street,                      02 6762 9200 W: http://www.centacarenenw.com.au/
                      NSW 2340                                                                                                                    region, creating key relationships and networks with local
                                         Tamworth
                                                                                                                                                  agencies, health care and mental health care service,
                                                                                                                                                  Elders and community leaders.
Centacare New England                    V Guy Kable                                                                                              The Family Relationship Centre (FRC) is an importance
                      PO Box 1811
North West - Tamworth                    Building., 201                      1800 372 826 E: admin@centacarenenw.com.au                           resource for families at any stage in their life. We're here
                      TAMWORTH
Family Relationship                      Marius Street,                      02 6762 9200 W: http://www.centacarenenw.com.au/                     to help you strengthen family relationships; help families
                      NSW 2340
Centre                                   Tamworth                                                                                                 stay together; and assist families through separation.
                                                                                                                                                  Caring for children and young people for over 50 years
                         PO Box 487
Challenge Community                      476 Peel Street,   Elise Copper                  E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au                      People, everywhere in our community, will experience the
                         TAMWORTH                                            02 6763 1800
Services                                 Tamworth           Reception                     W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au                 power of inclusion through relationships, voice and action.
                         NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                                  This is our vision.
                                                                                                                                                  Foster care provides children and young people from 0 to
                         PO Box 487                         Amanda Pearson                                                                        18 years an alternative, safe and stable family
Challenge Community                      476 Peel Street,                               E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
                         TAMWORTH                           Manager Case   02 6760 0700                                                           environment. For some children and young people, this
Services - Foster Care                   Tamworth                                       W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
                         NSW 2340                           Worker                                                                                will be short-term; others will stay with their foster family
                                                                                                                                                  permanently.
                         PO Box 487
Challenge Community                      101A Johnston    Tobias Warner                     E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
                         TAMWORTH                                            02 6766 4503
Services - Men's Shed                    Street, Tamworth Supervisor                        W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
                         NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                               Support to reach your full potential.
                                                                                                                                               Life can be tough sometimes - if you hit a rough patch,
Challenge Community      PO Box 487
                                         13 Darling       Kylie Boyraz                    E: TherapeuticServicesTeam@challengecommunity.org.au asking for help is a smart thing to do.
Services - Therapeutic   TAMWORTH                                            02 6761 2571
                                         Street, Tamworth Manager                         W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au              Our experienced psychologists offer individual, group and
Services                 NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                               family therapy. We also assess behavioural concerns
                                                                                                                                               and provide support for behaviour issues.
                                                                                                                                                  Secure Scanning Solutions
                         1 Denison Street 1 Denison                                                                                               Don't risk losing valuable information. Let us efficiently
Challenge Contract                                          Victor Collett                E: contracts@challengecommunity.org.au
                         TAMINDA NSW Street ,                                02 6762 0903                                                         and confidentially scan all your printed documents.
Services                                                    Manager                       W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
                         2340             Tamworth                                                                                                We offer supported employment opportunity, including on
                                                                                                                                                  and off-the-job training, for people with disabilities.
Challenge Disability     PO Box 487
                                         108-124 Manilla Greg Peddell                       E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
Services - Aged          TAMWORTH                                            02 6761 6077
                                         Road, Tamworth Supervisor                          W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
Transition               NSW 2340
Challenge Disability     PO Box 487
                                         101 Johnston     Kaylene Neilson                   E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
Services - Allawah       TAMWORTH                                            02 6766 2853
                                         Street, Tamworth Supervisor                        W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
Group Home               NSW 2340

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      Name of                 Postal        Meeting                           Phone                               Email &                                          Other
                                                              Contact
    Organisation             address        address                         number(s)                             website                                       information
Challenge Disability
Services - Allerlei -     PO Box 487
                                        101A Johnston    Sharon Kachel                     E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
Connexions, Cafe,         TAMWORTH                                          02 6763 1871
                                        Street, Tamworth Supervisor                        W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
Transition to Work &      NSW 2340
Schools Out
Challenge Disability      PO Box 487
                                        69 Roderick      Greg Peddell                      E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
Services - Community      TAMWORTH                                          02 6766 9353
                                        Street, Tamworth Supervisor                        W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
Living                    NSW 2340
Challenge Disability      PO Box 487
                                        26 Hill Street,   Ben Noble                        E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
Services - Dominic        TAMWORTH                                          02 6766 6594
