Young People

Anglican Church Youth Groups (St. Paul’s)
2 Roy Street
Tel: 6351 3070
Meetings: ONE: 7.30pm–9.00 pm Friday evening meeting at various places call for details (School years 6 – 12). Combined youth Group with the Baptist Church for all. ARVOS: After School Program for school aged children Tuesdays 3.15pm-4.30pm. After School program for all primary aged children.. Contact: 6351 3070 Mondays & Thursdays for more details.

Baptist Church Youth Groups
Cnr Great Western Highway & Lee Streets
Mob: 0412 682 819
Email: office@lithgowbaptist.org.au
Web: www.lithgowbaptist.org.au
Meetings: As advertised in Lithgow Mercury.

Bible Church – Youth Group
1 Col Drewe Drive
Tel: Jenny 0409 983 430, Natalie 0438 524 882
Meetings: Fortnightly during school terms for students Years 7 – 12

GINDAAY Youth Drop-in Centre
9 Wolgan St, Portland
Tel: 6355 4104
Contact Ian & Miriam Palmer
Open 3pm-5pm Monday & Wednesday during school terms for children from Year 3-Year 12. Youths enjoy a variety of activities and crafts, as well as afternoon refreshments. This is all free.

Girl Guides
Young St
Tel: 6352 4818
Email: guides@girlguides-nswact.org.au
Web: www.girlguides-nswact.org.au
Contact Kathryn
Meetings: Monday 4.15pm – 6.00pm

Legal Aid NSW Youth HotLine (under 18s)
Tel: 1800 10 18 10
Hours: the Hotline provides legal advice & information to young people under 18 and operates 9am – midnight Monday to Thursday; 24 hours service. Friday 9am to Sunday 12 midnight and on public holidays.

St Pat’s Youth Group
La Salle Academy
Tel: 6351 3092
Email: office.lithgow@cdob.org.au
Contact the presbytery on 6351 3092 to confirm
Contact Father Mark McGuigan

Youth Worx
28C Main St
Tel: 1800 664 996 or 6352 2132
Email: youthworx@lcpinc.org
Web: www.lcpinc.org
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.
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Volunteering

Lithgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre Ltd (LINC)
1 Padley Street
PO Box 289 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2077
Fax: 6353 1826
Email: linc@linc.org.au
Web: www.linc.org.au
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Volunteers are always needed to assist with meal delivery, gardening & social support for elderly people.
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Uniting Church Community Visitors’ Scheme
43 Bridge St Lithgow
Tel: 6351 3134
Email: lithgowuc@westnet.com.au
Hours: 10.00 am-1.00pm Monday to Friday
Contact: Lorna Fitzpatrick
Provides volunteer support and friendship to residents in local aged care homes.

Volunteering Central West
96 Russell Street, Bathurst
Tel: 6332 4866
Email: vmp@binc.org.au; voltraining@binc.org.au
Web: www.binc.org.au
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/VolBathurst
Hours: 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Thursday
Contact Amy or Kinga

Veterans

Department of Veteran Affairs
Tel: 1800 555 254
Email: generalenquiries@dva.gov.au
Web: www.dva.gov.au
Hours: 8am-5pm Monday-Friday
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Legacy – Lithgow Division
50 Main Street
Tel: 6353 1091
Email: tlewis@sydney-legacy.com.au
Hours: 9am to 3pm Tuesday to Thursday
Contact Tracey Lewis
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Veterans’ Advocacy Service
Legal Aid NSW
Tel: 9219 5148 (reverse charges accepted)
Email: veterans@legalaid.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.vvcs.gov.au
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday
Advice sessions conducted in regional areas.

Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
Tel: 1800 011 046
Email: vvcssydney@dva.gov.au
Web: www.vvcs.gov.au
Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Helpline: 24 hours 7 days
Contact Central West Coordinator Kym Clyant
A service founded by Vietnam veterans
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Financial & Material Support

AddsUP Savings Plan –NAB
5/2 Roy St
Tel: 6352 3159
Email: lithgow@josephitefndn.com.au
Contact Sophie Tinning
Hours: 9am till 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

Family First Credit Union
148 Main St
Tel: 1300 369 900; 6354 1615
Web: www.familyfirst.com.au
Hours: 9am-5pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday& Friday; 10am-5pm Tuesday; 9am-12 noon Saturday

Financial Information Service

Department of Human Services
Tel: 132 300 for information;
Web: www.humanservices.gov.au/fis

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) – Josephite Foundation
5/2 Roy St
Tel: 6352 3159
Email: lithgow@josephitefndn.com.au
Contact Sophie Tinning
Hours: Hours: 9am till 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday

Reliance Credit Union
124 Main St
Tel: 6350 3102
Call Centre:  13 24 40
Email: lithgow@mmpcu.com.au
Contact: Sarah Kunst, Daniel Whiteman& Karen Houston
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
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Salvation Army – Community Welfare Centre & Family Store
101 Main Street
Tel: 6352 3515
Email: lithgow.corps@aue.salvationarmy.org
Hours: 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday. Welfare Assistance 10am-12pm Tuesday & Thursday
Contact Theresa Pilla

StepUp Loan
5/2 Roy St
Tel: 6352 3159
Email: lithgow@josephitefndn.com.au
Contact Sophie Tinning
Hours: 9am till 3pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday.

St Vincent De Paul Store – Lithgow
193 Main Street
Tel: 6351 3774
Hours: 9am- 4pm Monday to Friday
Client assistance interviews: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1pm – 3pm.
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St Vincent de Paul Store – Kandos
60 Angus Avenue, Kandos NSW 2848
Tel: 6379 4555
Hours: 8.30am-3.30pm Monday & Thursday; 9am-4pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
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St Vincent de Paul Store – Portland
43 Willewa St, Portland 2847
Tel: 6355 5077; after hours emergency 6355 5901 or 6352 3774
Hours: 9am-3pm Monday to Friday, 9am-12noon Saturday
Client assistance interviews: Monday & Friday1pm-2pm.
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Family Support

Australian Breastfeeding Association
Tel: 1800 686 268
Web: www.breastfeeding.asn.au
Breast feeding support and education for mothers, group meetings and counselling 24 /7
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Benevolent Society – Family Referral Service
1 Padley Street
PO Box 410 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 7113; 0429 403 169  referrals intake: 1300 006 480
Email: Mark.Hodges@benevolent.org.au
Web: www.benevolent.org.au
Contact: Mark Hodges, Family Referral Worker
Office hours: Monday to Thursday 9:30 am to 2:30 pm
Provides short term supported advocacy and referral assistance, linking vulnerable children, young people and their families to a wide range of support services in the Lithgow area.       
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Community and Kids – (LINC)
1 Padley St
Postal address:  PO Box 289 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6354 5906
Fax: 6353 1826
Mobile: 0437 397 556
Email: lydia@linc.org.au
Web:  https://linc.org.au/
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Child Support
Tel: 131 107
Web: www.humanservices.gov.au
Automated Child Support information service 24/7
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Early Childhood Health Services
Tel: 6350 2750 for all appointments
Lithgow CHC – Monday-Friday
Portland Tabulam – every Tuesday
Wallerawang CHC – 1stWednesday of every month
Immunisation Clinic – 2nd Wednesday of every month

Family and Community Services (FACS)
109 Main Street, Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6354 0800
Email: Community Services admin.lithgowcsc@facs.nsw.gov.au;
FACS facsinfo@facs.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.facs.nsw.gov.au
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday-Friday

Family Relationships Advice Line
Tel 1800 050 321
Web: www.familyrelationships.gov.au
Hours: 8am-8pm Monday-Friday; 10am-4pm Saturday except public holidays.

