North Sydney Council is committed to addressing the needs of older people and people with a disability.
The following services are provided:
Information services for older people and people with a disability.
Advocacy, referral and support services for older people and people with disabilities.
Support to our network of Community Centres.
Provides assistance to people who are homeless or in housing need.
Coordination of the Older Persons Plan (1MB) and the Universal Access Charter (216KB)
For more information contact the Access & Inclusion Coordinator on 9936 8100.
North Sydney Council, in partnership with the Australian Network on Disability (AND), are in the process of developing a Disability Inclusion Action Plan. This plan will shape the way we provide services in the future, making North Sydney LGA more accessible and inclusive for all. For more information on the plan or to get involved please contact the Access & Inclusion Coordinator on 9936 8195.
North Sydney has a network of Community Centres that provide a range of services, activities and programs to North Sydney residents. The Centres are a vital part of community life in North Sydney. They are independent not-for-profit organisations which receive funding and other assistance from North Sydney Council.
Crows Nest Centre
Crows Nest Centre provides the following services to older people and people with a disability:
- Meals on Wheels
- Linen Service
- Assisted Transport
- Assisted Shopping
- Home Visiting Program
- Community Dining Room
- Social Activities and Programs
- Lower North Shore Community Transport
For more information on the individual services and programs provided by each of our Community Centres, please select the relevant link or go to the Community Centres page on this website.
Home Library Service
Stanton Library provides a Home Library Service for people who are unable to come in to the Library because of frailty or mobility limitations. For more information enquire with the Stanton Library Information Desk or contact the Home Library Service.
Other Key Services for the Aged Homecare
My Aged Care assists older people, their families and carers to access aged care information and services via the My Aged Care website and national phone line (1800 200 422). The contact centre is open from 8am - 8pm Monday to Friday and from 10am - 2pm Saturday, local time across Australia.
Home and Community Care Services for the Lower North Shore (172KB)
Community Visitors Scheme
The Community Visitors Scheme (CVS) is a national program funded by the Australian government that provides companionship to socially isolated people living in residential aged care homes - Mosman CVS.
A community visitor is a person who volunteers to visit and befriend a resident on a one to one basis.
Aged care residents come from a variety of different social and cultural backgrounds. By befriending an older person living in an aged care home, volunteers have a chance to make a positive difference to the resident's life - as well as their own.
For more information call Steven Walker, Mosman Council, Volunteers Support Officer, on 9978 4126.
Reusability is a free Australian Classifieds website tool for buying and selling used disability, aged care and rehabilitation equipment.
The Community Directory
For a comprehensive list of aged and disability services, search the Community Directory and select from the list on the right hand side.
Under the Local Government Act 1993, eligible pensioners are provided concessions on their ordinary rates and domestic waste management services charge. The cost of providing these concessions is shared between the State Government (55%) and local councils (45%). Go to the Payments page of the website to access the Pensioner Rates Concession form. For Pension Card ID holders, North Sydney Olympic Pool entry is FREE.