                                        Tamworth          Supervisor                       W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
House Respite             NSW 2340
Challenge Disability   PO Box 487
                                        2 Eureka Place,   Letitia Holgate                  E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
Services - Greg Norman TAMWORTH                                             02 6762 5930
                                        Tamworth          Supervisor                       W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
Drive Day Programs     NSW 2340
Challenge Disability      PO Box 487
                                        16 Kent Street,   Irene Brogan                     E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
Services - Kent Street    TAMWORTH                                          02 6762 5151
                                        Tamworth          Supervisor                       W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
Day Program               NSW 2340
Challenge Disability    PO Box 487      1A Petra
                                                          Kaylene Neilson                  E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
Services - Petra Avenue TAMWORTH        Avenue,                             02 6765 8848
                                                          Supervisor                       W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
Group Home              NSW 2340        Tamworth
Challenge Disability      PO Box 487
                                        34 Warrah Drive, Kaylene Neilson                   E: admin@challengecommunity.org.au
Services - Warrah Drive   TAMWORTH                                          02 6762 8260
                                        Tamworth         Supervisor                        W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
Group Home                NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                         The Challenge recycling team sorts and packages
                                                                                                                                         materials that have been collected by Tamworth Regional
                          PO Box 487                                                                                                     Council, local businesses and environmentally conscious
                                        123B Forest    Victor Collett                      E: recycling@challengecommunity.org.au
Challenge Recycling       TAMWORTH                                          02 6766 9179                                                 residents.
                                        Road, Tamworth Manager                             W: http://www.challengecommunity.org.au
                          NSW 2340                                                                                                       Once sorted and packaged, we forward the materials to
                                                                                                                                         recycling companies like Amcor, Visy and Impact
                                                                                                                                         Recycling. We have an annual output of 10,000 tonnes.
                          PO Box 1039                     Robyn Leary
                                        31 Dean Street,                     02 6766 4000
Co-Care Inc               TAMWORTH                        Office                         E: robyn.leary@gmail.com
                                        Tamworth                            02 6766 2927
                          NSW 2340                        Coordinator
                                                                                                                                         At the Coledale Community Centre we endeavour to
Coledale Community                                        Rebecca Butler                                                                 provide support and opportunities to the residents of
                          PO Box 1088
Centre (managed by                      2B Kenny Drive,   Community                        E: coledale@tfss.com.au                       Tamworth. We aim to promote our own as well as
                          TAMWORTH                                          02 6765 3103
Tamworth Family                         Tamworth          Development                      W: http://www.tfss.com.au                     external providers programs and events for effective and
                          NSW 2340
Support)                                                  Officer                                                                        ongoing cohesion between service providers and the
                                                                                                                                         community.
                                                                                                                                         Commonwealth Respite and Carelink Centres (CRCCs)
                                                                                                                                         aim to contribute to the support and maintenance of
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Commonwealth Respite                    133 Marius       Colleen Keith      1800 052 222                                                 caring relationships by facilitating access to information,
                          9783                                                           E: HNELHD-CRCCNewEngland@hnehealth.nsw.gov.au
& Carelink Centre                       Street, Tamworth Manager            02 6766 2506                                                 respite care and other support appropriate to carer's
                          NEMSC
                                                                                                                                         needs and circumstances, and the needs of the people
                                                                                                                                         they care for.

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      Name of                  Postal        Meeting                            Phone                                Email &                                  Other
                                                                  Contact
    Organisation              address        address                          number(s)                              website                               information
                                                                                                                                     The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) uses volunteers
                           PO Box 5074                                                                                               to make to make regular visits to people who are socially
Community Visitors                                            Sue Dykes       02 6762 8209
                           TAMWORTH                                                        E: suedykes@bigpond.com                   isolated or are at risk of social isolation or loneliness.
Scheme                                                        Co-ordinator    0429 464 452
                           NSW 2340                                                                                                  VCS provides friendship and companionship by matching
                                                                                                                                     aged care recipients with volunteer visitors.
                                                                                                                                     Disability Advocacy NSW (DA) believes that people with a
                           PO Box 814     Suite 3, Level 1,                                                                          disability have the same rights (and responsibilities) as
Disability Advocacy                                                           1300 365 085 E: tamworth@da.org.au
                           TAMWORTH       422-426 Peel                                                                               people who do not have a disability. DA's core purpose is
NSW                                                                           02 6766 4583 W: http://www.da.org.au
                           NSW 2340       Street Tamworth                                                                            to ensure that people with a disability realise these rights
                                                                                                                                     in practice by advocating with and for them.
