Barnardos Australia - South Coast Children's Family Centre

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Helping local families everyday

Barnardos have centres across New South Wales, located in suburbs including PenrithAuburn, Sydney Metro, and in the Australian Capital Territory to ensure you receive the right support when you need it most. Explore our other children’s family support centres and find your closest one.

The South Coast Centre has become an integral community service for Illawarra, Shoalhaven and south coast. Our family support services are culturally inclusive of the Aboriginal community.

13 Greene St Warrawong, NSW, 2502
(02) 4275 8575


South Coast services and support


Family support

Practical assistance, information and in-home support for vulnerable families to ensure children are safe, healthy and thriving

Early learning and parenting support

One-on-one home visits from tutors and group lessons during supported playgroups lay the foundations for children’s success at school and empowers parents to be their child's first teacher

Community building

We provide a range of programs and support options for children, young people and their families living in Illawarra, Shoalhaven and south coast

Bundaleer Community Centre

Supporting children, young people and families living on the Bundaleer housing estate with programs such as breakfast program, before and after school activities, youth groups, parenting programs and playgroups

Short-term foster care

We provide foster care for children, from a few days up to a period of two years. We work to make sure they can eventually return to their birth family, or we find them a permanent home

Kinship care

We support family members caring for children in Kinship care who cannot live safely with their birth family

South Coast playgroups

Kids time playgroups

10am - 12pm during school terms.

Free fun weekly play sessions for children aged 0 to 5 years and their families/carers. 

Play sessions include morning tea, fun play and learning activities, and parenting and community information.

To find out more call us on 4275 8575


Warrawong Children’s Family Centre
13 Greene Street, Warrawong


Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre
Winnima Way, Berkeley
Bundaleer Community Centre
Northcliffe Drive, Warrawong


Koonawarra Public School
Byamee St, Koonawarra

Cooinda playgroups

10am - 12pm during school terms.

Free playgroups and morning tea for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0 to 5 years, and their families/carers.

Yarn, play and share culture with your kids.

To find out more call us on 4275 8575


Berkeley Neighbourhood Centre
Winnima Way

Play Ranger playgroups

10am - 12pm during school terms.

Free, fun play sessions in local parks for children aged 0 to 5 years and their families.

Safe outdoor play where you can meet
your neighbours and obtain information about local family services and support from our qualified Play Rangers.

To find out more call us on 4275 8575


Charcoal Park 
Factory Road, Unanderra


Alternate weeks for Dapto
Lakeside Reserve

Lakeside Drive, Koonawarra
Dimond Brothers Reserve
Bong Bong Road, Horsley

Contact Barnardos


Head office

(02) 9218 2300
60-64 Bay Street, Ultimo, Sydney, 2007
GPO Box 9996, Sydney, NSW, 2001

General enquiries

NSW: 1300 237 507
ACT: (02) 5134 6700

Become a foster carer

NSW: 1800 663 441
ACT: 1300 We foster (1300 933 678)

Family Connect and Support

All areas: 1800 066 757

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