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NCOSS Regional Forum - Dubbo

May 22 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm


Join in the conversation about how to reduce risk for regional communities in Western NSW.

NCOSS and local hosts Mission Australia in Dubbo would like to invite decision makers from social services, community organisations, lived experience advocates, and government agencies, including Local Government, from Western NSW to an interactive in person Regional Forum in Dubbo.

The focus of the day will be:

  • Keeping communities safe and kids out of jail.
  • Keeping communities housed.
  • Workforce issues in the social service sector.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Cara Varian CEO NCOSS and Dale Towns – Area Manager, Mission Australia Dubbo will introduce the day and highlight some of the issues being discussed.
  • Rebecca Pinkstone – CEO Homes NSW – Rebecca will discuss how HomesNSW hopes to transform the way social and affordable housing is done to increase access, improve tenant experience, and collaborate with services on the ground.
  • Dr Mindy Sotiri – CEO Justice Reform Initiative – Dr Sotiri will talk about what works to keep kids out of jail and communities safe.
  • Local speakers from a variety of youth, housing and employment services.

The full program will be released closer to the date but there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities. These discussions will be captured in a report that will inform NCOSS advocacy and local advocacy in your communities.

The event is free but numbers are limited so please register ASAP by clicking on the blue RSVP button below.

The event will open at 9.30 for morning tea and commence at 10am. Lunch will be provided. We expect to wrap up by 3.30pm.

Please contact Francesca Cathie at for further information

(or Dale Towns at


May 22
10:00 am - 3:30 pm
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NSW Council of Social Service
Mission Australia Dubbo


Rhino Lodge Dubbo
14L Camp Rd
Dubbo, NSW Australia
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NCOSS Regional Forum - Dubbo

Wed 22 May 10am to 3.30pm Rhino Lodge 14L Camp Road Dubbo

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