Australian Craft Network guilds and associations: http://www.auscraftnet.com.au/directory/category.php?cat_id=89&cat_name=Guilds
Phone: Head Office on (02) 9674 4488
The Australian Craft Network is the country’s largest online business directory dedicated solely to the Australian crafts industry. The website lists Australian craft businesses that sell supplies, ready-made gifts and wholesale products. Click on the link above to browse a listing of crafts guilds and associations across the country.
Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association: http://www.ascca.org.au/
Phone: (02) 9286 3871
ASCCA exists to support and encourage seniors to become familiar with and take advantage of modern information technology, allowing people to become computer literate at their own pace in a fun, friendly and non-threatening environment. ASCCA support over 90 seniors computer clubs throughout NSW – to find your nearest club either browse our abridged list below, or click HERE (simply select ‘NSW’ in the ‘Category’ drop down box and hit ‘search’).
Blacktown: Computer Pals Blacktown: http://computerpalsblacktown.com.au/ – phone (02) 9920 0829
Bondi Junction: Computer Pals for Seniors Eastern Suburbs: http://compalseast.org.au/main/ – phone (02) 9130 4053
Burwood Seniors Computer Club: http://www.burwood.nsw.gov.au/seniors_computer_club_2012.html – phone (02) 9798 7762 or contact Council on (02) 9747 6598
Campbelltown Senior Cyber Seekers: http://www.cyberseekers.org.au/ – phone (02) 4628 0484
Castle Hill: Computer Pals for Seniors The Hills: http://users.tpg.com.au/cphills/ – phone (02) 9899 9131
Epping: Computer Pals for Seniors Epping: http://www.cpepping.net.au – phone (02) 9630 3870
Hurstville Seniors Computer Club: http://www.hurstvillescc.org.au/ – phone (02) 9150 9377
Lindfield: Computer Pals for Seniors (Ku-rung-gai): http://www.computerpals.org/ – phone (02) 9416 9049
Maitland: Computer Pals for Seniors Maitland: http://www.computerpalsmaitland.net/ – phone (02) 4966 3530
Manly: Computer Pals for Seniors Manly: http://www.manlycompals.org.au/ – phone (02) 9976 0930
Narrabeen: Computer Pals for Seniors Northern Beaches: http://www.compalsnb.org.au/ – phone (02) 9913 1433
Newcastle: ComputerPals Newcastle Inc: http://www.computerpals.org.au/ – phone (02) 4961 6576
Parramatta: Computer Pals for Seniors Parramatta: http://www.parramattacps.org.au/ - phone (02) 9801 1686
Penrith Valley Seniors Computer Club: http://www.users.on.net/~pvscc/pc_index.htm – phone (02) 4721 0609
Bicycle NSW affiliated Bicycle User Groups (BUGs) and clubs: http://www.bicyclensw.org.au/content/clubs-bugs
Phone: (02) 9704 0801
If you are looking for people to ride with or want to be more involved with local bicycling activities and advocacy, you may want to join your local Bicycle NSW affiliated club. Your local club might call itself a BUG – Bicycle User Group. BUGs are community-based riding clubs and the specific interests of their members decides their activities. Click HERE for a listing of all Bicycle NSW affiliated BUGs and Clubs throughout the state.
The Confederation of Bushwalking Clubs NSW: http://www.bushwalking.org.au
Phone: (02) 9290 2060
Bushwalking is done all over Australia, but primarily in our National Parks, Forests and Reserves – encompassing mountain, forest, rainforest, and desert areas. The Confederation lists a large number of registered bushwalking clubs and links to a wide range of fact sheets. To find your local bushwalking club, click HERE.
Country Women’s Association of NSW (CWA): http://www.cwaofnsw.org.au
Phone: (02) 9358 2923
The Country Women’s Association of NSW is a nonprofit association and part of the nation’s largest voluntary women’s organisation. Members work for the welfare of all women and their families, country and city, through representation to all levels of government, fundraising events, and the teaching of life skills. There are over 400 groups throughout NSW – click HERE to find your nearest CWA branch.
Mensheds Australia: http://www.mensheds.org.au/
Phone: (02) 9890 8351 or 0457 888 387
Men’s sheds are about mateship. They play a significant and practical role in improving the health and wellbeing of men by addressing isolation, lonliness, depression and other health issues through connecting men with their communities and society. To find a men’s shed close to you, click HERE.
OM:NI (Older Men: New Ideas): http://www.omni.org.au/
Phone: (02) 6926 3432
OM:NI’s mission is to enhance the health, well-being and lifestyle of older men through small, community-based men’s groups which typically meet on a fortnightly basis. OM:NI is about mateship. It’s a place where men listen to other men, share joys, sorrows, achievements and hopes. There are OM:NI groups throughout NSW in rural and metropolitan locations – click HERE for more information.
Older Women’s Network (OWN): http://www.ownnsw.org.au
Phone: (02) 9247 7046
OWN Groups aim to promote the rights, dignity and wellbeing of older women by organising a wide range of activities and advocating on issues of concern to older women. For a listing of OWN Groups in NSW, click HERE.
Probus Clubs (sponsored by Rotary): http://www.probussouthpacific.org
Phone: 1800 630 488
Probus Clubs provide opportunities to keep your mind active, expand your interests, stay fit and healthy through activities, benefit from training programs, and to network between like-minded people – providing members of the community with fresh ideas and opportunities to enrich and fulfil their lives. For information on how to find a Probus Club near you, click HERE or phone the number above.
Royal NSW Bowls Association clubs: http://www.rnswba.org.au/RNSWBA/jsp/c_locationsearch.jsp?module=findClub
Phone: Head Office on (02) 9283 4555
Click on the above link to find your nearest bowls club – you can browse by postcode, area, or download a complete list of bowling clubs in NSW.
VIEW clubs (Voice, Interest, Education, Women, sponsored by The Smith Family): http://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/site/page.cfm?u=72
Phone: (02) 9085 7178
Regional freecall: 1800 805 366
VIEW is a national, self-governed women’s organisation with over 20,000 members, that focuses on providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged Australian children and their families while actively contributing to the local community and providing opportunities for fun, friendship, and support. Contact your nearest National Councillor (there are twelve throughout the state) by clicking HERE.