Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Communities

Citizenship Ceremonies 
Tel: 6354 9999
Contact: Lithgow City Council

English Language Classes
TAFE NSW – Lithgow Campus, 2 Hill Street
Tel: 6352 0444 or 6352 0431 Course Info Hotline: 13 16 01
Email: frank.thorvaldsson@tafensw.edu.au
Web: www.tafensw.edu.au
Contact: Frank Thorvaldsson
Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Literacy & Numeracy Courses
TAFE NSW – Lithgow Campus, 2 Hill Street
Tel: 6352 0444 or 6352 0431 Course Info Hotline: 13 16 01
Email: frank.thorvaldsson@tafensw.edu.au
Web: www.tafensw.edu.au
Contact: Frank Thorvaldsson
Office hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday

Lithgow Refugee Community Group
Tel: 0456 560 015
Email: debbie@craigrayner.com
Contact: Deb Rayner
Meetings 4:30 on the 3rd Friday of the month in Lithgow Library study room

Migrant Support Service
96 Russell Street, Bathurst
Tel: 6332 4866
Mobile: 0407 459 488
Email: migrantsupport@binc.org.au
Web: www.binc.org.au
Hours: Hours: 9 am – 4:30 pm Monday – Thursday
Contact: Monique van Toor Migrant Support Worker

Multicultural Funday Monday
1 Padley St
Tel: 6354 5910
Contact: Xanthe
The group meets monthly on Mondays at 1pm-3pm to share stories & activities.

Multicultural Problem Gambling Service for NSW
Tel: 9912 3850 Clinical Consultation & Assessment Service 1800 856 800
Email: WSLHD-MPGS@health.nsw.gov.au
Web: www.dhi.health.nsw.gov.au
Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm Monday- Friday. After hours contact the Gambling Help Line on 1800 858 858

NSW Adult Migrant Service (AMES)
Tel:  9942 0240
Email: info@ames.edu.au
Web: www.ames.edu.au
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/NSWAMES
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm.

Translating and Interpreting Service (TIS National)
Tel: 131 450 immediate phone interpreting
Email: tispromo@border.gov.au
Web: www.tisnational.gov.au  
Hours: 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
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Counselling

Al-Anon Family Groups
Tel: 4731 1442; 1300 252 666
Email: alanonpenrith@optusnet.com.au
Web: al-anon.org
Hours: Thursdays 11am – 2pm

Alateen
Tel: 1300 252 666
Email: alanonpenrith@optusnet.com.au
Web: www.al-anon.org/australia/alateen
Alateen is a fellowship of young Al-Anon members, usually teenagers, whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

beyondblue Support Service
Tel: 1300 224 636 24/7
Web: www.beyondblue.org.au
Depression & anxiety information line. Chat online 3pm-12 midnight 7 days
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C&F Counselling Services – Children & Adults
Community Health Centre, Col Drewe Drive
Tel: 6350 2750; Central Referral Service 1800 222 608
Hours: Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm
Free and confidential counselling and support

Centacare Bathurst – (Outreach to Lithgow)

Professional Family & Community Services
107 William Street Bathurst
Tel: 6331 8944 for all appointments
Email: laura@centacarebathurst.com.au
Web: www.centacarebathurst.com.au
Hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm
Suzanne Carson , Accredited Mental Health Social Worker, Relationship Counsellor and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, provides the service to Lithgow every Tuesday and every second Friday at 64 Main St Lithgow.

Joanne Murray Counselling, Psychotherapy & Training
Mobile: 0407 263 077
Email: jbmurray@westnet.com.au
Web: jomurray.com.au
Facebook: www.facebook.com/joannemurraycounselling
Contact Joanne Murray
Office hours: Monday to Saturday 8am – 8pm
Specialising in children, adults & couples

Gamblers Anonymous
Tel: 9726 6625 helpline
Web: www.gansw.org.au

Gambling Help NSW
Tel: 1800 858 858
Web: www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au
Hours: Free confidential service 24 hours/7 days by phone, face-to-face or online.
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Lifeline Central West Counselling Services
Tel:  1300 798 258 for all appointments.
Email: info@lifelinecentralwest.org.au
Web: www.lifelinecentralwest.org.au
Hours: 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday

  • Financial Counselling:

Fortnightly visits Wednesdays to Lithgow at the Lithgow Library.

