MCRN is the Mountains Community Resource Network and we are the peak body for community organisations in the Blue Mountains.

Our goal is to lead and support a sustainable community sector in the Blue Mountains by:

bulletpoint10x11teal bringing organisations together 
bulletpoint10x11teal building sector and community capacity, and
bulletpoint10x11teal resourcing, representing and advocating on behalf of the sector at all levels

  • Photos courtesy of Jackie Delaney

    MCRN is committed to Equity and Social Justice.

  • MCRN works to empower the local community by supporting, resourcing and representing community organisations in the Blue Mountains.

  • MCRN supports an inclusive local community and celebrates diversity.

  • MCRN works to develop a resilient community in the Blue Mountains.

  • MCRN connects the local community through networking and supporting community organisations in the Blue Mountains.

Upcoming Sector Meetings

24 Jul 2018 SFA Orientation - Overview
03:30PM - 05:00PM
25 Jul 2018 MMI Refugee Project Group
09:00AM - 11:00AM
26 Jul 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
31 Jul 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
02 Aug 2018 SFA Main Group
09:00AM - 01:00PM
08 Aug 2018 R&P Group Meeting
02:00PM - 04:00PM
09 Aug 2018 Mountains Multicultural Interagency
10:00AM - 12:00PM
14 Aug 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
15 Aug 2018 SFA Meeting - ECESs
03:00PM - 05:00PM
23 Aug 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM


Community Sector Jobs

Experienced Administration Officer, Family Drug Support, Katoomba.
Applications close Fri 20 Jul.

Foster Care Caseworker, McKillop Family Services, Blacktown.
Applications close Fri 20 Jul.

Assistant Director, NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission, Penrith.
Applications close Sat 21 Jul.

Caseworkers, Relationships Australia, Mount Druitt & Rouse Hill.
Applications close Sun 22 Jul.

Team Leader, Gateway Family Services, Blaxland.
Applications close Mon 23 Jul.

Community Transport Coordinator, Live Better Services Limited, Lithgow.
Applications close Mon 23 Jul.

Team Leader, Wesley Dalmar, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 27 Jul.

Case Manager, Wesley Dalmar Out of Home Care, Penrith or Windsor.
Applications close Fri 27 Jul.

Transition to School Facilitator, Connect Child & Family Services Inc, Richmond/Hawkesbury.
Applications close Fri 27 Jul.

Help with Recovery for Residents

If you are affected by the 2013 Blue Mountains bushfires, Blue Mountains City Council on 4723 5000 is the point of contact for all recovery needs.

The Blue Mountains Local Community Recovery website includes information on recovery management, community news, property matters, financial support, support services, business recovery, how to be prepared, contact information and other useful links.  You can also view previous issues and/or join the mailing list for the Recovery eNewsletter.

Blue Mountains City Council also hosts the Blue Mountains Local Community Recovery Facebook page.

Watch clinical psychologist Dr Rob Gordon discuss strategies to cope with stress after an emergency, building trust and confidence in your community and learning to trust your own thinking and actions.


Dr Gordon has spent the past 30 years working with people affected by emergencies and disasters.  Rob was there in the aftermath of the Bali bombings and Christchurch earthquake, Black Saturday, the Canberra firestorm and, most recently, the Tasmanian bushfires, as well as many other large-scale disasters.  He has advised the Red Cross and governments on how to assist individual people and whole communities as they rebuild and recover.  His first-hand experience has helped many people affected by disasters to understand their reactions to trauma and grief, while his academic papers have contributed to new approaches to community engagement during the critical stages of recovery.