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Connecting with Coasties

Our attempts at recruiting more participants continue.

Last Thursday (27/5) I was joined by Gig Buddies Sydney service users Stavros and Jack, who along with project coordinator Bec (below, L - R) advocated for the program at the NDIS Networking lunch in Tuggerah.

Networking with likeminded organisations and individuals, we spoke about the accomplishments of the Sydney project and how we aim to replicate such successes on the Coast.

Later I was joined by both Jack and Stavros (below), who relayed their own personal reasons on why people should join Gig Buddies Central Coast.

Thank you to our Sydney-based advocates Jack, Stavros and Bec.


Where we’re at

We currently sit at 13 volunteers to five buddies. Excitingly, plans are afoot on making the project’s first pairing - more of which will be revealed in due course.

As for our volunteers, they’re scattered all over the Coast, from Pearl Beach to Lake Haven, with a number located in and around the Gosford vicinity.

Of those volunteers who are waiting, they span in age from 26 to 71, and we have ten females to three males on our database. Their varied interests are best surmised by the following graphic:

We now need buddies to pair up with our willing volunteers.

If you are an adult with mild to moderate learning disabilities and/or autism who resides on the Central Coast and would like to expand your social circles, click here.


I have a question

Alternatively, if you have any questions or would like more information about Gig Buddies, send us an email: or call/SMS us on 0402 708 814.

You can also connect with us via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


Drawing against the clock ✏️

Each and every week we host an online event, bringing the Gig Buddies Sydney and Central Coast communities together - and this Friday we invite you to connect with us for Zoom Pictionary.

Pens and paper at the ready, we’re drawing objects against the clock. If you’d like to join us on Zoom, click on the link listed below:

Friday 4/6

All online games will take place via Zoom. For information on how to use Zoom, load up the following easy read guide written by Learning Disability Wales. Alternatively, click here to check out our 'how to use Zoom' video.

If you have any questions or would like more information, send us an email: or or call/SMS us on 0402 708 814.


Matthew Collins

Gig Buddies Central Coast coordinator


Would you like more information about Gig Buddies Central Coast? You’re only a click away. Connect with us via the links below.


Fancy revelling in legendary status? If so, please support us in our cause to get more people out to live events in Sydney.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible and all are gratefully received.

Gig Buddies Central Coast is an initiative of ACL Disability Services.

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