  • Gambling Counselling:

Fortnightly visits Wednesdays to Lithgow at LINC, Padley St.

  • Telephone Counselling:

24 hour Crisis and Referral Service 13 11 14 for 24 /7 crisis support.

LINC Child, Youth & Family Counselling
1 Padley Street
PO Box 289 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2077
Fax: 6353 1826
Email: cyfc@linc.org.au
Web: http://linc.org.au/
Contact: Counsellor at LINC
Hours: 10am to 5.30pm Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at LINC.
Counselling service in the Lithgow LGA for families, young people and children aged 3 – 24, including young parents, with a focus on disengaged young people and children aged 3 – 18 years
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Lithgow Community Projects Inc.
28 Main Street
Tel:, 1800 664 996 or 6351 2230
Email: intake@lcpinc.org
Web: www.lcpinc.org
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Housing and practical support for the Lithgow community

Lithgow Psychology Clinic
56 Cook St
Tel: 6352 3923
Mobile: 0401 804 771
Email: lithgowpsychologyclinic@gmail.com
Web: www.lithgowpsychology.com
Contact Linda Kennedy – Clinical Psychologist
Hours: Thursday and Friday. by appointment

National Sexual Assault & Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service
Tel: 1800RESPECT; 1800 737 732;
Web: www.1800respect.org.au
National counselling helpline, information and support 24/7.

Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District
Lithgow Community Health Facility
Col Drewe Drive
Tel: 6350 2750; Central Referral Service for children, young people & families 1800 222 608; for people with chronic & complex health conditions 1800 013 101 .
Web: http://www.nbmlhd.health.nsw.gov.au
Hours: 8.30am-5pm Monday-Friday
Free and confidential counselling and support.

NSW Rape Crisis
Tel: 1800 424 017;
Web:  www.nswrapecrisis.com.au
Counselling 24/7 for those affected by sexual assault, domestic and family violence.

Relationships Australia NSW – Bathurst Centre
Family Relationships Centre
91 Seymour Street, Bathurst 2795
Tel: 6333 8888
Email: bathurstfrc@ransw.org.au
Web: www.familyrelationships.gov.au
Web: www.relationshipsnsw.org.au/
Contact: Leona Bishop
Monday 9am-5pm; Tuesday 9am-5pm (close the first Tuesday of each month at 2pm)
Wednesday 9am-7pm; Thursday 9am-5pm; Friday 9am-5pm
Family Advisor appointments (for mediation) and some groups are available at Lithgow.

Sexual Assault Counselling
Lithgow Community Health Centre
Tel: 6350 2750
Contact Lynda Barling-Day
Sexual assault counselling for adults and children.
Intake for referrals for counselling: Tel: 4734 2512

Sexual Assault Counselling Australia
Tel: 1800 211 028
Hours: 8am – 11pm, Monday- Friday

Peta O’Meley Psychologist
Tel: 6352 2533
Email: kpomeley@ozmail.com.au
Contact:: Peta O’Meley Psychologist
Office hours: 9am-5pm Mondays and Fridays
Treatment for depression and anxiety disorders. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy for borderline personality and other emotion regulation disorders.

Community Advocacy & Information

Can Assist
PO Box 145 Lithgow
President: Maree Statham
Secretary: Lesley Townsend
Tel: 0402 862 672
Liaison Officer: 0499 418 456
Meetings: 1st Wednesday of the month at 4.00pm at Lithgow Hospital in the Education Department meeting room.
Financial support for Cancer sufferers

Cancer Council Helpline
Tel: 13 11 20 – all questions all answers
Office hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
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Cancer Council NSW Support Online
Web: www.cancercouncil.com.au
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Cancer Council NSW – Western Office
PO Box 1977, Orange, 2800
Tel:  13 11 20 or 6392 0800
Email: info.western@nswcc.org.au
Web: www.cancercouncil.com.au/western
Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm Monday-Friday
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Lithgow Health Consumers Working Group
Meetings held at Lithgow Hospital
Tel: (02)4708 8100
Email: engagement@nbmphn.com.au
Web: www.nbmphn.com.au/localcommunity
Contact: Kerrie Roche
Meetings: Members meet 4 times per year
Find us on Facebook @NepeanBlueMountainsPHN
The working group; is made up of volunteers who know the communities health needs, speak for their communities and report back to their communities. This is a joint initiative of Nepean Blue Mountains Primary Health Network (NBMPHN) and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District (NBMLHD)

