Tilligerry Connect is a site especially designed for those who live in Salt Ash, Oyster Cove, Tanilba Bay, Mallabula and Lemon Tree Passage and includes community groups, schools, preschools, fun activities, health and wellbeing services, businesses, land, environment and animal care and more. If you are an active member of a group or business owner and would like to add or update your service, please contact us.
Occupational Therapy can help to give your child the greatest opportunity in life, particularly in those early years of development. Happy Dots is a privately owned Paediatric clinic located in the Hunter Region (New Lambton, Cardiff & Medowie), which offers a friendly, professional and sensory based approach for children of varying conditions, aged between 2-18 years of age. We strive for sensory & play based therapy that is FUN! We are also proud winners of the Best Health Improvement Service in the Hunter for 2020.
Central Health Alliance,Building E
1 Technology Place
Williamtown, NSW 2318
Ph: (02) 4959-8920
The Mallabula Skate Park and BMX Track is located left off Lemon Tree Passage Road and is situated in the Mallabula Sport Complex, to the right of the Tilligerry Aquatic Centre.
This skate park is suitable for a range of abilities with a series of ramps and some open space.
The Mallabula Skate Park contains the following components:
The Mallabula BMX Track contains:
Safety equipment should be worn by all users including:
Please note – all risk will be assumed by users of this facility.
We are homeschoolers with 4 years of experience in homeschooling in Tilligerry.
We can help direct new homeschoolers, or new arrivals to the area, to local meet-up groups, Facebook pages, and services they might find useful.
4 Bay St, Mallabula NSW 2319
Caswell Reserve is a foreshore park located at the end of Fairlands Road, Mallabula.
The park is an ideal family spot with ample parking space and a large covered picnic shelter with electric barbeque facilities.
Set on 25 acres of open bushland, Oakvale Wildlife Park is 100% Australian-owned and operated. At the park, you will find an endless menagerie of Australian native, domestic farm, and exotic animals such as koalas, kangaroos, Tasmanian devils, goats, sheep, rabbits, alligators, and ostriches. Plus many, many more.
10am – 5pm
Monday – Sunday
3 Oakvale Drive
Salt Ash 2318 NSW
Childcare service in Tanilba Bay
Address: 7 Brittania Drive, 2319 Tanilba Bay, NSW, Australia
Hours 07:00 – 17:00
Nursery in Tanilba Bay
Family Daycare – The early childhood years are crucial to each child’s future.As an educator one of the most important roles is to help each child reach their potential.Giving children the sense of belonging is essential for children especially in helping them become successful in learning.As an educator the relationships we form with children are very important in providing growth,respect,secure and a reciprocal relationship.As an educator we support and extend children’s learning through our involvement in their play. Supporting families with their children’s learning,making time to share meaningful information about each child’s progress helps to create a genuine connection as well as a shared achievement.
78 Avenue of the allies, 2319 Tanilba Bay, NSW, Australia
At KU Peninsula, we offer a welcoming and nurturing environment where children feel secure, empowered and energised to learn. Our open environment and access to provisions actively encourages all areas of children’s development.
We recognise that each child is unique, and grows and develops at their own pace and in their own style. Our program is structured to support children to learn within their own timeframe and within different contexts, supporting the individuality of each child.
We view play as an important tool in the development of children’s skills and learning and we provide a wide variety of experiences to support this. Through play, children learn how to be a valuable part of the community, accept others for who they are and develop respect for provisions, peers and the environment.
At KU Peninsula, we are proud of our reputation within the local community of providing rich education and care that concentrates on individual children in a family-focussed and supportive way.
Our program offers children the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of learning experiences and activities, each specifically designed to promote children’s confidence as capable, active participants in their own learning. Children are presented with a range of activities including gardening, arts and crafts, music and movement, physical play, block building, sand and water play, science experiments, early numeracy activities such as counting and measurement, and early literacy activities such as reading, drawing and writing.
We greatly value the strong relationships between our staff, children and families, and we look forward to the opportunity of including your family in the life of our centre.
