ADF Treetop & Zipline Adventure!

You’re invited to join us for a day filled with adrenaline and adventure! Experience the Illawarra’s premier Treetop Walk and Zipline

When: Friday 1st December 2017 at 9:00am
Where: Illawarra Fly – 182 Knights Hill Rd, via Jamberoo Mountain Rd, Knights Hill NSW 2577
RSVP: Email by 24th November 2017

Spend the day with current serving Military staff, have the opportunity to ask questions and get a feel for lifestyle in the Australian Defence Force. Try your hand at leadership and teamwork activities. A day not to be missed! Lunch will be provided.

Australian Defence Force Adventure


Habitat Hosts the Shoalhaven Business Chamber’s October Lunch n Learn

Habitat was proud to host the Shoalhaven Business Chamber’s October Lunch n Learn at the Regional Gallery yesterday. Thanks to Cullungutti for the catering, Council for the venue and AANSW for their sponsorship. We know that increasing Aboriginal employment opportunities will only happen through collaboration – and it was wonderful to bring local, state and federal government together with the business community.

Information Session

Information Sessions – Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs Vacant Positions

The Office for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs (OATSIA) has a number of positions available for permanent filling and would like to invite interested people to attend the following information sessions about the positions:

Venue: Community Services Directorate

Gudthaier Conference Room

11 Moore Street, Civic

Date:     Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Time:     12:00pm – 1:00pm

Venue: Community Services Directorate

Gudthaier Conference Room

11 Moore Street, Civic

Date:     Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Time:     5:00pm – 6:00pm

The vacant positions are listed below and can also be found on the Jobs ACT website at

Executive Assistant – Coordination and Engagement
Project Officer – Coordination and Engagement
Project Officer – Coordination and Engagement
Assistant Manager – Coordination and Engagement Team
Senior Policy Officer – Policy and Government Relations Team
Project Officer – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email

Budgeting for Life

Budgeting for Life

Budgeting for Life

FREE 1-day budgeting skills workshop

*This is an approved activity for Work Development Order or Work Development Program participants.

Do you find yourself short of money immediately after payday?

Do you have outstanding fines with the NSW State Debt Recovery Office or the ACT Government?

No matter what our income, knowing how to manage money is an essential life skill.  Care Financial Counselling Service is holding a 1-day FREE Budgeting for Life workshop.  The topics covered include:

  • Quick and easy ways to set up a budget that works for you ü
  • How your money personality type can impact on your spending habits ü
  • Saving and spending – how to get the balance right ü
  • Strategies to help plug spending leaks ü
  • How to save on energy bills ü
  • How to get your children involved in day to day money making decisions ü
  • Surviving Debt – what can we do and where to go for help ü
  • How to make informed decisions when it comes to consumer and credit productsü
  • Planning for the future – how to set goals that are achievable ü


This workshop will have practical tips and hands on exercises which are all aimed at increasing your strategies for budgeting now and in the future.  Attending this 1-day workshop could also contribute to reducing your ACT or NSW infringement fines by up to $350. (Please note you will need to be approved to undertake this activity prior to attending in order for credit to be applied to your fines.)

Date: Thursday 17 August 2017

Time: 10am-5pm

Where:  Care Financial Counselling Service

To register:

How to find us:

Attending this workshop entitles ActewAGL clients to  $100 off your electricity or gas bill

Participation in this 1 day course contributes to $350 off your ACT or NSW fines but you need to be registered for either a Work and Development Order (NSW) or a Work Development Program (ACT) prior to attending the workshop.  For more information on how to register, call Care’s office 62571788 and speak to Vicki or Aoife

Energizing your Budget

Energizing your Budget

Free budget coaching sessions for ActewAGL clients on low to moderate incomes

Would you like to feel more in control of your budget ü

Would you like to set up a bill paying system that works for you

Would you like to know about rebates and schemes to help reduce energy and water bills ü

Care Financial Counselling Service now offers FREE budget coaching sessions for ACTewAGL clients who would like to look at simple ways to get your budget and bill paying system on track.  Care’s Budget Coaches can assist you with:

  • Easy ways to set up a budget that works for YOU
  • Setting up bill paying arrangements to pay your energy bills
  • Helpful tips to plug spending leaks
  • Assistance to reduce energy bills
  • How to access rebates, subsidies and schemes that you may be eligible for.

Please note, if you are in financial hardship and require assistance to negotiate with creditors, please call Care’s Financial Counselling Helpline on 1800 007 007.

Attending this free budget coaching session entitles you to an ActewAGL  $100 off your electricity bill.

To make an appointment for a free budget coaching session call Care’s office on 6257 1788 or email

For more information visit



Defence Careers Info Session


Join the hundreds of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who enjoy fulfilling jobs in the Navy, Army, and Air Force.
Defence Force Recruiting would like to invite you along to the Defence Career Pathways for Indigenous Australians Information Session

Date: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm
Venue:  Habitat Nowra, 56 Worrigee St, Nowra NSW 2541

You will have the opportunity to speak with a current serving member in the ADF and learn what
inspires and motivates them as well the career opportunities available in the Australian Defence Force.
Submit your expression of interest by completing your details in the form below or email

Download the PDF file HERE

Expressions of Interest: Armed Forces

Habitat are seeking Expressions of Interest for those interested in a career in the Armed Forces for a potential information session in the coming weeks. To register your interest please contact the Habitat Nowra office ASAP on (02) 4422 4222 or email


Habitat Supports Close The Gap Day Morning Tea

On Tuesday the 21st March, Habitat Personnel facilitated a ‘Close the Gap Day Morning Tea’. This was in support of the Close the Gap demand on Indigenous Equality.

Habitat Personnel are proud to support the Morning Tea that was kindly hosted by ACT NATSIWA to raise awareness regarding the health crisis affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

We would like to say a big thank-you to everyone who came and showed their support and those who helped organise and host the Morning Tea. For more information on NATSIWA vist their website at:

Habitat hosting the NATSIWA Close The Gap Day morning tea,
Habitat hosting the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance close the gap morning tea, with Lydia George ACT NATSIWA Director