                                                                                                                                     Epps Engineering specialise in customised vehicle
                           6 Macintosh                                                                                               mobility adaptations for people with disabilities. We
EPPS Engineering and
                           Street                                                            E: dex@eppsengineering.com.au           provide a complete range of adaptions and servicing from
DEMAC Disability Sales                                        Dex Wibberly    02 6765 9272
                           TAMWORTH                                                          W: http://www.eppsengineering.com.au/   the basics for disabled cars such as steering aids, hand
and Modifications
                           NSW 2340                                                                                                  controls and pedal and seat extensions, to left foot
                                                                                                                                     accelerators and more.
                                                                                                                                     We are First Peoples Disability Network Australia (FPDN)
                           PO Box A2265
                                                                                                                                     - a national organisation of and for Australia's First
First Peoples Disability   SYDNEY                                                          E: enquiries@fpdn.org.au
                                                                              02 9399 0882                                           Peoples with disability, their families and communities.
Network Australia          SOUTH NSW                                                       W: http://fpdn.org.au/
                                                                                                                                     Our organisation is governed by First Peoples with lived
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                                                                                                                                     experience of disability.
                                                                                                                                     Flourish Australia - Where mental wellbeing thrives
                           PO Box 1965                                                                                               We always focus on your individual strengths and goals.
Flourish Australia                        129 Marius       Jim Booth
                           TAMWORTH                                           02 6766 7827 W: http://www.flourishaustralia.org.au    We help you build your self-confidence and life skills so
(RichmondPRA)                             Street, Tamworth Service Manager
                           NSW 2340                                                                                                  you feel empowered to undertake your own recovery
                                                                                                                                     journey.
                                                                                                                                     GoCo has over 25 years experience in supporting people
                                                                                                                                     and their carers living in rural and remote areas with
                                                                                                                                     improving their health and wellbeing.
                                          80 Marquis                                                                                 We specialise in providing personalised care and support
                           PO Box 63                          Bruce Mercer
GoCo                                      Street,                             02 6740 2241 W: http://www.Gococare.com.au             for people who want the freedom to live independently in
                           GUNNEDAH                           Go Co Manager
                                          Gunnedah                                                                                   the comfort of their own home. We focus on delivering
                                                                                                                                     home care services in rural NSW, including Gunnedah,
                                                                                                                                     Tamworth, Narrabri, Moree, Quirindi and everywhere in
                                                                                                                                     between.

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      Name of              Postal        Meeting                           Phone                             Email &                                     Other
                                                           Contact
    Organisation          address        address                         number(s)                           website                                  information
                                                                                                                                We are a family owned and operated company who are
                                                                                                                                passionate about consumer directed care and meet the
                                                                                                                                needs of our clients
                                                                                                                                We have an excellent team of Direct Care workers,
                                                                                                                                Domestic Cleaners and Lawn Maintenance employees
                                                                                                                                that are ready to service the needs of your clients in the
                                                                                                                                Tamworth Community.
                                                                                                                                The Tamworth team has been carefully selected and
                                                                                                                                thoroughly screened and are able to provide a
                                                                                                                                professional and timely manner.
                                                                                                                                Just some of the service we would be able to provide are:
                                                                                                                                • Assistance with Self Care activities, including high
                                                                                                                                intensity
                                                                                                                                • Assistance with Daily life
                       PO Box 939
                                                       Amanda Althaus    1300 769 620 E: amanda@homecareaustralia.com.au        • Domestic assistance
HomeCare Australia     HOPE ISLAND
                                                       Administration    0400 631 122 W: http://www.homecareaustralia.com.au/   • Lawns and gardens
                       QLD 4212
                                                                                                                                • Self care activities
                                                                                                                                • Specialised home based assistance for a child
                                                                                                                                • Assistance from live in carer
                                                                                                                                • Transport
                                                                                                                                • Coordination of Supports
                                                                                                                                • Increased Social and Community Participation
                                                                                                                                • Improved Life Choices/daily living skills
                                                                                                                                • Assistance with decision making
                                                                                                                                • Individual assessment and support by a nurse
                                                                                                                                • Home modifications
                                                                                                                                Homecare Australia prides ourselves on being responsive
                                                                                                                                to clients with a 24 hour turnaround in client contact and
                                                                                                                                normally services can be in place immediately after
                                                                                                                                meeting with the client
                       PO Box 3509                                                                                              At Homes North we pride ourselves on: Strengthening
                                                        Amber Cannon
Homes North            WEST           88 Bridge Street,                               E: tamworth@homesnorth.org.au             Communities, support individuals and providing excellent
                                                        Senior Housing   02 6766 6897
Community Housing      TAMWORTH       Tamworth                                        W: http://www.homesnorth.org.au           service, and we are preparing ourselves for the next stage
                                                        Manager
                       NSW 2340                                                                                                 of growth.