Address: 60 Pershing Pl, Tanilba Bay NSW 2319
Our Centre is completely dedicated and focuses on;
We supply Breakfast, Morning Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea.
We are open from 7:00am to 6:00pm – 50 weeks a year.
Please call us for for more information or APPLY NOW and we’ll contact you.
Address: 98 Pershing Pl, Tanilba Bay NSW 2319
94 Tilligerry Track, Tanilba Bay NSW 2319
Busy Bees at Salt Ash features beautifully designed open plan rooms and a spacious outdoor setting with a boutique farmyard and animals, children are encouraged to ignite their curiosities and sense of discovery.
Colby Denko has been appointed as Service Manager and brings with her years of commitment and experience in early learning. Colby is supported by a team of experienced Educators with the Service offering 120 spaces for children.
Conveniently located on Nelson Bay Road, Busy Bees at Salt Ash lends itself to commuting families in the area and is just a hop, skip and jump away from Salt Ash Public School. The Service was developed to ensure that children are being provided with exciting opportunities and challenges for them to play and grow in an innovative and stimulating environment where their individuality can be nurtured by dedicated educators.
Busy Bees at Salt Ash encompasses an innovative approach which is based on the discovery and exploration of respectful relationships with children. We follow this philosophy and offer children uninterrupted time for play, plenty of freedom, a calm and relaxed environment, cooperative relationships, and our full attention.
We’ve developed the Busy Bees learning program with the help of childcare specialists, curriculum experts and Early Years Advisors at our Centre Support Office.
It’s filled with unique and stimulating activities you won’t find anywhere else!
Quality early learning does more than just prepare children to become eager school students – it builds resilience, vital social skills and independence.
At Busy Bees at Salt Ash your child will benefit from:
We would love to have you join our Busy Bees at Salt Ash family.
Steps to Starting School is a targeted program designed to give your child the skills they need to engage effectively with their school environment once they commence kindergarten.
The program is designed to be delivered to children aged 3 to 5 years, in a supportive, non-judgmental environment where you and your child will receive one-on-one support. Numbers are capped so please contact us for information.
KU strongly values the importance of play-based programs. Play-based programs incorporate choice for children, while enabling them to experience many of the organisational elements that are important at school. These include what happens in a day and understanding the time frame, patterns of interaction with adults and with children, expectations and knowing what other children, parents and educators expect, independence, making judgements about their needs and responses, choosing experiences, planning how to approach tasks and developing problem solving skills to complete tasks confidently.
The learning that occurs in play-based environments is often informal, gained as children interact, explore and try out different ways of doing things. Through the Steps to Starting School program, your child will also be encouraged to develop skills in an intentional learning environment, where a range of specialised tasks and activities will be delivered by our staff.
While genes provide the initial map for development, it is the experiences and relationships babies and children have every day that literally shape their brains. Families have an extremely important ongoing influence on children’s development. The community and service environments in which children and families interact also play a key role in supporting optimal development.
Play2Learn is an evidence based program
providing a mobile supported playgroup. The aim
is to enhance parenting, family resources, and
social inclusion, and to improve access to
education, health and other services.
The multidisciplinary practice team includes fortnightly
provision of a speech pathologist to provide a
focus on language and speech development and
communication skills for children aged 0-5 years.
Qualified educators, family workers and speech
pathologists deliver the Play2Learn activity.
Community Partner: Save the Children Australia
Service delivery area: Raymond Terrace Public
School and Tanilba Bay Public School
Eligibility: Children aged 0-5 years and their
parents or carers.
Get Active with Scouts! Scouts welcomes children and young people from Kindy to Year 12, offering a safe and supportive environment where your child can make new friends, learn life skills and embark on new adventures.
Scouts is an eligible provider of the NSW Government’s Active Kids Program. Scan the QR code to claim your child’s Active Kids voucher and SAVE $100 on joining and membership fees!
Join 1st Tilligerry Scouts
Joey’s 5 to 8 years old – Coming soon
Cubs 8 to 11 years old Meet Monday 5:30 to 7:00pm
Scouts 11 to 15 years old Meet Monday 5:00 to 7:00pm
Contact 1st Tilligerry Group Leader, Ralph Francis
Tanilba Bay, NSW 2319 Australia
From the love of music & dance, the dream came alive to host our own family friendly festival, blossomed Crack ‘N’ Jack.
