(02) 6620 1800 [email protected]
Bring Your Bills and Community Assistance Days

Bring Your Bills and Community Assistance Days

The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW with Murwillumbah Community Centre and Lismore & District Financial Counselling are bringing free Bring Your Bills and Community Assistance Days for all residents in Tweed Heads, Murwillumbah, Casino and their regions.

You can obtain such assistance as; ensuring rebates are applied to energy accounts, help with Legal issues, family support, sorting out fines, assistance with applying for their Seniors Travel Card and Dine & discover vouchers. You can find out how to apply for flood and bushfire support, meet with Centrelink staff and even have your pet microchipped for free (Casino only).

Come along and enjoy a snack and a cuppa and have a chat with participating organisations, you will receive lots of helpful information and resolve outstanding issues all under one roof!

Tweed Heads BYB

Casino BYB

Murwillumbah BYB

Rental lists for week commencing 31 May 2021

Rental lists for week commencing 31 May 2021

Click the links below to view the latest rental vacancy lists for the Northern Rivers region, including Tweed Heads, Lismore, Ballina, Grafton and Casino.
If you or somebody you know is homeless, or is at risk of homelessness, contact Link2Home 1800 152 152 for 24-hour emergency support.
If you are living from Tweed Heads to Grafton, you can contact Connecting Home on 1800 048 310 between 9am – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday or email [email protected]

  • Grafton
  • Ballina
  • Lismore
  • Tweed Heads
  • Casino

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

Ballina Greater Region Rental Properties

Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

Tweed Shire Rental Properties

Casino North Casino Rental Properties


Tender and Grant Writing Training for Aboriginal Stakeholders

Tender and Grant Writing Training for Aboriginal Stakeholders

North Coast Local Land Services has engaged Deborah Wilson Consulting Services to deliver Tender and Grant Writing Training to Aboriginal Stakeholders including Native Title Holders/claimants, LALCs and community organisations.
The training aims to improve tendering capabilities and will cover:

⚫ Understanding what buyers want to know
⚫ Improving tendering approaches
⚫ Building tendering capabilities (understand the process and improving tendering and grant writing)
⚫ Organisational capability statements
⚫ Tips on tender preparation

See the flyer for more information

Tender Writing Flyer

Register with this form

Tender Writing Registration Form



Alternative Therapies to Chemical Restraint

Alternative Therapies to Chemical Restraint

OPAN is hosting another webinar. Be a part of their online conversation about alternatives to medical restraint in aged care on Monday, May 31, 11:30am Australian Eastern Standard Time. Our panel of experts will discuss why investigating the causes of behaviour change is essential for providing better health and well-being outcomes for older people, explore medication alternatives, and how they can be integrated into care environments.

We will cover:

• The negative impact of chemical restraints in aged care.

• The rights of older people receiving aged care to live free from restraint.

• How unmet needs can cause changes in behaviour.

• Practical strategies and alternative therapies to support a person-centred approach.

Details and bookings on this link




The Moderna Vaccine is coming. What does this mean for older Australians?

The Moderna Vaccine is coming. What does this mean for older Australians?

The Australian Government says it’s secured 25 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. What is it and what are the implications?

This article, written by Griffith University researcher Adam Taylor, first appeared in The Conversation and covers the key points

  •   Trials of Moderna showed 94.1 %efficacy at preventingCOVID-19 as well as complete protection against severe forms of disease
  •    Moderna is used widely internationally
  • Moderna has been found to be effective agaist COVID-19 variants

The full story can be found on the link below

Moderna Vaccine



Interested in Healthy Ageing and Living Well?

Interested in Healthy Ageing and Living Well?

Healthy North Coast is looking for dynamic future-thinking people who want to be part of improving the journey of healthy living and ageing on the North Coast.

Be part of an extensive regional strategic planning exercise focused on achieving an intergenerational community-driven approach to Healthy Ageing.

Members will provide expert professional advice and lived experiences to guide the work of the Strategy.

What to expect?

• A commitment of 5-10 hrs per month for one year from May 2021 – June 2022 with a possibility of extending into the implementation phase.

• Remuneration is available for those working outside of their position scope or in a voluntary capacity.

• The Terms of Reference for the group can be provided on request.


Please use the form https://hnc.org.au/news-story/interested-in-healthy-ageing-and-living-well-xhp-x2/

to provide your details and position, plus one paragraph of your ideal futuristic world for ageing on the North Coast by Monday 31 May 2021.

We will be contacting people at the end of May with arrangements for the group.

Places are limited and appointed at the discretion of Healthy North Coast. Healthy North Coast will make all efforts to involve those interested in the strategy’s development even if not as part of the Reference Group.

If you have questions, contact:

Bron McCrae Deputy Director Healthy Living and Ageing

Email [email protected] or ring for a chat on 0447 113 823.

How can workers be affected by trauma at work?

How can workers be affected by trauma at work?

Working in aged care and looking after older people can be very rewarding. But sometimes it can be difficult or stressful. The people you provide care for may have experienced trauma, loss and grief in their lives and this can have an effect on you. Phoenix Australia have developed an information sheet for workers found on the link below.

Phoenix Handout on Trauma 

Reconciliation Week’s 2021 “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action”

Reconciliation Week’s 2021 “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action”

Reconciliation Week’s 2021 theme of “More than a word. Reconciliation takes action” is embodied by the work that is being done at University Centre of Rural Health by First Nations researchers or Aboriginal led research projects.

The UCRH is hosting the Inaugural First Nations Research Showcase on Tuesday 1st June, 2021.

Presenters will be sharing success stories and key learnings on the amazing work currently happening across the Bundjalung and Yaegl footprint .This will be an excellent networking opportunity and a chance to learn about Aboriginal-led research and projects and potential collaborations.

We welcome you to celebrate and support the work that is shaping the broader research world by incorporating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing.

Links for this event below:

• To attend this deadly event via zoom, please click on this link: https://uni-sydney.zoom.us/j/88364994882

• To attend this deadly event in person, please click on this link and fill out the form to keep our event COVIDsafe: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/reconciliation-week-first-na…