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Shellharbour City Council

Shellharbour City Council

Flying Pigs Creative Agency

Flying Pigs Creative Agency

Our team is composed of young, ambitious and design-oriented professionals with extensive experience and multifaceted skill sets. We are passionate about helping our clients achieve their entrepreneurial goals and propel their brands to thrive on a global scale. Combining art and technology to produce designs that effectively promote concepts, brands and campaigns to a broader network of clients and businesses, our designers and marketers are well-equipped to provide the edge you need to succeed in your industry.

Our services include, animation and explainer videos, brand development and strategy, web design and development, social media campaigns, mobile gaming and app development, illustration and graphic design, and videography and photography.

We are proud to be a part of KidsFest Shellharbour in their 10th year and have had a blast developing their website.

NSW Rural Fire Service

NSW Rural Fire Service

The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world’s largest volunteer fire service.  Our members provide fire and emergency services to approximately 95 percent of NSW.

NSW RFS members attend a range of incidents and activities. Our vision and mission are to provide a world standard of excellence in the provision of a community-based fire and emergency service.  To protect the community and our environment we will minimise the impact of fire and other emergencies by providing the highest standards of training, community education, prevention and operational capability.

The Illawarra District has close to 1,000 volunteers and comprises of 22 brigades, including Illawarra Support, Illawarra Cadets, Illawarra Communications and Illawarra Community Safety Brigades. Brigades provide fire protection from south of Waterfall to Foxground in the south including Gerroa and 7 Mile Beach.

We are proud to be able to coordinate the Emergency Services Expo as a signature event during KidsFest week. 

i98FM

i98FM

i98FM is proud to be the Illawarra’s number one radio station with more fun in the morning during the Marty, Christie and Crammy Breakfast Show. Across the day, Lachy and Fairlie play the best  feel good music variety to get you through your workday and Maje drives you home with the latest news, traffic and biggest hits. Then, wrap up the day with the latest celebrity gossip, competitions and more of your favourite music!

Warilla Bowls & Rec Club

Warilla Bowls & Rec Club

i98FM is proud to be the Illawarra’s number one radio station with more fun in the morning during the Marty, Christie and Crammy Breakfast Show. Across the day, Lachy and Fairlie play the best  feel good music variety to get you through your workday and Maje drives you home with the latest news, traffic and biggest hits. Then, wrap up the day with the latest celebrity gossip, competitions and more of your favourite music!

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Killalea State Park

Killalea State Park

Killalea State Park is a 260 ha reserve between Shellharbour and Kiama. Th reserve stretches to Maloney’s Bay to the North and Minnamurra Spit to the South incorporating Rangoon Island. The reserve has a camp ground with 53 unpowered campsites and a 40 bed bunk house whilst we have other major events such as the Farm’s Markets and Sculptures by Killalea. There are many activities throughout the reserve such as, learn to surf schools, Segway tours, fitness classes, Yoga classes, the worlds most scenic Parkrun event and a café to sit and have breakfast, lunch or just a coffee.

Ph: 02 4237 8589   

Touchdown Helicopters

Touchdown Helicopters

Touchdown Helicopters is the Illawarra’s premier helicopter service. We pride ourselves in providing brand new state of the art Aircraft for our clients. Our helicopter tours and tailored sightseeing packages are the ultimate way to experience the South Coast, Southern Highlands and its surrounding areas. Touchdown’s staff and network of resources enable us to provide you with a range of options. Whether it be a Coastal Beach Tour, Heli Golf, Winery Excursion or that “Special Occasion” you will always have a truly memorable experience. Flights are available from anywhere in the southern New South Wales region, including the Sydney International Airport.

Accounting Professionals

Accounting Professionals

Accounting Professionals is a collaborative, innovative and energetic firm in Shellharbour City Centre, located in the Illawarra. The overriding focus of our firm is to partner with you to implement sound infrastructure, establish robust financial management frameworks and ultimately assist you in your drive to become more successful.

We invest time to understand how your business works so that we are in a position to provide you with the most appropriate solution and ensure that we deliver true value for money service.

We are more than just accountants to our clients. We are their trusted partner and advisers.  Our highly trained staff are dedicated to building strong sustainable relationships that support our clients business and personal strategies.

