MCRN Member Portal

Membership of MCRN is open to individuals and organisations which are located in and/or provide community services within the Blue Mountains area and/or to members of the Blue Mountains community.  

New members are always welcome! 

To find out more about eligibility and member benefits, see: How to Join.


Resources in columns 2 to 4 below are only available MCRN Members.  Members need to log-in to access these resources.

If you don't have or have forgotten your log-in details, or to add or remove personnel from MCRN mailling lists or with changes to member contact details, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Referral Information for Services

MCRN is developing a new Service Referral Guide which will be available to all MCRN Members early in 2016.

Other resources available to MCRN Members to assist in making referals is available in the following:



Contact Us


Where is MCRN?

MCRN is located in the old Shire Offices building

(Same building as Lawson Library)

Cnr San Jose Avenue & Loftus Street


Postal Address

PO Box 152



Kris Newton, Manager:  

0458 626 210; 

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9am to 5pm Mondays to Thursdays only


Ryan Gallaty, Administration  Communications Officer: 

0451 663 419; 

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9 am to 2 pm Monday & Tuesday.


Resilience Villages Team:  

0409 709 593;

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Operating Hours

MCRN Main Office does not have regular opening hours

Please contact staff by phone or email as per Contact information above or use the Submit a Query option.


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Emergency Recovery & Preparedness - Resources for Services

Lessons Learned in Recovery - 2013 Blue Mountains Bushfires

The Wellbeing Sub-committee of the Bushfire Recovery Committee (now the Wellbeing Working Group of Blue Mountains City Council) has benefited greatly from ‘lessons learned’ documents produced by other disaster-affected communities, and time has been devoted to documenting our own lessons learned report.

This document covers primarily the period of immediate response and recovery – from October 2013 to the period of transition from State-led to Council-led Recovery (April-May 2014). 

Other Documents/Reports


Dr Rob Gordon's Six Tips for Disaster Recovery


Dr Rob Gordon is a psychologist and disaster recovery expert. In this video he provides six tips to assist people living in Canterbury who may be affected by the earthquakes.

Jolie Willis - Supporting the Supporters in Recovery

Jolie Wills has spent two years leading the psychosocial earthquake recovery programmes for the New Zealand Red Cross recovery team in Canterbury.  Jolie is a cognitive psychologist whose background has been working in community development in a range of sectors including the disability sector, community-based mental health and the older person's sector.

Jolie is currently working as the Psychosocial Knowledge Sharing and Research Advisor for New Zealand Red Cross, and spoke to both the Blue Mountains Community Interagency (BMCI) and the Wellbeing Sub-committee on 26th May 2015 to share her learnings and strategies about practice based upon people-focused recovery, and her research into the important task of Supporting the Supporters in recovery.

video iconIntroductions

video iconResearch, Support and the Allright Campaign

video iconMultiple Hazards and Seconday Challenges

video iconSupporting the Supporters

video iconLeadership in Recovery

video iconAllright Campaign Part 2, Working Collaboratively and Workforce Resilience

video iconAltered Landscapes, Assumptions and Associations








About Us


MCRN represents and advocates on behalf of our member organisations, builds community sector capacity through networking, collaboration and partnership development and delivers a central infomation hub for our members and information to support out community.

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Our Community

Facts & Figures


Fact sheets are available about our vibrant and diverse community.

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Support Groups

 A number of support groups run regularly at various locations in the Blue Mountains.

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Community News & Events


 Our Blue Mountains 4 U facebook page provides community news and events. 

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 Service Directories

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Download a directory for services available in the Blue Mountains.

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Or click here to download the larger print version (4 x A3 sheets)

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 Emergency Resources


Learn how to prepare for an emergency &/or get help with recovery. 

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Our Projects

Resilient Villages Project

Resilient Villages is a three-year pilot project which supports a community-led approach to build resilience within the Blue Mountains.

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 Our Sector

About Our Sector


The Blue Mountains Community Sector is a rich and diverse sector delivering a range of programs and services that strengthen our community.  The Sector convenes through a range of interagency groups to facilitate a coordinated approach across the region.

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Resources for Our Sector


Resources by service type, for emergency preparedness and recovery, and MCRN publications are available to all services, access to referral information and Blue Mountains interagency minutes is available only to MCRN members by log in.

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Sector Meetings

28 May 2024 BMCI Meet
09:30AM - 11:30AM

Community Sector Jobs

APS 5 Office Manager, National Disability Insurance Agency, Penrith.
Closes Wed 15 May.

Project Officer - Finance / Corporate Services, NBMLHD, Penrith.
Closes Fri 17 May.

AOD Counsellor/Case Manager - Identified, Lives Lived Well, Lithgow.
Closes Fri 17 May.

Senior People & Culture Advisor, Life Without Barriers, Richmond.
Closes Sun 19 May.

Aboriginal Shift Supervisor, DC&J, St Marys.
Closes Sun 19 May. 

Expressive Art Therapist, Bridging the Gap S...

Grants and Funding

Current Opportunities

Ingar Rice Foundation Grants, up to $5K for early intervention programs, family support programs, specific resources for programs or specific training required for implementation of programs.
No closing date.

National Indigenous Australians Agency, grants for proposals that address a need for ATSI people.
No closing date.

Grants and Funding Websites
Community Connective - Funding
Funding Centre - Our Community
Community Grants - BMCC
NSW Governemnt eTendering
GrantConnect - Australian GovernmentAustralian Government
Philanthropic Grants & Trusts