Communities and Justice

Helpful resources

This page provides links to useful resources, including general information about COVID-19, advice for delivering services and guides for keeping safe.

General information about COVID-19

Guide to recovery and sector support for COVID-19 management

You can find a range of information and helpful resources on the guide to recovery and sector support for COVID-19 management page.

Wellbeing and safety

  • SafeWork NSW hub – A guide to help your business comply with its obligations under the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Safe Work Australia – Information on COVID-19 and work, health and safety.
  • Information for small business owners – Tips and resources to help you manage your small business during the crisis and into the recovery phase.

Working with children and families

Working with seniors and people with disability

There is a range of resources for disability service and residential care providers on the NSW Health website. 

Service delivery

  • COVID-19 Community Sector Resource – Information for non-government service providers from the NSW Council of Social Service (NCOSS). It contains useful information to help plan for business continuity, including:
    • practical resources on the control and management of infectious diseases
    • service continuity and essential homelessness services
    • what DCJ is doing to support service providers.
  • Justice Connect – Provides legal assistance and information for not-for–profit organisations. As part of the COVID-19 response, Justice Connect is providing legal help to affected community organisations and running a series of webinars on issues such as employment, contracts and annual general meetings.

Food support

DCJ has prepared a listing of food relief services (PDF , 272.9 KB) currently available in NSW.

Woolworths and Coles have provided the below to support vulnerable communities:

Free digital help for new parents

The NSW Government has funded free access to the SleepWellBaby app for NSW parents with newborns or children up to 12 months. New parents can access evidence-based parenting education and specialised telehealth services. Find out more on the Tresillian website.

Searching for support services

Infoxchange Service Seeker is a free directory of human services, open to anyone looking for support services nation-wide.  It contains over 70,000 service listings in NSW including family support, child protection, child wellbeing, health, disability, aged care, welfare, community, education, legal, justice and housing.  It also provides service listings for other sites such as Ask Izzy and Lifeline Service Finder.

Services specific to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities are highlighted with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags.

To find essential and other support services during COVID go to Service Seeker and Ask Izzy.

Web resources guide

We have prepared a web resources guide (PDF , 637.8 KB) including information from the Australian Government, academic publishers, and researchers.

Last updated:

23 Aug 2022