Tharawal Brighter Futures

Dhiiyaan (meaning Family)

187 Riverside Drive, Airds, NSW 2560

Are you struggling with the everyday pressures of being a parent? You are not alone.

Building Strengths & Engaging Families through Cultural Understanding

Community or Self Referral

Families wanting to participate in the Dhiiyaan Brighter Futures program can be referred to us through the following pathways:
A community agency or health professional such as a doctor, welfare worker, childcare worker or teachers
The Department of Community Services Helpline
Self referral
To make a community referral or self referral, please phone us on 02 4620 0400 or visit our centre to discuss
the referral and we will guide you through the process.

What We Do

Our objective is building strengths and engaging families with Cultural support, to promote:

  • Healthy development in children
  • Strong and functional families
  • Help reduce child abuse and neglect
  • Help reduce intergenerational disadvantage

Tharawal has many programs of which Brighter Futures are directly linked to and can assist your family with accessing the right ones for you.

The Brighter Futures Program

With the cultural support of the Dhiiyaan Brighter Futures Program, you are able to assist with the planning of your family’s future.

Brighter Futures is designed to support you and your family and together we can work on building the strengths and needs you and your family already have.

Each family joining the program will be linked with a Brighter Futures caseworker who will work with families to identify their strengths and needs and develop a cultural support package.

Our Services

Our services are centered but not limited to linking families to the following services:

  • Centre-based quality child care
  • Regular home visiting
  • Parenting Programs
  • Case Management
  • Centre and home based family support services

Is Brighter Futures the right program for my family?

Eligibility and suitability are assessed by identifying whether your family may be experiencing challenges in some of the following areas:

  • Lack of family or social support
  • Child behavioural or mental health issues
  • Parenting mental health issues
  • Parenting drug or alcohol misuse
  • Experiencing domestic or family violence
  • Parental learning difficulties or intellectual disabilities
  • In need of parenting skills

Once family are determined eligible by the Brighter Futures Unit, a suitability assessment will then be completed by the allocated Caseworker

Indigenous Triple P

A positive parenting program that helps families to minimise the stresses of parenting and maximise the fun of raising children.

123 Magic

A short but effective parenting program to assist with challenging behaviours that some parents face in their day to day lives.

Money Management

Learn budgeting tips and how to avoid future budgeting challenges.

Play Group

Brighter Futures also link families to other programs that may be beneficial to assist your family achieve goals.

Woman’s Healing and Pampering Groups

Learn ideas that you can take home to take care of yourself as we often forget to.

Contact Numbers


187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4628 4837
FAX Number02 4627 8066
PO Box 290 Campbelltown, NSW 2560 


Demountable 2 - 187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 2560

02 4628 4837 (option #2)

02 4624 9400


187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4624 9430


187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0400


187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0298


105 Townson Avenue, Minto NSW 256602 9820 7447


105 Townson Avenue, Minto 256602 9820 7447


187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4628 4837
Hours of Operation

Tharawal AMS

Monday - Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Community & Administration

Monday - Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Oorunga Wandarrah MACS Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Waranwarin Child & Early Learning Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-6.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Waranwarin Family Support Program

Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Tharawal Housing Office

Monday - Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED
Important Information:Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are currently undertaking precautionary measures to contain and control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our clinics and offices are temporarily closed to walk-in appointments.


For GP & Health related services

Please call us to book an appointment or to speak to a team member about the latest restrictions on: 02 4628 4837


For all emergencies please contact 000

You can also call the healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222 to speak with a registered nurse.


For more detailed information about COVID-19 visit the Department of Health website.

We would like to pay respect to the Elders past and present. We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land.

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

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