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.

Our Story

Our history lies in community development and is thanks to the Eastern Suburbs community members overtime who have been committed to social justice. In the 1970s, members of the Randwick Chaplaincy increased awareness of other social and community-based situations in the area. With a purpose to provide solution-based services, CHARM was formed in 1974.

To allow for the ever-growing services and programs, in 1984, CHARM relocated to create more space. With this movement a new name came hand in hand and was renamed  the Randwick Information and Community Centre (RICC) to reflect the growing importance of information provision within the local community.

In 2000 RICC relocated to Maroubra Junction and around 2010 adopted a new name – The Junction Neighbourhood Centre. The JNC has opened a number of other centres since 2000 at Glebe, Randwick andBondi Junction. During the development of the centre in Randwick, the NSW Department of FACS provided funding assistance to help JNC build the capacity of people whoare financially and socially isolated in Randwick and Kingsford. Following a merger with ECHO Neighbourhood Centre in 2013, the JNC commenced providing services for clients living in the Waverly & Randwick LGA.