Aboriginal organisations

General services

Aboriginal Extension Project Officer Southern Area Aboriginal Communities

Contact: Amie McElroy
Macleay, Hastings and Nambucca Catchments
Booroongen Djugun College
Locked Bag 3 Kempsey NSW 2440
Phone: 02 6560 2005
Fax: 02 6560 2002
Mob: 0427 621 577

The role of the Aboriginal Extension Project Officer is to involve Aboriginal communities and individuals of the Macleay and Hastings catchments in managing natural resources and looking after the environment.

Indigenous Coordination Centre

17 Duke Street
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone: 02 5622 8811
Fax: 02 6204 7216
Freecall: 1800 079098

Family youth services

Burrun Dalai Out of Homecare and Family Support Service

Contact: Administration
Hours: 8:30am- 4:30pm Monday to Friday
Address: Level 2/21-23 Clyde Street, Kempsey
Phone: 02 6562 1913
Fax: 02 6562 1905
AH: 1800 622 425 Emergency Only
Email: admin@burrundalai.org.au

Provides Out of Home Care Service, Foster Carers recruitment support, Family Support advice and information and referral services

In the case of children at risk contact Department of Community Services (DOCS) hotline 132 111

Medical services

Durri Aboriginal Corporation Medical Service

Contact: Administration
Location: 15-19 York Lane, Kempsey 2440
Phone: 02 6560 2300
Fax: 02 6562 7069

General GP service, child dental service, media, health education, youth worker, maternal neo-natural program, mental health, drug and alcohol program, eye health program, immunisation program.

Bullegan Rural Health Outpost

Drop in or make an appointment and services are provided by Community Health. Related Services - courses and services change throughout the year depending on community needs.

Contact: Administration
Location: Bellbrook Aboriginal Village
Postal Address: C/- Bellbrook Post Office, 2440
email: dbobongie@mncahs.health.nsw.gov.au
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

Aboriginal Land Councils

Kempsey Local Aboriginal Land Council

Aboriginal land council deals with culture and heritage, Aboriginal housing and land management matters.

Contact: Administration
Location: Corner Clyde and John Streets, Kempsey NSW 2440
Phone: 6562 8688
Fax: 6563 1293
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm

New South Wales Aboriginal Lands Council - Northern Zone

Contact: Administration
Location: 8 Dalley Street, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone: 6659 1200
Fax: 6650 0420

Provides administration assistance to Local Aboriginal Lands Council within the Northern Zone (Karuah to Coffs Harbour)

Aboriginal home and community care services

Kempsey Aboriginal Home and Community Care Service

Contact: Administration
Location: 337-351 River Street, Greenhill Via Kempsey 2440
Phone: 6562 5556
Fax: 6562 7078
Hours: 8:30am-5:00pm Monday-Friday

For Aboriginal people who are aged, frail aged, disabled or disadvantaged and their Carers who need additional support to enable them to live comfortably in their own home.

Legal services

Aboriginal Legal Service NSW/ACT Ltd

Contact: Administration
Location: Corner of Stuart and Belgrave Streets, Kempsey
Phone: 6562 5990
Fax: 6562 5991

The legal service specialist in representation for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people that provide court support etc.

NSW Aboriginal Women's Legal Resources Centre

Location: 102/2 Holt Street, Stanmore
Freecall: 1800 686 587

Indigenous Women's Contact Line

Freecall: 1800 639 784

Legal advice and information. A service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls.

Rehabilitation services

Benelongs Haven

Contact: Administration
Location: 2054 South West Rocks Road, Kinchela Creek via Kempsey 2440
Phone: 6567 4856
Fax: 6567 4932

Drugs and alcohol rehabilitation, 6 month live in program, Alcoholics Anonymous, family relationships, women's/men's group, (treatment is drug free).

Women's services

Koorie Galbans Aboriginal Corporation

Contact: Administration
Location: 3/4 John Street, Kempsey
Postal Address: PO Box 402, Kempsey 2440
Phone: 6562 1867
Fax: 6562 1561

Resource, referral and support services for Aboriginal women of the Macleay Valley. Providing family violence programs and assisting Koorie woman to overcome their crisis situations, through identified programs and interagency networks.  Goorie Galban is seen as a "meeting place for Koorie women".

The Many Rivers Family Violence Legal Service

Contact: Administration
Location: 39 Elbow Street Kempsey 2440
Phone: 6562 5856
Fax: 6562 5896

Service is free of charge. This service is for victims of family violence, Aboriginal women and children, men, and non-Aboriginal women with Aboriginal children who are victims of violence.

Services of the Many Rivers Family Violence Legal Service

Our team will go to court with you, help with AVO's, help with custody and access for children, tell you about other services and help with victim compensation claims. We provide court support, sexual assault programs and family law legal advice.

Aboriginal liaison

New South Wales Police Service (Aboriginal Liaison)

Contact: Administration
Location: Kempsey Police Station - 5 Elbow Street, Kempsey, 2440
Phone: 6561 6199
Fax: 6561 6111

Liaison regarding police/court in custody matters retaining to matters effecting indigenous people.

Kempsey Shire Council

Contact: Community Relations
Location: Kempsey Shire Council, PO Box 3078, West Kempsey NSW 2440.
Phone: 6566 3200
Fax: 6566 3205
Office Hours: 8:30am-4:30 pm

To provide a communication link between Council and the Aboriginal Community; identify relevant issues and associated strategies which are culturally appropriate.


New Careers for Aboriginal People (ANCAP)

Contact: Administration, NCAP Officer
Location: Booroongen Djugen College
Locked Mailbag 3
Kempsey NSW 2440
Phone: 02 6560 2000
Fax: 02 6560 2002
Email: enquiries@booroongendjugun.com.au
Web: http://booroongendjugun.com.au/college 

Offering new careers for Aboriginal clients.


Department of Education, Training and Youth Affairs

Contact: Administration
Location: Belgrave Street, Kempsey
Postal address: PO Box 113, Kempsey 2440
Phone: 0428 869 430
Fax: 6562 1933

Kempsey TAFE NSW

Contact: Administration
Location: 58 Sea Street, Kempsey 2440
Phone: 6562 3036
Fax: 6562 3038

Aged care

Booroongen-Djugun Aboriginal Corporation

Contact: Administration
Location: 337-351 River Street, Greenhills, via Kempsey 2440
Postal address: Locked Mailbag 2, Kempsey NSW 2440
Phone: 02 6560 2000
Fax: 02 6560 2002
Email: enquiries@booroongendjugun.com.au
Web: http://booroongendjugun.com.au/college 

Nursing home/hostel (residential/respite), training, HACC, respite (community).

Regional Aboriginal HACC Development Officer

Contact: Administration
Aged care service - Monday to Thursday, 8:30am-5pm, Friday 8:30-3pm
Address: 337-351 River Street, Greenhill NSW 2440
Postal address: Locked Mail Bag 2, Kempsey NSW 2440
Phone: 6562 5556
Fax: 6562 7078

The primary focus of this service is to work with service providers to develop mechanisms to improve access and effectiveness of both Aboriginal specific services and non aboriginal services for Aboriginal communities.

Children's services

Dalaigur Pre-School

Location: Nancy Ellis Street, Kempsey NSW 2440
Phone: 656 24758

Aboriginal housing

Many Rivers Regional Housing

Postal address: PO Box 11, Kempsey NSW 2440
Location: Cnr Clyde and Forth Streets, Kempsey NSW 2440
Phone: 6562 8363
Fax: 6562 8288

Library resources

Kempsey Resource Van

Contact: Library Assistant
Location: Elbow Street, Kempsey NSW 2440
Phone: 6566 3200
Fax: 6566 3205

Nursing homes

Booroongen - Djugen Aboriginal Corporation

Contact: Administration
Location: 337-351 River Street Kempsey
Phone: 02 6560 2000 or 1800 630 230
Fax: 02 6560 2002
Email address: nfo@booroongendjugun.com.au
Web: http://booroongendjugun.com.au/college 
Related Services: Provides services for the aged and people with disabilities in the Kempsey Aboriginal community. Including respite care, food services, hostel care and nursing home care.