NNIC is in the heart of the Nimbin Community. We are a community based organisation which provides a wide range of services to disadvantaged people (and others) in the Nimbin community.
NNIC is run by locals for the local community.
We are a one-stop-shop for all your welfare service needs, and we run on a drop-in basis. Which means anyone can drop in and see us during our opening hours, and usually you can get an appointment to see our welfare workers on the same day.
NNIC is funded by NSW FaCS as an information and referrals, and community development Hub.
However NNIC is only partly government funded and relies on donations from the community. ALL DONATIONS OVER $2.00 ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE and are gratefully received. To make a tax deductible donation contact us or else just send it in and we will provide a receipt.
Our Services include:
Clients who seek our services are mostly Nimbin residents; however we also assist transient and homeless people.
The service provides information and referrals to put you in touch with other services that can help.
NNIC provides around 12,000 occasions of service to at least 3,000 (and up to 6000) clients and customers every year.
Please click on the above Services tabs for more information.
NNIC also undertakes community development activities which aim to strengthen the community as a whole. Since 2008 years the focus of this work has been the development of Nimbin as a sustainable community, particularly in relation to food security, energy efficiency and viable transport, in the face of peak oil and climate change challenges. Go to the Sustainability tabs above for more information.
What actually is Community Development?
In theory we have a cat. Her name is Izzi. BUT she decided she prefers to live across the road and only drops into NNIC now and then.
Yes we know cats are not very sustainable. In fact they are downright unsustainable. See How Much Do Cats Actually Kill? (by Oatmeal)
Izzi was recruited to replace our beloved cat Momo, after she unfortunately passed away in 2010. Izzi lied about her age and clearly, her committment to working at NNIC.
Here is Izzi is "helping" with some photocopying.
Izzi is a pretty famous cat. But the cat before her, Momo, is even more famous.
Here is Momo when she was still with us - at NIM FM answering the difficult question: "who ate the goldfish?".