Swansea Community Cottage.

Swansea Community Cottage

Your Local Neighbourhood Centre

Swansea Community Cottage is a not for profit community organisation servicing Lake Macquarie; including a Neighbourhood Centre, social enterprise ARTea’s Gallery & Garden and before and after school care services at both Caves Beach and Swansea.

We are here to help the local community with information, advice and referral services.

In addition, we provide targeted early intervention programs and activities, groups and courses for locals and visitors alike to attend.

Check in regularly as there are often additional special events and activities you can join. If you are new to the area or have lived here for years, come and join in!

Hey Swansea Community Cottage, let's meet for a coffee?

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JP Services, SecondBite Food Program, OzHarvest, NDIS Uniting Pop Up, Lions Shower & Laundry Service, Orange Sky Laundry Service, Freecycle Program, Administrative Support, photocopying, emails, help with online platforms, AA Meeting Venue, Supported Playgroups, Grandparents Support Group, Craft groups, Art Classes, Recreational Classes.

OOSH (Out of School Hours Care) for Swansea. Services Swansea Public School, Blacksmiths Public School, Pelican Flat Public School & Marks Point Public School.

OOSH (Out of School Hours Care) Centre – Caves Beach. Services Caves Beach Public School, Nords Wharf Public School & St Patricks Primary School.

Vacation Care centres at Swansea and Caves Beach.

Volunteer opportunities at our social enterprise in Swansea,ARTea’s Gallery and Garden.


All businesses represented on Caves Beach Connect are owned or operated by locals that live in and around Caves Beach
although the businesses themselves may not necessarily operate in Caves Beach.

Our guiding principle for listing a business is for anyone that lives in or around Caves Beach and owns or
operates a business inside or outside of Caves Beach.

We want it to be a vehicle to encourage networking and for locals to support locals.

The views and opinions expressed by each business or community stakeholder are those of each business or community stakeholder and do not necessarily reflect the views of Caves Beach Connect.

Caves Beach Connect acknowledges the Aboriginal people known today as the Awabakal, as the traditional Custodians of the land, respecting Aboriginal Elders past, present and future. Caves Beach Connect recognises the local Aboriginal community today in all of their diversity, who came forward to share their experiences, knowledge, images and memories.