Bubs & Toddlers Playtime’s Christmas Party – 16/12/2022

We would like to give a BIG thank you to Patima for donating some Christmas cheer to The Neighbourhood Centre! – 16/12/2022

The Neighbourhood Centre’s Christmas Party – 15/12/2022

Welcome Wagon – 02/11/2022

Migrant Support Worker, Jackie Lanigan welcomed newcomers to the Bathurst community at Bathurst Regional Councils Welcome Wagon event. If you need assistance, she is available Monday – Friday at TNC.

Click here to learn more about our Migrant Support Service

National Carers Week Morning Tea – 27/10/2022

Thank you to everyone who joined us as we celebrated National Carers Week by holding a Carers Morning Tea.

‘Tell Your Story’ winners! – 22/10/2022

We had some great entries that really impressed out judges. Thank you to everyone who entered and told us your story.

Congratulations to the winners!

Comic Entry: “Spelling Bee” by Olive Hewson – 8-12 years.
Writing Entry: “Lucy’s Story” by Lucy Drum – 8-12 years.
Writing Entry: “Trust” by Emily Bennett – 13-16.
Writing Entry: “Broken” by Isabelle Baird – 17-24.

Random draw voucher winners:
JB Hi Voucher – Abbie Khoshnevissan
Boost Juice Voucher – Melody Khoshnevissan
Smiggle Voucher – Nia O’Donnell


The Neighbourhood Centre Oberon’s Autism Support Morning Tea. – 21/10/2022

Jemma and Jeremy from Social Futures joined our Autism support morning tea to discuss NDIS.

‘Tell Your Story’ Selection Panel – 13/10/2022

The Neighbourhood Centre would like to extend a big thank you to the Selection Panel who met on Thursday 13th October to select the winners of the Tell Your Story Competition. The panel comprised of local authors/artists and The Neighbourhood Centre Youth Volunteer Program.

From Left to Right:
A.K.Gallagher, Sabina Short, Judith Murphy (seated), Jess Murray, Ella Kay, Abigail Clements and David Stanley (seated).

The Neighbourhood Centre Oberon’s Autism Support Morning Tea. – 13/10/2022

Headspace Youth Care Coordinator, Madeline Whittaker and Community Engagement Coordinator, Sam Bolt attended the Autism Support morning tea to discuss what Head Space programs are available and how they support our youth.

Ukranian woman helped to reunite with her daughter. – 28/09/2022

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Dementia Action Week. – 21/09/2022


“As a nurse of 50 years I looked after people with dementia. No one close to me ever had it that I am aware of.

When I came to Bathurst I joined Rotary and they asked me about me and when I said Id been a nurse it obviously stuck in their minds. One of the guys played golf with the Director of Nursing from Bathurst Hospital and was chatting with him and in passing said he would love to start this program called CHOPS Confused Hospitalised Older PersonS. The Rotarian said he knew just the person to do it and next thing I got a phone call from Brad the Director of Nursing and he asked me to help him start the program in the hospital.

My first real time I had worked directly with people with Dementia. I studied through the Tasmanian University about dementia and learned as much as I could. That was 7 years ago. And we have been running the program at the hospital ever since. Then someone told me about a Dementia Café in Sydney and could I bring that to Bathurst. And here we are.

Dementia Action Week is a time for everyone to learn about dementia as its growing exponentially.”


Ian spent his working life as a surveyor. After meeting his wife, Colleen, in the Solomon Islands the couple moved to Bathurst to start a family.

As Ian aged, dementia began affecting his ability to engage in group conversations and he found it increasingly difficult to remember people and places.

D’Caf provides a supportive environment for Ian and Colleen to talk to others with a shared experience of dementia.

Ian enjoys doing crosswords, going for walks and doing jigsaw puzzles.


“I want people to learn as much as they possibly can about dementia.

A lot of people do not want to talk about dementia but it is so important to share our knowledge and stories so everyone is more aware.

Be aware of changes in behaviour of people around you, little changes can occur gradually over time and may not be as noticeable.”


“Dementia Awareness Week means we can raise the profile and create greater awareness of the issues associated with people living with Dementia.

The Bathurst community needs education through small businesses and shopping centres on how to help understand and support people suffering from Dementia and their carers”

Dementia Action Week Morning Tea. – 21/09/2022

We would like to give a BIG thank you to Bathurst Regional Council , Robert ‘Stumpy’ Taylor – Mayor of Bathurst, Leah Crowe from the Department Of Health ACAT & Jarrod Ronan from Service NSW for attending our Dementia Action Morning Tea this morning.
Today’s morning tea was to educate and raise awareness on making Bathurst a dementia friendly town.
Stay tuned over the next couple of days to hear some local stories!

Foster Carer & Kinship Carer Morning Tea. – 16/09/2022

Leanne from Department of Communities and Justice attended last Thursdays Foster Carer & Kinship Carer morning tea.

MOB Motoring – 16/09/2022

Sierra is the first person to gain her P’s: from MOB Motoring “ The program enabled me to learn difficult skills in a safe environment. It also gave me the confidence I needed to go for my driving test.”

D CAF – 08/09/2022

D CAF – such a great way for new carers to come together to gain information and share experiences, in a safe, supportive, fun setting.

“Connection to Culture” planning and Foster Carer / Kinship Carer support morning tea – 18/08/2022

Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association of NSW meeting – 04/08/2022

TNC Service Manager Therese was a guest speaker at the Combined Pensioners & Superannuants Association of NSW meeting held on Thursday the 4th of August at the Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre.

Therese spoke about accessing My Aged Care, as well as other programs The Neighbourhood Centre offers seniors.

Men Connect at the Rising Phoenix Men’s Mental Health Awareness Community BBQ! – 24/07/2022

Youth Life Skills: Car Safety Workshop! – 11/07/2022

Celebrating Refugee Week Morning Tea! – 20/06/2022

Ford Falcon Tribute Cruise! – 28/05/2022

We would like to give a BIG thank you to It’s about Falcon Time, The Men Connect Group, The Neighbourhood Centre Volunteers, National Motor Racing Museum, Bathurst RSL Club, Farmgate Meats On Keppel, Devro Bathurst, Telstra Bathurst, Coles Bathurst, Tablelands builders, The Rotary Club of Bathurst, Bakehouse on the Boulevard & everyone who visited us and bought a food token, ribbon, raffle ticket & sticker from us for all of your support!!!

All proceeds will go towards the valuable work TNC does in our local communities, improving safety, wellbeing and connectedness.

Celebrating Neighbourhood Centre Week! – 17/05/2022

Celebrating Well Women’s Day! – 13/05/2022

Celebrating Neighbourhood Centre Week, The Neighbourhood Centre along with Multicultural NSW & Cancer Council NSW held a free event with education sessions, Smoking ceremony,naming ceremony for TNC’s backyard, & live music by Harriet Fahey.

MOB Motoring Workshop 1 – 16/05/2022

MOB Motoring enables more First Nation and Torres Strait Islander people  to have their own licence. This program builds education, awareness and compliance of road rules.

Funded by Transport NSW.

Harmony Day – 21/03/2022

Bathurst Regional Council & The Neighbourhood Centre are celebrating by featuring some of Bathurst’s multicultural community members in these photos and this heart warming feature film: https://youtu.be/n7dPnxnDzWg

Men Connect BBQ – 02/03/2022


Learner Driver Client. 23/02/2021

Client receiving his P plates!!

My Brilliant Career Week. 17/02/2021

Iryna with her Citizenship certificate, Australia Day 2022.