Serving the Community of Lightning Ridge and Surrounding Districts.

The Lightning Ridge Neighbourhood Centre is community based and auspiced by the Yawarra Meamei Women’s group Inc., governed by a community management committee and funded by the NSW Department of Community Services.

The Lightning Ridge Neighbourhood Centre serves the towns of Lightning Ridge, Goodooga, Cumborah and Angledool as well as various opal fields including Grawin, Glengarry, Sheepyards and Coocoran.
The Lightning Ridge Neighbourhood Centre aims to:

Provide affirmative action for disadvantaged people
Provide information and advocacy support to individuals and groups
Refer consumers to other services and sources of assistance as appropriate
Provide information in plain language
Develop relevant information systems appropriate to the local community
Facilitate local networking.

The Lightning Ridge Neighbourhood Centre provides an up-to-date:
  Information Service
Referral Service
Secretarial Service
Emergency Relief (funded by Comm. Dept. of Family and Community Services)
Electricity and Gas Payment Assistance (funded by Department of Energy)
The Lightning Ridge Neighbourhood Centre offers:

Volunteer Recruitment, interaction and skills learning
Welcome/ Drop in Centre, lounge area coffee tea, change/feed area for mothers.
Games Room – table tennis/ pool 15 – 17 youth
Telephone books from around Australia: Local papers to peruse etc
Co-located with:


- The Lightning Ridge and Region Transcultural Community Council– Migrant Information and Referral Service
- Volunteer Visiting – New Friends
- Yawarra Meamei Women’s Group for Aboriginal people
- Safe Families Program


1/28 Morilla St
Lightning Ridge, NSW 2834

Hours of Operation
Monday to Friday - 9am to 5pm

Ph: (02) 6829 0294

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