                                                                                                                                Our aim is to work closely with families who have a child
                                                                                                                                with a disability or developmental delay. We support the
                                                                                                                                development of educational programs focusing on each
                        PO Box 1632
Horizon Early Childhood               Tamworth Public Donna Betts        1300 660 265 E: horizon@horizonei.com.au               family's goals and priorities.
                        TAMWORTH
Intervention Inc                      School          Coordinator        02 6766 3587 W: http://www.horizonei.com.au            Our objective is to respect a family's diversity and to
                        NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                provide families with resources and support that can
                                                                                                                                assist them to maximise their child's development and
                                                                                                                                learning potential.
                                                                                                                                As one of Australia's leading disability service providers,
                       PO Box 1074                                                                                              House with No Steps is dedicated to giving people with a
                                                                        1300 538 746 E: enquiries@hwns.com.au
House with No Steps    TAMWORTH                        Customer Service                                                         disability greater choice, control and freedom -
                                                                        0439 363 768 W: http://www.hwns.com.au
                       NSW 2340                        Team                                                                     empowering them to live life on their own terms across
                                                                                                                                NSW, Qld, Vic and the ACT.

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      Name of                  Postal          Meeting                            Phone                                Email &                                                 Other
                                                                   Contact
    Organisation              address          address                          number(s)                              website                                              information
                                                                                                                                                     As one of Australia's leading disability service providers,
                           PO Box 2075                                                                                                               House with No Steps is dedicated to giving people with a
                                                               Angela Bell                     E: abell@hwns.com.au
House with No Steps        ARMIDALE NSW                                         02 5795 1887                                                         disability greater choice, control and freedom -
                                                               Administration                  W: http://www.hwns.com.au
                           2350                                                                                                                      empowering them to live life on their own terms across
                                                                                                                                                     NSW, Qld, Vic and the ACT.
                           2/56 Dowe Street                                                                                                          A not-for-profit organisation, integrated living Australia
                                            2/56 Dowe        Wendy Allan        0475 778 718 E: wallan@integratedliving.org.au
Integrated Living          TAMWORTH                                                                                                                  provide vital services for older people and their carers
                                            Street, Tamworth Case Manager       02 6761 3466 W: http://www.integratedliving.org.au
                           NSW 2340                                                                                                                  across rural, regional and remote areas of Australia.
                           Shop 1, 511 Peel                                                                                                          Established in 1994, we are experienced teams of health
                           Street           Shop 1, 511 Peel Sarah Jamieson                                                                          professionals passionate about providing quality and
Interact Group Australia                                                        02 6700 1200 E: referrals@interactgroup.com.au
                           TAMWORTH         Street, Tamworth Team Leader                                                                             outcome focussed health services which promote, ensure
                           NSW 2340                                                                                                                  and sustain the health benefits of work.
                           PO Box 1104                                                                                                               Joblink Plus is a not-for-profit organisation providing job
                                           490 Peel Street,    Emily Roy        02 6764 6666 E: emily.roy@joblinkplus.com.au
Joblink Plus Ltd           TAMWORTH                                                                                                                  placement and employment services as well as welfare,
                                           Tamworth            Manager          0428 415 940 W: http://www.joblinkplus.com.au
                           NSW 2340                                                                                                                  youth programs and training.
Kamilaroi Ageing &         PO Box 48                                                                                                                 KADS provides services to Aboriginal people who are
                                           4/454 Peel       Wendy Kurko                        E: tcso@uralla.nsw.gov.au
Disability Services        URALLA NSW                                           02 5776 5004                                                         aged or have a disability, and to their carers who live in
                                           Street, Tamworth Coordinator                        W: http://communityservices.uralla.com/
(KADS)                     2358                                                                                                                      the New England area in New South Wales.
                                                               Lorraine Legge
                           154 Bridge
                                                               Business                                                                              We are dedicated to giving people with disability greater
Kirinari Community         Street                                                              E: lorraine.legge@kirinari.com.au
                                                               Development &    02 6765 6231                                                         choice and control. We are here to turn dreams into a
Services                   TAMWORTH                                                            W: http://www.kirinari.com.au
                                                               Relationship                                                                          reality.