LINC Multicultural Worker
Tel: 6354 5910
Email: xanthe@linc.org.au
Offers assistance to people who come from diverse backgrounds and responds to the client’s need which included

  • filling in form
  • Multicultural Funday Monday this is a monthly meeting, with various activities such as cooking, dancing, painting, pampering , excursion etc.
  • contacting the relevant agencies such as  Immigration, ATO, Centrelink  etc.
  • resume writing
  • language mentoring programme
  • referal to other service providers

Hours:  7 hours per week.

Thrive Services (Blue Mountains Family Support)
261 Main Street, Lithgow p. 02 6351 4055 (open Mon-Thur)
2 Station Street, Katoomba p. 4782 1555 (open Mon-Fri)
Email: info@thriveservices.org.au
Web: http://www.thriveservices.org.au
Thrive Services is a not for profit community organisation that supports children, families & others living in the Lithgow and Blue Mountains areas. All our programs are free and voluntary.
We aim to support children, families and our communities to thrive by:
• adapting to the changing needs of families and children
• providing a welcoming and accepting environment
• offering family and practical support
• building a strong sense of community.
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Nanna’s Touch
Tel: 0409 765 601
Email: nannastouch02@gmail.com
Contact Sue
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.
Support group for parents of children with autism spectrum disorder and special needs kids.  Providing separate supports for children and adult/teens groups with a vast range of hobby/craft and social activities. This also includes Saturday sessions for the kids.
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Overeaters Anonymous
Tel: 0432 421 520
Meetings Fridays 5:30-6:30pm at LINC

Parentline NSW
Tel: 1300 1300 52
Web: www.parentline.org.au
Hours: 9am-9pm Monday-Friday; 4pm-9pm weekends.

Poison Information Centre
Tel: 13 11 26  24 hours, 7 days
Web: www.poisonsinfo.nsw.gov.au 

NSW Rape Crisis
Tel: 1800 424 017
Web: www.nswrapecrisis.com.au
Counselling 24 hours 7 days

SIDS and Kids
Tel: 8585 8700; 24hr Bereavement Support Line 1300 308 307
Email: karyntait@sidsandkids.org
Web: sidsandkids.org
Hours Monday-Friday 9am- 5pm
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Weight Watchers
Tel: 13 19 97
Web: www.weightwatchers.com.au
Meetings: Red Cross Hall 5.30pm Wednesday

Domestic Violence

Child Abuse Prevention Service (CAPS)
Tel: 1800 688 009
Web: www.childabuseprevention.com.au
Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday closed on public holidays.
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Domestic Violence Legal Advice Line
Tel: 1800 810 784
Web: www.wlsnsw.org.au
Hours: Monday & Thursday 1.30pm-4.30pm; Tuesday & Friday 9.30am-12.30pm.
Free legal advice about family violence and apprehended violence orders.
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Domestic Violence Line
Family & Community Services
Tel: 1800 656 463
Hours: 24/7
Referrals for refuge or counselling for women in domestic violence situations.

Lithgow Women & Children’s Crisis Centre
PO Box 438 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 1800 664 996 for intake or 6351 2230
Email: lwccc@lcpinc.org
Web: www.lcpinc.org
In emergency contact Lithgow Police 6352 8399 or 000
After hours accommodation support contact via the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463 or Link2Home 1800 152 152
Accommodation and support for women and children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness due to domestic violence or other life crisis.

Police – Lithgow
Mort Street
Tel: 6352 8399
Hours: 24 hours
Contact Domestic Violence Officer

Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service
Tel: 6352 2052
Web:  www.legalaid.nsw.gov.au
Hours: A duty lawyer will assist women who do not have their own lawyer at court.

Women’s Legal Advice Line
Tel: 1800 801 501
Web: www.wlsnsw.asn.au
Hours: Monday & Thursday 9.30am–12.30pm; Tuesday 1.30pm–4.30pm
For all matters relating to family law, domestic violence, sexual assaults
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