Hello Central Coast

Gig Buddies Central Coast is here!


We’re delighted to officially launch Australia’s second Gig Buddies project - Gig Buddies Central Coast.


This is something we’ve been working on for a while and we can’t wait to connect with buddies based within the region.

For those new to the Gig Buddies concept, we’re a not-for-profit that tackles social isolation for adults (18+) with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism.

We pair up adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism with a volunteer, both of whom share a mutual interest(s); age, gender and location preferences are also taken into consideration.

Once paired up, ‘buddies’ catch up 1-2 times per month and attend events of their choosing. Essentially, it’s about adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism attending mainstream events with a friend rather than with a support worker or a relative.

We’re newly established on the Central Coast having been operating in Sydney for six years. The project is affiliated with ACL Disability Services, an organisation with over 50 years’ experience assisting adults with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism. ACL are based in McMahons Point, north Sydney. To find out more about their service, click here.

Gig Buddies Central Coast’s website is now live, enabling buddies and volunteers the option to sign up for the service. The project’s catchment area stretches from Patonga in the south to Point Wolstoncroft in the north, Norah Head and The Entrance in the east to Gunderman and the Wisemans Ferry region in the west.