Community Support Services

The Indigenous Community Links (ICL) Service in Broken Hill is for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families.

ICL staff can link you to information and services that can help you.

The ICL, at Maari Ma's regional office, 428 Argent St, Broken Hill is a welcoming place where you and your family can go to find information and services in your area that meet your needs.

Come in and find out how we can help you link to a range of services.

  • Have a chat.
  • Get advice.
  • Make an appointment.
  • Get a referral.
  • Find out what to expect from services.
  • Use the internet for free.

If you need help, support, advice or assistance, drop in and talk to our friendly staff.

Social and Community Programs

Ongoing Programs

WINGS Drop-In Centre / Safe Aboriginal Youth

Building confidence in kids and encouraging them to have a go

The WINGS Drop-in Centre provides youth development activities in Wilcannia including school holiday programs, after school programs, support for the Far West Academy of Sport including the junior rugby league program and community cultural activities.

Attendance to the WINGS program has increased significantly with the addition of new staff. Transport is available to and from the service by WINGS staff.

Other Community Programs

Little Kids & Books

In Menindee, Wilcannia and Broken Hill, families can join in with their little kids - sharing a book (and taking it home), morning tea and songs.

Broken Hill: Part of Playgroup every Friday during school terms 10:30am - 1:00pm at the Maari Ma Child and Family building: 428 Argent Street, Broken Hill.

Menindee: Every fortnight at Menindee Children’s centre.

Please contact Dimity Kelly at the Menindee Health Service on 8091 4209 for more information. 

Wilcannia: Part of the Playgroup with Save the Children at St Therese’s. Playgroup is held every Tuesday (school terms) 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Contact Valerie Bugmy at Save the Children on 8091 5680 for more information. 

Maari Ma Healthy Start Playgroup

Playgroup is for little kids (0 – 5 years) to talk, sing, read and play. A space is provided for parents to meet with other parents, for children to play and learn and to make friends. As part of the Little Kids and Books program, children receive a new book each fortnight.

PLAYGROUP runs every Friday during school terms 10:30am – 1:00pm

Broken Hill: Playgroup is at the Maari Ma Child and Family building: 428 Argent Street, Broken Hill.

Please contact Lesley Harvey (Early Years Project Leader) on 8082 9888 if you are interested in attending or need transport.