                           NSW 2340
                                                               Manager
                                                                                                                                                     Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian
                           PO Box 42                                                                                                                 families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or
                                           RSL Club,                                           E: admin@legacytamworth.com.au
Legacy Barraba             TAMWORTH                                             02 6766 4372                                                         parent, during or after their defence force service. We
                                           Barraba                                             W: http://www.legacy.com.au/tamworth/TamworthLegacy
                           NSW 2340                                                                                                                  currently care for around 65,000 widow(er)s and 1,800
                                                                                                                                                     children and disabled dependants throughout Australia.
                                                                                                                                                     Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian
                           PO Box 42                                                                                                                 families suffering after the injury or death of a spouse or
                                           West Diggers                                        E: admin@legacytamworth.com.au
Legacy Tamworth            TAMWORTH                                             02 6766 4372                                                         parent, during or after their defence force service. We
                                           Club, Tamworth                                      W: http://www.legacy.com.au/tamworth/TamworthLegacy
                           NSW 2340                                                                                                                  currently care for around 65,000 widow(er)s and 1,800
                                                                                                                                                     children and disabled dependants throughout Australia.
                           PO Box 5317
Mara-Mara Community                        18 Kathleen      Sharon Porter
                           TAMWORTH                                             02 6762 3311 E: mara-mara@bigpond.com
Inc.                                       Street, Tamworth Secretary
                           NSW 2340
MDAA (Multicultural        PO Box 884      10-12                                                                                                     MDAA provides advocacy for people from Culturally and
                                                                                1800 629 072 E: mdaa@mdaa.org.au
Disability Advocacy        Granville NSW   Hutchinson                                                                                                Linguistically Diverse and non-English speaking
                                                                                02 9891 6400 W: http://www.mdaa.org.au
Association)               2142            Street, Granville                                                                                         backgrounds with disability, their families and carers.
                                                                                                                                                     More than just a meal - Meals on Wheels has had a place
                       PO Box 131          8 Denman                                                                                                  in the hearts and homes of Australians for more than 50
Moonbi-Kootingal Meals                                         Sandra Betts
                       KOOTINGAL           Avenue,                              02 6760 5005 E: mow54@bigpond.com                                    years. Helping the frail older people and younger people
on Wheels Service                                              Co-ordinator
                       NSW 2352            Kootingal                                                                                                 with disabilities and their carers stay in their homes where
                                                                                                                                                     most are happiest is at the heart of the matter.

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      Name of               Postal            Meeting                         Phone                                Email &                                         Other
                                                                Contact
    Organisation           address            address                       number(s)                              website                                      information
                        147 Goonoo
Northcott Disability    Goonoo Road                         Matt Old        02 6762 4902 E: northcott@northcott.com.au                  Northcott is a not-for-profit disability service provider that
Services Tamworth       TAMWORTH                            Area Manager    1800 818 286 W: http://www.northcott.com.au                 works with customers to realise their potential.
                        NSW 2340
                        49 Namoi Street
                                                            Cheryl Perry                   E: northcott@northcott.com.au                Northcott is a not-for-profit disability service provider that
Northcott Manilla       MANILLA NSW                                         02 6785 1607
                                                            Secretary                      W: http://www.northcott.com.au               works with customers to realise their potential.
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                                                                                                                                        Community Justice Centre provide free mediation to help
                                                                                                                                        people solve disagreements (or resolve disputes) without
                                                                                                                                        going to court. We also provide other alternative dispute
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                                           Level 1, 160                                                                                 resolution services tailored to help people solve conflicts.
Northern Community      5111                                                               E: cjc@justice.nsw.gov.au
                                           Marsden Street, Client Service   1800 990 777                                                Our services are confidential, easy to use and voluntary.
Justice Centre          PARRAMATTA                                                         W: http://www.justice.nsw.gov.au
                                           Parramatta 2150 Officer                                                                      We also accept mandatory court referrals. There are no
                        NSW 2124
                                                                                                                                        waiting lists and we provide services throughout NSW.
                                                                                                                                        We are funded by the NSW Government as part of the
                                                                                                                                        Department of Justice.
