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Handy Links to Community Services

Hunter Valley Bus (CDC) Timetables and website lets you download their latest timetables, or plan a trip using the Transport NSW system

Transport NSW site lets you plan a trip anywhere within the bounds of Scone, Dungog, Lithgow, Moss Vale and Nowra. It covers trains, buses, ferries and light rail. Click here for the trip planner with all options.

If you need to travel outside the above area then click here to plan and book rail trips for anywhere in NSW

Lake Macquarie Council website has lots of info and links to happenings around the lake.

The MyGov website lets you access your Centrelink, Medicare, Health, DVA etc records. You do need a free MyGov account and password which you can get here  You will need to provide details to get the account.

Get a free Google account that will give you gmail emails, calendars, google docs and plenty of other free stuff. Once you have a gmail account then you can access your emails from any internet connected device - ie computer, tablet, smartphone.

NILS (No Interest Loans System) website has plenty of info that explains that system, what you can get one for and who qualifies.

Compare Electricity Plans at this government run site to see if there is a cheaper retailer than what you currently use. You will need an old bill to enter some of the details. There are several other comparison sites however some have biases to particular retailers or don't compare them all. 

Family Support Services:

(CALM) Community Activities Lake Macquarie, Toronto, is a non government organisation primarily funded by Department of Family and Community Services NSW. Situated in the Westlakes area of Lake Macquarie, CALM has delivered services throughout the Lake Macquarie area for over 26 years.

The Canopy, (prev. W’lakes Family Support) Cameron Park is a non-profit organisation that provides services for familes, children and the community in the Lake Macquarie region.            
Newcastle Family Support Service promotes healthy, resilient children and young people growing in flourishing families in just and strong communities.

Eastlakes Family Support is a non profit organisation funded to provide services and information to families with dependant children in the Lake Macquarie area

Child & Family Clinic, Toronto Polyclinic (HNE Health) is based on an integrated model of service delivery. The catchment area for the centre incorporates 40 suburbs on the western side of Lake Macquarie

Hunter Women’s Centre, Mayfield is a non-government, not for profit, community based organisation which provides services to improve the health and wellbeing of the women of the Hunter.
Westlakes Stroke Recovery Group. Contact through Stroke Recovery NSW 1300 650 594 The National Stroke Foundation exists to offer the Australian Community the information and support they need to prevent stroke, live with stroke and to work effectively in stroke health services.

WEA Hunter is an independent non-profit community based organisation whose sole aim is to promote and provide educational opportunities for adults. It has a long and proud history as the leading provider of community based adult learning in the Hunter Region.

Family and Community Services (FACS) is a NSW Government department that seeks to break disadvantage and see that people are included in their communities.

Hunter Community Legal Centre provides free legal advice to people who live, work or study in the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens, Great Lakes and Hunter Valley regions.

Jenz Dancing Academy runs dance sessions at the centre. Phone Jennie on 0402 569 122 or check their Facebook Page

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