About DNC

The Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre Inc., operating as Connecting Community Services, is a community based Not for Profit Organisation working in co-operation with the Dubbo Regional Council, along with State and Federal Government agencies. Our role is to provide a variety of community services that assist families, children, youth and older people to achieve their own well-being and enhance the quality of life of disadvantaged groups in the community. 

Since it’s inception in 1974, the Dubbo Neighbourhood Centre Inc (DNC) has been managed by a community Management Committee Board, and the work and dedication of community representatives and staff over the years has developed the centre into what it is today.


To be a strong and caring organisation building resilience and equality within our community, whilst enhancing individual wellbeing and enabling people to live a more fulfilled life with greater independence.


We connect our diverse communities with services, programs and information to support individual and/or family needs in a co-ordinated and thoughtful manner.


Our objective is to prevent behaviour that is harmful or abusive to humanity, and to provide direct relief of distress, isolation, misfortune and helplessness by, without limitation:

  1. providing information and referrals, counselling, and other assistance to people in need, crisis, and/or, at risk of harm and abuse
  2. assisting isolated and vulnerable aged persons
  3. providing care and support for the vulnerable, the aged, families, young people and children


The community services that we currently provide:

  • Administration and Community Services
Information and service referral
Room hire and bookings
  • Aged and Disability Services
- Home Modification and Maintenance Scheme (CHSP)
- Individual Social Support - Accompanied activities and Visiting Services (CHSP)
Community Visitors Scheme (CVS)
Community Activities Program - Senior's Social Group
  • Family Support and Counselling
- Aboriginal Family Health - Aboriginal Family, Wellbeing & Violence Prevention Health
Women's Safety Coordination (WSC)
- Domestic Violence Counselling (DV)  
- Youth and Family Service (YFS)
- Wingewarra Activity Centre (Youth Centre)
- Safe Aboriginal Youth Program (Night Patrol)
Migrant Support
  • Children's Services
Out of School Hours Care (OOSH) - Before & After School care, and Vacation Care
- Winanggaay Re-engagement Support Program