                                                                                                                                        The objects of the Federation are:
                                                                                                                                        • Act for members in any matters whatsoever connected
                                                                                                                                        with their office as Justice of the Peace;
                                                                                                                                        • Uphold and defend the interests, status and rights of
                                                                                                                                        members and maintain dignity of the Commission of
                                                                                                                                        Peace;
Northern NSW                               Red Cross                                                                                    • Promote, improve, extend, elevate and deal with the
                          8 Meadows Lane
Federation of Justices of                  House Kable      Ron Hartmann    02 6767 0370                                                education and general knowledge of members in every
                          KINGSWOOD                                                      E: tongohart@gmail.com
Peace Inc – Tamworth                       Avenue,          Secretary       0407 660 961                                                possible manner;
                          NSW 2340
Branch                                     Tamworth                                                                                     • Establish branches in New South Wales;
                                                                                                                                        • Promote the social enjoyment of members;
                                                                                                                                        • Do all things that may promote the objects of the
                                                                                                                                        Federation as a non-political, non-sectarian and non-
                                                                                                                                        profit-making organisation.
                                                                                                                                        We welcome enquiries from Justices of the Peace who
                                                                                                                                        would like to become members of our Federation.
                                                                                                                                        We have been providing Community Transport to our
                                                                                                                                        area for over 20 years, transporting Frail Aged Elderly
                                                                                                                                        People, People with Disabilities and Transport
                        PO Box 1427
Oxley Community                            48 Barnes        Sharon Tibbs    02 6762 1122 E: manager@oxleycommunitytransport.com.au      Disadvantage such as isolation, helping to keep them at
                        TAMWORTH
Transport Service                          Street, Tamworth Manager         0459 123 494 W: http://www.oxleycommunitytransport.com.au   home and independent.
                        NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                        We have a dedicated team of paid and volunteer staff. We
                                                                                                                                        are proud to have one of the largest volunteer community
                                                                                                                                        transport teams in our area.
                                                            Melanie Lord                                                                Formed in 1961, ParaQuad NSW (Paraplegic and
                        PO Box 245
                                    65 The Avenue,          Community       02 4969 6388 E: newcastle@paraquad.org.au                   Quadriplegic Association of NSW) is a not-for-profit
Para Quad Newcastle     WICKHAM NSW
                                    Wickham                 Development     02 4961 6101 W: http://www.paraquad.org.au/                 member-based associated that aims to support people
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                                                            Officer                                                                     with a spinal cord injury to achieve their choices in life.

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      Name of                 Postal             Meeting                           Phone                                Email &                                     Other
                                                                    Contact
    Organisation             address             address                         number(s)                              website                                  information
                                                                                                                                          Peel Valley Training & Employment is a service
                                                                                                                                          committed to increasing possibilities for people with
                                                                                                                                          barriers that may include injuries, illness, mental health
                                                                                                                                          conditions or disability.
                          PO Box 3718
                                             109 Bridge                                                                                   Since 1987, we have been providing support to assist
Peel Valley Training &    WEST                                                                  E: pvte@pvte.com.au
                                             Street, West                        02 6762 1300                                             individuals to achieve their goals, including finding and
Employment                TAMWORTH                              Administrator                   W: http://www.pvte.com.au
                                             Tamworth                                                                                     maintaining work.
                          NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                          We are a not-for-profit organisation focused on assisting
                                                                                                                                          individuals to achieve their employment goals.
                                                                                                                                          We uphold the legal and human rights of service
                                                                                                                                          recipients.
                          16 Eastwood                                                                                                     Safety Link provide assistance to elderly people or
                          Street                                                                E: info@safetylink.org.au                 anyone living alone by supplying a simple and reliable
Safety Link                                                                      1800 813 617
                          BALLARAT VIC                                                          W: http://www.safetylink.org.au           way to keep connected to family, friends and others who
                          3350                                                                                                            can help them in an emergency.
                          Level 4, 418A
                                                                                                                                          Seniors Rights Service is a community legal centre that
                          Elizabeth Street                                       1800 424 079
Seniors Rights Services                                                                       W: http://www.seniorrightsservices.org.au   protects the rights of older people. We provide telephone
                          SURRY HILLS                                            02 9281 3600
                                                                                                                                          advice, advocacy, legal advice and educational services.
                          NSW 2010
                                                                                                                                          Uniting St Andrew's is a relaxed and welcome
St Andrew's Village       PO Box 5128                                                                                                     independent living community, specially designed for over
                                             1 Tribe Street,                                  E: homecare@uniting.org
Community Care            PARRAMATTA                            Community Care   1800 486 484                                             55's.The village is set amongst award winning gardens
                                             Tamworth                                         W: http://www.uniting.org
(Uniting)                 NSW 2124                              Direct                                                                    and close to shopping centres, health care service,
                                                                                                                                          hospitals and public transport.
