For Community Service Workers

Help lines, Websites and Directories

Service Seeker

Australia’s most extensive electronic health, welfare and community services directory

Translating and Interpreting Service

The Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National) is an interpreting service provided by the Department of Home Affairs for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with their non-English speaking clients.

Directory of Community Services - Central Coast

The Directory of Community Services – Central Coast has been developed by Rotary to help find support in one easy-to-use comprehensive resource.

Peak Bodies

Aboriginal Child, Family and Community Care State Secretariat (AbSec)

The peak organisation for Aboriginal children and families in NSW

Association of Children's Welfare Agencies

A NSW peak body representing the voice of non-government community organisations that deliver services to vulnerable children, young people and their families.

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS)

The peak body for the Community Services Sector in Australia

Centre for Volunteering

A peak body in NSW that promotes and supports volunteering and community participation

CREATE Foundation

The peak body representing the voice of children and young people in out of home care


A domestic and family violence peak body that comprises of specialist DV services in NSW


The peak body supporting non-government organisations in NSW providing services to families experiencing stress

Homelessness NSW

A peak body for services who provide accomodation, support and other services to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS)

The peak body for the social services sector in NSW

Shelter NSW

A peak NSW advocate for housing justice. They promote a sustainable housing system and a safe home for all

Youth Action

The peak body representing young people and the services that support them in NSW

Youth Work NSW

The Professional Association for Youth Workers in NSW

NSW Government Agencies

Anti Discrimination NSW

Australian Charities and Not-fot-Profit Commission

Department of Communities and Justice NSW

Department of Communities and Justice NSW - Housing and Homelessness

Legal Aid NSW

Multicultural NSW

NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics & Research

Office of the Children's Guardian

Resilience NSW

Services Australia


Training & Resources

Australian Community Workers Association

Centre for Community Welfare Training

Connecting Up


Office of the Children's Guardian

Grants & Funding

Australian Government Grant Finder

Central Coast Council Grants and Sponsorship

Community Grants Hub

Funding Centre

Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation

Philanthropy Australia

Domestic Violence


Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety

Charter of Victims Rights


Good Practice Guidelines for the DV Sector

Education Centre Against Violence

A NSW Health unit responsible for workforce development in the specialist areas of prevention and response to violence, abuse and neglect.

Insight Exchange

“My Safety Kit” and “Follow my lead” resources

Our Watch - Change the Story

Women's Legal Service

Children and Young People

Australian Research Alliance For Children and Youth

Office of the Advocate for Children & Young People


SHOW Report

SHOW: Share Housing for Older Women was a 6-month pilot project conducted on the Central Coast, NSW from July 2022 to February 2023.

This report on the project outlines the community development processes undertaken, the older women who participated, the survey undertaken, the lessons learnt, and recommendations made.

SHOW Resource Kit – Share House Living

The SHOW: Resource Kit was developed as part of the Share Housing for Older Women project. The Kit provides user-friendly information about tenancy and share house living.

It also provides a guide to creating a Share House Agreement that will assist both individuals and organisations to develop successful share housing arrangements.

New Renters Kit - Tenants' Union of NSW

The New Renters Kit was developed as by the Tenants’ Union of NSW. This kit will help renters put the pieces together, avoid common pitfalls, and resolve issues that may arise over the course of a tenancy. The kit combines legal resources with practical tips to help renters get on their feet.


National peak bodies for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer individuals and community groups of multicultural and multifaith backgrounds.

Black Rainbow

Indigenous suicide prevention and mental health support source for LGBTQ+ people

Minus 18

LGBTIQ youth guidance and resources


NSW based specialised services for LGBTIQA+ young people aged 12-25. Includes housing, mental health, counselling and social support


Health support for LGBTI people and people with HIV


ACON’s digital information and resource platform for all trans and gender diverse (TGD) people in NSW, our loved ones, allies and health providers

The Gender Centre

Information and support to trans and gender-diverse people in NSW

Australian GLBTIQ Multicultural Council

National peak body for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer individuals and community groups of multicultural and multifaith backgrounds

BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation

BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation is committed to empowering the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQ+ community through innovation, inclusion, understanding and advocacy.

The Pinnacle Foundation

Provides educational scholarships, mentoring and opportunities for young LGBTIQ+ Australians
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