Local Connections to Work (LCTW) aims to bring a range of services under one roof so that you, as a job seeker, can access them more conveniently and break down your barriers to finding work.
LCTW offers a range of services from Centrelink Service Centres and may include:
- Commonwealth, state, and local government services
- Job Services Australia providers
- Disability Employment Services
- housing and homelessness services
- health services, including drug and alcohol counselling
- mental-health services
- financial counselling
- legal and advocacy services
- youth services
- carer support
- education and training options.
Facilities for job seekers
If you are a job seeker, visit your nearest Centrelink Service Centre and use free self-service computers and printers to do things such as search online job websites or print out your résumé.
Through LCTW, you can have joint meetings with us and your Employment Services Provider. This will help us identify your needs and quickly link you to the right support. These meetings can extend to other community partners with your consent. Where a particular service is not available on site, we will help you connect with the services required.
This cooperation between us and the Employment Services Providers gives us a better understanding of your needs, and means that you will only have to tell your story once. Having community partners provide their services from the one location also enables you to more conveniently access the range of services you may need.
How Local Connections to Work can help
LCTW enables job seekers to access a range of services that will help improve their social and economic participation over time.
Local Connections to Work sites
Local Connections to Work services are currently available in seventeen sites across Australia, in the following locations. Use the 'find us' tool to see where they are on a map.
|Local Connections to Work site||Location/Address|
|Campbelltown Service Centre||8–10 Browne Street, Campbelltown NSW|
|Campsie Service Centre||19–21 Anglo Road, Campsie NSW|
|The Entrance Service Centre||16–18 Fairview Avenue, The Entrance NSW|
|Shellharbour Service Centre||Shop 110C, Stockland Shellharbour Shopping Centre, Lake Entrance Road, Shellharbour NSW|
|Beenleigh Service Centre||Stockyard Lane, Beenleigh QLD|
|Ipswich Service Centre||78 East Street, Ipswich QLD|
|Maroochydore Service Centre||5 Maud Street, Maroochydore QLD|
|Rockhampton Service Centre||190–194 Musgrave Street, Rockhampton QLD|
|Elizabeth Service Centre||4 Langford Drive, Elizabeth SA|
|Port Adelaide Service Centre||72 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide SA|
|Burnie Service Centre||Corner Marine Terrace and Ladbrooke Street, Burnie TAS|
|Broadmeadows Service Centre||16–22 Pearcedale Parade, Broadmeadows VIC|
|Frankston Service Centre||Corner Davey and Young Streets, Frankston VIC|
|Morwell Service Centre||Corner Chapel and Elgin Streets, Morwell VIC|
|Shepparton Service Centre||298 Maude Street, Shepparton VIC|
|Mandurah Service Centre||24-26 Tuckey Street, Mandurah WA|
|Rockingham Service Centre||18 Civic Boulevard, Rockingham WA|
The services provided on-site through Local Connections to Work (LCTW) are driven by local needs and tailored to the specific circumstances of job seekers and their families.
Medicare and Child support services are available at some LCTW sites.
Employment-service providers play a vital role in this collaboration, and on-site services are offered through both Job Services Australia providers and Disability Employment Services providers.
Community organisations can get involved with the LCTW program by contacting their local participating service centre. They can be involved on-site or be a member of the Community Partnership Group, which works toward finding ways to better deliver services to the local community.