                                                                                                                                          The St Vincent de Paul Society in Australia has more than
                          PO Box 70
St Vincent de Paul                    118 Queen                                                 E: no email                               60,000 members and volunteers, who work hard to assist
                          BARRABA NSW                                            02 6782 1598
Society - Barraba                     Street, Barraba           President                       W: http://www.vinnies.org.au              people in need and combat social injustice across
                          2347
                                                                                                                                          Australia.
                                                                                                                                          From the most humble of beginnings, Sunnyfield has
                          PO Box 746         Suite 4, 468-472 Ada Maughan                                                                 grown in depth and breadth of support services. Working
Sunnyfield Disability                                                            02 6760 1600 E: enquiries@sunnyfield.org.au
                          TAMWORTH           Peel Street,     Regional                                                                    together with families, friends and dedicated staff,
Services                                                                         1300 588 688 W: http://www.sunnyfield.org.au
                          NSW 2340           Tamworth         Manager                                                                     Sunnyfield supports a brighter future for people with a
                                                                                                                                          disability.
                                             Tamworth
                      PO Box 555
Tamworth Access Group                        Community                                          E: c.hartley@tamworth.nsw.gov.au
                      TAMWORTH                                                   02 6766 4480
(TAG)                                        Centre, Darling                                    W: http://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au
                      NSW 2340
                                             Street, Tamworth
                          PO Box 555                          Heather Lynn                                                                The Tamworth Community Centre is a multi-functional,
Tamworth Community                           3A Darling                                         E: trc@tamworth.nsw.gov.au
                          TAMWORTH                            Community Care     02 6766 4480                                             heritage-listed building catering for the diverse needs of
Centre                                       Street, Tamworth                                   W: http://www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au
                          NSW 2340                            Coordinator                                                                 the Tamworth community.
Tamworth Dementia         PO Box 1292        Cnr Bligh &
                                                                Andrew Brown
Respite Service-          TAMWORTH           Marius Streets,                     02 6766 1357 E: tamdem@bigpond.com
                                                                Manager
Oakwood Centre            NSW 2340           Tamworth

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Community Based Services
      Name of                 Postal       Meeting                             Phone                               Email &                                           Other
                                                             Contact
    Organisation             address       address                           number(s)                             website                                        information
                                                                                                                                            Tamworth Family Support Service (TFSS) is a non-
                                                                                                                                            government, community based organisation that has been
                          PO Box 1088                                                                                                       delivering services to families in Tamworth and
Tamworth Family                         2/127 Bridge                                        E: Admin1@tfss.com.au
                          TAMWORTH                                           1800 073 388                                                   surrounding areas. TFSS now comprises of 21 funded
Support Service Inc                     Street, Tamworth Administration                     W: http://www.tfss.com.au
                          NSW 2340                                                                                                          programs. These include Government funded programs
                                                                                                                                            that are free to the community. The aim of the TFSS is to
                                                                                                                                            provide help to people in need.
                                                                                                                                            The Tamworth Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC) was
                          PO Box 57                                                                                                         incorporated on 2 February 1984 under the New South
Tamworth Local                          123 Marius       Fiona Snape                        E: admin@tamworthlalc.com.au
                          TAMWORTH                                           02 6766 9028                                                   Wales Aboriginal Land Rights Act 1983 to better manage
Aboriginal Land Council                 Street, Tamworth CEO                                W: http://www.tamworthlalc.com.au
                          NSW 2340                                                                                                          and monitor the activities of the LALC with respect to the
                                                                                                                                            needs and aspirations of Aboriginal people in the area.
                                                                                                                                            Tamworth Meals on Wheels is a community managed
                          PO Box 371    328 Goonoo                                                                                          organisation supported by a caring diverse group of
Tamworth Meals on                                        Sue Adams                        E: info@mow.org.au
                          TAMWORTH      Goonoo Road,                         02 6765 8999                                                   volunteers and staff.
Wheels Inc                                               Manager                          W: http://www.mowtamworth.com.au
                          NSW 2340      Tamworth                                                                                            The service assists HACC eligible people residing within
                                                                                                                                            Tamworth City to be independent at home.
