Santa Fest Carols

 Sunday 9 December 2018
Lang Park, Wollongong
From 4pm and carols from 6pm

The Disability Trust and the Salvos Wollongong have partnered to bring you a family friendly event, Santa Fest Carols in Wollongong which will feature a wide range of performers and a full carol concert, television star Prinnie Stevens, food trucks, coffee and rides. The evening will conclude with a light show and fireworks display. Santa Claus will also be there for photos or have fridge magnet photos made for you while you wait!

All proceeds will be shared equally between The Disability Trust services for local children and the Salvos First Floor program which supports local families. Click here for more information.

Supported Decision Making and Risk Enablement within the Aged Care and Disability Sectors

The NSW Public Guardian is holding a number of free workshops in 2019 to improve and increase supported decision making and risk enablement. The workshops are tailored to both front line and management staff across the Aged Care and Disability sectors, with content highly relevant to the incoming Aged Care Standards and NDIS.

The workshops aim to:

  • Build the ability of people with disability to make their own decisions
  • Apply effective steps for providing support for decision making
  • Debate dilemmas and tensions, as well as strategies to address these
  • Discuss upcoming law reform in the Guardianship sector

 The NSW Public Guardian has developed the content in partnership with the Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre, Sydney University and La Trobe University, and demand for workshop delivery across the state is high. Click here to register your interest in attending the workshops as locations and placements will be allocated in the new year.

AGM | Community Industry Group

AGMWe invite you to our 2018 Annual General Meeting on Thursday 13 December 2018, 9.30am for a 10am start at the Ocean Room, The Central, UOW Innovation Campus, Squires Way, North Wollongong.

Jodi Edwards, project leader, will speak about the Budbili Mudjingaal (Possum Rug friends) project and present the first Possum Skin Cloak produced in the region for some time. She will discuss how this project has provided opportunities for young people and community members to work together to re-discover traditional Dharawal stories and practice.

Please RSVP by 7 December 2018 to For a printable version of the invitation with full details click here

Call for Community Safety Committee Nominations

Kiama Council is calling for nominations for membership to its newly formed Community Safety Committee.

The objectives of the committee are:

  • To implement strategies that help people feel safe in the community
  • To achieve low rates of crime throughout the Municipality
  • To develop, implement and monitor a Community Safety Plan
  • To monitor and review the operation of the street surveillance system, its policies and procedures
  • To identify and consider potential crime prevention strategies
  • To provide a forum for issue identification and discussion
  • To develop and implement a coordinated and prioritised work program for the Committee

The Committee will meet every 3 months on a Thursday evening 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

Additional meetings may be held at various days and times as required for projects involving the Committee.

Nominations will close Midnight Sunday 16 December 2018

Nominations Forms and the Terms of Reference are available on Council’s website or by contacting Councils Community and Cultural Development Officer on 4232 0444 or

Community Industry Group | AGM

AGMThe Community Industry Group 25th Anniversary AGM will be held on Thursday 13 December 2018 from 9:30am in The Ocean Room, The Central, UOW Innovation Campus, Fairy Meadow.

With thanks to UOW Community Engagement program we are excited to bring a very special presentation to the meeting.

Invitations with full details will be released soon.

Would you like to host the Aboriginal surfboard tour 2019?

After an extremely popular tour in 2018, the Aboriginal surfboard competition is returning in 2019 between January to July 2019.

 The Aboriginal Surfboard continues to raise awareness in the Illawarra & Shoalhaven around sexual health & blood borne infections while offering the opportunity to win the surfboard.

 In 2019 the surfboard will feature art work by Lani Balzan, a Nationally recognised Australian Aboriginal Artist.

Lani’s family come from the Wiradjuri people in NSW.

SurfboardThe HARP unit invite you to display the surfboard at your service or organisation for a two week stay.

All you need is a highly visible, safe area that your clients or the wider public can see, giving them a chance

to go into the draw to win by texting ‘Take Blaktion’ to the HARP Unit. HARP will securely install and remove the surfboards.

Winners will be drawn on the 10th July during NAIDOC week 2019.

This EOI will close Friday 23rd November 2018. Hosts will be advised week commencing 26th November 2018.

If you are interested, please reply to