Linking You to Useful Organisations

Family and Parenting  Just tick the “Parents, Carers, and Families” tab at the top of the page to find some great information, resources, and links for families including: parenting, child care, for young people, fostering & adoption, domestic/family violence, and publications.

The Australian Parenting website -

Information on farm, home, playground, road, and water safety -

Domestic Violence

DV line (24 hours) Call 1800 656463

Lifeline (24 hours) Call 131 114

Barkuma Neighbourhood Centre
Kurri Kurri, particularly for Aboriginal services
Tel 4937 1094
Tel 4936 4999

Carrie’s Place women’s domestic violence and homelessness services. Tel 4934 2585, or email A Carrie’s Place worker comes to the Dungog Shire Community Centre weekly.

Neighbourhood and Community Centres in NSW

Freecall:  1800 646 545


Support Networks

Gresford St Vincent DePaul - Call Tony Kennedy on 4938 5813

Dungog St Vincent DePaul - Tel 4992 1548

Low cost computers and laptops from WorkVentures on 1800 112 205

Better Life Mobiles (for those on a health care card)

Legal issues

Legal Aid

Tel Newcastle Office - 02 4929 5482

As well as their Criminal Law and Family Law services, Legal Aid NSW provides Civil Law advice and assistance, including in relation to insurance disputes and legal issues arising from natural disasters such as flood and bushfire. 

Community Justice Centres for conflict resolution and dispute mediation 1800 990 777 or

Hunter Community Legal Centre
The Centre provides free legal advice and assistance for people in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Upper and Lower Hunter regions.
Tel 02 4040 9120
Freecall 1800 650 073

LawAccess NSW
A free government telephone service that provides legal information, advice and referrals for people who have a legal problem in NSW.

Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
Tel 1300 888 529

Social work

Free social work service from Hunter New England Health contact Central Intake on 4931 2000

Hunter Tenants Advice & Advocacy Service 4969 7666 or 1800 654 504.

Gambling Help 1800 858 858 or

Flood Preparation

The SES is responsible for responding to floods in NSW. This includes planning for floods and educating people about how to protect themselves and their property. During floods the SES will provide flood information, safety advice and arrange for the delivery of essential supplies to people isolated by floodwater. Where appropriate, the SES will conduct evacuations and undertake flood rescue.

Hunter LLS, in partnership with NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), is responsible for the coordination of agriculture and animal services in emergencies. DPI is responsible for coordinating animal relief services for livestock, wildlife and companion animals. Information on flood assistance can be found on the DPI website.


The Salvation Army Employment Plus
Tel 136 123

Achieve Employment - Hunter Labour Force Solutions (part of the Mai-Wel Group)
Assists people with a disability and other disadvantaged groups who receive income support such as New Start, Youth Allowance or Parenting Payment.
Tel: 02 4934 3144

Dungog and District Neighbourcare

NeighbourCare services make it possible for frail aged, younger people with disabilities and their carers to be independent and continue to live in their own homes.

62 Hospital Road, PO Box 171, Dungog NSW 2420
Ph: 02 4992 3348


Financial Counselling Hunter Valley Project
Rutherford Community Centre
Ph:  02 4932 9777


Hunter Tenants Advice and Advocacy Service (part of Tenants NSW)
For problems with your landlord, or to talk about your rights and responsibilities as a tenant.
5 William Street, PO Box 115, HamiltonNSW2303
Ph: 02 4969 7666
Freecall: 1800 654 504

Housing NSW
1300 468746
Maitland 4943 0444
Raymond Terrace 4983 0444          

Temporary or Emergency Accommodation after hours
Tel 1800 152152
Opening Hours Mon to Friday 4.30-10.00pm. Weekends & Public Holidays 10.00am-10.00pm

Youth Accommodation 1800 424830

Gambling Issues

Hunter Gambling Counselling Service
Provides advice and support for those affect by problem gambling or living with someone who has a gambling problem.
Tel 02 6557 8864 or 0407 062 760
G-line 1800 633635

Gambling Help 1800 858 858 or

Alcohol Management

Tel 4964 1555


Seniors Card
1300 364758


Beyond Blue

1 in 5 people will experience depression in their lifetime. If it’s not you, maybe it’s someone you know.

Call 1300 224636

Legal Aid


Tel Newcastle office 02 4929 5482

As well as their Criminal Law and Family Law services, Legal Aid NSW provides Civil Law advice and assistance, including in relation to insurance disputes and legal issues arising from natural disasters such as flood and bushfire.  


LawAccess NSW

Tel 1300 888 529

Open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

Matt Smith Memorial Car & Bike Show 2016

Our Aim - to raise funds for a program that we believe will save lives.

On the 28th of August, 2011 the world lost a very special young man. A gifted musician, actor and writer who was tragically killed just 2klm from home. Matt collided with an oncoming vehicle in severe fog, with the accident ruled as such. Lost to us as a family, the world lost a young man known for his kindness to all, a man who championed the underdog and who worked to make the world smile.

Matt loved his car, loved the car community and they loved him right back.

Now - we ask you do show your support for a cause that is working to stop the terrible crash statistics that so many of our young drivers are represented by.

ALL FUNDS WILL BE DONATED TO Drive 4 Survival - a rural driver awareness course for learners and p plate drivers based in Dungog NSW.

With NSW losing a P plate driver every six days, lets stand as a car community and raise funds for a cause that impacts the decisions our young drivers make behind the wheel.