Community networks

Networks and groups that the Bega Valley Shire Council works with and supports.

Bega Valley has several interagency networks. To search for community groups and organisations across Bega Valley, go to the Community Directory

Bega Valley Community Drug Action Team (CDAT)

Community Drug Action Teams (CDATs) are informal groups of community members, Local Health Districts, and representatives from other government and non-government agencies who volunteer to work together on alcohol and other drugs issues affecting their local community.

Bega Valley Shire Council (BVSC)  has continued to participate in the Bega Valley CDATsince its establishment in the Bega Valley in 2001.  The BVSC is committed to participating in work that aims to improve the health of people in the local Community.  Consultations undertaken by BVSC have identified a lack of local health services orientated to meet the needs of young people. In particular there is growing concern over the prevalence of drug and alcohol abuse involving young people and a lack of effective interventions available.

Bega Valley Koori Interagency Network (KIN)

The Koori Interagency Network (KIN) meetings are a strong Aboriginal Inter Agency Network in the Bega Valley Shire. The KIN provides a forum where Agencies both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, Government and non-Government can discuss events, issues or share general information relating or pertaining to the Aboriginal representatives and/or community. 

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The Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network (SPAN)

SPAN was established in late 2010. The community-based committee works to reduce the impact of suicide in the Bega Valley. The group produces local resources, organises workshops, activities and events to increase the community’s early intervention skills.  By raising awareness of the issue, SPAN hope to reduce the stigma associated with suicide.

The Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM, is a patron of SPAN and other partners include the Council, Bega Valley Community, Wesley LifeForce and the Federal Government.

SPAN meetings are held the third Thursday of each month, 3pm – 4:30pm at Club Sapphire, Merimbula and are open to the public. Please enquire at reception as to designated room each month.

Members of SPAN attend the markets each month around the shire - 1st Sunday in Candelo, 2nd Sunday in Pambula and the 3rd Sunday in Merimbula - in order to provide information about mental health, illness, suicide, as well as national and local service support services available to the community. The network is always looking for and welcomes new members. If you would like to be involved please contact us at or download the Bega Valley Suicide Prevention Action Network Brochure or visit

Bega and Eden Interagency Groups

These networks are made up of service  providers in the region. Meet others, share what your organisation is doing and form working partnerships.

The Bega Interagency Network meets  monthly at Bega Salvation Army Corps 170 Auckland Street, Bega.For further information about Bega Network meetings and dates, please email or phone (02) 6492 3332

The Eden Interagency network meets monthly at Campbell Page, 169 Imlay Street, Eden.

For further information about Eden network meetings and dates, please email or phone 0448 734 068


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