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.

Rainbow Region Kids

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

Tomorrow Ready

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

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.

No Interest Loans (NILs)

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

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Being a volunteer coordinator or manager is rewarding but it can be stressful and isolating at times. If you're looking to learn new volunteer management skills, or to get some extra support you're in luck! Join our new Northern Rivers Volunteer Coordinator network, where you can make connections, swap ideas, build skills and find ways to work with volunteers better.Contact Alex to learn more and get support now – call 6621 7397 or email alexmacpherson@nrcg.org.auVolunteering Australia #nrcg #communitygateway #bundjalung #bundjalungcountry #northernnsw #volunteerNSW #volunteerNSW #Volunteering #vio ... See MoreSee Less
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Is your family prepared for the July school holidays? Rainbow Region Kids Winter 2024 Vacation Club is now open for bookings in Alstonville, Blakebrook, Casino, Coffee Camp, Coorabell, Evans Head, Kyogle, Lismore, Mullumbimby, Ocean Shores, Wardell and Wollongbar! We're not for profit, childcare subsidy approved and externally accredited.With only weeks to go, places are filling up fast. Check out our action packed program of activities here, read more on our website nrcg.org.au/rrk, call us for more info 0429 640 075 or email rrkassist@nrcg.org.au.#nrcg #northernnsw #rainbowregionkids #RRK #RRK #oshcnsw #nswoshc #schoolholidaysnsw #SchoolHolidays #schoolholidaysfun #communitygateway ... See MoreSee Less
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Congratulations to this amazing group of Tomorrow Ready volunteers who completed their Mental Health first Aid training last week! 👏 They will soon be accredited Mental Health First Aid responders, all for free!Facilitated by our expert trauma counsellor and accredited Mental Health First Aid trainer Sharmaine, the group spent two days learning about mental health and how to assist others who may be in crisis or experiencing distress.To learn more about the Tomorrow Ready volunteers' free training program, contact Alex – call 6621 7397 or email alexmacpherson@nrcg.org.au.Mental Health First Aid #mentalhealthmatters #mentalhealthsupport #nrcg #communitygateway #bundjalung #bundjalungcountry #northernnsw #mentalhealthfirstaid #TomorrowReady #TomorrowReady ... See MoreSee Less
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12 June 2024

Northern Rivers Community Gateway
For parents and carers in the Clarence Valley – join Jane, Colleen and Leigh for our free Connecting Families and Momentum Collective parenting program, held every week at Momentum in Prince Street, Grafton.Our next session is today 11am-1pm, for informal, respectful and judgement-free discussion, yarns and sharing about parenting and related topics. Tea, coffee and snacks provided. For more information, call us 6643 4726 or email hub@nrcg.org.au(pictured is Jane, Angela, Vicki, and Ladina)#connectingfamilies #NRGC #parentingprogram #graftonnsw #bundjalungcountry #gumbaynggirrcountry #communitygateway #northernnsw ... See MoreSee Less
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We have FREE Bread, Rolls and sweet pastries to give away - pop down to our Community Hub at 76 Carrington Street, Lismore before 4pm to grab some. 🥖 Whilst stocks last! #freebread #nrcg #bundjalungcountry #lismorensw #CommunityPantry #Secondbite #EmergencyRelief ... See MoreSee Less
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Feeling the cold? ❄️🥶, pop into our Community hub at 76 Carrington St, Lismore and grab yourself a FREE handmade beanie. #winter #lismorensw #bundjalungcountry #nrcg #freebeanies ... See MoreSee Less
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Are you interested in having a free health assessment, meeting new people, participating in an art workshop or would like to learn more about your health? Then come and join us for SMILE. A program led by SCU nursing students - build connection with community and learn together" #lismorensw #nrcg #bundjalungcountry #grassroots #northernnsw #scusmile #FreeHealthCheck ... See MoreSee Less
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VOLUNTEERS VISITORS REQUIREDDo you want to give back to your community? For as little as one hour per fortnight you can make a world of difference to someone's life. Our volunteers play an important part in keeping older people connected with regular visits. There may be conversation, coffee, listening to music, walks, gardening, games, theatre, or more!Becoming and Aged Care Volunteer is incredibly rewarding, and both our volunteer visitors and recipients report an increased sense of fulfilment, happiness, and community connectivity.You can read more and apply to volunteer here: nrcg.org.au/aged-care-volunteer-visitors-scheme-acvvs/#acvvs #nrcg #northernnsw #bundjalungcountry ... 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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