Children & Families

Early Childhood Health Clinics

Early childhood health clinics operated by NSW Health, provide a free service for all new parents in NSW. They are staffed by trained health professionals and registered nurses who specialise in child and family health.

Urunga CWA Mondays 9.00 – 12.00 (Drop In) Afternoon (Appointments) Contact 0428 101 663
Bellingen CWA Room, Church Street. Tuesdays 9.00am – 12.00pm (Drop In) Afternoon (Appointments)  0428 101 663
Dorrigo CWA Room, Cudgery Street, Thursdays 9.30 – 12.00 (Drop In) Afternoon (Appointments) 0428 101 659

Immunisations clinics

Bellingen Hospital, Church Street (3rd Thursday of the month afternoons by appointment) - 0428 101 663
Dorrigo CWA, Cudgery Street (1st Thursday of the month by appointment) - 0428 101 659
Urunga CWA , Morgo Street (3rd Thursday of the month mornings by appointment) - 0428 101 663


Families NSW Supported Playgroup

  • Bellingen Anglican Church Hall, Oak Street. Tuesdays (term time only) 10am – 12pm
  • Urunga Neighbourhood Centre, Bonville Street, Mondays (term time only) 10am – 12pm
  • Dorrigo Guide Hall, Cnr Hickory and Vine Streets, Thursdays (term time only) 10am – 12pm
  • Contact Urunga Neighbourhood Centre on 6655 6993

Playgroup Association Playgroup
Bellingen: Wednesdays 10am – 12pm Bellingen Anglican Church

Pre schools

  • Bellingen Pre-School Ph: 66551804
  • Dorrigo Pre-School Ph: 6657 2078
  • Kalang Pre-School Ph: 6655 0386
  • Orama Pre-School Ph: 6655 8721
  • Urunga Pre-School Ph: 6655 6752

Long Day Care Centres

Family Day Care

  • Open Arms Care Inc. Children’s Services provide Family Day Care for the Bellingen Shire - Ph: 6655 2323.  
  • Mid Coast Family Day Care - Provide Family Day Care in Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Kempsey & surrounding areas including the Bellingen Shire.  Ph: 0429 825 851.
  • Nambucca Valley Children’s Services providing home-based family day care to children in the Nambucca and Bellingen Shires - Ph: 6965 4222

Vacation and Out of Hours School Care
Open Arms Care Inc. Children’s Services operate Out of Hours (Bellingen) and Vacation Care (Bellingen and Urunga)
Contact: 6655 2322.


Independent Schools

Support Services

Kidshelpline 1800 55 1800
Parentline 1300 1300 52

Bellingen Early Childhood Intervention Service
Provides services to children aged 0 to 8 years who are not attending school and have a diagnosis of developmental delay or disability. Contact 66552323

Nambucca Bellingen Family Support Service
Provides practical assistance and emotional support to families having difficulties or in crisis.
Contact 6568 4471

Mid North Coast Family Referral Service
The Family Referral Service (FRS) brings together families, support services and community resources so that our children and young people are safe and well.
Contact 18000 758 589.

Further Information

For further information on services and groups for children and families in the Bellingen Shire contact Anna Joy - Community Wellbeing Planning Officer on 6655 7300.

Playground Equipment