The Community Connections Program provides short-term support (up to 12 weeks) to connect people with longer-term support networks and community groups to meet their needs. The program focuses on helping people become involved in their local community and embed themselves through connection to others including family, community groups or networks.


The program provides support to people who:

  • Are aged 18 to 64 (18 to 49 for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples);
  • Need short-term support to improve independence or to develop or maintain connections with support networks; and
  • Are not eligible for federal programs (such as NDIS and My Aged Care).

Priority service is given to people who are:

  • Unpaid carers;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  • From new and emerging culturally and linguistically diverse communities;
  • Financial disadvantaged; and/or
  • Living in communities of persistent or location-based disadvantage.


If you would like to connect with the Community Connections team please email us at or call 1800 759 865