The JNC acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands on which we work, the Gadigal and Bidjigal People of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and acknowledge that these lands always were and always will be Aboriginal lands. We celebrate First Nations Peoples’ connection to the land and recognise the importance of Indigenous voices and culture. We would like to advise that there may be images or videos on this website of people who have since passed.

Logo JNC


The hand drawn letter outline and image represents water, a flowing and connecting element that represents a support system for individuals and JNC’S commitment to doing things WITH the community, not FOR the community. The water connects us to a sense of place representing the ocean and waterways across our 3 centres.

Eucalyptus Leaf

Eucalyptus is known for its healing properties and the leaves represent growth Eucalyptus leaves are part of the main logo, and by using an individual leaf colour for each service we can represent the uniqueness of each service, or sub brand.

About us

The JNC is not-for-profit organisation working to provide a diverse range of community services to the Eastern Suburbs and Inner Sydney. Since 1974 we have worked to connect people and communities, working directly with people who are socially isolated. We believe that being connected improves people’s wellbeing and our services and programs enhance the resilience of individuals, allowing us to build stronger communities.

Developing connections has caused us to strengthen the communities that we’re based in, from funding, support and the sharing of knowledge, connection has been a focus for us since the beginning. Over the years, our ongoing engagement with the community has allowed us to identify niche community needs and provide critical services and opportunities for social connection. JNC is a NFP Incorporated Association with Deductable Gift Recipient Status.

Our statement of purpose

We believe that being socially connected improves people’s wellbeing. We listen to our local communities and work with them to deliver critical services and opportunities for social connection.

Our vision

To be a leading provider of services in South Eastern Sydney that enhance the wellbeing and resilience of individuals and communities with the best quality service delivery.

Our values & practices 


We work to enable fair and equitable access. We take an holistic approach to well-being and focus on the whole person. We are person-centred and work with people to build individual resilience using strength based approaches.


We encourage people to participate and engage in community life so that they have a say and retain control over their lives.


We provide culturally appropriate, safe and accessible services where strengths, capabilities and diversity are acknowledged and valued. We strengthen our commitment to reconciliation.


We work with others to build community resilience and connectedness.


We are committed to our purpose and vision even in the face of adversity.


We are evidence based and outcomes focused. We deliver quality client services with accountability for our work.

Strategic Plan

The Junction Neighbourhood Centre, JNC, is approaching its fiftieth year of operation in Sydney’s, Eastern Suburbs and Inner City.

It was established by local volunteers who were concerned about, the lack of support for disadvantaged people in the Maroubra area and has since grown to be a, strong local organisation. It is now a beacon of hope, especially to those who don’t easily fit, into recognised categories of disadvantage.

The focus of JNC’s services is the prevention of social isolation and feelings of loneliness, proven causes of physical and mental health issues and premature death. It is now more important than ever that JNC continues to thrive to expand its services and, support for the growing cohort of people who may otherwise fall through the cracks of, government-funded programs.

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