Accounting Professionals have been operating for 15 years and have built a reputation on the basis of a long term commitment to delivering value to clients. You can rely on our business services team to be expert, up-to-date and ready at hand to assist you. Whether your concerns are taxation, accounting business planning, cash-flow and budgeting, or business advisory, rest assured we are here to help.

Our service offering is tailored to client needs, with packaged essential accounting and compliance services that enable flexibility ensuring solutions are well matched to your business and personal needs. Business advisory services are scoped on a case by case basis with the freedom to choose the level of service you need to develop a tailored value add solution in support of your business growth and development strategies.

Healthy Cities Illawarra – TALK Project

Healthy Cities Illawarra – TALK Project

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Healthy Cities Illawarra is a non-profit, membership organisation that works to promote and improve the health, physical environment and quality of life of the people of the Illawarra.

The Healthy Cities philosophy is that our health is affected by environmental, economic, social, mental and physical factors. Because these are big issues, it requires all sectors of the community to work together to improve our society which will in turn improve health.

Healthy Cities Illawarra has initiated and supported a wide range of programs and activities promoting community wellbeing across the region for over 20 years.

Since 2007 Healthy Cities has worked as a community partner with the Barnardos managed Communities for Children Shellharbour initiative. TALK is a program that aims to build Trust, positive Activity, Learning and Konnection as part of that initiative.

Working in vulnerable communities TALK has several projects that deliver fun activities that promote the importance of play as a vehicle that supports improved problem solving skills, strategies for emotional regulation and the building of individual capacity and resilience.

For more information please call Nikke Gladwin at Healthy Cities 02 4283 8111.

IACC

IACC

IACC supports and trains students nationally in a range of early childhood qualifications and professional development. For more information please go to our website www.iacc.com.au or join our Facebook page. Recently celebrating our 30 years anniversary, IACC has consistently demonstrated a commitment in providing optimum early childhood education and care service for children 0-5 years. IACC successfully manages 11 community owned early childhood education and care services: six long day care services, 3 occasional care services and 2 multipurpose services in the Illawarra and Shoalhaven regions. IACC services provide programs which foster children’s learning and development, health and wellbeing a support a successful transition to school. IACC also manages Early Childhood Training and Resource Centre (ECTARC), a multi award winning registered training organisation that

Barnardos Australia

Barnardos Australia

Barnardos Australia is a leading child protection charity, committed to stopping child abuse. A non-government, non-denominational charity, we have been at the forefront of child protection for over 130 years. We believe all children deserve a safe and stable home. We work with families and communities facing issues such as violence, poverty, mental illness and homelessness to prevent child abuse and keep children safe at home. When this isn’t possible, we find safe homes for abused children through foster care and adoption. Barnardos Australia’s extensive range of services include, family and domestic violence support, mental health support, emergency accommodation, parent education, counselling.. Our evidence-based research and dedicated caseworkers and carers ensure Barnardos is well equipped to fully support, care for and nurture children in need. www.barnardos.org.au

STEM University Of Wollongong

STEM University Of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong’s (UOW’s) Travelling Science – Technology – Engineering – Maths (STEM) Roadshow has been developed, largely with Federal Government Funding, to:

  1. Provide High School students with an opportunity to explore different aspects of STEM in a fun hands-on interactive workshop, and
  2. Generate an interest in STEM education which may then lead to a STEM career.

At present, the nine (9) interactive hands-on Roadshow activities which run at school visits are:

  • 3D Printing
  • Drones
  • Timber beam building and testing
  • Water storage tank building and testing
  • The making and testing of bottle rockets
  • Driving an open-wheeler racer driving simulator
  • Extraction of the genome of strawberries
  • Radioactive isotope half-life determination
  • The testing and flying of balsa planes

At both the Opening and Closing of KidsFest, a number of these 9 activities will be available for people to try, including 3D printing, drones, bottle rockets , the driver simulator and balsa planes.

Lendlease

Lendlease

For over 50 years, Lendlease has been dedicated to creating the best communities in Australia.  Aspirational addresses that foster a true sense of belonging, where people feel connected and genuinely welcomed.

Calderwood Valley by Lendlease is set to be one of the largest masterplanned communities in the Illawarra region. Upon completion, the 609-hectare site will provide around 5,000 homes for an estimated 12,500 residents and feature sweeping views of the iconic Illawarra escarpment, closeness to Johnsons Spur and Macquarie Rivulet, schools, childcare centres, a community centre, parks, playgrounds, sportsgrounds, a village centre and town centre, as well as an extensive network of bike and walking trails.

