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9.00am - 4.30pm

Friday

9.00am - 12.00pm

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Murwillumbah HUB

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

Community Hub

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.

Call 02-66-723-003

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.

Emergency Relief

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

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.

Services

Legal Services

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.

Legal aid advice is available:
• 1st and 3rd Thusday of each month 9.00am to 11am at Nullum House
• No appointment necessary.

Ask at the reception desk for more information or call us on 02-6621-2082.
For factsheets and resources visit Legal Aid NSW

Financial Counselling

 

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:

02-6672-3003 – if the phone is unattended, please leave a message and we will get back to you.
Or you can email on financialcounselling@mccentre.org.au

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

 

Playgroup

 

Murwillumbah Community Centre offers a free parent led community playgroup.

 We are really excited to start our playgroup back up. Please keep an eye on our facebook page for when we will restart.

# Please bring a piece of fruit along for morning tea

Welfare Services

If you need to talk to one of our welfare support workers please drop in or call 02 66723003 to make an appointment

Yoga

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.

Indigenous Services

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: lara@mccentre.org.au

KCFC Protect The Rainforest Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_DoAXQHsC4

Guyahyn Playgroup

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: lara@mccentre.org.au

Kinship Festival

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: lara@mccentre.org.au

Kinship Festival 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCXRRfvvhgk

Kinship Festival 2019: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMdiDp2-rVY&t=17s

Tenancy Support

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

Housing Forms

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
Momentum Collective
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
Disability Services

Social Futures

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

 

Busy Ability

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

Employment Services

Mylestones Employment

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

Epic assist

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!

Ph: 133742

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

Wise Employment

We help you acquire the skills, education and confidence to get and keep meaningful work.

Ph: 1800 685 105

Crisis numbers

NSW Crisis numbers

In an emergency situation call triple zero (000) immediately

Child Protection Helpline
13 2111 (NSW)

Link2Home – Homelessness assistaince
1800 152 152

Domestic Violence Line
1800 656 463

NSW Elder Abuse Helpline
1800 628 221

Disaster Welfare Services
1800 018 444

Kids Helpline
1800 551 800

Lifeline
13 1114

NSW Victims Access Line
1800 633 063

Mensline Australia
1300 78 99 78

Sexual assault and family domestic violence line
1800 424 017

Suicide callback service
1300 659 467

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

ADDRESS
Nullum Street, Knox Park Murwillumbah NSW 2484

Call Us:
02-6672-3003

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