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Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre

Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre (CNC) is a community based not for profit with a focus on supporting access to services, information and support for all residents and visitors to our community.

The Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre provides an information & referral service to the Coonamble community in emergency relief services and provides assistance with the following:
  • No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS) application process.
  • Be Connected - Digital Skills 
  • Dementia Friendly Communities
Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre also encourages and supports visiting organisations to operate from our friendly Centre. Organisations that attend regularly and provide services include:
  • Lifeline Financial Counselling
  • Western NSW Community Legal Inc. 
  • National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)
The Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre also auspices the Coonamble Environment Group.

The Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre facilitates the monthly Inter Agency Meetings which are held the First Wednesday of each month at the Coonamble Bowling Club at 10:00am and promotes upcoming events/workshops through the Inter Agency Email Network. These events can also be located in our Events section.

Cathy Wheelhouse


Cathy is a life long Coonamble resident who is passionate about supporting and contributing to a thriving community Cathy is also a strong advocate of the Coonamble Together Partnership Group (TPG). A locally led initiative to support improved service coordination, supporting access to appropriate services and more efficiently.

Janis Nicol


Coonamble Shire Council Citizen of the Year 2020 Life long Coonamble resident Vice President Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre, Coonamble Cancer Survivors Group Life Member of Coonamble Pony Club Advocate and Volunteer for people with disabilities

Wayne Phillips

Vice President

Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre committee member for many years and former Treasurer Coonamble Shire Council Citizen of the Year 2019 Vice President Coonamble Meals on Wheels Lions Vice President Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre, Bus Driver Community Volunteer and active member

Mandy Cormie


Mandy joined the Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre committee in 2018. Mandy works in education support at the Coonamble High School and has a strong commitment to caring for her community. Mandy enjoys spending her spare time with her family and friends, caring for the people she loves.

Heidi Hodgson


Heidi joined the Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre committee in 2018. She was born and raised in Coonamble and upon completing her university degree she returned to commence her role as the director of Coonamble Pre School. Heidi is passionate about creating access to quality early childhood education and is an advocate for rural and remote communities.

Michael Abrahall

Committee Member

Previous winner of Coonamble Citizen of the year Previous long serving member of Committee for Coonamble Parent Support and volunteer disability support worker Volunteer and member Coonamble Lions Club Community Transport volunteer driver

Barbara Abrahall

Committee Member

Barb is a longtime Coonamble resident who has a long history of supporting people in the community. Barb has worked for many years as an Aboriginal Teachers Aide at Coonamble High School, Volunteer at Coonamble Parent Support Office / Green Villa, Community Transport and is on the committee of Coonamble Rosary Makers.

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We can assist Coonamble residents and visitors with information on services available, visiting services and community groups. With our local knowledge and expertise, we can also support you in accessing the most appropriate service in a timely manner.

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The Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre (CNC) Coordinator facilitates a monthly meeting for workers of services and programs to come together, share information, plan community events and activities and to meet community needs. Services are encouraged to come along to the monthly meetings held: When: First Wednesday of every month Venue: Coonamble Bowling Club Time: 10:00am

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The TPG is a community and services partnership that governs new ways of working, evaluates local service delivery, develops and reviews strategies for key issues, and ensures everyone is working together towards this shared vision. The Together Partnership Group (TPG) are a group that builds and maintains, the momentum of inter agency coordination efforts, ensures community voices influence decision making and keeps services and the community connected.

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No Interest Loans Scheme (NILS)

No Interest Loans (NILS) are available for families on low incomes for essential goods and services such as fridges, washing machines, car repairs and medical procedures for up to $1,500.

Be Connected Digital Skills

Helping people over Fifty access the internet and learn new online skills, while promoting the use of Be Connected’s learning portal.

Dementia Friendly Communities

Community Promotion and activities to promote a dementia friendly Community Environment funded by Dementia Australia.

Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre

The Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre invites services and programs to deliver outreach services, information and support to the community.
Regular contact and access to essential services is vital for so many of Coonamble's residents, and the Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre.
By providing access to our friendly and welcoming space here in the main street of town we are Keeping Coonamble Connected
Please contact Cathy Wheelhouse, Centre Coordinator on 0428 221 872 to discuss your booking.

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Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre

Lifeline Central West

Face to Face and phone financial counselling support. Lifeline Central West provides counselling services to help people struggling with financial difficulty.

Western NSW Community Legal Centre Inc

Western NSW Community Legal Centre (WNSWCLC) provides FREE legal help to the people of Western NSW. General Legal Advice Domestic Violence Support Community Legal Education Law Reform

National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA)

Information and assistance in accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Coonamble Neighbourhood Centre

  • 6/24 Castlereagh Street, Coonamble NSW, Australia
  • ABN: 98 369 134 397