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Boomerang Bags Lithgow
LINC Building Hall
1 Padley St. Lithgow 2790
Mobile: 0424 552 849
Contact: Carol Sevens
Meetings: Every Friday 10.30am to 2.30pm
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Boomerang Bags is a group of local volunteers who use upcycled and donated materials to make reusable shopping bags. New members welcome, sewing skill not essential.



An Ombudsman is a person who can investigate and resolve disputes between people & government. This is a free service.

Australian Financial Complaints Authority
Tel: 1800 931 678
Hours: 9:00am-5:00pm AEST/AEDT weekdays
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Commonwealth Ombudsman
Tel: 1300 362 072
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday except public holidays.

Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON)
Tel: 1800 246 545
Complaints Email:
Other Enquiries Email:
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am-5pm excluding public holidays.
The Energy & Water Ombudsman NSW (EWON) provides a free, fair and independent dispute resolution service for all electricity and gas customers in New South Wales, and some water customers.
EWON can investigate a wide range of complaints, including:
· disputed accounts, high bills
· debts, arrears
· disconnection or restriction of supply
· actions of a provider that affect your property
· reliability of supply
· quality of supply (including claims for compensation)
· connection or transfer issues
· negotiated contracts
· marketing practices
· poor customer service

Fair Work Ombudsman
Tel: 13 13 94
Hours: 8am-5.30 pm Monday-Friday except public holidays.

Ombudsman New South Wales
Tel: 1800 451 524
Hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday for complaints or enquiries.

Private Health Insurance Ombudsman
Tel: 1300 362 072
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday except public holidays.

Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman
Tel: 1800 062 058
Hours: 9:00am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Aged Care Providers

Assisted Living Options
Tailoring individualised services to meet your NDIS Goals
Office Hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday
(other times by appointment)
Phone: (0437) 924 490

Australian Unity Home Care & Disability Services
Shop 6, 4 Valley Drive, Lithgow 2790
Contact:  Leona MacDonald and Lisa Hanby
Tel: 1300 295 813

Catholic Healthcare – Community Service
51 Gorman’s Hill Road, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6323 1650
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Hammond Care
1/98 Bentinck Street, Bathurst 2795
PO Box 1185, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 1800 826 166
Contact Client Liaison Manager
Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday
Approved provider of Home Care Packages. Approved provider of CHSP in home flexible respite. Provider of private service.

New Horizons
369 Stewart St, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6338 2345
New Horizons is an approved provider for home care package services and can tailor your package to suit your needs.

Southern Cross Care NSW/ACT
Tel: 1800 915 850
Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Uniting Carinya Orange
70 Prince St, Orange 2800
Tel: 1800 864 846 Customer Service Enquiry Line

Jodie Stewart CEO Uniting Care Lithgow
94 Main Street Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6351 4887
Office hours: 9am – 4pm Monday to Friday
Respite, Social Support, Overnight Respite House subject to funding, social support groups, in-home assistance with housework, assistance to access the community.


Bathurst Buslines
Postal Address: PO Box 26 Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6331 2744
Office Hours: 8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday

LINC Bus for Hire
1 Padley Street, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2077
Fax: 6353 1826
Office hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday
LINC has a wheelchair accessible mini-bus with a capacity for 12 people including the driver. The bus is available for hire by other community groups with priority given to those providing services to older people & people with disabilities.
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Lithgow Buslines
Postal Address: PO Box 319 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 3888
Office Hours: 8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday

Lithgow Community Transport Inc.
1/31 Railway Pde
Tel: 6352 2146
Hours: 9am – 3pm Monday to Friday
Contact Office Manager

Lithgow Railway Station
Tel: 6354 9507

Lithgow Taxis
PO Box 73 Lithgow NSW 2790
Tel: 6351 3305

LiveBetter Lithgow Community Transport
1 Ordnance Avenue, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2146
Contact: Blake Bender

NSW Trainlink Rail & Coach
Tel: Information & bookings 13 22 32
Hours: 6:30am – 10pm, 7 days
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Sydney Trains Information Line
Tel: 131 500

Taxi Transport Subsidy Scheme
Tel: 1800 623 724


Blackfellows Hands Reserve
Blackfellows Hands Road 24km north of Lithgow PO off the Wolgan Road to Newnes
Blackfellows Hands Cave was a meeting place for the Aboriginal tribes of the area. The rock overhang features a number of hands and weapons painted onto the cave. The area is a reserve under the control of National Parks and Wildlife

Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens Mt Tomah
Bells Line of Road, Mt Tomah 2758
Tel: 4567 3000; Restaurant / Kiosk 4567 2574
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30pm, Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays 9.30am to 5.30pm
Visitors Centre Hours: 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday, Weekends and Public Holidays 9.30am to 5pm
Australia’s cool climate botanic garden. Major features of the gardens include the Explorers Walk, Gondwana plants, conifer and rhododendron gardens and the Wollemi Pine, the Jurassic plant found only in Wollemi National Park.

