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The Bilby Toy Library is now at BBNC

From the 1st November, 2018 Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood with a number of it’s services moved in to join the Bateau Bay Neighbouhood Centre. One of those services is the Bilby Toy Library.

The toy library is like a book library but you borrow toys from a selection of active play, baby, construction, music, pretend play, puzzles etc. We also have a selection of children’s books. The library caters to families with children aged from baby to 5 years old. A great place for Grandparents to join so that when the family come to stay or you babysit you will have access to a range of toys that won’t clutter the house.

Membership can be either 6 month or 12 months and there is a concession rate if you hold a Centrelink card.

Click on the picture and you will open a new tab with information about the library.

Kids’ Christmas Party

We will be holding our annual Children’s Christmas Party on Thursday, 20th December and have organised a great day filled with fun.

As we have had to limit the numbers attending on the day it is necessary to book your children in to attend.

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RotarydonationBBNCVolunteersAwardsJune18(Right)The Rotary Club of The Entrance donated $200 to our winter food and clothing appeal on June 13th.

(Left) The Honorable David Mehan MP, Member for The Entrance, presented our volunteers Vanessa, Diana, Ellen, Patrick, Rev Bruce, Val and Tracy with Premiers Volunteer Recognition Program Awards at a morning tea held here at BBNC on June 13th.

Thank you all for your wonderful contribution to our community.

Join us for monthly community breakfast BBQs


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Join us for our monthly community breakfast BBQs here at Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre.

Our free BBQs are provided by the Anglican Church, Bateau Bay, on the first Thursday of every month at 9 am.

All Welcome!

Warm Clothes Needed Urgently


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Please help us to help others in your local area

BBNC urgently needs donations of warm clothing for its community Op Shop and Emergency Relief programs

Clothes can be dropped off at Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre, 10 Cynthia St, Bateau Bay. For more information please call 4332 7450 or email




Please Donate: BBNC Food Drive


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Please help others in difficulties in our local area by donating to the Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre’s Emergency Relief Program.

We need food donations which can include:

Pasta, Rice, Beans, Soup, UHT Milk, Canned Fruit and Vegetables, and Tinned Tuna or Salmon.

The Drop Off point is Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre, here at 10 Cynthia St, Bateau Bay. Please call 4332 7450 for further information, or you can email us on

BBNC Autumn Newsletter

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Our Autumn Newsletter is here with photos, news and information about what’s been happening,  our regular activities and services, and what we have planned for the next couple of months. The Newsletter can be read online, emailed or printed. Printed copies are available here at the Centre.



BBNC After School Drop-In for Years 6-10

AfterSchoolDropIn18Kids don’t stress! Drop in to BBNC for our After School Drop-In for Years 6-10. During term, you can come in for afternoon tea, use our computers, and get help with your homework projects from Monday to Thursday from 3pm to 4pm.

We also have our Youth Worker in from 2-4 pm on Wednesdays.

See you there!

Youth Worker at BBNC


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BBNC now has a Youth worker from RYSS here at the Centre on Wednesdays from 2-4 pm. For more information please call 4332 7450. A Google location map is available on our Contact BBNC page.

BBNC Community Survey

survey-graphicCan you spare a few moments to take the our Community Survey? Your feedback is important!

You will find the survey at BBNC Community Survey.

NSW EAPA and Energy Rebates Increase

EAPA-Icon-2016Rebate Increase Update 4/9/17:  The NSW Government has just announced increases to Energy Account Payment Assistance (EAPA) and the energy rebates. To find out more, visit our Services Page under Rebate Increase Update 4/9/17.

Free Counselling Service


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A free professional counselling service is now available here at BBNC, at 10 Cynthia St Bateau Bay.

The counselling can provide assistance with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, grief, and family issues and difficulties.

The service is available by appointment on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9.45 am and 2.45 pm. Please call us on 4332 7450 or email

BBNC Food Help


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Having trouble making ends meet? Help is here! We stock a variety of groceries, pantry supplies (including longlife milk), and toiletries at our Food Store. Items sold range from 50c to $3.00. The Food Store is open Monday to Thursday from 9am—3pm.

We also have free day-old bread on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and fresh surplus fresh fruit and vegetables after 1 pm Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Frozen bread is usually available any time Monday to Thursday 9am-3pm.

Emergency food hampers are available for people in extreme circumstances. If you need emergency food assistance, please call us for an appointment on 4332 7450.




Computer Lessons for Beginners at BBNC

Come in on Tuesdays and get help from our teachers in ‘Computers for Beginners’ with Norm and ‘Introduction to Tablets’ with Noeline. You can bring in your own laptop, tablet or smartphone, or use our  PCs or Ipads. The sessions are 50 minutes long, with a maximum class size of 3 people, so make certain you book by calling us on 4332 7450.

Gold coin donation appreciated.


BBNC Community Laundry


Good news! BBNC can now provide access to a washing machine and clothesline for a gold coin donation.

Booking is essential – if you need to use the laundry call us for an appointment on 4332 7450.

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