Highlands Community Centres Incorporated is a grass-roots, community-based organisation that has worked across the Southern Highlands for over 32 years providing life improving services and programs for all people living in our local communities.  The Community Centre is located at Stafford Cottage in Bowral, and Highlands Youth Services works from the Youth Hub at Loseby Park.  

We are a Targeted Earlier Intervention service, working with children, young people, adults and families to access support when required to prevent issues from escalating and to empower them to lead independent and meaningful lives.  We have Community Workers and Youth Workers available to listen and help.  They will provide advice, guidance, information, make referrals, and advocate on your behalf on a wide range of issues.

Stafford Cottage

Open Monday - Friday, 9am - 4pm

  • Support for women experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Support for Aboriginal families
  • Advocacy and support
  • Information, advice, guidance and referrals
  • No Interest Loans Scheme
  • Rapid Relief Food Boxes
  • Back to School vouchers
  • EAPA vouchers
  • WDOs
  • Tax Help
  • Room hire

Other services:

  • Odyssey House - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays. Phone 1800 397 739 to make an appointment
  • Lifeline Financial Counselling - Fridays fortnightly. Phone 4645 7200 to make an appointment. 
  • Illawarra Legal Centre - Thursdays fortnightly. Phone 4276 1939 or 4862 1122 to make an appointment. 
  • Advanced Personnel Management - Thursdays fortnightly. Phone 4228 7694 to make an appointment
  • Legal Aid Early Intervention Unit (currently only providing phone appointments) - Phone 1800 551 589.

Highlands Youth Centre

Open Monday - Thursday, 9am - 4pm

  • Support for young people from 12 - 25 years
  • Support for parents and carers of young people
  • Advocacy
  • Information, advice, guidance and referrals
  • Venue hire
  • Aboriginal Respect Circle hire
  • Youth Drop-In
  • Tutoring
  • School holiday activities

Aboriginal Services

Open Tuesday - Friday, 9am - 4pm