MyLink - Port Stephens Community Information Hub

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MyLink is an online community information hub. It's purpose is to inform and connect community groups, service providers and members of the community.

This webpage provides information to local community service providers and community groups. This page is designed to provide an online noticeboard to share initiatives, training and community information that are of interest to you, your clients and stakeholders.

Information that you would like to be shared can be sent to us at mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Please allow one week for the noticeboard to be updated. All news stories can then be forwarded on with a click of the mouse button, via either email, Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.

MyLink is an online community information hub. It's purpose is to inform and connect community groups, service providers and members of the community.

This webpage provides information to local community service providers and community groups. This page is designed to provide an online noticeboard to share initiatives, training and community information that are of interest to you, your clients and stakeholders.

Information that you would like to be shared can be sent to us at mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

Please allow one week for the noticeboard to be updated. All news stories can then be forwarded on with a click of the mouse button, via either email, Facebook, twitter or LinkedIn.

  • Port Stephens Seniors Festival 2021

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    25 Feb 2021
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    Port Stephens Seniors Festival 13-24 April 2021

    Are you planning on hosting an event for Seniors Festival 2021?

    Council are putting together a program of activities across Port Stephens and would love to include details of your event. Become involved by hosting an activity that focuses on seniors or simply open up your service or club for a morning tea and let us know about it!

    Please send details of your event to be held during Seniors Festival 2021 to mylink@portstephens.nsw.gov.au and we will include it in our promotional material. We will need details of your planned activity by 22 March 2021.

    Find out more about Seniors Week 2021 in NSW here.

    Feel free to contact the Community Development and Engagement Team at Council for more information.

    Thanks.

  • Hume Housing update

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    24 Feb 2021
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    Hume Housing is trialing an outreach day in Tomaree on the second Tuesday of each month.

    At the outreach day, we will have representatives from Hume’s Housing Options team and our Tenancy team

    The date of the next outreach in Tomaree is Tuesday 9 March 2021, located at the All Saints Anglican Church, 25 Church St Nelson Bay between 10am and 3pm.

    We will be taking appointments from 10.30am – 3pm.

    To discuss further or to make an appointment, please give Katherine a call on 0491 691 976.

    Please also read important information regarding Hume services, including information on:

    • General Social Housing
    • Customers presenting as Homeless
    • Private Rental products and services to help customers set up and/or maintain a tenancy in the private rental market.

    in the library here

  • NSW Trustee and Guardian Plan Ahead Days

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    24 Feb 2021
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  • Human Nature to headline Gala Concerts

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    24 Feb 2021
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    Aussie pop icons Human Nature will perform their greatest hits at the 2021 Premier's Gala Concerts on 21 and 22 April!

    Tickets on sale

    Tickets for the 2021 concerts are available from 9am, Wednesday 24 February via Ticketek:

    Tickets are free but bookings are required.

  • Port Stephens DIAP review - Service Providers

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    24 Feb 2021

    At our last meeting, PSC Strategic Planner Emily Riley presented on Council’s Disability Inclusion Action Plan review. We now invite you along to a face-to-face workshop on Tuesday 16 March to discuss access and inclusion in Port Stephens, and how Council can best advocate for and support our community. This workshop is aimed at all service providers and not exclusively the disability sector. Event details are below-

    Port Stephens DIAP review - Service Providers

    Help us develop the Port Stephens Disability Inclusion Action Plan!

    Date: Tuesday 16 March

    Time: 10am- 12pm

    Venue: Port Stephens Council Chambers, 116 Adelaide St Raymond Terrace

    Morning tea and refreshments provided.

    Register to Carolyn.fisher@portstephens.nsw.gov.au

    And lastly, Community Support funding closes 14 March. Up to $6,000 is available to incorporated NFP’s groups for activities and projects that support vulnerable people. More information is here https://www.portstephens.nsw.gov.au/live/community/grants-and-funding or contact me at Carolyn.fisher@portstephens.nsw.gov.au.

  • Workshop: Get the Grant!

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    24 Feb 2021
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    Come with your inspiring idea to create a vibrant space somewhere in the Port Stephens area and leave ready to prepare your grant application.


    Get rapid feedback on your idea and find potential partners and collaborators. Work up notes and draft copy for different sections of your application. Understand how to prepare your budget and supporting documents.


    This hands-on and interactive workshop facilitated by Octapod, a not for profit organisation who services emerging artists in Greater Newcastle, is designed for anyone applying for the Port Stephens Vibrant Spaces grant.


    This workshop will help you hone and perfect your grant idea. You can also choose to work with Octapod to auspice your project. Auspicing enables individuals to access funds and grants which are only available to charitable organisations.


    Pre-reading and preparation work (available on the Port Stephens website):

    • Port Stephens Grants and Sponsorship overview
    • Vibrant Spaces Grant application
    • PSC Community Support fund budget template
    • Budget help sheet


    Places limited to 25 so register here now!


    When: 6-8pm, Thursday 4 March


    Where: Medowie Social, Ferrodale Road, Medowie


  • Training opportunity

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    24 Feb 2021

    Not-for-Profit Officers, Directors and the Board

    CPD HOURS – 3.5 COST (INC GST) – $485.00
    DELIVERY – Online ACCESS – Online access for 30 days from purchase

    REGISTER NOW

    This practical half-day course provides participants with a sound knowledge of officer and director duties as well as the skills required to participate effectively in a Not-for-Profit (NFP) board or management committee. This informative half-day course provides participants with:

    • a sound knowledge of the core duties and legal responsibilities that apply to officers and directors in the NFP sector and the issues that affect them
    • detailed knowledge of the roles and activities of a board of directors or management committee
    • an understanding of the challenges faced in achieving good governance practice in the NFP sector
    • strategies for implementing governance within your organisation.

    Supported by a suite of resources, this course is recommended for all professionals looking to consolidate their corporate governance knowledge in the NFP sector. It is particularly designed to strengthen the knowledge and capabilities of those who interact with boards

    Governance Essentials

    CPD HOURS – 3.5 COST (INC GST) – $485.00
    DELIVERY – Online ACCESS – Online access for 30 days from purchase

    REGISTER NOW

  • Free workshop for parents: One of the Kids Raymond Terrace

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    22 Feb 2021
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  • Reducing Social Isolation for Seniors

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    17 Feb 2021
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  • Minutes of the February Port Stephens Community Interagency

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    09 Feb 2021
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    Minutes of the February Port Stephens Community Interagency have been added to the document library here