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View the CommunityCONNECT Registry


In an effort to support and build greater strength and capacity within local community and the not for profit sector, the Shire has developed CommunityCONNECT – a volunteer and community group support program. The program has five main objectives (STARR):

This section contains information regarding networking opportunities for community groups.

This section contains details of providers offering training/workshops/short courses to aid in the development of your community group and/or volunteers. There are a range of training opportunities available either online or within the South West region.

Access to funding
This section holds information on various external funding bodies and available grants.

This section contains various resources for volunteers or groups recruiting volunteers. It also has useful links to resources that can assist the functioning of your group such as tips on writing project proposals and funding applications.

The Shire is committed to developing and expanding the CommunityCONNECT Program, if you have any suggestions for improvement please contact the Community Development Administration Officer on 9780 5233.


Community Network Group

The Shire of Augusta Margaret River has re-launched the Community Network Group (CNG), previously known as the Community Network Committee, inviting all human service, not-for-profit, community based organisations and interested community members to attend. The next meeting will be scheduled later in 2013.  Established in 2006, the group was formed to improve communication, networking, coordination and sharing of resources and ideas between the stakeholders who provide services within the shire.

Hot topics regularly discussed include disability access and inclusion, youth, health, education, community safety, leavers, active ageing, funding, volunteering, training and other development opportunities.

The CNG is open to not-for-profit service providers, Government representatives (Local, State and Federal) community groups, individuals and organisation concerned with human or community service provision in the Shire of Augusta-Margaret River (including education and voluntary organisations).

For more information regarding the CNG or to register your interest to attend the next CNG meeting please contact Acting Senior Community Development Officer, Gene Hardy on 9780 5241 or email

For more information contact:

Katie Taylor, Community Engagement / Community Development Administration Officer
Tues - Thurs: 9.00am to 5.00pm
08 9780 5233
08 9757 2512

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Office Hours

Margaret River

Monday to Friday: 9am-4pm

Phone inquiries: 8am-4:30pm.

Ph: +61 8 9780 5255


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Phone: +61 8 9780 5660