World Kindness Day – Scooter Giveaway: 09/12/2020

In November, The Neighbourhood Centre celebrated World Kindness Day, in partnership with

The Rotary Club of Bathurst, by running a promotion where a mobility scooter valued at over $4000 is given away.
The competition’s winner is Richard Webster, 87-years old local, whose daughter Tracey Hicks, told us is usually a very active man but recently had a stroke and now is having mobility difficulties. He still has a busy social life, contributing to his sense of belonging and enjoyment of life. “The mobility scooter would allow me to connect to the community with independence, not having to rely on people to get me to places. I am glad to receive the scooter.”

In the photo L to R rear we have Clara Ferrari and Therese Short (TNC), Chris Bennett (Rotary), Irene Browning (donated scooter), and Chris Morgan-Hunn (Rotary); and foreground winner Richard Webster.

Learner Driver Program: 04/12/2020

Congratulations to Saleha for successfully gaining her P’s through The Neighbourhood Centre’s Learner Driver Program! Click here if you would like to know more about this program:

International Volunteer Day 2020: 03/12/2020

We would like to give a MASSIVE shout out and thank you to Margaret Smith celebrating 45 years of volunteering with The Neighbourhood Centre!

International Volunteer Day 2020: 03/12/2020

Celebrating International Volunteer Day! The Neighbourhood Centre would like to thank all the volunteers who have been with us and contributing themselves to building better communities. We appreciate all your hard work and dedication. Thank you all very much!.

Oberon Service Expo: 26/11/2020.


First day of the Bathurst Bike Shed: 04/11/2020

The Bathurst Bike Shed is a recycling scheme, operating under the supervision of Dave Hughes from Renshaw Pedal Project and Men Connect support group.  The aim is to recycle donated bikes that might otherwise go to landfill.  Dave and the Men Connect members volunteer their time to assist the community in:

  • Recycling donated bikes, for people in need
  • Servicing and repairs
  • Hosting workshops and providing Information and/or help to fix your own bicycle

For more information, give us a call on 6332 4866.

We have had the honour of receiving the Central West Volunteer Team of the Year Award for our volunteer Bev Cooney and DCaf (Dementia Cafe). – 24/09/2020

Celebrating One Year of our DCaf Program! – 14/08/2020

Bathurst’s Biggest Cover-Up: 13/08/2020

These cards have been sent out to those in the community who are feeling more socially isolated during this time – 02/06/2020

We would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to the beautiful people who have sent in cards of encouragement as part of The Neighbourhood Centre’s “Happy Mail Project”: Jenny’s Kindergarten Bathurst , Nikki Ross Designs, AvePoint, Emily D, Adamya, Amy, Maddy, Karin S and Tracey Hicks.

National Volunteer Week song – 13/05/2020

Lyrics written by Louise Hickey – TNC Community Activities Officer. Performed by TNC staff. Used music by Jason Mraz “I’m Yours” Used as per Section 106 Exceptions to Copyright Not to be reproduced or shared.

Hope you enjoy, thank you!

Dennis and Charlie volunteering at RFBI Bathurst Masonic Village – 15/04/2020

Dennis is a regular volunteer at RFBI Bathurst Masonic Village – spending up to 6 hours a week volunteering with the residents, taking them out on excursions, chatting and playing Bingo with them.
As he can no longer be in the centre, Dennis brings his pet cockatoo Charlie with him and stands on the outside of the building, as the residents stand inside in line to be entertained by them both!
Give us a call on 6332 4866 to find out more.

Volunteer Expo Bathurst – 19/02/2020

A really big thank you to Bathurst Regional Council, Mayor Bobby Burke, The Hon. Paul Toole and Minister for Better Regulation and Innovation Kevin Anderson for making the Volunteering Expo such a resounding success. 100’s of people attended the expo with over 40 organisations holding stalls. Thank you to everyone who participated in the Volunteer Expo!!