Disaster Assistance

Disaster Emergency Information

 

General Information

Support Organisations

Thrive Services - practical support - drop in (financial, vouchers, food, etc.) and family work/parenting support for families. Call 4782 1555.

Gateway Family Support Services - support for parents and children; emergency food and financial assistance.
Call 4720 6500 or 4782 5326, or go to the website www.gatewayfamilyservices.org.au

Salvation Army ('the Salvos') - call 13 72 58, or go to the website www.salvos.org.au

Lifeline - call 13 11 14, or go to the website www.lifeline.org.au

Red Cross - go to the website http://www.redcross.org.au/

Health

Health Asthma Australia - call 1800 278 462

NSW Health - call 1300 066 055 for your local public health unit

Community Health Centres:

During office hours, call the nearest Community Health Centre near you:

  • Katoomba – 02 4782 2133; 93 Waratah Street, Katoomba
  • Springwood – 02 4751 0100; 282-292 Macquarie Road, Springwood
  • Penrith – 02 4732 9400; Soper Place, Penrith

Emergency Counselling Services:

  • Lifeline - call 131 114
  • NSW Mental Health - call 1800 011 511
  • Kids Helpline - callo 1800 551 800

Hospitals:

  • Katoomba Hospital - call 4784 6500; Cnr Great Western Highway and Woodlands Road, Katoomba
  • Nepean Hospital - call 4734 2000; Derby Street, Penrith
  • Hawkesbury Hospital - call 4560 5714; 2 Day Street, Windsor

Animals

WIRES (for injured wildlife) - call 1300 094 737 or 4754 2946

RSPCA - call 02 6282 8300

 

Transport

Rail, Bus and Ferry - call 131 500

Live Traffic NSW - for the latest of road closures go to the website www.livetraffic.com or call 132 701

Utilities

  • Sydney Water - 13 20 90
  • Integral Energy - 133 753
  • Energy Australia - 131 502
  • Endeavour Energy - 131 003
  • AGL - 131 245
  • Jemena Gas Networks - 131 909
  • Ausgrid - 131 388
  • Essential Energy - 132 080
  • AGL Sydney Hot Water Emergency - 131 766

Useful Apps & website references for news

fires near me- free app for android or IPhone

Rural Fire Service - www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

ABC Emergency - www.abc.net.au/news/emergency/state/nsw/

ABC News - www.abc.net.au/news/

The Sydney Morning Herald - www.smh.com.au/

Blue Mountains Australia - Facebook - www.facebook.com/BlueMountainsAustralia

Blue Mountains Gazette - Facebook - www.facebook.com/bluemountainsgazette

Blue Mountains LAC (Local Area Command) - NSW Police Force Facebook - www.facebook.com/BlueMountainsLAC

Gateway thanks the Lower Mountains Neighbourhood Centre and the other organizations that have provided this information.

Contact Details

Address: 70 Old Bathurst Rd
Blaxland NSW 2774
Phone No: (02) 4739 5963
Alternate Phone No: 1300 316 746
Fax: (02) 4739 9086
Email Address:
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