Community Groups and Services

Here are some of the community organisations and public services serving Sunbury.

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AMES Australia (Sunbury): 81 O’shanassy St, Monday and Tuesday, 9am to 5pm.

Boomerang Bags: First Saturday of the month, 9am to noon. Sunbury Neighbourhood House. Make a Boomerang bag out of donated fabric. Roles for all skill sets.

Citizen Advocacy: a community based program which aims to recognise, promote and defend the rights and interests of people with an intellectual disability.

Carer Connect: Meet fellow carers on the first Wednesday of the month at Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health, 1 Caroline Chisholm Drive, Kyneton. Call 0491 174 550, or email [email protected]

Daily Care: Helps older people find and use health, home, and lifestyle services in their community.

Garden Group: Third Saturday of the month, Sunbury Neighbourhood House, from 10am. Call the office for more information 97406978.

Goonawarra Community Centre venue hire: click here.

MyTime Peer Support for parents with a child with a disability.

No Interest Loan Scheme: No interest loans and financial First Aid for community members. Conditions apply. 

Planning applications – Hume City Council: Click here.

Salvation Army: Sunbury’s Salvo Stores and community support. The Community Service Centre provides emergency relief in the form of food parcels and vouchers as a way of assisting people who find themselves in difficult circumstances.

Sick Pay Guarantee: Sick and carer’s pay for casual and contract workers. Don’t wait until you’re sick. Sign up now to ensure you can get paid when you do fall ill. For eligible casual employees. If you need assistance signing up call 9740 6627. 

Snakes: Hume City Council’s advice page when spotting a snake here.

Statutory declarations: information, forms, justices of the peace.

Sunbury Aboriginal Corporation exists to create a welcoming, culturally safe environment for community to participate in workshops, programs, groups, and to seek assistance. 

Sunbury Agricultural Society: organisers of the annual Sunbury Show.

Sunbury and Cobaw Community Health is a not-for-profit community health organisation providing a comprehensive range of free and low cost health, wellbeing and community services in early childhood, youth, families, adults, aged and disability.

Sunbury Citizen Advocacy is a community based program which aims to recognise, promote and defend the rights and interests of people with an intellectual disability.

Sunbury Community Radio: Sunbury’s community radio station offering local programmes hosted by local people. Volunteers welcome. Listen on 99.3FM or online.

Sunbury Connected Communities: Offers grants that can provide support to not-for-profit organisations or support for community projects.

SunFest: An annual celebration of music, art, and culture in Sunbury.

Sunbury Library is located in the Hume Global Learning Centre.

Sunbury Neighbourhood Kitchen serves takeaway meals every Monday night from the Sunbury Memorial Hall. 5:00-6:30pm. $4 per meal.

Sunbury Residents’ Association: A group dedicated to enhancing the facilities and services across the Sunbury community. Call: 0419 393 023

Sunbury Seniors hold regular activities to encourage social inclusion within our community at 8 O’Shanassy St. There’s plenty of opportunities for older people to participate in activities like cards, bingo, outings, dancing, bowls, crafts and more.

Sunbury’s Scout Group.

Sunbury Winter Shelter: A refuge for the homeless offering meals and a place to sleep.

Sunbury Youth Centre hosts a range of youth programs throughout the City of Hume.

The Sunbury Toy Library: Borrow toys for a small membership fee. 35 Dobell Ave.

VincentCare: A community accommodation facility for single adults and couples aged 50 years and over who are at risk of homelessness, have no or low support needs, and are able to live independently.

The Orange Door: Help and support for when life is not okay at home.

The Touched Out Podcast: Hosted by Sunbury resident Carter, this podcast looks at mental health issues and addiction.

U3A Sunbury: A seniors groups that provides educational, recreational and social programs. Courses cover academic to physical and artistic activities.

Gambler’s Helpline

Provides confidential and free support and advice, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for anyone affected by gambling – their own, or someone else’s. Gambler’s Helpline can make referrals to local services for financial and therapeutic counselling. Phone: 1800 858 858 or 1800 262 376 (Youthline). www.gamblershelp.com.au

Gambling Help Online

Provides anonymous, free, confidential advice and counselling through email or 24/7 online live chat. www.gamblinghelponline.org.au

National sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service – 1800RESPECT (1800737732)

Provides information, referral and counselling services to people experiencing or at risk of experiencing sexual assault or family violence. It is also available to friends and family and professionals. 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Phone: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732). www.1800respect.org.au

Men’s Referral Service

A men’s family violence telephone counselling, information and referral service operating in Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. It is the central point of contact for men taking responsibility for their violent behaviour. Phone: 1300 766 491. www.ntv.org.au

Kids Helpline

Kids Helpline is Australia’s only free 24/7, confidential and private counselling service specifically for children and young people aged five to 25 years. Phone: 1800 551 800. www.kidshelpline.com.au

Lifeline

Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24-hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. Phone: 13 11 14. www.lifeline.org.au

Melbourne City Mission: A one-stop-shop for young people experiencing homelessness.

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