Bracey Lookout
Hassans Walls Road, Lithgow (6km South of Lithgow PO)
Bracey lookout provides spectacular views of the Lithgow Valley.  Walk or drive directly to the lookout

Capertee National Park
North of Lithgow, Capertee National park is an outstanding area for animal encounters. It is a breeding ground and/or home for over 230 species of birds. Access is available by obtaining the code from NPWS, Mudgee

Evans Crown Nature Reserve
Evans Crown Nature Reserve, Tarana 32km west Lithgow PO
Tel: 6331 9777
Spectacular granite tors and native vegetation are particular to Evans Crown. The area is also an Aboriginal site. Evans Crown is a reserve under the National Parks and Wildlife Service

Gardens of Stone National Park
North of Lithgow PO
Pagoda rocks are a dominant formation within the park. The Gardens of Stone includes the Capertee Valley, Ben Bullen, Pantoney’s Reserve and parts of the Newnes Plateau. There are no visitor facilities in the park, except for a few fire trails

Glow Worm Tunnel
Glow Worm Tunnel Road Newnes Plateau Wollemi National Park 38km north Lithgow PO
The tunnel was a rail link to the Newnes Oil Shale Mine; the rail lines were dismantled during WWII. Today, the tunnel is home to Glow Worm Flies. The tunnel area offers magnificent views of rock formations, extensive flora and a wide array of native wildlife including kangaroos and wallabies

Hassans Walls Lookout
Hassans Walls Road 3km south Lithgow PO
The highest scenic lookout (1136m) in the Blue Mountains.  The Joseph Cook boardwalk provides magnificent views of the Hartley Valley and Blue Mountains Escarpment

Jenolan Caves
Jenolan Caves Rd Jenolan Caves
Tel: 1300 76 33 11
Hours: 9am to 5pm daily
Explore the wonders of the underworld, with a guided tour through the limestone caves at Jenolan

Lake Lyell Recreation Area
Magpie Hollow Road, South Bowenfels
Tel: 6355 6347 (resident caretaker)
A recreational lake with facilities including BBQ, boat launching ramp, picnic, fishing and camping area and children’s playground. Camping & entrance fees apply. Open daily

Lake Wallace
Barton Avenue, Wallerawang 12km north-west of Lithgow PO
A recreational area, visitors to Lake Wallace can fish, sail or swim.  No powerboats are allowed.  BBQ facilities and a playground are available. Open daily

Marrangaroo National Park
North-west of Lithgow via Rydal or Mt Walker
The park follows Cox’s River between Lake Wallace and Lake Lyell.The peaks in the park reach almost 1200m above sea level where snow gums may be seen. The park is the home of the purple copperwing butterfly that can be seen in the spring. Walk to the top of Mount Walker and enjoy the 360 degree views of the Lithgow area. Open daily

Pearson’s Lookout
Castlereagh Highway, Capertee 30km north Lithgow PO
The Capertee Valley is the largest canyon in the world, wider, but not as deep as the Grand Canyon USA, with more birds per square kilometre than anywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere. The lookout overlooks Pantoney’s Crown

Turon National Park
Castlereagh Highway Capertee 30kms north of Lithgow PO
The open eucalypt forest and river oaks of the historic Turon Valley were once the site of one of the state’s major goldfields

Wollemi National Park
North of Lithgow
Wollemi National Park is the largest wilderness area in NSW. There are many special places to visit including Deep Pass, Glen Davis, the Glow Worm Tunnel, Newnes and the Wolgan Valley

History & Heritage

Blast Furnace Park & Lake Pillans Wetlands
Inch Street, Lithgow
Hours: open daily
In 1906, construction of the Blast Furnace commenced. From 1906 to 1928, it was to become the sole producer of iron in Australia. Today, only the ruins of the site remain.  A walkway extends over the wetlands

Eskbank House & Museum
Cnr Inch & Bennett Street, Lithgow
Tel: 6351 3557
Hours: 10am – 4pm Wednesday to Sunday. Groups by arrangement
Eskbank House and Museum (1842) tells the story of Lithgow through its buildings and displays. It also hosts exhibitions, workshops and events and is available for hire for weddings, parties and performances

Eskbank Rail Heritage Centre
PO Box 350 Lithgow
Tel: 6352 2513
Contact Michael Wilson 0427 455 580
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Friends of Wolgan Valley Wilderness Rail Trail Ltd
PO Box 350 Lithgow
Tel: 6352 2513; 0427 455 580
Contact: Michael Wilson
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Glen Davis Oil Shale Ruins Tour
The Poplars Glen Davis 2846
Tel: 6379 7380
Hours: Tours depart every Saturday at 2pm from the front gates at The Poplars except during daylight savings times when the tour is at 5pm to avoid the heat. Enjoy a historical tour of one of the most significant oil shale ruins in the Southern Hemisphere at Glen Davis. NB: Dress for the weather, and please wear covered shoes.

