Community group register

Find a community group

The Inner West is rich with local community groups who contribute to the life of the area. Joining a group is a great way to meet people and make a difference to the Inner West.

Get involved with one that interests you.

We'll be listing our community groups below as we gather their contact details.

Do you manage a local group?

Register your community group on Council’s Engagement Register so local people can find you, and Council can contact you when we seek your group’s feedback on a decision that may impact you.

Groups must be not-for-profit and local to the Inner West or for the benefit of the Inner West community.

Register your community group

Community group listings

Access and inclusion of people with a disability

Balmain Para-Rowing Program Inc

Balmain Para-Rowing Program is a program set up to provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to participate in the sport of rowing. The program provides support to para rowers from Balmain Rowing Club, and welcomes new members!

0417 292 024

Balmain Para-Rowing website

Physical Disability Council of NSW (PDCNSW)

A advocacy organisation seeking to influence or secure positive long-term changes that remove barriers and address discriminatory practices to ensure the collective rights and interests of people with disability are upheld.

(02) 9552 1606

PDCNSW website

Sunnyfield Bright Nights

A social group for adults with a disability. We meet fortnightly on a Saturday night and go out, grab a bite to eat and have a fun time! Sunnyfield is a registered NDIS provider.

0417 292 024

Sunnyfield website

Children and family

Stretch-A-Family

An accredited Fostering and Residential Care Provider for 0 to 18 year old children and young people who are in need out-of-home care support. SAF delivers a comprehensive, therapeutic and inclusive environment that promotes the well-being of children, young people and their families.

(02) 9569 6933

Stretch a Family website

Prosper (Project Australia)

Prosper supports disadvantaged children and their families; at home, at school and in the community. Prosper runs welfare programs, parent groups, playgroup, community development activities, a Family One Stop Shop, training for foster carers and other community initiatives.

0402 787 571

Prosper Project Australia website

We All Care

A charitable organization that was established to support disadvantaged and vulnerable Australians experiencing homelessness and domestic violence. Every month we host free clothing and goods pool events from which agencies and financially vulnerable members of the community can access.

0423 649 313

We All Care website

Environment and sustainability

Climate Change Balmain-Rozelle

An independent community group in inner west Sydney, promoting local and national action to reduce fossil fuel use, increase the adoption of renewable energy, and head off catastrophic global warming. Our bi-monthly 'Climate in the Pub' meetings featuring expert speakers are free and open to all.

 0419 442018

Climate Change Balmain - Rozelle website

Inner West Beekeepers

Inner west branch of the Amateur Beekeepers Association. Seeking to engage people about bee health, the benefits of honey and other hive products and help people get involved in keeping bees.

 0412 845740

Inner West Beekeepers website

Ferris Lane Urban Green Space

Ferris Lane is a community inspired group that has turned an ugly pedestrian only lane into a vibrant inclusive 'Urban Green Space'. It has been totally self funded & cared for by the generosity & passion of the local community.

 0409 990229

Reverse Garbage

Reverse Garbage is a not-for-profit creative reuse centre in Marrickville. We redirect commercial and industrial waste from landfill to a new life with educators, artists, upcyclers, DIY enthusiasts, set builders, community organisations, festivals, charities and more.

 02 9569 3132 

Reverse Garbage website

Cooks River Valley Association (CRVA)

The CRVA is an environmental and community organisation whose members and supporters work to rehabilitate the waterway and parkland of Cooks Rivers.

(02) 9559 3406

CRVA website

Inner West Tool Library

The Inner West Tool Library is a volunteer run not for profit, and has been set up to allow the community to access hundreds of tools and other useful things for a fraction of the usual cost. It’s just about borrowing things instead of buying them; sharing resources and using them more efficiently.

0415 731516

Inner West Tool Library website

Health and wellbeing

GreenWay parkrun

Parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. Richard Murden Reserve Haberfield every Saturday at 8am.

0450 524 611

Greenway Parkrun website

Inner West (Haberfield) Dementia Carers' Group

Support group for anyone caring for or concerned about a person with dementia. 

(02) 9767 5953

anne.tunks@health.nsw.gov.au

Running science

Community running groups that are on almost every day. Our purpose in the Inner West is to bring more people together to run and keep fit.

0403 774 930

Running science website

History and heritage

Friends of Callan Park

FOCP's purpose is to preserve the open space at Callan Park for all to enjoy, use the buildings for support of people with a lived experience of mental illness and secure the management and future of the site through a trust while upholding the Callan Park (Special Provisions) Act 2002.

