(02) 6620 1800 [email protected]
DCJ is looking for a Project Officer for flood support

The Family Centre is recruiting

The Family Centre is a progressive, community-owned, for purpose organisation, driven by our values and focused on outcomes. Together, we create opportunities for children, young people and families and increase social value in our community.

We have two exciting opportunities to join our team:

Manager Child, Youth and Family Services – Closing 4.30pm, 25 July 2022

Youth and Family Worker  – Closing 4.30pm, 25 July 2022

The application packages are included below and additional information about our organisation may be found on our website at www.thefamilycentre.org.au

Quality and safety risks for in home services

Quality and safety risks for in home services

The Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission has highlighted some important risks for in home services in their July 2022 Bulletin and offers guidance on what home services should look out for when reviewing their performance. The bulletin identifies five areas of problem or risk that they will be focusing on over the next five Quality Bulletins. The July Bulletin focuses on organisational governance.

Risk and problem areas

  • Organisational Governance: Lack of oversight or inadequate organisational governance can mean providers are less able to identify deficiencies and improve.
  • Care planning and assessment: Failure in this area can deprive consumers of the care and services they need.
  • Clinical care: Poor clinical care can result in poor outcomes for consumers (even where clinical care is not being delivered).
  • Vulnerable consumers: Failure to identify and appropriately support and monitor vulnerable consumers can lead to poor outcomes, particularly for those already at risk.
  • Management of package funds: Inappropriate use of funds or failure to consult with consumers about fees and charges can result in care that does not meet consumers’ assessed needs.

Read more in the Commission’s July 2022 Bulletin.

Rental lists for week commencing July 22, 2022

Rental lists for week commencing July 22, 2022

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 / Kyogle / Tenterfield & Surrounding areas.

Grafton Greater Region Rental Properties

20220722 Ballina – Greater Region NSW

20220722 Lismore Greater Region Rental Properties

20220722 Tweed Shire Rental Properties

20220722 Casino North Casino Rental Properties

Learn how to prevent suicide by recognising signs

Learn how to prevent suicide by recognising signs

LivingWorks safeTALK is a four-hour face-to-face workshop featuring powerful presentations, audiovisuals, and skills practice. At a LivingWorks safeTALK workshop, you’ll learn how to prevent suicide by recognizing signs, engaging someone, and connecting them to an intervention resource for further support.

The ability to support our community during the flood crisis has never been more relevant and suicide awareness skills have never been so important. LivingWorks are holding a safeTALK session in Lennox Head.

Or contact Rose Hogan on  0438 451333 or [email protected]     The safeTALK is on at the Lennox Head Cultural Centre 1 Markey Lane, LENNOX HEAD, 21 July 2022, 9.30am-1.00pm

You can contact LifeLine on 13 11 14



NSW Regional Youth Homelessness Forums

NSW Regional Youth Homelessness Forums

Are you a service that supports young people at risk of or experiencing homelessness in Northern New South Wales?

To highlight Homelessness Awareness Week 2022, Yfoundations in partnership with Mission Australia and Social Futures is hosting a series of regional forums to gain an understanding of the key issues affecting young people and homelessness in rural and regional NSW.

We invite service providers across the region to join us to discuss the key service responses and housing issues organisations face when supporting children and young people in these areas.

Organisations are welcome to bring young people with lived experience to contribute to the discussion. Young people must be accompanied by relevant staff from attending organisations.

Join us either in-person or online at this free hybrid event. The Ballina forum will be held on August 2.
Registration is required for both iin-person and online attendance. In-person tickets are limited – don’t miss out!

Register here for an in-person ticket for the Ballina forum at Social Futures on 2nd August.

Rivertracks is fund raising for disadvantaged youth

Rivertracks is fund raising for disadvantaged youth

In the lead up to the Rivertracks High Tea Fundraising event we have decided to make our raffle more accessible to the whole community by putting it online. You can buy as many tickets as you like from where ever you are right now; how cool is that!?
RiverTracks offers a lifeline to struggling young people by reconnecting them back to the community and practical learning to help them find employment and life-changing opportunities that create pathways for a better future.
Buy tickets to the RiverTracks Raffle here!
We have heaps of awesome vouchers and prizes up for grabs from local Murwillumbah business as well as a stay at the beautiful Mayfield Gardens in Oberon.

Get your tickets now as more prizes will be added over the coming weeks in the lead up to the draw at the High Tea Fundraising event.

Funds raised will go towards RiverTracks operations working with disadvantaged young people in the community and supporting opportunities for them to achieve their goals.

The Mavis’s Kitchen High Tea Fundraising event that will take place from 2pm- 4.30pm on Saturday the 30th of July 2022. Don’t worry; you will still be able to buy tickets there as well as bid on some of our great prizes up for auction.
Click here to book a seat or table an join in the fun!
Ballina Flood Grant Information Sessions

Ballina Flood Grant Information Sessions

The NSW Government is holding support sessions for Northern Rivers residents affected by the February and March 2022 storms and floods.

Residents, businesses and primary producers can book a session to discuss a new or existing flood grant application.

Grant specialists and Business Concierges will be on hand to offer support and help with any questions.

Flood support session location

Ballina RSL Club, Auditorium, 1 Grant Street, Ballina, NSW 2478.

Dates and times

  • Wednesday 27 July from 9am to 5pm
  • Thursday 28 July from 11am to 7pm
  • Friday 29 July from 9am to 5pm
  • Monday 1 August from 9am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 2 August from 9am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 3 August from 9am to 1pm.


To book a session you must be:

What you need

To book a session you’ll be asked to provide:

  • your name
  • your email address
  • your phone number
  • the grant or payment you’re applying for.

Preparation for attending the session

How to book

  1. Check you meet the eligibility criteria.
  2. Call 13 77 88 to book a session.

To call us using an interpreter, please call the National Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450, and ask them to call us on 13 77 88. The service provides immediate phone interpreting.

You’ll receive an email to confirm your session time and any requirements for the day.

Remember to gather all the required documents and bring them to your session.

More information

  • Please note that sessions are limited. A small number of places will be available for walk-in customers.
  • If you’d like to change or cancel your session time, call 13 77 88.
  • If you’re applying for a business flood grant and you’re unable to attend a session in Ballina, you can call 13 77 88 and ask to speak with a Business Concierge, or book a call for a time that suits you.