Providing a comfortable lifestyle and low maintenance living at an affordable price, at Calderwood Valley you can build your dream home at a place like no other.

calderwoodvalley.com.au      

1300 733 245

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The Advertiser Incorporating Lake Times

The Advertiser Incorporating Lake Times

The Advertiser incorporating Lake Times Published every Wednesday, is the Illawarra’s leading only FREE community newspaper. The Advertiser incorporating Lake Times Published has been providing the Illawarra region with community news for over 25 years. As a proud arm of the region’s flagship, The Illawarra Mercury, The Advertiser inc. Lake Times maintains its community feel with the added benefit of being part of an iconic local brand. The Advertiser inc. Lake Times covers the Wollongong and Shellharbour Local Government area. The Illawarra region has a population of over 400,000 people and there is only one newspaper that successfully reaches the most readers in the region. The Advertiser incorporating Lake Times – Proudly local.

Cindy Russell, Your Story

Cindy Russell, Your Story

Anxiety is fast becoming a common part of growing up and it doesn’t need to be. Cindy helps children (& adults) create the solid emotional foundation on which anxiety cannot thrive. Simple, easy tools enabling your child to develop a Peaceful Mind that will carry them through childhood to adulthood, making the jumpy ride smoother. They deserve to experience confidence, self love and satisfaction with who they are in the world.  Cindy offers private sessions, a children’s book and online courses (some free).  Join her Closed Facebook group The Peaceful Mind Project or visit www.yourstoryspace.com or www.cindyrussell.com.au.

Housing Trust

Housing Trust

Housing Trust is a not- for-profit organisation based in the Illawarra region that helps to home some of the most vulnerable people in our community. We also understand the importance of children, community and country, the theme for this year’s Shellharbour KidsFest. Housing Trust aims to help provide opportunities for people once their basic needs for housing are met. We do this through partnerships, sponsorship and providing scholarships in the broader community.

We are ecstatic to be involved with this year’s KidsFest program, celebrating and connecting our beautiful regions children, families and carers.

Storage King Albion Park Rail

Storage King Albion Park Rail

At Storage King Albion Park Rail we specialise in offering self-storage for residential furniture, commercial goods, caravan and boat storage, trades and archive storage.

The experienced professionals at Storage King Albion Park Rail can assist you with choosing the right size space, packing boxes, packaging, insurance, locks and so much more. So if you’re out of space why not give us a call. Trust your goods to the experienced professionals. For more information see our on link at: http://youtu.be/UroYaDk0wyM.

Kennards Hire

Kennards Hire

From its humble beginnings in Bathurst in 1948, Kennards Hire now operates almost 170 branches across Australia and New Zealand, employing over 1,300 staff.

Although it’s now one of the leading hire companies in Australasia, there are some things that never change. For starters, it’s still a family-owned business, and quality, reliability, value for money and service will always be at the core of everything they do.

Open seven days a week, Kennards Hire go out of their way to make your job easy!

Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI)

Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI)

Supported Accommodation and Homelessness Services Shoalhaven Illawarra (SAHSSI) is a Specialist Homelessness Service covering the Illawarra / Shoalhaven District. SAHSSI has three crisis accommodation (women’s refuges) and around 30 transitional properties that provide support to vulnerable women and families.

SAHSSI provides the following support and referrals to clients specialising in the following areas:

  • Homelessness
  • Domestic and Family violence
  • Women’s Services
  • Corrective Services
  • Outreach Services
BaptistCare

BaptistCare

We are proud of our facilities, our grounds and our activities – but most of all, we are proud of our community. This is what makes BaptistCare special. We are a community of people who respect one another’s individuality, and who value the support and friendship that comes from an improved quality of life.

We are passionate about life transforming care. This is because we practise it every day, in countless ways. At BaptistCare we encourage independence whilst strongly valuing the connections we share within our community. This is the BaptistCare difference. Together, we provide care you can trust.

Fernwood Shellharbour

Fernwood Shellharbour

Fernwood is the leading women’s only club in Australia. We offer 50 group fitness classes a week, One on One and Group Personal Training, Cardio and Weights equipment. We are more than a gym, our members have access to Food Coaching, Childminding, Massage therapist, Beauty services and fun challenges. Call 4297 7300 and ask for a free 7 day trial and see why everyone is talking about Fernwood.

