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Welcome to MacleayLink - a place to share information!

MacleayLink is a community information hub created by Kempsey Shire Council to inform and connect community groups, service providers and individuals of the Macleay Valley with resources, opportunities and information that may be valuable to you, your clients or your stakeholders.

Examples of what can be shared include: grants and funding opportunities, training and workshops, community service provider network meetings, sponsorship opportunities, competitions, State and Federal community education information and awareness campaigns, awards nominations and expressions of interest.

Important Information:

  • Please share your community information through the submission tab
  • All submissions will be moderated for appropriate content (political, offensive or sensitive information will not be approved)
  • We will aim to action your submission within 2-5 business days
  • Use images to help your post stand out
  • Tagging your submission will allow it to be categorised and searched for in a meaningful way (limit tags to 4 please)
  • This is not an event space - if you have an upcoming event please submit it to the Hey Hey Macleay! community events calendar on the right hand side of this page or go to community.kempsey.nsw.gov.au
  • Kempsey Shire Council accepts no liability arising from the content on this page and does not manage the content for accuracy


Welcome to MacleayLink - a place to share information!

MacleayLink is a community information hub created by Kempsey Shire Council to inform and connect community groups, service providers and individuals of the Macleay Valley with resources, opportunities and information that may be valuable to you, your clients or your stakeholders.

Examples of what can be shared include: grants and funding opportunities, training and workshops, community service provider network meetings, sponsorship opportunities, competitions, State and Federal community education information and awareness campaigns, awards nominations and expressions of interest.

Important Information:

  • Please share your community information through the submission tab
  • All submissions will be moderated for appropriate content (political, offensive or sensitive information will not be approved)
  • We will aim to action your submission within 2-5 business days
  • Use images to help your post stand out
  • Tagging your submission will allow it to be categorised and searched for in a meaningful way (limit tags to 4 please)
  • This is not an event space - if you have an upcoming event please submit it to the Hey Hey Macleay! community events calendar on the right hand side of this page or go to community.kempsey.nsw.gov.au
  • Kempsey Shire Council accepts no liability arising from the content on this page and does not manage the content for accuracy


  • 2020 National Virtual Conference Stronger Together Welcome to The Australian Network on Disability’s Virtual Conference.

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    2020 National Virtual Conference Stronger Together Welcome to The Australian Network on Disability’s Virtual Conference.

    •Date: Tuesday, 12 May 2020

    •Times: 9:00 am to 11:00 am, then a 2 hour break, then we continue at 1:00 pm to 3:00

    •Cost: Free to attend Our virtual conference will be an unparalleled opportunity to connect with other organisations, hear from top performers and equip you with the knowledge and skills for employment, retention and inclusion of people with disability. The theme is ‘Stronger Together’ and now is certainly the time.

    Register - https://www.and.org.au/pages/2020-annual-national-conference-australian-network-on-disability-.html

  • Connecting Community through COVID-19

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    Council has launched support page called Connecting Community through COVID-19. Council has developed this page to connect services, businesses and community members to the right information and link you to supports that are available in the Macleay

    This page will continue to develop over time in response to COVID-19 and will be based on the information provided by the Australian and NSW Governments.


  • 'What's Your Story' School Video Competition

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    Calling all schools and classes across the Kempsey Shire! Have you got a story to tell? We want to hear from you!

    Tell us your story and you could win $100 for your school or class. Selected entries will be shown at the Library as part of the 2019 Summer Reading Club (SRC) program, with the theme 'A Roomful of Stories'. Be quick, entries close COB Friday 29 November. The winning video will be announced at the SRC Launch on December 4.

    How to enter: Simply tell us a story (maximum 5 minutes) about your school or class. Save your video as an mp4 file and copy it to a DVD or USB stick. Clearly mark each entry with your school/class name, and pop it into an envelope with a completed entry and media consent form (download here). Drop your entry into Kempsey Library, or post your entry to Ruth Waite c/- Kempsey Shire Library, PO Box 3078 West Kempsey NSW 2440.
  • Endeavour Clubhouse

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    Endeavour Clubhouse in Port macquarie is a place you can go to find support for your recovery from mental illness.

    We provide a safe, caring environment for you to build your self-confidence, and vocational and social skills.

    We believe that every member has a contribution to make and we rely on our members’ talents, skills and strengths in order to function.

