COVID-19 support for the Tweed community

Together Tweed - Making us stronger

Government community support Community support services Keep connected Volunteer

Council’s ‘Together Tweed’ campaign encourages residents and visitors to take care of each other, the community and businesses during difficult and distressing times.

The Tweed has experienced and overcome many challenges in our recent past, all which can make us stronger and bring us together as a community.

Council is working to help the community connect and share the COVID-19 information and support that is available.

Government community support

Australian Government

NSW Government

Community support services program

Council provides a linking role between businesses and community organisations that service the Tweed.

Mental health and crisis support

Visit Head to Health or Beyond Blue.

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing free face-to-face and telehealth support and counselling to 12- to 25-year-olds and their families.

Phone the Tweed office on 07 5589 8700 to make an appointment or talk to someone, or chat online

Local service information for vulnerable people

Download the Tweed Shire Housing and Homelessness Network support and food distribution services brochure(PDF, 322KB)

Access the COVID-19 phone and resource list(PDF, 331KB) for Tweed residents who don’t have ready access to the internet or a computer.

Financial services

The Murwillumbah Community Centre is working with the Lismore Financial Counselling service to provide confidential and free financial counselling services for people worried about their debts.

The service is available by appointment Mondays to Thursdays from 9 am to 4.30 pm. 

Call 02 6672 3003 or email financialcounselling@mccentre.org.au.

Legal Services

The Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre provides free legal advice including:

  • advice, information and referral on most civil areas of law
  • community legal education on a broad range of legal topics
  • publications on a broad range of legal topics
  • law reform lobbying and advocacy.

Call 02 6621 1000 or 1800 689 889.

Commonwealth Home Support Program

This program is for people who are:

  • aged 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people)
  • aged 50 years or older (45 years or older for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people) and on a low income
  • homeless or at risk of being homeless.

Call Council’s Community Services team on 07 5569 3110 or email communityservices@tweed.nsw.gov.au.

Find out more about our community services and programs.

Domestic and family violence

Call the Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463 or 1800RESPECT (that is, 1800 737 732).

Visit NSW Health or NSW Department of Community Justice.

Keep connected, keep healthy

Enjoy online and social media content from Council and our fabulous facilities across the Tweed to keep your mind and body active and safe.

Cultural activities

Learn how our cultural facilities are keeping connected with the community through online programs and opportunities.

How to stay active

Find out how to stay active in your community.

Connect with a community group or club

Recreation for seniors is available to people interested in joining a local group for a range of activities, such as:

  • social and friendship groups
  • arts, education and hobbies
  • exercise, sports and wellbeing
  • computers and technology.

Volunteer

If you’re interested in supporting others, consider volunteering with Council or volunteer to support people impacted by emergencies.