 Illawarra Light Rail Museum Society

Illawarra Light Rail Museum Society

The Illawarra Light Railway Museum is a great place for a family outing and also to explore historical railway artefacts from Australia’s Industrial Railways. A Train ride is a must on a historic Steam or Diesel Train and also the miniature train that is great for kids and the museum is located in a quiet bush land setting at Albion Park . There are many railway things to seen and can be looked at and then to add to your experience purchase a souvenir or a light refreshments in the Tramway Dining car and enjoy the picnic area.

 Rhee Taekwondo

Rhee Taekwondo

Rhee Taekwondo is a family martial art for all ages. We have classes to suit from ages 3 and over. Our schools at Albion Park and Shellharbour have been proudly teaching students the art of Rhee Taekwondo for over 35 years. We pride ourselves on our professional instructors, classes and always strive to ensure you receive the best martial art experience for you and your family.

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Acorn Lawyers

Acorn Lawyers

Acorn Lawyers is a full service law firm with offices in Wollongong, Sydney and Nowra. We are always conscious of the reasons that make businesses tick, transactions work and people smile. We constantly strive to be innovative and remain at the cutting edge of finding optimal legal solutions.

Skin Correctives

Skin Correctives

Skin Correctives is a multi and national award winning skin clinic that has earned a reputation for delivering results. Skin Correctives combines traditional beauty therapies and skin treatments with innovative paramedical skin technologies and the best quality service to offer you the absolute best in beauty and skin care.

Darren Wrigley from LiveNOW Consultancy

Darren Wrigley from LiveNOW Consultancy

Darren is a Sales Coach and Business Trainer who loves to help small to medium businesses thrive with higher sales and profit, from making sales process a real strength in their business. He does this by coaching the skills and mindsets to ensure high performance results for any of the team involved in sales and the promotion of the product or service.

www.livenowconsultancy.com.au Call 02 9939 6151

BlueScopeWIN Community Partners Program

BlueScopeWIN Community Partners Program

Both BlueScope and WIN are proud of their long history in the region and see their collaboration as the perfect opportunity to join together and create a new model for community engagement – the BlueScopeWIN Community Partners Program.

Nature Engagement Tours

Nature Engagement Tours

Come into the heart of nature on a day walk or overnight campout this year. We offer you a guided getaway experience in a national park of incredible beauty.

Nature Engagement Tours has all the equipment and meals you or family or friends need, with that a knowledgeable guide to show you hidden secrets of a pristine environment.

Tongarra Museum

Tongarra Museum

Explore the rich history of Shellharbour through changing exhibitions of Aboriginal and European culture at Tongarra Museum. Download our free Tread Shellharbour touring app and take a walk around some of Shellharbour’s most significant sites. Open Mondays and Wednesdays until 4pm. Russell Street, Albion Park.

What’s On In Wollongong

What’s On In Wollongong

Keep up to date with the latest events between Helensburgh and Gerringong with the Illawarra’s most loved online guide, What’s On in Wollongong. Find everything you need for a perfect outing with friends and family including live performances, markets, places to eat, sports and community events.

2528 At Crew Park

2528 At Crew Park

2528 at Crew Park provides opportunities for the community to participate in positive activities in Warilla that connect families to each other, local spaces and services (there by) advancing individual and community wellbeing. We encourage parent/ community volunteers to join us to increase their skills and contribute to the community we live in.

Little Leonardo's

Little Leonardo's

Little Leonardo’s Art Studio offers a unique opportunity for anyone of any age to explore their creative self. An art studio that offers classes in all art mediums and art practices. Whether you are a novice or hobbyist our studio will help you explore and develop your artistic self.

Albion Park World of Learning

Albion Park World of Learning

Albion Park World of Learning offers your child fun and educational learning experience. The centre offers quality education and care for children from birth to six years of age and is open from 7:00am to 6:00pm.

For more information contact Jacqueline 02 4257 8308, albionpark@worldoflearning.com.au www.worldoflearning.com.au, 108 Tongarra Road, Albion Park

PCYC Lake Illawarra

PCYC Lake Illawarra

PCYC Lake Illawarra specialises in providing sport, recreation and development programs for children, young people and the broader community. Our flagship activities are Gymnastics, Boxing, Wrestling and Martial Arts. We look forward to seeing you at the club!