Lithgow Information & Neighbourhood Centre Inc. (LINC)
1 Padley Street
PO Box 289 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6352 2077
Fax: 6353 1826
Email: linc@linc.org.au
Web: https://linc.org.au/
Hours: 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday
LINC is a non-profit community organisation that provides a wide range of quality services to residents of the Lithgow Local Government Area.
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LINC Community Hub
1 Padley Street
PO Box 289 Lithgow 2790
Tel: 6354 5910
Fax: 6353 1826
Web: http://linc.org.au/
Find us on Facebook @Lithgow-Information-Neighbourhood-Centre

Lithgow & District Volunteer Rescue Squad Inc.
148 Mort St, Lithgow
Tel: 1300 872 777; Emergency contact Lithgow Police: 6352 8399
Mobile: 0428 317 872
Email: lithgow@rescue.org.au
Web: www.rescue.org.au
Meetings: Tuesdays at 7.30pm at 148 Mort St, Lithgow

MensLine Australia
Tel: 1300 78 99 78- 24 hours/7 days
Email: talkitover@mensline.org.au
Web: www.mensline.org.au
24 hour 7 day online & video counselling
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NSW Farmers Association – Hartley Branch
Tel: (02) 9478 1000
Mobile: 0448 920 548
Contact: Rachel Nicoll
Web: www.nswfarmers.org.au
NSW Farmers is an Association of farmers and stakeholders of the agricultural industry. We champion the rights of farmers and rural communities, meeting to discuss issues affecting their businesses and to learn about agricultural topics.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Services

Aboriginal Legal Service
282 Howick Street, Bathurst
Tel: 6331 1255
Web: www.alsnswact.org.au
Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
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Aboriginal Liaison Officer
Community Health Centre
Col Drewe Drive
Tel: 6350 2750; 0413 005 324; all new referrals 1800 222 608
Web: www.health.nsw.gov.au

Building Stronger Foundations
For Aboriginal Children 0 – 5 years, Families and Communities
Service includes antenatal care and support
Lithgow Community Health Centre
Col Drewe Drive, Bowenfels
Tel: 6350 2750;
All new referrals 1800 222 608
Mob: 0407 595 475
Team Annette, Aboriginal Health Worker
Child and Family Health Nurse Social Worker Julia on 0427 241 479
Web: www.health.nsw.gov.au
Hours: 8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday
Aboriginal services: child & family nurse; social worker.

First Peoples Disability Network (Australia)
402/161 Redfern Street, Redfern 2016
Tel: (02) 8399 0882
Mobile: 0402 037 745
Email: juner@fpdn.org.au
Web: www.fpdn.org.au
Contact: June Riemer (Deputy Chief Executive Officer)
Find us on Facebook @FPDNaus

Indigenous Women’s Legal Contact Line
Tel: 1800 639 784
Web: www.wlsnsw.org.au
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-12.30pm
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Indigenous Women’s Legal Program
PO Box 206 Lidcombe 1825
Tel: 1800 639 784
Email: reception@wlsnsw.org.au
Web: www.wlsnsw.org.au/legal-services
Hours: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am – 12noon

Mingaan Aboriginal Corporation
Royal Hotel, Hartley Historic Site
Tel: 6355 2491
Contact: Helen Riley
Meetings held 12 noon -1pm on the second Saturday of each month.

Mingaan Wiradjuri Aboriginal Corporation
PO Box 3123 Bowenfels
Tel: 6352 2473
Email: mingaan.lithgow@ymail.com
Office hours 9am – 5pm  Tuesday and Wednesday
New Careers for Aboriginal People (NCAP)
Tel: 13 28 11
Web: www.training.nsw.gov.au/
The New Careers for Aboriginal People (NCAP) program is a free program for Aboriginal people seeking employment and training advisory support services.
NSW Aboriginal Safe Gambling
Tel: 1800 752 948 State-wide service
Email: agconsultant@optusnet.com.au
Web:  http://www.ccarafmi.org.au/images/atsisafegambling.pdf
Office hours: 9.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday