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Tweed Shire Council employs a Community Development Officer - Families and Youth, to advocate for the health, wellbeing and safety of children up to 12 years of age, and their families. Council is committed to building a community that supports children and families. Many of Council's leased facilities support community based childcare centres, playgroups and children and family service organisations.

To contact a member of the Community Development Team, please call (02) 6670 2400 or 1300 292 872 or email

Baby Clinics

There are three baby health care clinics in the Tweed Shire based at Kingscliff, Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads. For further information, please go to our Immunisation page.

Committees, Interagency, Networks and Working Groups

The Community Development Officer - Families and Youth is involved in the following groups to advocate for, and support, initiatives for children and families across the Shire.

The Communities for Children (C4C) Committee - YWCA NSW provides support for local communities to develop early childhood initiatives. This project focuses on supporting the health and early development needs of young children aged 0-12 years, supporting parents and building child-friendly communities.

The Tweed Shire Child and Family Forum is an activity funded under the FaCHSIA Family Support Program and delivered through the YWCA C4C project. It has a professional development focus aiming to improve the knowledge of community services workers in areas that relate to working effectively with vulnerable, disadvantaged and Aboriginal families.

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