Safe Children. Strong Families. Supportive Communities.

About Us

New client FAQ's

Kempsey Families staff are often asked questions by potential clients, external referral agencies, community members and funders. Some of the more commonly asked questions are here (and the list is growing!), but if you can’t find the information you need, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

Please refer to our guide on how to make a self referral, or refer a client if you are an agency.

Yes. We are funded by the NSW Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ).

Kempsey Families offers services predominately in the Kempsey LGA and upon request may be able to offer supports for SHLV, FAICM and E2C into the greater Nambucca Valley 

We support men who are ready to focus on changing their use of violence, in a safe, inclusive environment. Our programs focus on engaging men in a respectful way that supports them to make changes: Engage2Change- Men’s Behaviour Change and Fixed Address- Intensive case Management

No.  Kempsey Families is NOT an emergency crisis service.

If you’re at risk, call 000.

Or for help 24/7, call 1800 65 64 63 (Domestic Violence Hotline).

1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732

Other Emergency Service Contacts


Opening hours:

9 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday



P: (02) 6563 1588


We are an employer of choice and offer employment opportunities, student placements for TAFE NSW and universities in NSW, and volunteer options. Positions are advertised on our website and in the local media when available.

See also: Positions Vacant 

Children ages 0- 5 years are welcome at the Supported Playgroup with support on hand. These are held at the Red Shed in Kempsey. Please Contact Us directly to find out more about vacancies.

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

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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We need your help

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.