Welcome to your Community Gateway

Community Gateway is an externally accredited, registered charity formed in 1976. We provide welfare and community capacity building programs for disadvantaged people and communities. Our services extend to the Far North Coast, New England, Mid North Coast and across NSW.

Featured services

Be Connected

One-on-one guidance for seniors on how to use computers and mobile devices, with an experienced and friendly tutor.

Rainbow Region Kids

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

Community Visitors Scheme

Regular companionship for older people living alone at home or in an aged care facility.

No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS)

No interest loans up to $1500 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.

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Hey parents! Get your kids into some fun, safe and engaging activities during the spring school holidays with Rainbow Region Kids Vacation Club. Child Care Subsidy approved! Available in Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ocean Shores and Wollongbar areas. Read more here: nrcg.org.au/rainbow-region-kids-spring-2020-school-vacation-club/ ... See MoreSee Less

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In memory of our IT Officer Terry, one staff member has written this poem:

Ode to Terry.

Your glasses lay upon the desk, your tea grows cold and dim;
A pen sits where you left it waiting for you to walk in.

The computers hum unknowing that your fingers won’t return;
To dance across the keyboard fixing things without concern.

I’ll miss slinking into your office requesting Gatorade and toast;
And making you white tea with one. But the thing I’ll miss the most…

Are our talks about life and gems and comics, movies and a foreign place;
While you fix my Remote Desktop, or reinstall what I’ve erased.

I’ll miss knowing you are waiting while I finish counselling a client;
So I don’t have to leave the office alone in the darkness and the quiet.

I’m sure you are up there chilling with the Angels in the clouds;
The sunset on the day you passed looked like God was shining down.

The greatest souls leave the biggest holes in the lives of those they leave;
You will always be a sparkling thread in Gateway’s rich tapestry.
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Contact us

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.

What do you think?

We want to hear from you. Every piece of feedback we receive helps us to improve our services and create better outcomes for vulnerable people. So talk to us!

Many tracks, one road, sustaining community.


Community Gateway is a registered charity and QIP accredited, assessed against the Quality Improvement Council Health and Community Services 7th Edition Standards.


We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work and meet, and offer our respect to their elders, past, present and future.

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