Safe Children. Strong Families. Supportive Communities.

About Us


The Kempsey Families Inc. governance team comes from the local community and provides external skills and support to the Executive Team.

We believe the key to a functional organisation is in having sound governance with clear and transparent processes.

The Kempsey Families Inc. governance team (the Management Committee) comes from the local community and provides external skills and support to the Executive Team.

The Management Committee contributes expertise and insights from the legal fraternity, NSW Health, education, community connectivity, the Aboriginal community, all with a deep connection and commitment to the Macleay Valley, NSW.

They meet bi-monthly and have ongoing email communication. The Management Committee ensures that:

  • there is consistent reporting
  • contractual obligations are fulfilled
  • there is financial due diligence
  • industrial and HR requirements are met
  • Workplace Health and Safety is continually monitored
  • ongoing maintenance of our workplaces are rigorously reported, reviewed, upgraded, or renewed.

We are also a member of the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC), who are the national regulator of Australian charities.

About Us


Kempsey Families Inc. has formal and informal partnerships at a local, regional, and state level.  Partnerships are often formed in response to a common goal, service gap, identified need within community, or with clients themselves.

Mid North Coast Domestic Violence Consortium (MNCDVC)

MNCDVC was formed in 2014.

Kempsey Families is the lead agency with Warrina Domestic Violence Specialist Cooperative (Coffs Harbour), and Liberty Domestic Violence Specialist Services (Port Macquarie).

The partnership specialises in domestic violence, with a strong focus on holding men accountable for their behaviours, and the safety of women and children.

Kempsey Domestic Violence Monitoring Committee

Funded by Women NSW, Kempsey Families Inc. has held the auspice for this Committee since the early 2000s. The goal is to unite government, non-government and community in addressing issues of domestic violence, specifically violence against women and children through a feminist framework.

Community Housing Ltd

In partnership with the MNCDVC, the partnership provides community housing options and products for men in a range of domestic violence programs. This ensures women and children can stay in their own homes while providing an alternative for men

Other Partnerships

Kempsey Children’s Services
Kempsey Neighbourhood Centre
TAFE NSW Kempsey
Staying Home Leaving Violence (SHLV) Regional State Forums
It’s OK on The Macleay
Kempsey Shire Council
NSW Health
NSW Police
Macleay Valley Vocational College
Men’s Behaviour Change Network
Burrun Dalai
Blue Sky Community Services
Lifetime Connect
Schools as Communities
Durri AMS
Legal Aid NSW
Home Start
People with Disability Australia
NSW Corrections
Regional Lovebites Committee
Regional LGBTIQ Plus Forum

"Our vision is for a safe, equitable and inclusive society where children,
families and communities are safe, healthy, resilient, and connected."

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Kempsey Families welcomes your support of our programs and community events.

This extra support enables us to continue providing services to women, children, young people, families, and men who are experiencing domestic violence, parenting challenges or other complex issues impacting their capacity.

We are a deductible gift recipient, with all donations over $2 tax deductible.


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16 Days of activism

The 16 Days Of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an annual international campaign that runs from 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women until 10...

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Supported Playgroup

The Supported Playgroup at the Red Shed provides a safe environment for families to come together to build strong connections with other families and the wider community.

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SpeakOut4Kidz supports women and children impacted by domestic and family violence. Our programs include Kiddy Katz, Kidz group, Women on the Verge.

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Registered Charity

We are a registered charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC)

Our Funding

We are funded by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

How to contact us

Our Main Office Location
21 Verge Street, Kempsey

Phone: (02) 6563 1588

Our Vision

Our vision is for a safe, equitable and inclusive society where children, families and communities are safe, healthy, resilient and connected.