Community Connections

Enjoy life to the fullest.
Friendly people, great outings, social groups.


Multicultural Services

Celebrating diversity, independence
and social connection – your way!


Gymea Community Centre

Something for everyone.
Information, activities, volunteering, you’ll find it here!


Migrant & Settlement Services

Information, assistance and support for migrants,
refugees and humanitarian entrants



Gymea Community Aid & Information Service Inc. (GCAIS) is a dynamic community force in bringing self-reliance, dignity, and well-being to people’s lives.

For more than 40 years we have offered person-centred services and support to residents of Gymea and the Sutherland Shire, celebrating inclusiveness, independence and participation in community life.


Community Connections

Enjoy a great range of social activities, special interest groups, and outings when you join our Community Connections program.  Regular activities include gentle exercise, men’s groups, guitar playing, knitting circles, discussion groups and crafts.  Our friendly staff and volunteers can also help you with shopping trips, getting to appointments, social connection at home, and community transport. Domestic assistance is also now available to clients registered with MYAGEDCARE.

Multicultural Services

We’re all about wellbeing, independence and connecting people. Options include our multicultural seniors’ activity club (anybody from anywhere is welcome!), social groups for Thai and Chinese mums, and a vibrant program of activities for people from many non-English-speaking backgrounds. We also offer English and computer classes, and information sessions on a range of topics.

Gymea Community Centre

Our centre is open from 9.30am to 4pm Mondays to Friday. We offer a wide range of community information resources, books for sale, diabetic needle disposal and meeting rooms for hire.

Volunteers are also warmly welcome to assist with admin tasks, services and our front office.

Settlement and Multicultural Services

Our dedicated staff and volunteers are proud to welcome and support migrants, refugees and humanitarian entrants living in Sutherland Shire. Our services include English classes, tutoring and educational support, information sessions, referrals, immigration advice, employment support, and our Driver Licensing Access Program (DLAP) for learner drivers.  We celebrate diversity and invite you to join our many cultural events.

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    Acknowledgement of Country

    Gymea Community Aid and Information Service acknowledges the
    Dharawal people, the traditional custodians of the land,
    we pay respect to elder’s past, present and future.

    We extend this respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.
    Under the concrete and asphalt, this is, was and always will be
    traditional Aboriginal land.