Below are some contact details to some services you might find useful but it is by no means an exhaustive list - we have further information available. If you require information on any other service or activity in the Wingecarribee Shire that is not listed here, please pop in and see us at Stafford Cottage or ring us on 4862 1122 to make an enquiry.
For our Service Directory aimed specifically at young people (12-18 years), please click here to take you to the Youth Hub website.
For information regarding organisations that operate nationally, see below:
- Beyond Blue
Their mission is to provide a national focus and community leadership to increase the capacity of the broader Australian community to prevent depression and respond effectively. They aim to build a society that understands and responds to the personal and social impact of depression, works actively to prevent it, and improves the quality of life for everyone affected. Beyond Blue's Info Line is 1300 22 4636. Please click here to go to their website.
Lifeline provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. Calls to lifeline are about many things including, anxiety, depression, loneliness, abuse & trauma, physical or mental wellbeing, suicidal thoughts & attempts, stresses from work, family or society, and information for friends & family. Call Lifeline on 13 11 14. Please click here to go to their website.
- Legal Aid NSW
Legal Aid NSW provides legal services to disadvantaged clients across NSW in most areas of criminal, family and civil law. Legal Aid can provide you with free confidential face to face legal advice on most legal issues, legal representation for eligible clients, family dispute resolution services, workshops about the law, legal information in plain English and specialist services for particular groups in the community. Call LawAccess NSW to access a free legal helpline on 1300 888 529. Please click here to go to their website.
- Law Access NSW
Law Access NSW is a free government telephone service that provides legal information, referrals and in some cases, advice for people who have a legal problem in NSW.They can reached on 1300 888 529. Please click here to go to their website.
- Parent Line
Parent Line is a telephone service for parents and carers of children 0-18 in NSW. Free, professional help is available 24/7 by calling 1300 1300 52. Please click here
to go to their website.
- Relationships Australia
Relationships Australia provides relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. They can be contacted by phone on 1300 364 277. Please click here to go to their website.
- Family Relationship
Family Relationships provides all families (whether together or seperated) with access to information about family relationships issues, ranging from building better relationships to dispute resolution. They can be contacted on the Family Relationship Advice Line on 1800 050 321. Please click here to go to their website.
For information that is relevant locally, see below:
- Argyle Housing
Argyle Community Housing's main objective is to provide and manage secure, sustainable housing for people on low to moderate incomes who would otherwise struggle to find somewhere to live. You can visit Argyle Housing at Station Street, Bowral, 2576 or phone them on 4861 2753. Please click here to go to their website.
If you are homeless and require emergency assistance, you can call the Homeless Persons Hotline on 1800 234 566 or after hours (after 4:30pm) call 1800 152 152.
- Financial Counselling
Lifeline provide a financial counselling service to the Southern Highlands at the Highlands Community Centre (Stafford Cottage, 22 Bendooley St, Bowral) each Tuesday. Financial Counselling is provided free of charge and assists those under financial stress to develop a budget, consolidate debts and to learn skills to better manage their finances. To make an appointment, ring Lifeline on 4645 7200.
- Family Law
Legal Aid's Family Law Early Intervention Unit provides a service in the Southern Highlands. Free Family Law advice is given at Moss Vale Local Court (Argyle St, Moss Vale) on Tuesday mornings twice a month (9:20am - 12:00pm) and at Highlands Community Centre (Stafford Cottage, 22 Bendooley St, Bowral) on Tuesday afternoons twice a month (2:00pm - 4:00pm). For an appointment, please call 1800 551 589.
- Justice of the Peace
There are various places where you can access a Justice of the Peace. Five days per week you can go to Pru Goward's office or on a Tuesday - Community Health (ask for Liz Webb), Wednesday - Springetts Arcade (10:00am - 1:00pm), Thursday - IGA, Moss Vale (10:00am - 1:00pm), Friday & Saturday - Mittagong Marketplace (10:00am - 1:00pm).
- Wingecarribee Family Support Services
The Wingecarribee Family Support Services (WFSS) provides help to families and carers who have full or part-time care of a child. WFSS i slocated at 2 Holmhale Street, Bowral, 2576 and their phone number is 4862 1777. You cab also email the service on firstname.lastname@example.org. Please click here to go to their website.
- Interchage Wingecarribee Inc.
Interchange (IWI) helps people with disabilities, the frail aged and their carers who are living in their own homes.The Head Office can accessed at 59 Kirkham Rd, Bowral, 2576 and by phone on 4862 2644 or email, email@example.com. Please click here to go to their website.