Sutherland Shire is a unique community with a collective vision for a connected and safe community that respects people and nature, enjoying active lives in a strong local economy.
Sutherland Shire's population in 2016 was 227,312 residents, with 49,723 (23%) aged over 60 years. This will increase to 67,701 (26%) people by 2036 - representing a 96% increae in 85+ age group and 60% increase in 65-84 age group.
Making sure our residents have current and relevant information is essential. Below is a list of services and information that may be able to assist you with transport, mobility, access to aged care services, support for carers, mental health support, services and support for people with disability, homelessness information and more.
Transport, Accessibility, Mobility
Accessible public toilets
Accessible public toilets can be accessed using a MLAK Key that fits into specifically designed locks allowing 24 hour access. Keys can only be obtained from the Master Locksmiths Association. If you are eligible you will need to provide a letter of authorisation from a doctor, disability organisation, local council or community health centre.
Search for accessible public toilets on the National Public Toilet Map
Aged care support
Carers respite services
Home support (frail, aged, people with a disability)
Mental health services and counselling
Abuse of Older People
Neighbourhood Aid Centres
Home visits, assistance with shopping and engagement in social activities:
People with a Disability
Disability service providers and workers
St George and Sutherland Shire Disability Interagency and Mental Health Interagency provides information for disability service providers and workers.
Contact council's Communities Team for further information - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Link2home is the new, statewide homelessness information and referral telephone service. Call 1800 152 152.
If you need emergency financial assistance please call Council on 9710 0159.
- For people whose first language is not English, Gymea Neighbour Aid runs fortnightly multicultural groups for eligible frail older people from diverse cultures.
Sutherland Shire Community Services Directory
Search for services, groups and events in our local area.
Senior Services Directory
This council publication provides information for older residents and carers including care and support, staying healthy, being involved, housing, transport, financial and legal matters. Printed copies can be collected from local libraries and leisure centres (stocks are limited).
Information, services and support organisations for young people in the Shire.
Policies and documents
Seniors Services Directory
Integrated Transport Policy
Ageing Well Strategy
Strategies, Plans and Reports