We are a niche live entertainment festival bringing all ages and various styles of music together in a safe & family suited weekend of fun!
With our own family we have created a beautiful camping area if you would like to stay the night, providing all amenities.
Aiming to keep the festival cost effective this is a B.Y.O. event. Delicious food stalls will be operating throughout the day and night if you choose to really sit back and relax… Like you should.
Life is meant to be enjoyed!
So come join us in our mini parcel of paradise, unwind in nature, enjoy, live a little.
Spring and Fall Festivals
Martial Art Training for everyone from 7yrs-Adults.
Techniques learnt from the Arts of Karate, Jujitsu
Contact Frank Nash 0488 941 657
Tilligerry Habitat Reserve is a 9 ha flora and fauna reserve along a sandy foreshore on Tanilba Bay between the townships of Tanilba Bay and Mallabula.
Tilligerry Habitat Association is a not for profit, charitable, incorporated association that manages the crown land reserve and staffs the Environment Centre.
Our members volunteer their time to staff the environment centre 7 days a week between 9am and 3pm. We also supervise volunteer work teams on Mondays and Tuesdays. Members and volunteers have worked for this site since 1993 with the goal of preserving, supporting and improving it for locals and visitors.
People from all over the world come to meet an Aussie – and sometimes they see a koala as well. You can help us by volunteering to man the centre and/or work;
TAG Gallery at Lemon Tree Passage has an exciting space in which to show off all our local arts and crafts. A delightfully airy and light filled building with a wonderfully positive atmosphere, and an eclectic mix of display pieces makes for a country gallery feel and look, that draws praise from our many visitors both from our local area, and from travelers from near and far.
Art workshops available for adults and children
The Gallery opening hours are as follows:
Tuesday – Friday, 10am – 4pm,
Weekends and some Public Hols, 11am – 3pm,
Groups are welcome, and may book for a visit, please contact the Gallery if you wish to bring your group along – we just need a little forewarning to make sure we have enough volunteers to take care of you.
We also hold an Artisan Market twice/year, in April and pre-Christmas, early December, where many artisans come together and provide wonderful, unique handmade items for sale in McCann Park next to the Gallery. The atmosphere at the markets has been one of excitement and fun and hugely popular thus far.
For more information we also have a facebook page, Tilligerry Arts Group Inc, where you can message us. All our activities are advertised on this, as well as on our webpage.
Community Library and Adult Education
A variety of courses including computer: internet, digital photos, word processing etc
Craft and painting, local history, health and well being etc.
Classes run over 4 terms throughout the year.
The TACE Service is run by volunteers. Volunteers and new tutors always welcome.
‘The Only Public Computer/Internet Access on the Peninsula’
Sue Hamilton – Co-ordinator
Dance: Tap, Ballet,Lyrical, Show Troupe, Pom/Acro, Jazz/Fitness, Hip Hop
Dance classes for youth and adults in Tanilba Bay and Fern Bay.
8 Vardon Road, Fern Bay NSW 2295 and
4/57 Beatty Boulevard, Tanilba Bay NSW 2319
We are a church that belong to the Baptist Churches of NSW & ACT. You can check them out at nswactbaptist.org.au
We are a church that loves welcoming new families.
We are a biblical based church, committed to and passionate about Jesus, reflecting His love and offering His salvation to the community.
You’ll also find on this site a page about what we believe, and various pages about the various programs we run. Please check it out, and if you have any questions, you can find out more by going to the contact page.
Thank you – and we hope to meet you soon!
Throughout the week, there are many activities which you can be involved in. These include:
The above activities only run during the school term.
Lemon Tree Passage Road
Mallabula, NSW 2319
Services include Early Childhood groups and programs, parent groups, after school groups.
Tilligerry Parents Group
Tiligerry Parents group is an open group where everyone is welcome. It is staffed by professionals who are guided by the participants who determine the activities for the group as well as identifying any themes they may wish to explore during the group sessions.
