Hunter Community Legal Centre-Hunter Youth Law Service

The Hunter Community Legal Centre will be providing legal advice and assistance for non-criminal matters i.e. Civil and Family law, at Hunter Valley Children’s Courts in 2019.  A civil lawyer will attend court on Children’s list day to talk to young people (up to 24 years) about their civil and family law problems.

Harmony Week – 17-23 March 2019

This year Harmony Day will be renamed Harmony week to recognise diversity and inclusion activities that take place during the entire week.

Harmony Week is about inclusiveness, respect and belonging for all Australians, regardless of cultural or linguistic background.  It is time to celebrate Australian multiculturalism, and the successful integration of migrants into our community.

Find out more about  Harmony Week events near you here>

RAAF Richmond Indigenous Youth Program and Undergraduate Scheme

The AF-IYP will be conducted at RAAF Base Richmond NSW (near Penrith) from 26th– 28th Mar 2019.

The AF-IYP is a 3 day residential program targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young men and women ages 16-24. The program will expose Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants to a range of job roles, responsibilities and career opportunities of an Officer, Airmen and Airwomen in Air Force.

Participant will stay on base for the duration of the program with accommodation and all meals are provided at no cost to the participant. They will be mentored by current serving Air Force -Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women.

The only requirements are:

  • Complete an application
  • complete  Defence Work Experience and Program paper work and
  • your parent/guardian/school to organise transport to and from RAAF Richmond NSW at the start and end of the camp.

Applications from below DWEP link.,CurBID,JobListID,jobsListKey,JobCategoryID,JobID&lid=97118140036

Photos from previous IYPs at below link.

Undergraduate scheme

Candidates put themselves into Uni of their choice for at least 6 months providing transcripts paper work (report cards) so they are competitive for sponsorship. This will be managed on a case by case basis and all applicants should apply during the last of their year 12.

These are the degrees they can study but it has to relate to the specific job they are applying for ie nursing – nursing officer etc…

Depending on the degree they will have to pay their own for the first year. After that, however long they are sponsored for their return of service will be how long they were sponsored for plus one year. Eg nursing is a 3 years degree, ADF sponsors 2 of the 3 years totalling 3 years ROSO.


  • Business
  • Dentistry
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Health
  • Finance
  • Law
  • Medical Science
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Radiography
  • Scientific



  • Medical


These are the benefits that they will receive

  • Study at the University of your choice
  • HELP student fees paid and a textbook allowance
  • Subsidised accommodation
  • Free healthcare (medical and dental)
  • A rewarding career as an officer in the Navy, Army or Air Force
  • Salaries of up to $47,296 for undergraduates & $65,807 for  medical graduates


On completion of their study they will go onto complete their service equivalent of an Officer Training  course.


Regarding ADFA it is run in conjunction with UNSW, so they will have to check online as to what subjects they require for what they are applying for.

These are the degrees we currently offer at ADFA

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computing & Cyber Security
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Technology

This is ran through UNSW, candidates will still have to apply to get into the Uni through UNSW. The campus is UNSW Canberra

ADFA is ran in conjunction with UNSW so candidates will still need to apply to the actual Uni itself and they can do that through this link

Targeting officer roles an incentive DFR also offer.

  • ADFA education award.
  • Prize is a Microsoft surface pro tablet/laptop. Certificate for yourself and your school.

Eligibility area’s

  • Candidates need to be studying in year 11 the subjects that they need to qualify for admission into UNSW and the ADF.
  • Submit their applications prior to 28 Feb the year they are in yr12.

The recruiting process,

  • They still complete all aspects of it, including the aptitude test, so they still need to unlock it and get down to those jobs, that being said if they have good reports we can put in to waive the test.
  • They sit the regular Assessment day, and OSB as they will be coming out as SSO.
  • And last one is the Fitness test.

FREE Revenue NSW Speakers on Fines Management

Revenue NSW can provide FREE speakers to present at:

Team meetings, forums, expos, conferences, workshops, interagency meetings, Community events,  etc.

Our FINES MANAGEMENT PRESENTATION includes information on:

  • NSW Ambulance
  • Garnishee Orders
  • Penalty Notice Lifecycle
  • Property Seizure Orders
  • Enforcement Orders and fees
  • How to pay off a Penalty Notice
  • Victim’s Restitution Orders (VROs)
  • How to get RMS sanctions lifted (if fine-related)
  • Payment Plans including Direct Debit payment plans
  • CentrePay (Centrelink pays Revenue NSW direct from Centrelink benefits)
  • Advocacy Hotline: Organisations register on line to become an Advocate and get a priority hotline number to assist vulnerable clients
  • Work and Development Orders (WDOs): For vulnerable clients. Activities can include Drug and Alcohol counselling, TAFE courses, Mental Health treatment, volunteer work etc with up to $1000 per month cut out of fines

International Women’s Day Breakfast on Friday, 8 March 2019

Tickets are selling fast for the Equal Futures Project’s 9th annual International Women’s Day Breakfast on Friday, 8 March 2019.

Building on the success of previous events, we’ll once again feature a speaker who’s inspiring change – the theme for our breakfast this year. 

Jo Burston is founder and CEO of Job Capital, founder of the entrepreneurial movement Inspiring Rare Birds, an author and mentor. In 2018 she was named in the Australian Financial Review’s Women of Influence, named Optus Mybusiness Awards Businesswoman of the Year,  and Inspiring Rare Birds was recognised in Westpac’s Businesses of Tomorrow.

Tickets are now available. Individual tickets, corporate tables, and a limited number of VIP corporate tables which include marketing benefits, VIP seating and a donation to our charity partner, are also available.

All funds raised will go to the Hunter Women’s Centre, providing services to improve the health and wellbeing of women in the Hunter region.

Environmental Sustainability Grants – Lake Mac

Not-for-profit organisations, including P&C Associations are invited to apply for an Environmental Sustainability Grant.  Receive up to $3,000 to fund a project to improve our local environment and inspire environmentally sustainable behaviour in Lake Macquarie. More information here>