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

First Step emergency relief

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

Rainbow Region Kids

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

No Interest Loans (NILs)

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

Financial capability workshops

Free workshops to help financially disadvantaged people in Northern NSW make smarter money choices.

Community Visitors Scheme

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

Recent Facebook activity

We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team as Project Officer - Training & Development, working on an important program to build better volunteering during disasters and floods.Be part of diverse and forward thinking charity organisation that has been making a difference in the Northern Rivers community for 50 years.Be the change you want to see! Click the link below to read more and apply.www.seek.com.au/job/59851702?type=promoted#sol=92347215fa2488281acc246b887f543bb13b9b5a ... See MoreSee Less
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25 January 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gateway
Free help event for flood affected Northern Rivers communities. You need to register as spots will fill up fast!Help yourself, to help others, and help your community.This event is funded by the NSW Government and there is also a session in Woodburn! #floodrecovery #northernriversnsw #mentalhealthishealth ... See MoreSee Less
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20 January 2023

Northern Rivers Community Gateway
Want to make new friends? Want to expand your CV? Want to be part of the community? Or do you just feel like life could be more rewarding?Volunteer with the registered charity Northern Rivers Community Gateway today!Email kahnquinlan@nrcg.org.au or call/txt 0427 558 126 #northernriversnsw #ballina #tweedheads #byronbay #lennoxhead #alstonville #casinonsw #lismore #grafton #yamba #kingscliff #murwillumbah #mullumbimby #kyogle #volunteers ... See MoreSee Less
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Many thanks for Commonwealth Bank Bank for nominating us for their Community Donations Program! So vote for us now – it costs nothing and only takes a minute. Follow the link below and enter "Lismore" to access our local voting options: commbank.com.au/communitydonationsCharitable organisations keep our communities together. Your local branch staff have chosen two local community organisations to support, and now you can vote for your favourite to receive a small donation from us. ... See MoreSee Less
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We're excited to be managing the Choices clinic, which provides people in our region with important, confidential sexual and reproductive health services. Important information for existing Choices clients and new enquiries can be found on our website here: nrcg.org.au/were-excited-to-be-providing-choices/#choices #northernnsw #lismorensw #sexualhealth #sexualhealthnsw #reproductivehealth ... See MoreSee Less
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For many, the festive season can be both a stressful and expensive time of year, but there are ways that you can save money and make the most out of the holidays.1. Set a spending limit2. Buy in Bulk3. Use cash where possible4. Plan Potluck celebrations5. Enjoy free holiday events and activitiesOn behalf of the team, we would like to thank our clients and service providers who participated in our local Financial Capability workshops, and we wish you all a very safe and happy holiday. To book a 2023 workshop or make an enquiry please contact Renee Bailey on 0400 943 157 or via email reneebailey@nrcg.org.au #financialcapability #financialinclusion #budgeting #savingstips #communitydevelopment ... See MoreSee Less
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Our students jumping into the Summer Holidays...While the school year has ended, Summer Vacation Care is about to begin! We cannot wait to see you at one of our six services. Whether it's Alstonville, Casino, Kyogle, Lismore, Ocean Shores or Wollongbar, we're sure it's going to be a blast. ... 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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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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