Early Years Care

Early Years Care

Come and join in the fun and get back to nature with the Little Diggers Community Gardening Day. There will be many hands on activities to encourage sustainability and outdoor fun, nature craft, stories and maybe even a musical show. Don’t forget to wear clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty in.

Freya Dawson

Freya Dawson

Freya Dawson helps parents become more relaxed, confident and joyful as they connect with their own inner calm and learn new communication and problem-solving skills. She guides spiritually-aware parents to dissolve the patterns of thinking that bring stress and worry into their lives. Her book and course is “Joyful Parenting.”

Illawarra Credit Union

Illawarra Credit Union

Experience a new way of banking where you’re in control of your financial future. To speak to one of our Area Lending Managers, call 13 22 49. Illawarra Credit Union, your money, your way.

ChiME

ChiME

ChiME is for kids who love music. ChiME kids play lots of different instruments, sing, dance, listen and create as they explore the wonderful world of music.  Children can start at any age, from Toddlers to Year 3 and 4 at school. ChiME classes are held every day at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music in the grounds of the beautiful Glennifer Brae, near the Botanical Gardens. Visit us at www.wollcon.com.au or ring 4228 1122.

National Families Week

National Families Week

National Families Week is a celebration of the important role families play as the central building block of our communities and that community wellbeing is enhanced by family wellbeing. National Families Week is an initiative of Families Australia a national, not-for-profit, organisation that strives to improve the wellbeing of Australian families.

 Wollongong Roller Hawks

Wollongong Roller Hawks

The Wollongong Roller Hawks are the National Wheelchair Basketball team located in the Illawarra. We have previously won championships, and even have Paralympians in our team. We are a volunteer club, from players to the board, and rely on sponsorship and grants to continue. Come and see the most elite athletes in person, and even have a try.

Rent A Fence

Rent A Fence

Rent A Fence-one of the largest suppliers of temporary construction & pool fencing, crowd control barriers, water barriers, event flooring & toilets for hire.  We are local and have been providing excellent customer service and reliability for over 10 years and pride ourselves on a reputation for superior service, safety & quality. Our Fence is your security.

Glue

Glue

Glue has over 20 years experience in design, specialising in creative direction, print design, brand identity and packaging for a diverse range of clients including the University of Wollongong, Deakin University, the University of Technology Sydney, eHarmony, Warrigal, IRT, Uniting and of course KidsFest.

Mud Me Beauty

Mud Me Beauty

Mud Me Beauty us an upmarket Funky inner city beauty salon with really competitive prices. Mandy is an experienced Beauty Therapist who understands how looking and feeling good is essential to wellbeing and vitality. Call Mandy on 4228 3844 or 0425 216 317 to make an appointment or call in to the salon at 1/133 Crown Street, Wollongong. Access by Pigalle Lane. Packages also available.

Fire & Rescue NSW

Fire & Rescue NSW

Fire & Rescue NSW protects the people, environment and economy of NSW. Our highly skilled firefighters educate the community in preventing or preparing for emergencies. We provide rapid, reliable help – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, protecting 90% of the population from fire, rescue & hazardous materials emergencies.

Friends of KidsFest

Wollongong Music Centre
Dymocks Books
South Coast Nannies
Adina Apartment Hotel Wollongong
Hanson
Jamberoo Action Park
Paul The Shoeman
Fred’s Bush Tucker
Stephen Jones MP Federal Member for Whitlam

The Shellharbour Club
Pelican Pre-School
Pearl Perfumery
Matt Cunningham
Sage Hotel Wollongong, Cold Water Creek Restaurant & Bar
TRIMS Fresh Shellharbour
Addy’s Café
Illawarra Aboriginal Medical Service

Relish On Addison
Green Poppy
Blooms The Chemist
Grace Boots Mae & Friends
Coles
Kmart
Albion Park Men’s Shed
Tongarra Museum
Wollongong Amateur Astronomy Club
Haworth Guitars

Warilla Child Care Centre
South Coast Party Hire
Greater Union Shellharbour– Event Cinemas
Branches Restaurant
Mums Get Active
Riot Art & Craft
Calderwood Christian School
Wollongong Sports & Entertainment Centre
Creations By Val