0413 733219

Friends of Callan Park website

Marrickville Heritage Society Inc.

Established in 1984 we monitor the built heritage of Dulwich Hill, Enmore, Lewisham, Marrickville, Petersham, Stanmore, St Peters, Sydenham, Tempe and parts of Camperdown and Newtown. We have a monthly public meeting and bimonthly newsletters.

0497 487 157

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Twenty10 inc GLCS NSW

We provide housing, counselling, and social support for young people aged 12-25, and social support groups for people over 18.  We are also the NSW provider for QLife Australia - LGBTI focussed telephone and web counselling 3pm - midnight, every day of the year at 1800 184 527 or qlife.org.au.

(02) 8594 9555

Twenty10 website

Multicultural

Multicultural Social Support Group - Ashfield

Multicultural Social Support Group is providing a safe space especially for the newly arrived migrants and refugee communities living in the Local Government area.Different information session and workshops are delivered to meet the needs of the clients.

0434 423752

Metro Assist website

Religious organisations/faith groups

Inner West Chavurah

Jewish social and cultural group which has been going for over 30 years. We share holiday celebrations and other activities of mutual interest. The Chavurah also provides a local Jewish voice, an information network and a point of contact.

0414 531 272

The Salvation Army Inner West

The Salvation Army provides practical support, support community groups by leasing out our hall for a donation and has parents groups, youth groups, music groups, Church services and groups to investigate Christianity.

(02) 9569 4511

Salvation Army - Sydney Inner West website

Resident groups

Gallipoli Centenary Peace Campaign (GCPC)

GCPC opposes the militarisation of Australian history and seeks to encourage a more critical understanding of Australia's war experience, including the Frontier Wars and Indigenous dispossession. GCPC works for a more peaceful and non-violent world through education and a variety of peace actions.

0418 864 907

GCPC website

Marrickville Peace Group

We are a group of ordinary people from the Marrickville area, united in expressing opposition to violence and war. We first came together in 2002, before Australia joined the invasion of Iraq. We have continued our activities ever since.

0420 526929

Marrickville Peace Group website

Seniors

CASS Korean Seniors' Group

The groups offers studies in English and gentle exercise.

(02) 9718 8350

Korean Aged Care website

Leichhardt Community Transport Group Inc

We help people in the inner west who can’t afford or have difficulty using private or public transport. LCTG is a not-for-profit organisation providing accessible transport services to people living north and south of Parramatta Road generally in the former Leichhardt and Marrickville LGAs.

Leichhardt Community Transport Group website

Older Women's Network Sydney

We offer a range of interest groups and activities designed by and for older women: interest groups, information talks, social events.

(02) 9622 0717

Resourceful Australian Indian Network Inc (RAIN)

RAIN is an Indian Sub Continent community service group that works for the needs of seniors in the community.

0420 271 570

RAIN website

Starts at Sixty Meetup

We meet on the first Tuesday of each month for coffee and chat between 11 am and 1 pm.

02 9569 8488

The AGEncy Project

The AGEncy Project is a community of people who mostly live around Balmain in Sydney’s inner west who want to live actively and independently ‘together’, as they grow old. We are looking for suitable land to build a co-housing development. We are also creating a virtual community 'hub'.

0418 209737

The AGEncy Project website

Uniting Healthy Living for Seniors

Live a life you love. Healthy Living for Seniors is a relaxed way to stay in touch with your community, keep fit, make new friends and explore new interests. For those over the age of 65 living Independently at home that wish to focus on Wellness, re-ablement and Independence.

1800 486 484

United Aged Care website

 

Sports, leisure and recreation

Ashfield Bicycle Group (AshBUG Ltd)

Ashfield Bicycle Group is for people who want to see things get better for cyclists in the Ashfield area.

0413 019063

Ashfield Bicycle Group website

Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club

Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club (DHBC) is an inclusive and welcoming cycling club. The club was formed in 1908 and prides itself on offering fellowship among cyclists, regardless of experience, ability, aspirations or the equipment you own. Road, track, dirt or cyclepath. 

0426 897 247

Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club Website

Woodstock Runners

A walking and running group.

Woodstock Runners website

Youth 

Girls Rock! Sydney

Girls Rock! Sydney runs programs aimed at empowering 10-17 year old female, trans, and non-binary youth through music. We currently host week-long day camps in the January school holidays, and work throughout the rest of the year to establish new opportunities so that we can reach more young people. 

The groups offers studies in English and gentle exercise.

0499 687 710

 Girls Rock! Sydney website

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Page last updated: 25 Sep 2018