Northern Rivers transport guides

Northern Rivers transport guides

If you are looking for information about transport options in the Northern Rivers including bus routes, community and medical transport, taxi, coach and other services that operate in your area, visit and download the transport guide for your region.

We have just updated the transport guides for the Ballina, Byron, Clarence, Kyogle, Lismore and Richmond regions to ensure they have the most up to date information about available services. There is also a guide available for Tweed provided by the Tweed Shire Council.

You can also use the link to the NSW Trip Planner to plan journeys using public transport.

This going places website is part of Social Futures Transport Development Project, a regional initiative funded by Transport for NSW, focused on reducing transport disadvantage and improving access to affordable transport options for residents of the Northern Rivers.

For more information about the Transport Development Project email [email protected]

Add your voice to surveys on support relationships

There’s an opportunity to be involved in a research project with Southern Cross University exploring working relationships between young people with cognitive disability and support workers.

The research team is running two surveys to explore the relationships between young people with cognitive disability and support workers. One survey is for young people, and one is for support workers.

SCU would appreciate your help in promoting the surveys to young people who use your services and to support workers.

For more info contact [email protected]


Post expires at 5:47pm on Friday November 30th, 2018

Inquiry into LGBTI hate crimes

A parliamentary committee has commenced an inquiry into LGBTI hate crimes in NSW between 1970 and 2010. They are now calling for submissions.

Have your say! This is a chance to be heard. For more information about the inquiry and how to make submission please click here.


Post expires at 4:50pm on Friday November 30th, 2018

DV research survey by UNSW 

Researchers from the UNSW are seeking input into an online survey to understand how organisations addressing domestic and family violence (DFV) in NSW, establish and sustain inter-organisational relationships.

Results will help non-profit organisations to assess their partnerships and make more strategic choices about their collaborative activities. 

Start the survey here! 



Post expires at 4:33pm on Friday November 30th, 2018

Women’s Festival organisers seeking EOIs

Lismore Women’s Festival is seeking proposal from the community for workshops, discussions and celebrations that strengthen, empower and support women.   
Expression of Interest forms are due 12 November for proposals: 
To find out more, you are welcome to:
Public Meeting 2:  Monday 29 October, 12-1pm, or
Public Meeting 3:  Thursday 1 November, 5.30-6.30pm.  
both at YWCA, 101a Rous Rd, Goonellabah.  
Contact Emma Newman, Lismore Women’s Festival Coordinator, YWCA Australia on 02 6625 5800, mob 0490 437 376, fax 02 6624 5057

Post expires at 6:34pm on Monday November 12th, 2018

NSW Strategic Framework for Mental Health 2018-2022

The latest NSW Strategic Framework for Mental Health has a focus on youth and prevention and movements towards more community-based care.

The Framework and Workforce Plan outline values-based approaches that embed the NSW Health CORE values in practice to build a health service where people are supported and consumers receive the high-quality care they need.

Click the link below to see the report:


Delivering services around COVID-19

Social Futures is committed to the continuation of delivering support services in a safe, practical and innovative way while navigating COVID-19.