                                                                                                                                            We provide toys for hire for children aged 0-8 years for
                          PO Box 1507
                                        1/6 Denne        Margo Bettington                   E: tamworthtoylibrary@gmail.com                 families, grandparents, Family Day Carers and larger
Tamworth Toy Library      TAMWORTH                                           02 6762 6692
                                        Street, Tamworth Publicity Officer                  W: http://www.facebook.com/tamworthtoylibrary   organisations such as primary schools within the
                          NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                            Tamworth area.
                                                                                                                                            The Women's Refuge provides safe, secure
Tamworth Women and
                          PO Box 1088                                                                                                       accommodation for women and their children who are
Children's Refuge                                                                         E: Admin1@tfss.com.au
                          TAMWORTH                                           1800 073 388                                                   homeless or escaping domestic violence. The role of the
(managed by Tamworth                                     Team Leader                      W: http://www.tfss.com.au
                          NSW 2340                                                                                                          Refuge is to provide accommodation, immediate
Family Support)
                                                                                                                                            protection from the violence and emotional support.

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      Name of                Postal            Meeting                            Phone                                Email &                                      Other
                                                                   Contact
    Organisation            address            address                          number(s)                              website                                   information
                                                                                                                                         The Benevolent Society

                                                                                                                                         As Australia’s first charity, our vision is a just society
                                                                                                                                         where everyone lives their best life. We’ve been
                                                                                                                                         supporting people with disabilities, children, families, older
                                                                                                                                         Australians and carers since 1813.

                                                                                                                                         Not-for-profit and non-religious, we’re a charity committed
                                                                                                                                         to people. Through a dedicated team we provide service
                                                                                                                                         to support you and your loved ones to thrive.
                         L1, 462-464 Peel
                         Street                                Carla Kimura                    E: customercare@benevolent.org.au
The Benevolent Society                                                          02 9900 1712                                             Our services include:
                         TAMWORTH                              Coordinator                     W: http://benevolent.org.au
                         NSW 2340
                                                                                                                                         • Home support services for older Australians to enable
                                                                                                                                         them to remain in their home and live their best life
                                                                                                                                         • Therapy and support services for people with a disability
                                                                                                                                         • Support to build positive family relationships
                                                                                                                                         • Child development and behaviour support
                                                                                                                                         • Mental Health

                                                                                                                                         To find out more information about our services, please
                                                                                                                                         call 1800 BENSOC 1800236 762 or go to
                                                                                                                                         benevolent.org.au
                                                                                                                                         The Butterfly Fulcrum was first created with the primary
                                                                                                                                         focus on supporting members of the Deaf Community with
                         PO Box 5402                                                                                                     the rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme
                                            142 Bridge
                         WEST                                  Lee Akerman                     E: info@butterflyfulcrum.com.au           (NDIS.
The Butterfly Fulcrum                       Street, West                        1300 763 916
                         TAMWORTH                              Director                        W: http://www.butterflyfulcrum.com.au     The Butterfly Fulcrum is not like your usual NDIS
                                            Tamworth
                         NSW 2340                                                                                                        providers. Here, we pride ourselves in being available for
                                                                                                                                         those, who need assistance with the NDIS, no matter the
                                                                                                                                         level of need.
                                                                                                                                         One of Australia's leading providers of specialist services
                         PO Box 1148                                                                                                     for deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing people and their
The Deaf Society of                         22 Conway                                          E: lismore@deafsociety.com
                         LISMORE NSW                           Melissa Mahony   02 6622 8322                                             families. Our focus is ensuring that you have access to all
NSW                                         Street, Lismore                                    W: http://www.deafsocietynsw.org.au
                         2480                                                                                                            areas of life on an equal basis with others. We want you
                                                                                                                                         to thrive!
                                                                                                                                         The Smith Family is a children's charity helping
                         PO Box 1170        Unit 2, Level 1,
                                                               Fiona Brierley                  E: Fiona.brierley@thesmithfamily.com.au   disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of
The Smith Family         TAMWORTH           352 Peel Street,                    02 6766 4990
                                                               Team Leader                     W: http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/      their education, so they can create better futures for
                         NSW 2340           Tamworth
                                                                                                                                         themselves.
                                                                                                                                         Vision Australia is a leading national provider of blindness
                         PO Box 176                                                                                                      and low vision services in Australia. We work in
                                                                                             E: info@visionaustralia.org
Vision Australia         BURWOOD                                                1300 847 466                                             partnership with Australians who are blind or have low
                                                                                             W: http://www.visionaustralia.org
                         NSW 1805                                                                                                        vision to help them achieve the possibilities they choose
                                                                                                                                         in life.

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