Welcome to your Community Gateway

Community Gateway is an externally accredited, registered charity formed in 1976.

For 50 years, we have operated as Lismore’s neighbourhood centre, providing grass-roots welfare support and capacity building services for disadvantaged people and communities.

Our services now extend from Lismore to Northern New South Wales, and more broadly across the state.

Featured services

Financial counselling

Take control of your finances with confidential, one-on-one guidance and support from our qualified, specialist financial counsellors.

No Interest Loans (NILs)

No interest loans up to $2000 with no fees for people on a low income.

First Step emergency relief

A broad range of services and supports to help people get through periods of financial crisis.

Choices reproductive and sexual health

Confidential and inclusive reproductive and sexual health services.

Tomorrow Ready

Building volunteer skills, knowledge, confidence and networks to strengthen disaster resilience in Northern NSW communities.

Rainbow Region Kids

Affordable, high quality before school care, after school care and vacation care for school-aged children throughout the Northern Rivers region.

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Our friends at the Men and Family Centre and ARC Gender Relations are providing some great free workshops! The Rainbow Healthy Relationships Group is for people of all genders, starting Monday 22 April 2024, 6-8pm and running for 12 weeks in Lismore. Do you want to improve how you relate to others? Have you said or done things that hurt the people you care about? If you're interested in reflecting on and changing your behaviours in relationships, these workshops are for you. Register here: forms.office.com/r/cnTvdrs6iP. For more information call Lismore Men and Family Centre on 0458 172 846. ... See MoreSee Less
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Your friendly neighbourhood centre in Lismore - providing welfare support, capacity building services AND wonderful displays of posters to keep you connected to your community.Come and visit us at 76 Carrington Street or call 02 6621 7397 and let us help you feel connected 🤝🏽 #nrcg #lismorensw #northernnsw ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy Valentines Day lovers! Grab your partner or friends and come down to Choices clinic for a FREE sexual health check up. Whatever your sexual health needs, we've got you covered! Phone (02) 6621 7397 or book online at nrcg.org.au/choices 🥰❤️‍🔥🌈#nrcg #northernnsw #lismorensw #choicesclinic #sexualhealth #sexualhealth #reproductivehealth #genderaffirmingcare #valentines #STI #healthscreening ... See MoreSee Less
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Do you require emergency relief? Our pantry is here to support you in short term immediate need. If you have not yet accessed our services, call our Community Hub on 02 6621 7397 to make an appointment with our dedicated Intake team to assess what supports are available to help you along the way.For more information on our programs, click link below...nrcg.org.au/popular-services/neighbourhood-centre/ ... See MoreSee Less
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As the second anniversary of the 2022 floods nears, today we're thinking about all the emergency relief outreach we provided to communities across Northern NSW. Our passionate staff, their friends and family members all pitched in and braved a ruined road network to get essential food, clothes, personal care products, baby supplies, cleaning products and more to people who urgently needed them as a matter of survival.Read about our First Step emergency relief supports on our website: nrcg.or.au/first-step#nrcg #lismorensw #northernnsw #2022flood #lismoreflood #northernnswflood #EmergencyRelief #EmergencyRelief ... See MoreSee Less
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As the 2 year anniversary of the 2022 floods draws closer, we are reminded of the extensive damage to our community hub and the incredible people who have volunteered their time to help us clear, renovate and reopen it.We respectfully extend our heart felt thanks to all who volunteered to support our organisation and our communities. And we extend our utmost respect to the growing number of Tomorrow Ready volunteers who have stepped forward to receive free training that will support future flood preparedness and disaster resilience in our region.Read more about free Tomorrow Ready training on our website: nrcg.org.au/tomorrow-ready#nrcg #lismorensw #northernnsw #2022flood #DisasterResilience #DisasterResilience #volunteerNSW #volunteerNSW #nswvolunteer ... See MoreSee Less
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Happy to announce our sexual and reproductive health services - Choices - has expanded. Welcome Dr Bridget Lawler to the GP team. Our services now operate 3 days per week: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. To make an appointment call 0266 217 397 ... See MoreSee Less
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Our Trauma Counseling provided much needed support to the community during and after the 2022 floods. We've been delivering trauma counselling in the Northern rivers region for children and young people for over 30 years. If you'd like to know more about our service...link belownrcg.org.au/child-and-adolescent-trauma-counselling/ ... See MoreSee Less
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7 February 2024

Northern Rivers Community Gateway
Lismore's FREE Market is back, Sunday 18 February 9-11am at Lismore Community Garden, 50 Brewster Street. More details: fb.me/e/8xeT91RfW#nrcg #northernnsw #lismorensw #FreeStuff #communityevent Martin Oliver ... See MoreSee Less
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Almost 2 years on…..our staff are reflecting on how we were able to support our community during the massive flood disaster of 2022…..What we did well and what we could do better.Setting up an alternative location in Goonellabah well before the flood ensured that we were able to continue our Neighbourhood Centre Hub services uninterrupted…..Emergency relief, food security, homelessness case management and trauma counselling. ... See MoreSee Less
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If you want to get in touch with us, you can call, email or visit our premises throughout the Northern Rivers region. Visit our Contact page for more details.

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