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Building Resilience in Young People Presentation


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There will be a Presentation on ‘Building Resilience in Young People‘ by Garry King here at BBNC on Monday 11 September from 1.00pm -4.00pm. It is part of a series of presentations entitled ‘Working with young people’.

The Building Resilience in Young People presentation consists of:

  • A clear understanding of resilience
  • What are the benefits of increasing resilience
  • What are the key components of resilience
  • Identifying ways of operating that may lessen resilience
  • How to build a Resilience Program practical and easy to implement strategies

There is no charge for places at this presentation but intending participants need to register with Kate Bowden at

Phone Jaylene Moreau at Lifeline Central Coast for enquiries on 4320 7400.

Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre is located at 10 Cynthia Street Bateau Bay 2261.

Tuning in to Teens in August and September

TINTSgraphicTuning in to Teens – Emotionally Intelligent Parenting‘ is a six-session parenting program for parents of adolescents aged 10 – 18.

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Improve ways of talking with your teen?
  • Develop a better understanding of your teen?
  • Help your teen learn to manage their emotions?
  • Help to prevent behaviour problems in your teen?
  • Teach your teen to deal with conflict?

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Where: Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre – 10 Cynthia St, Bateau Bay 2261,

 When: Thursday 10:00 am-12:00pm on: 10/8, 17/8, 24/8, 7/9, 14/9, 21/9 .

For further information and bookings contact: Daniel Lobo – RAPT Caseworker, Phone: (02) 4325 9606.

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 10 am and 2 pm. Please call us on 4332 7450 or email

Tax Help starts on July 18th


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Tax Help is now available on Tuesday mornings from July 18th

  • For seniors, people on low incomes, non-English speaking backgrounds, or who are disabled, Tax Help is available for simple tax returns (e.g. not self-employed).
  • To see if you are eligible, go to ‘Tax Help’ on our Services page where you can check your eligibility.
  • Bookings are essential, and you should call us on 4332 7450 to make an appointment, and to discuss what you need to bring with you.
  • Appointments are available at the following times only: Tuesdays 9:30am, 10:15am, 11:00am, 11:45am and 12:30pm.

BBNC Winter Newsletter


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The BBNC Winter edition of our Newsletter is now available. Find out more about recent and upcoming events, new services and activities, and our School Holiday activity days this Winter.

Volunteers recognised at BBNC


Former Bateau Bay NC volunteer and current Coordinator of BBNC Kate receives the Centres’ Registration Certificate from the Hon Ray Williams at BBNC.


Former Bateau Bay NC volunteer Pete receives his Premiers Volunteer Recognition Award at BBNC.

On Thursday 15 June, the Minister for Multiculturalism and Disability Services, the Hon Ray Williams, visited Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre to hear first-hand about the work volunteers are doing. He presented Premiers Volunteer Recognition Program certificates to several volunteers and former volunteers, including long-serving volunteers from both Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre and our sister Centre, Berkeley Vale Neighbourhood Centre. Both Centres registered to adopt the Volunteering NSW Statement of Principles.
Photos of our Berkeley Vale NC volunteers receiving their awards can be found on their website at


Bateau Bay NC volunteer Kelly receives her Premiers Volunteer Recognition Award at BBNC.


BBNC Brochure


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At right is our BBNC Brochure. The Brochure may be useful for people who are new to the area, who are referring people looking for assistance, services or neighbourhood activities, or for people who are just curious about what we do. It can be read on screen, or printed on two sides of A4 paper, with a middle fold to make a booklet.

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.

Additional help is available for people in extreme circumstances. Please call us if you need more information.




BBNC Playgroup


BBNC now hosts a Free Supported Playgroup for parents and children from Birth—4 years.  It will run on Tuesdays from July 25th to September 19th from 9:30—11amMorning tea is provided. For more information or to book please check out our flyer (right) call us on 43327450.

Self Esteem Friendship Group in June & July

Come along and meet like-minded individuals in an non-judgemental environment that promotes acceptance, support, fun and respect. Bring a plate of morning tea, or a $2 donation towards morning tea is appreciated.SelfEsteemFlyerJuneJuly2017

Check out our flyer for our activities in June & July.

Where: Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre,  10 Cynthia Street, Bateau Bay.

When: Mondays 10 am—1 pm

For further enquiries, please call  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.


Homework Group Term 3

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Let the friendly staff at the Bateau Bay Neighbourhood Centre help your child to complete their Homework on time!

Homework Group goes from 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm Tuesdays and Wednesdays and we take students from Years 1-12.

Term 3 Homework Group starts on Tuesday 25th July and finishes on Wednesday 20th September. Call us on 4332 7450 for more information as places are limited.

BBNC Community Laundry

BBNC Laundry

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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.