New online directory makes it easier to find the right local community service

14 Apr 2021

City of Newcastle has launched a new one-stop-shop for local community services, making it easier for residents to find the right service and access the latest information.

The digital channel, My Community Directory, features important up-to-date information on community organisations that provide services in the Newcastle local government area, and can be searched by location, services category or keyword.

City of Newcastle Community Development Facilitator Richelle Hedstrom, Councillor Carol Duncan, Partnership Manager at My Community Directory Rachel Smith and Business Development Manager at Hunter Multicultural Communities Jason Scriven.

Refreshed daily, the directory makes it easier for residents to carry out the previously complex and time-consuming task of finding the most appropriate service.

City of Newcastle has been working with local community services to list important service information, as well as any events or volunteering opportunities.

The directory includes 28 services categories including Crisis and Emergency Services to Community Clubs and Interest Groups, Ageing Services, Disability Services, Self Help and Education.

Another feature is a downloadable Newcastle Homelessness Directory, created by Hunter Homeless Connect with $10,000 support from City of Newcastle’s Boost Our City grant as part of its COVID-19 response package.

City of Newcastle officially launched My Community Directory today as part of the NSW Seniors Festival event hosted by Hunter Multicultural Communities.