    Contact us : 02 6583 4148 or email rob.moorehead@endeavourclubhouse.com.au



  • Aboriginal Women's Wellbeing Program

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    Mid North Coast Local Health District invites young Aboriginal women aged 13-20yrs to attend an Aboriginal Women's Wellbeing Program.

    The program will run from 24th May to 28th June 2019 with sessions held every Friday at Kempsey District Hospital from 12:30pm - 2:30pm in the Wutu Room.

    The program will cover a range of topics such as:

    • Self-care, self-esteem and empowerment
    • Therapy through creative dance and arts
    • Connection to Country through language and history of our local area
    • Making new friends and connections
    • How to find out more about health/medical, wellbeing and support services available in your area

    Kids and babies are welcome, afternoon tea will be provided and participants who attend all six weeks will receive a free t-shirt!

    To register, please contact Tianna Bailey on 0407 652 735.
  • Financial Wellbeing Service

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    The Financial Wellbeing Service assists people in financial crisis to manage their immediate situation in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity whilst improving their financial capability. The service operates in Clarence Valley, Coffs Harbour, Bellingen, Nambucca, Kempsey, Port Macquarie, Taree and Great Lakes.

    Who They Assist
    This confidential and free service is available to people who are in financial hardship and either unable to pay their bills or at immediate risk of not being able to pay their bills.

    Eligibility Criteria
    Individuals and families who are in financial crisis and residing in one of the above listed locations are eligible for this service.

    How Do They Help
    The service may assist with:
    • Short term financial or material aid such as the provision of vouchers
    • Budgeting and access to other financial tools
    • Linking to other appropriate services and supports

    For more information, visit the Financial Wellbeing Service website, phone (02) 6651 1788 or email financialwellbeing@midcc.org.au.

  • Healthy Communities Mid North Coast Innovation Fund

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    Mid North Coast Health's Innovation Fund supports preventive health projects that help people maintain health and wellbeing through healthy lifestyle initiatives.

    Applications for Round Two of the Innovation Fund are now open. If you run a community project that focuses on health and active living, visit www.healthycommunitiesmnc.com.au/innovation-funds to check your eligibility and make an application today!

    Applications close Friday 14 June 2019



  • 2019 Alcohol and Other Drugs Excellence and Innovation Awards

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    The National Alcohol and Other Drugs Excellence and Innovation Awards encourage, recognise and celebrate the achievements of the incredible people and organisations that do exceptional work to prevent and reduce the harm and impact of alcohol and other drugs in Australia.

    There is terrific work and important innovative practices happening in the alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sector that benefit the entire community and we want these to be shared and celebrated.

    These prestigious awards were established in 2004 and this year they are auspiced by the Alcohol and Drug Foundation.

    The Awards are open to all people and organisations working across the health and wellbeing sectors in Australia. Regardless of your role within the health and wellbeing sectors, there is a category to suit you.

  • National Prevention in Practice Conference - Melbourne 24th - 25th June

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    The 2019 National Prevention in Practice Conference will deliver local and international speakers sharing their expertise on strengthening capacity of community-led action on alcohol and other drugs. Explore various models of prevention and discover practical examples of successful strategies that have mobilised communities.

    Aimed at community leaders, alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers and people passionate about prevention strategies in the alcohol and drug sector, the Conference themes will include:

    • The role of sport as a protective factor against alcohol and other drugs
    • Peers and their role in protecting from AOD-related harm
    • Prevention in a range of complex settings such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, education and culturally diverse communities.

    Visit https://adf.org.au/conference for more information.
  • 2019 NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards

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    The NSW Volunteer of the Year Awards have grown to become one of the largest celebrations of volunteering across the country. The Awards are now in their 13th year and celebrate the efforts of our state’s volunteers across seven different award categories.

    More than 112,000 people from 470 organisations were recognised with awards and certificates at last year’s awards, with special messages of support received from the NSW Governor, our Prime Minister and the NSW Premier.

    Nominations are now open in the following categories:

    • Young Volunteer of the Year
    • Adult Volunteer of the Year
    • Senior Volunteer of the Year
    • Volunteer Team of the Year
    • Corporate Volunteer of the Year (Individual)
    • Corporate Volunteer Team of the Year
    • Excellence in Volunteer Management

    Visit www.volunteering.com.au/volunteer-awards to make a nomination today.

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