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Tweed Community Support

Tweed Shire Council has launched its ‘Together Tweed’ campaign to encourage taking care of each other, community and business during this time. Our community has experienced and overcome many challenges in our recent past, all which have made us stronger and brought us together as a community.

Council is working to connect the community and share the information and support that is available. For business support visit our Business support page.

Government community support packages

Australian Government

NSW Government

Community support services program

Council provide a linking role between the businesses and community organisations who service the Tweed.

Mental health and crisis support

Visit Head to Health or Beyond Blue.

Local service information for vulnerable people:

View the Tweed Shire housing and homelessness network brochure.

Commonwealth Home Support Program:

If you are:

  • Aged 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people)
  • Aged 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income
  • Homeless or at risk of being homeless

Contact Council’s Community Services team on (07) 5569 3110 or communityservices@tweed.nsw.gov.au. You can also visit www.tweed.nsw.gov.au/CommunityServices.

Keep Connected, Keep Healthy program

Enjoy online and social media content from Tweed Shire Council and our fabulous facilities across the region to keep your mind and body active and safe.

Online cultural activities

Learn about how our cultural facilities are keeping connected with the community through online programs and opportunities:

How to stay active at home

Find out how to stay active at home with our parks and active community team:

Brett Street CAFE

The CAFE team has expanded its service and will now be offering convenient, fresh, chilled, ready-to-heat meals at an affordable or subsidised cost to anyone who needs them during the COVID-19 crisis.

Subsidised meals will be available to eligible persons under the My Aged Care Meal Services and National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Coronavirus information for people with a disability

The Australian Government’s Department of Social Services has set up a helpline to provide information and referrals for people with a disability and their carers.

Disability information helpline

Accessible resources about COVID-19 (easy read)

Coronavirus information for Aboriginal Communities

Visit the NSW Government’s Aboriginal Affairs website for important information.

Volunteering

If you're interested in supporting others during this COVID-19 situation, register on the volunteering in an emergency website.

How you can help:

  • Delivering supplies
  • Pick-up and drop-off of medications/groceries
  • Urgent household maintenance
  • Essential transportation

If you're interested in supporting others during this COVID-19 situation, register on the volunteering in an emergency website.

How you can help:

  • Delivering supplies
  • Pick-up and drop-off of medications/groceries
  • Urgent household maintenance
  • Essential transportation

Donations needed at local community centres

Demand for community support services has spiked due to COVID-19. Donations of the following are urgently needed:

  • fresh fruit and vegetables
  • non-perishable food items
  • monetary donations
  • grocery gift cards
  • hand sanitiser
  • nappies
  • feminine hygiene products

Donations gratefully accepted at: