Australian Government Department of Human Services


Another public holiday is fast approaching, as such, holiday processing arrangements for Anzac holiday period are now available for customers. Customers can go to Public holiday closure, reporting and payment arrangements on the Human Services website or for information on reporting dates.


Kiama Youth Week Events

Aboriginal Sports and Culture Day
Presented by the NSW Government’s Office of Sports Aboriginal Development Officer and the SENTRAL Youth Services team, we are inviting you to join us in a range of traditional Aboriginal Sports demonstrations and games, traditional dance workshops and to sample some bush tucker. The event will take place in Hindmarsh Park on Tuesday 17 April from 12 – 3pm and all are welcome.

Open Mic night
Reveal your talents out our Open Mic Night to celebrate Youth Week 2018! Acoustic performances, drama, comedy, singing – you have 10 minutes in the spotlight, or just be in the audience and enjoy the free pizza. The event runs from 5.30 – 7.30pm on Thursday 19 April at Kiama Library and is for young people aged 12-24. To register to perform go to or call SENTRAL Youth Services on 4233 1276. This is a drug and alcohol free event.

Youth Week Cup
SENTRAL will be sponsoring the Gerringong Girls Under 16’s league tag team for their game during Youth Week on Saturday 28 April, providing special game day socks and the Youth Week Cup. The Youth Week Cup is designed to highlight young people in sports and promote the amazing talent, commitment and dedication of local sporting teams. SENTRAL is honoured to work with the Gerringong Lions Under 16’s Girls team who are in their first year of competition and we would love to see supporters cheering the girls on.

‘Intergen Munch Out’ Recipe Book launch
The Intergen Munchout program is one of the great successes of Kiama Council’s SENTRAL Youth Services team receiving the 2017 Heart Foundation Local Government Award.

It has received considerable attention from news media, drawn to its ground-breaking mix of using food and eating to support social inclusion, building cross-generational relationships, and giving young people the tools to select and prepare healthy food.

To celebrate the success of the program, SENTRAL is releasing its own book, highlighting recipes created during ‘Intergen Munch Out’. The launch will take place at the Kiama Farmers Markets at Surf Beach on Wednesday 18 April from 3pm. There will be copies of the book for sale.

SENTRAL Fitness Challenge
Youth Worker Dylan Powell, will be putting young people through their paces with a free group training session at SENTRAL on Tuesday 17 April from 3 – 5pm. A free meal will be provided after the session.


Registrations are now open for DOIN ‘IT’ RIGHT! Tuesday 8th May 2018 at Coolangatta Estate, Shoalhaven Heads from 9.00am-4.00pm.

DOIN ‘IT’ RIGHT! is a one day workshop guiding participants through the DOIN ‘IT’ RIGHT resource.

The resource has been created by the Aboriginal Health & Medical Research Council to assist workers to talk with young Aboriginal people about healthy lifestyles,  relationships, body changes, sexuality, sexual and reproductive health, impact of drugs and alcohol, choices and self-esteem.

Presented by Naomi Viret from and Kevin Heath from the HARP Unit.

Lunch and refreshments provided. Cost per person is $50.00. FREE for students & volunteers. Click here to register.

Receive a printed hard copy per organisation of the resource DOIN ‘IT RIGHT!

A collaborative initiative between HARP, & Healthy Cities Illawarra.



Women’s Healthy Relationship Group

womens health centre8 week program by Family Services Illawarra
Wednesdays 16th May – 4 July 10.00am – 12.00pm 
(Limited free child minding)

This group is about strengthening relationships through sharing and support on the following:

  • Love and respect in relationships
    •Healthy relationships
    •How your childhood learning affects your relationships
    •Violence in relationships
    •How unhealthy relationships affect children
    •Changing relationships with your children after violence

Booking essential.To register go to
e: or p: 42 567 333

Hawaiian Massage by Bastian

womens health centre
Unlike any massage you’ve experienced! And a divine gift of Love to your Body. This is a deeply nurturing spiritual style of bodywork, with healing effects to emotional wounds and imbalances in flow of Chi.  The massage strokes can be with strong pressure or as light and relaxing as you need.  It is highly beneficial for the lymphatic system and to circulate the removal of toxins.

1hr massage $50 / $40 (concession)

Bastian is here at the Women’s Centre every Saturday 9am-5pm, bookings can be made directly with her on Ph:0439456115 or