For more than 50 years Gymea Community Aid and Information Service (GCAIS), has offered person-centred services and support to residents of Gymea and Sutherland Shire.

Our services celebrate inclusiveness, independence and participation in community life.

Our Gymea centre is open to everyone, and our services are tailored to a wide range of audiences including seniors, young people, families, migrants and refugees.

Gymea Centre                                                            Front desk

  • Migration Advice
  • Community information resources
  • Meeting rooms
  • Diabetic needle disposal
  • Volunteering
  • Room Hire
  • Photo Copy service (fees apply)

Settlement and Multicultural Services

  • Information and referrals
  • English classesComputers
  • Driver mentor program
  • Homework/school tutoring
  • Education and training
  • Casework
  • Sutherland Shire Multicultural Network
  • Settlement support groups
  • Youth Programs
  • Refugee support group
  • Technology training courses

Community Connections

  • One-on-one social support                                                 Coffee group
  • Home visits
  • Advocacy
  • Shopping
  • Group activities and social events
  • Computer courses for seniors
  • Guest speakers and information sessions
  • Vision impairment group
  • Men’s groups
  • Volunteering
  • Transport for Seniors

Modest fees may apply to the above services. Subsidised assistance may be available. 

Community Support

We gratefully acknowledge the funding we receive from the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP), the Department of Social Services, the NSW Settlement Partnership, and Sutherland Shire Council.

GCAIS is a registered charity. All donations over $2 are tax deductible.