Join a Community Interagency or Network

An interagency is a loose network of workers in community organisations and may include representatives from government agencies. Interagencies are a meeting place to exchange information, and a forum for collective action.

 Illawarra Interagency

The Illawarra Interagency provides a forum for service providers to build relationships and work collaboratively to improve outcomes for the Illawarra community.

The Interagency is open to anyone with an interest in supporting the well being of people who live, work or play in the Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama LGAs. The network simply brings together representatives form all agencies with a role in community services and allows the opportunity to network, build partnerships and take action.

The Interagency meets on a bi monthly basis - on the first Thursday of every second month from 1:00 - 3:00pm. The venue alternates between Wollongong, Shellharbour and Kiama. Between meetings, communication amongst the network continues through email alerts.

If you are interested in participating, we would love to hear from you. Please contact:
Shellharbour City Council Community Connections Department
  (02) 4221 6111

Illawarra ABCD Network

ABCD Illawarra recognises that communities have the strengths to bring about positive social change.We just need to work with them to uncover their strengths!

The network represents the communities of the Illawarra. Collectively we use a strengths based approach to work with communities and individuals to realise their assets in order to mobilise communities to bring about social change.

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Parent Services Interagency

Service providers for families and children meet quarterly to network and share information. Meetings go for 2 hours and are held in a variety of venues from 1pm - 3pm.

If you are interested in participating, we would love to hear from you. Please contact:
Shellharbour City Council - Community Connections Department
(02) 4221 6111


Illawarra Community Care Forum

The Illawarra Community Care Forum is an interagency comprised of service providers in the Home and Community Care (HACC), Aged Care and Disabilities Services Sector from Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama, and Shoalhaven Municipal Areas.

The Forum meets bi-monthly at the Ribbonwood Centre, Dapto, and is open to service providers, funding bodies and consumers in the field of aged and disability services. This publication describes its role, aims and objectives, the Forum Charter and the member's handbook of policies and procedures.

If you are interested in participating, we would love to hear from you. Please contact:
Community Care Representative - Illawarra Forum
  (02) 4236 1333

Illawarra Families NSW Child + Family Networks

“We all want our kids to have the best start in life and our families to have the safety, security, health and other services they need.”

Families NSW is the NSW Government’s overarching strategy to enhance the health and wellbeing of children up to 8 years and their families. Families NSW does this by:

- helping parents to build their skills and confidence in parenting supporting parents and carers so they can respond to problems early building communities that support children and families
- improving the way agencies work together to make sure families get the services they need.

Families NSW is the joint responsibility of three government agencies, working together to make a positive difference for children and families. These agencies are:
NSW Health NSW Department of Education and Communities Department of Family and Community Services. These agencies work with each other, as well as with non-government organisations and communities, to support families in raising children up to 8 years.

The network meets monthly in Warrawong. Please contact Network Facilitator: Tania 4228 9612 Mob 0411 654 103 or email for more information.


To add your details to the emailing list for one or all of these interagencies or simply ask a question, please fill out the form below.