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

25 Oct 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
30 Oct 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
13 Nov 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
22 Nov 2018 Blue Mountains Community Care Forum
10:00AM - 12:00PM
27 Nov 2018 BMCI - Blue Mountains Community Interagency
09:30AM - 11:30AM
28 Nov 2018 HOPE Interagency Meeting
09:30AM - 11:30AM
11 Dec 2018 CAVA
09:30AM - 11:30AM
13 Dec 2018 Mountains Multicultural Interagency
10:00AM - 12:00PM


Community Sector Jobs

Disability Project Officer, Equity & Diversity, Western Sydney University, Penrith.
Applications close Fri 19 Oct.

Disability Support Workers, Edmen, Katoomba.
Applications close Sat 20 Oct.

Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Relationship Australia, Penrith.
Applications close Sun 21 Oct.

Alcohol & Other Drug Counsellor/Groupworker, Lives Lived Well, Lithgow.
Applications close Sun 21 Oct.

Transition Worker, Community Restorative Centre, based in Penrith.
Applications close Tues 23 Oct.

Aboriginal Casework Managers, NSW FACS, Mount Druitt.
Applications close Wed 24 Oct.

Team Administrator, Cerebral Palsy Alliance, Kingswood.
Applications close Thurs 25 Oct.

Communications & Marketing Officer, Blue Mountains City Council Family Day Care.
Applications close Sun 28 Oct.

Commissioning Officer - Mental Health, Wentworth Healthcare, Nepean Blue Mountains.



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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.