‘Day in Your Life’ – an exhibition

Young LGBTIQ people (and supporters) living in the Illawarra Shoalhaven have recently documented a typical day in their lives – culminating in a photographic and video exhibition to take place at: 

Red Point, 100 Wentworth Street Port Kembla.

Their works show what is great (or not so great) about living LGBTIQ in our region.

You are invited to our exhibition on:

Saturday 15 December from 11.00AM – 1.00PM (Gallery is open all weekend 10.00AM –4.00PM)

Entry is free and light refreshments will be provided.

Illawarra Interagency Christmas Event


Shellharbour Civic Centre
76 Cygnet Ave, Shellharbour City Centre

Thursday 20 December 2018
12.00pm – 2.30pm

Lets have lunch together and wrap up the year with a positive and motivating conversation about this great sector with EMILY MESSIEH


Emily is a renowned community connector in our region and Asset Based Community Development advocate and leader.

She has facilitated multiple community projects, conversations and was recognised as the Local Woman of the Year for NSW in 2016. Emily delivers training and workshops on the how-tos of community development, transformation, leadership and gender equality.

We will reflect on what has worked well in 2018, what our goals and dreams are for 2019, and how we can develop to be resilient leaders in our community.

Subsidised cost of only $15 for a delicious grazing lunch and special guest speaker

Don’t miss this opportunity, numbers are limited

Your health in your hands

In 2019, all Australians will have a My Health Record created for them, unless they choose not to.

My Health Record is an individual’s online summary of key health information and can be viewed safely and securely anywhere, at any time.

The Minister for Health announced an extension to the My Health Record opt out period until 31 January 2019. The opt out portal and help line will remain open and available until then, and records will be created for every Australian who wants one after 31 January 2019.

Using My Health Record, individuals and their medical practitioners have access to information including shared health summaries, prescribed and dispensed medicines and hospital discharge summaries. My Health Record is particularly useful when travelling interstate, in an emergency or managing chronic conditions with multiple doctors.

Personally controlled settings allow the user to decide who has access to the information and what they see. My Health Record protects individual data using multi-layered safeguards including encryption, firewalls and secure logins.

The Australian Parliament recently passed legislation to strengthen privacy protections in the My Health Records Act 2012. The new legislation means that individuals can opt in or opt out of My Health Record at any time, and permanently delete their record. A summary of the changes is available here.

For more information, visit myhealthrecord.gov.au or call the help line on 1800 723 471.

World ADS Day

AIDSIn the week leading up to World AIDS Day on the 1st December 2018, NSW Health are encouraging people to get tested for HIV.

For confidential information on where to get a HIV test call NSW Sexual Health Infolink on 1800 451 624.

To order a NSW Health HIV test online click here for  a free, easy, private and accurate way to test.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis(PrEP), is the use of medications to prevent HIV in those at risk and it  is available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme.

Around 10,000 in NSW people are currently living with HIV. 36.9 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV/AIDS.

Take the World AIDS Day quiz and go into the draw to win a $100.00 Coles Myer voucher.

Click here to start.



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 info@cigroup.org.au. For a printable version of the invitation with full details click here