Assisting & Encouraging the Development of Local Interest Groups

The Parkes Neighbourhood & Community Information Centre has been operative since 1977 and has become an integral part of Parkes Community.

This is a Community based centre where members of the community can get together for friendship, action on community issues, exchange of information and mutual support.

It belongs to the Community and we are open to ideas and information. Our services are:


Family Support Service
Family Support is a service which provides practical and emotional support to families who are experiencing difficulties.
Ph: 6862 1872 | Fax: 6862 4734

Parkes Forbes Community Transport
Community Transport service is for the frail aged and disabled, people with severe or profound disabilities, younger disabled and their Carers. The service is also available to people who are disadvantaged by health, physical, social, geographical or financial circumstances. Transport is available locally and distance travel is available for medical appointments.
Ph: 6862 2825 | Fax: 6862 6340

Parkes Forbes Social Support
This scheme assists with needs to maintain frail aged or younger people with disabilities to continue to live in their own homes. Service includes shopping, account paying and appointments. Ph: 6862 2825

Parkes/Lachlan Home Modification & Maintenance Service
This service is for people with disabilities, frail aged and their Carers. The services specialise in home modification, maintenance and information on building related matters.
Ph: 6862 6203 | Fax: 6862 5045

Volunteer Referral Agency
Volunteers for other organisations and the Parkes Neighbourhood Centre
Ph: 6862 3757 | Fax: 6862 5045

Parkes Aboriginal Community Project Worker
Sources information and makes referrals for Indigenous Australians in our community, to services that are appropriate to them.
Ph: 6862 4140 | Fax: 6862 5045

House Bound Library
Volunteers supply books from the local library to frail aged and disabled persons in their homes. A social morning tea is held monthly at the library with transport available by pre-booking at the Neighbourhood Centre.
Ph: 6862 3757 | Fax: 6862 5045

Broadband Kiosk for Seniors
Offers the free use of a computer to Seniors to surf the internet or access emails
Ph: 6862 3757

Community Visitors Scheme
Community Visitors Scheme is a one on one visiting service for residents in nursing homes and hostels.
Ph: 6862 3757 | Fax: 6862 5045

Meals on Wheels
Food Services for the frail aged, younger people with disabilities and their Carers. It aims to enhance their independance at home by providing a variety of meals and food services in order to meet people's individual needs.
Ph: 6862 6189 | Fax: 6862 6299

Home Care Service
Home support is available to the frail aged, people with disabilities and their Carers. Services provided include domestic assistance, personal care and respite care.
Ph: 6816 3840 | Fax: 6862 5481

Groups associated with the Neighbourhood Centre:
 Parkes Interagency Consumer Trader & Tenancy Tribunal of NSW
Visual Impaired Craft Groups
Embroidery Guild of NSW Family Relationships
Community Justice Parkinsons Syndrome
Community Restaurant Domestic Violence Liason Support Group
Lyndon Outreach Multicultural Group
Compassionate Friends Insight Services
Companions through Cancer Lifeline Central West (Financial & Gambling Counselling)
Interact Injury Management  Slimmers      
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80-82 Currajong Street
Parkes, NSW 2870

Ph:  (02) 6862 3788
Fax: (02) 6862 5045
  Operational Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday

For more info on WINC or how to join, please contact your nearest WINC Centre

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