Hartley Historic Site – NPWS
Hartley Historic Site, Hartley 2790
Farmers Inn , Hartley 2790
Tel: 6355 2117
Hours: 10am-4pm; Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays.
Visitor Services Assistant: Joanne Delesantro
In 1837, a courthouse was constructed on the Great Western Highway and a small village grew up around it. Settlers moved into the village and a number of houses and inns were built.

Lithgow & District Family History Society Inc.
Ewen Smith Memorial Hall
43 Tank St, Lithgow NSW 2790
PO Box 516 Lithgow NSW 2790
Tel: 6353 1089 during hours
Hours: 6pm-9pm Tuesday, 11am-4pm Friday, 11am-4pm first Saturday of the month.
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Lithgow State Mine Railway Ltd
State Mine Gully Road (workshop)
Suite 20-22, 184 Mort St (office)
Tel: 6352 2513
Contact Tim Elderton 0429 140 654; Michael Wilson 0427 455 580
Working bees held Saturday of the month
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Mount Victoria Museum
Mount Victoria & District Historical Society Inc.
Mount Victoria Railway Station
Tel: 4782 7866
Contact Jean Winston
Hours: Museum open 12 noon – 3pm. Saturday, Sunday, public and school holidays. Closed Christmas Day & Good Friday
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Newnes Oil Shale Ruins, Wollemi National Park
Wolgan Valley. Turn off the Mudgee Road 50km north of Lithgow PO
Tel: 6350 3230
Hours:  Daily. Newnes Kiosk open weekends & public holidays 10:30am – 5pm
Established in 1906, the Newnes Shale Oil Mine produced low-grade oil. Today the ruins of the site are all that remain. The Newnes Hotel still stands today and operates as an information kiosk on weekends
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Small Arms Factory Museum Inc.
69 Methven St, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6351 4452
Hours: 10am to 4pm weekends, school & public holidays; 9.30am-2pm Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday; or by arrangement.
Discover the peaks & troughs of Australia’s first high-precision, mass production plant, its workers, & community. A world-class collection of firearms is on display.

State Mine Heritage Park & Railway
State Mine Gully Rd
Postal address:  PO Box 617 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6353 1513
Hours: 12pm – 4pm weekends, school and public holidays or by arrangement
Located on the site of the Lithgow State Coal Mine. Take an engaging emotional journey into the working lives of the Lithgow region’s miners and their families
Contact: Ray Christison

Zig Zag Railway
Chifley Road, Clarence 2790
11 km east Lithgow PO
Tel: 6355 2955
Unfortunately the Zig Zag Railway is currently closed to passengers.
Since the disastrous October 2013 bush fire swept through the railway, volunteers have been busy repairing and replacing track, buildings, rolling stock and machinery in preparation for our reopening.
To keep up to date with our progress and see more photos.
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Function Facilities

Club Lithgow
2c Lithgow Street
Tel: 6351 3375
Hours: 10am – 3pm Monday to Friday
Club hours: 10am until close.
Conference room can accommodate 25 – 30 people; function room accommodates 215 people. For catering ring 6351 3398
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Glen Davis Boutique Hotel
Canobla Ave, Glen Davis 2846
Tel: 6379 7372
Specialising in wedding receptions
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Lithgow Golf Club & Function Centre
2 Golf Links Rd, Marrangaroo
Tel: 6351 3164
Catering available or Bring your own caterer T&C’s apply. Seating available for up to 200 guests.
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Lithgow Workmen’s Club Ltd
3-7 Tank Street Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6350 7777
There are 5 conference rooms catering for groups from15 to 200. Catering available
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Portland RSL Sport Recreation Club Ltd
10 Wolgan Street Portland 2847
Tel: 6355 5203
Fully equipped function room

SevaLight Retreat Centre for Self-Realization, Pure Meditation
Healing & Counselling
6 Cartwright Street, Rydal, NSW 2790.
Mobile: 0457 229922 and 0415 543473
Contact Jaiananda or Ricananda
Self-contained or catered accommodation available for up to 30 people