Southlake Community Services Inc.
Our community is facing a challenging time right now locally and beyond. This can also be a time when communities find creative ways to support each other, and that is something our team will strive to achieve over the weeks and months ahead as Coronavirus (COVID-19) unfolds.
We want to ensure our community we are following all the latest government health advice to ensure we deliver our essential services safely. We encourage you to be guided by the Australian Department of Health for regular Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates.
Whilst our centre based groups, activities and events are currently on hold, we continue to be available by phone and email every weekday and welcome you to reach out:
For all community information, referrals and advocacy please call
4973 7000 or 0490 469 151
• For Horizons Disability Support Program call 4973 7006 or 0472 737 003
• For The Hub bookings call 0472 737 001
• For Rent Choice Youth call 0472 737 001 or 0437 949 761
• For Southlake Youth Service call 4973 7005 or 0437 949 761
• For venue support call 4973 7003 or 0473 737 033
Please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be directed to the best member of our team for follow up.
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South Lake Macquarie
The community covered by Southlake Community Services includes Morisset, Bonnells Bay and Morisset Peninsula, Cooranbong, Martinsville, Dora Creek and surrounds. These communities are located at the southern end of Lake Macquarie and are characterised by a combination of town centres, suburban development including waterfront housing and businesses and also semi rural and rural development. They are bordered by the Watagan Mountains to the west.
Morisset is the transport hub for the area with a major train station, bus interchange and freeway access both south to Sydney and north to Newcastle.
In 2014 the population of the area (identified by the Australian Bureau of Statistics as Morisset-Cooranbong was 15,066. The area is a popular retirement destination, with a median age for the area being 45.2 considerably older than the median age for Australia at 37.7 (ABS 2014).
Median total income for the area is lower than the national median ($39,596 for Morisset Cooranbong compared with $44,940 nationally) (ABS 2014)