The HUB is a purpose built facility housing a suite of services delivered by MCC, including: Emergency relief, Financial counselling, budget counselling, Kids caring for country Indigenous culture group, Indigenous family support, Guyahyn Indigenous playgroup, youth services, supported playgroup, yoga and recreational programs, broadband for seniors, welfare support, advocacy, information & referral.
The HUB also accommodates over thirty outreach services for organisations from Lismore to Tweed Heads. This allows the Murwillumbah and surrounding communities the ability to access a large range services to suit their needs
Information, Referral and Support Service
Need assistance, information or advice? Whether it is personal or general, the Centre provides a one stop shop for community support, information and referrals.
Or drop in during office hours:
Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.00pm
Friday 9.00am to 12.00pm
Our friendly staff are here to guide you.
The Emergency Relief Service aims to assist people living in Murwillumbah and surrounding villages who are in financial crisis, assisting them with their immediate crisis situation and access to other services, where needed, for ongoing support.
We provide Emergency Relief at the HUB on –
Thursdays – 9am to 11:30am By Appointment
To access this service the person or family must live within the 2484 postcode including people living in Burringbar and Tumbulgum. If you receive a Centrelink payment please bring a current Centrelink income statement with you to the appointment.
# please note – You do not need to be receiving a Centrelink payment to access any of our services
We assist people with:
• Food Parcels
• EAPA electricity vouchers
• Telstra vouchers
* Free Coles 2nd bite food 3 days a week – fruit and vegetables, bread – please bring your own bag
The Murwillumbah Centre works in partnership with Northern Rivers Community Gateway to provide Emergency relief for people living in Murwillumbah and surrounding hinterlands.
Legal Aid NSW
Leagal Aid is a state-wide organisation providing legal services to socially and economically disadvantaged people across NSW.
Legal Aid provide a weekly civil law advice service every Thursday and can help with issues related to: Fines, tenancy, Centrelink, debts, insurance, rentals, phone, utilities, superannuation, discrimination, victims compensation.
Ask at the reception desk for more information or call us on 02-6621-2082.
For factsheets and resources visit Legal Aid NSW
The Murwillumbah Community Centre provides Financial Counselling Services at the Murwillumbah Community Centre on –
- Monday to Thursday 9.00am to 4.30pm
Murwillumbah Financial Counselling Service offers a CONFIDENTIAL and FREE service for people worried about their debts. We won’t tell you what to do but we can assist you to make decisions and offer support when you decide what to do. We help YOU take financial CONTROL over your finances.
Depending on your financial situation, we can:
- Provide you with information on your rights regarding debt and debt collection.
- Assess your financial situation and your options.
- Assist you with details on bankruptcy, credit laws and practices.
- Guide you on how to talk with people that claim you owe them money.
We can also talk to your creditors directly, if you give us permission and written authorisation.
For an appointment at any of our locations, please contact us on:
If you need to speak to someone in an emergency please call the Credit & Debit Hotline on 1800 808 488.
The Lismore Financial Counselling Service and the Murwillumbah Community Centre and are working in partnership to deliver Financial Counselling services to the Far North Coast region of NSW
If you need to talk to one of our welfare support workers please drop in or call 02 66723003 to make an appointment
Murwillumbah Community Centre – $5.00 class
Fridays 9.30am to 11.00am
Bring a bottle of water and your own mat if you have one, if not, we have some spare.
Aboriginal Family Support
Robyn Beezley our Aboriginal Family Support Worker is available Wednesday and Thursday at Murwillumbah Community Centre from 9:00am til 4:00pm and also at Kids Caring For Country After School Program from 3:30pm-5:30pm on Wednesdays during the school term.
Aboriginal Family Support operates within strengths based, person centred and trauma informed framework and offers advocacy, advice, case management, information and referral to Indigenous families in a culturally safe and supportive setting.
Please call us on 0266 723 003 to make an appointment
Kids Caring For Country
Kids Caring For Country After School Program – This program is funded by Murwillumbah Communities For Children and has operated in Murwillumbah since 2011. KCFC is open to Indigenous children of all ages and their families to connect with cultural activities and support services in a supportive, safe and child-friendly environment. Activities are delivered by male and female Aboriginal cultural facilitators to suit a range of children’s developmental ages and stages including:
Traditional Dance, Songs, Games and Language
Sharing Circle and Storytelling
Art and Crafts
Family Bonding and Strengthening
Access to an Aboriginal Family Support Worker
There is no cost, a healthy afternoon tea is provided – and bus transport can be arranged.