Themes covered have included : Healthy lunch boxes; managing during difficult times; balancing your budget ; mindfulness and dealing with stress to name just a few. The group has a children’s group that is run alongside the parents group. Alongside this group there is a children’s group which is staffed by early intervention children’s workers.
Tilligerry Parent Group runs every school term (excluding the first week of term).
Morning tea is provided.
Due to Covid-19, bookings are required. Call 4984 5298.
Where: Mallabula Hall, Lemon Tree Passage Rd, Mallabula
Booking Required: Yes
Tilligerry Legends After School Group
This is an after school group for children who are currently in years 5 or 6.
The group meets weekly in school term and is facilitated by 2 experienced workers.
Drumbeat, an evidence based social development program which uses music to engage and transfer learning, is facilitated during the group sessions. Other fun activities include cooking ; playing sports (basketball, soccer and pool); and arts and crafts.
Term 4 will have a focus on transition to high school with some extra support provided to those participants who require it.
Time: straight after school until 5pm
Where: Mallabula Hall, Lemon Tree Passage Rd, Mallabula
Booking required: Yes
Address: 1195 Lemon Tree Passage Rd, Mallabula NSW 2319
Building caring, healthy and inclusive communities across the Port Stephens region.
Port Stephens Family and Neighbourhood Services
PSFaNS is evidence informed and staffed by specialist teams to provide evidence based programs in the areas of Homelessness, Domestic and Family Violence Child, Youth and Family Counselling and Casework, Early Childhood Groups & Programs, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge, support & programs, emergency financial relief assistance and more.
While our offices are located in the Raymond Terrace and Mallabula vicinity, our service provides support to people in Fingal Bay, Soldiers Point, Anna Bay, Swan Bay, Tomago, Karuah, Raymond Terrace and all the suburbs in between!! We can meet you at your home, one of our centres or at other venues convenient to you.
We offer support and information services that include Child, Youth & Family Counselling and Casework, Homelessness Services, advice on Crisis Accommodation, Transitional Accommodation (limited), Parent’s & Carer’s Groups, Children’s and Young People’s Groups, Domestic Violence Support, Safe Houses & Legal Clinics, Aboriginal Culture Groups, Early Childhood Programs including Playtime Groups, Psychology Services, Aboriginal Family History and Outreach Programs, Drop-in Centre, Financial Assistance, Financial Counsellor, Home to School Mentoring, Youth Centre and more. All our services are free. All groups have free child care.
Child, Youth & Family Counselling and Casework, Homelessness Services, advice on Crisis Accommodation, Transitional Accommodation (limited), Parent’s & Carer’s Groups, Children’s and Young People’s Groups, Domestic Violence Support, Safe Houses & Legal Clinics, Aboriginal Culture Groups, Early Childhood Programs including Playtime Groups, Psychology Services, Aboriginal Family History and Outreach Programs, Drop-in Centre, Financial Assistance, Financial Counsellor, Home to School Mentoring, Youth Centre3 Jacaranda Avenue,
Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324
Services at Jacaranda Avenue include Emergency Financial Relief Services, Homelessness Services, Financial Counselling, Head Space Extra, DV counselling and other visiting services.
Ph: 02 4987 1331
3 & 5 Phillip Street,
Raymond Terrace, NSW 2324
Services at Phillip Street include Child, Youth and Family counselling, casework, Psychology Services, Staying Home Leaving Violence casework, Early Childhood groups and programs, Parent groups, Parenting and Domestic Violence programs and Aboriginal groups.
Phone: 4987 4674
Lemon Tree Passage Road
Mallabula, NSW 2319
Services include Early Childhood groups and programs, parent groups and after school groups.
Ph: 02 4984 5298
The Deck Youth Venue
1a Kangaroo St, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324
Youth Focused Mondays is at The Deck on Mondays for young people aged 15-24 looking for support / 10am to 4pm.
The Deck Youth Venue open Wednesday afternoons for drop-in / 3.30pm to 6.30pm.
Ph: 02 4987 6204
For a full list of all our services, go to our website http://www.psfans.org.au/programs-and-services/