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Neighbourhood Centre

Read our report about the success of The Hub. The Hub was developed and implemented by the Neighbourhood Centre, and funded through the Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund.

Scroll down the page to browse our services. For location, contacts, and opening hours, click HERE.

BANC Social Support

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Discover the helping hand you need during challenging times at the Neighbourhood Centre. If you’re facing mobility issues or undergoing a tough period like illness or hospitalisation, our dedicated volunteers are here to lend a caring hand. From driving you to essential errands to providing pet-minding services, occasional assistance with household chores and gardening, or simply stopping by for a friendly chat over a cuppa, our lovely volunteers offer practical and social support tailored to your needs. Let us lighten your load and brighten your day – reach out to us today! To apply, fill out this form and email it to or call 4787 7770. To volunteer, click here.

Fridays at 125 Free Community Dinner

Join us for an easy going gathering at our free community dinner on the first Friday of the month! All are invited to enjoy the flavours of our woodfired pizzas, BBQ, and comforting soups. It’s more than just a meal – it’s a chance to connect with your community and make new friends. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to dine, laugh, and build bonds with fellow locals. First Friday of every month at 125 Wentworth street, Blackheath. 5pm-7pm.

HUFF

HUFF is dedicated to safeguarding the welfare of residents in Blackheath, Medlow Bath, and Mt Victoria communities during bushfires and extreme weather events. We encourage active participation from Upper Blue Mountains residents to collaborate at a neighborhood level, proactively minimising risks and effectively managing threats to safety before emergencies arise. Together, let’s build resilience and ensure the protection of our communities. For more information email Mina Howard on

Cliff View Community Farm

Situated on the Shipley Plateau in the Blue Mountains, NSW, Cliff View Community Farm operates from an old apple orchard. Our main goal is to grow food for locals in need. Our volunteers cultivate produce using organic and regenerative farming methods, which is then distributed through the Neighborhood Centre’s food relief program.

Beyond food production, Cliff View offers a space for people to volunteer, garden, socialise, and learn from one another. Free workshops held at the farm cover topics like propagation, composting, and worm farming. Cliff View volunteers are also working to revive the old apple orchard onsite and preserve heritage apple varieties through propagation.

Senior’s Bus Trips

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Embark on exciting adventures with our Neighbourhood Centre’s fortnightly minibus trip! Designed for individuals aged 65 and above with a My Aged Care CHSP package (we can assist you in obtaining this package), this journey is filled with fun, laughter and and enjoyable way to connect with others. For just $15 per trip, participants can explore various destinations, covering their own lunch and any additional expenses. Past excursions have included enchanting spots like Wisemans Ferry, Palm Beach, Berowra Waters, Oberon, Bathurst, Watson’s Bay, Mountain Bells Café, Wildwood Gardens, and Bilpin fruit bowl. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join our next adventure – reserve your spot today.

To apply, fill out this form and email to

Office services

Visit the Neighbourhood Centre at 41 Gardiner Crescent during operating hours to take advantage of our office services. Enjoy complimentary access to our free WiFi and public computer. If you need documents printed, laminated, or scanned, our low-cost prices will make this easier. Drop by today, we’d love to see you!

Help with food and utility bills

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In times of financial strain, illness, or hardship from natural disasters, the Neighbourhood Centre is here to support you. Our food pantry is regularly filled by donations from the community and offers weekly access to essential supplies, and we provide food vouchers to alleviate financial pressures. Eligible people can also receive vouchers to cover expenses for gas, electricity, and Sydney Water bills. To access these services click here.

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Looking for a fun and interactive environment for your child to learn and play? Our Play Group is the perfect place for your little explorer to make new friends, discover new toys, and engage in exciting activities.

Join us for a fun morning of free play with other children to support your child’s development while fostering a sense of community among parents.

With a safe and welcoming space for your little one to grow, laugh, and learn, our Play Group is where memories are made and friendships blossom.

Come join the fun!

No Interest Loans

The No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) helps people who are on a low income to buy new items such as white goods, TVs, mobile phones, computers, medical equipment, vet bills, medical bills, furniture, CTP insurance, car repairs, and education/training of up to $2000 in value. Users repay the loan, usually over a year. Please call 6331 2010 to make a booking. Appointments are held at the Neighbourhood Centre every second Thursday.

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Free Computer Help

In today’s digital age, smartphone and computer skills are essential for everyone. Book in with one of our CYBER_SHED tutors to learn how to effectively use your mobile phone, tablet, or laptop in way that’s tailored to your specific needs. Our one-to-one classes cover a wide range of topics including online navigation, web-based tools, mobile device functionalities, and app usage. Plus, the first four one-hour classes are complimentary for individuals aged 65 and over. To book, click HERE

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Free Community Events & Workshops

At the Neighbourhood Centre, we’re firm believers in fostering a connected community that nurtures the social, cultural, and creative aspects of its residents’ lives. Get involved and enrich your life by participating in our diverse range of activities. Our free workshops and activities cover everything from art therapy and fire safety seminars to yoga, forest therapy, parenting groups, playgroup, and mental health first aid. Come join us and embark on a journey of fun, learning, and community connection. Find out what’s on HERE and book in for a workshop, service or event HERE
 

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