Time and location
Wednesdays during school term 3:30pm – 5:30pm commencing in week 3 of each term at Murwillumbah Community Centre
For more information contact Lara – P: 66723003, M: 0431 951 162, E: email@example.com
KCFC Protect The Rainforest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_DoAXQHsC4
Mondays 10am to 1pm at Possums Preschool, McLeod Street, Condong
Guyahyn early childhood playgroup is an Indigenous directed playgroup for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0-5yrs and their families. This program is auspiced by Murwillumbah Community Centre Inc. and funded by Murwillumbah Communities for Children and The Dept. Prime Minister and Cabinet. The Playgroup follows Indigenous values and philosophies which creates a safe and friendly atmosphere for Indigenous families while also encouraging early childhood development and transition to school. Its program is designed around different local bush food each week and includes Creative Expressions (art and crafts), Connecting to Country (outdoor exploration) and Deadly Circle Time (music, song, dance and language).
Guyahyn Playgroup is facilitated by a team of qualified Indigenous Early Childhood Educators and operates from 10am-1pm on Mondays at Possums Preschool, 20 McLeod St Condong during the school term. Parents attend the playgroup and learn alongside their children, strengthening cultural identity and their children’s development. There is no cost and a healthy lunch and transport is provided.
For more information or to book some transport to get to the Guyahyn Playgroup, please call Lara on ph: 0431 951 162 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kinship Festival is an annual free community event held in Murwillumbah to celebrate National Families Week.
The event is coordinated by Murwillumbah Community Centre’s Indigenous Programs staff and members of the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community and is supported by local community service organizations.
The event aims to engage Indigenous and Non-Indigenous families in an event to connect families with community, culture, and country and to link them to local supports through shared learning and participation.
The event celebrates community and offers a range of activities, workshops and performances aimed at children, young people and families.
Local services provider are invited to hold an information stall and facilitate activities on the day.
Free market stalls are offered to local Aboriginal businesses to raise the profile of Indigenous artists/craftspeople in the local area.
Indigenous dance groups from across the region are invited to celebrate culture and the transfer of knowledge across generations through the community Corroboree.
For more information or how to join the committee/become a volunteer/hold a stall please call Lara Bennett 02 6672 3003 Mobile 0431 951 162 Email: email@example.com
Kinship Festival 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCXRRfvvhgk
Kinship Festival 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMdiDp2-rVY&t=17s
Connecting Home supports youth, men, women and families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness to remain safely in their existing housing; find secure, stable housing; or sustain their accommodation once housed. Please ring Connecting Home and they will refer you to a case worker who can support you through the tenancy process.
CONNECTING HOME – Ring 1800-048-310 for an appointment with a case worker.
If you are homeless and require temporary accommodation please
ring LINK TO HOME 1800-152-152
Department of Housing Information
Child and Family Support
The Family Centre
Child and family services, family and relationship service, parenting and wellbeing courses
Ph: 07 5524 8711 to make an appointment at the Murwillumbah Community Centre outreach service
Domestic and Family Violence
Women and Aboriginal Women’s Domestic & Family Violence Service
Phone Momentum Collective on 1300 355 305 to make an appointment at the Murwillumbah Community Centre outreach service
National Disability Insurance Scheme
The NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) is a new national scheme to support people with disability to achieve their goals, participate in their communities and to provide them, their families and carers with personalised, flexible care and support.
Ph: 1800 522 679 to make an appointment
A DES (Disability Employment Services) Provider, strengthening the lives of people living with a disability through employment opportunities , employment support, training and activities.
Busy Ability is also a provider for NDIS – Finding and Keeping a Job/SLES (School Leavers Employment Support). Flexible group and individual support’s located at Murwillumbah Community Centre Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
1800 761 561
Mylestones Employment supports people with barriers to employment to find a job that’s right for them
Ph: 1300 635 627
Family Services Australia
Disability Employment Services
Employment services – We believe all people with disability have a right to meaningful employment and we will do whatever it takes to help you find a job you love!
OCTEC – Parents Next
This Program aims to help eligible parents to plan and prepare for employment by the time their children go to school.
Ph: 02 6622 8785
We help you acquire the skills, education and confidence to get and keep meaningful work.
Ph: 1800 685 105
NSW Crisis numbers
In an emergency situation call triple zero (000) immediately
NSW Mental Health Access Line
1800 011 511 – Anytime Mental Health Support
Child Protection Helpline
13 2111 (NSW)
Domestic Violence Line
1800 656 463
NSW Elder Abuse Helpline
1800 628 221
Disaster Welfare Services
1800 018 444
1800 551 800
NSW Victims Access Line
1800 633 063
Sexual assault and family domestic violence line
1800 424 017
Suicide callback service
1300 659 467
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