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Community Development


Happy, stable and self sufficient communities are the cornerstones of our society. That's why Auburn City Council provides, supports and advocates for our community.

Our objectives are to maintain and promote awareness of the social, recreational and cultural needs of residents and to plan, support and develop a range of quality community services to meet those needs.

The community pages of our site feature a wealth of information on our services, as well as those we support.

Performers at the Auburn Festival
Join your local library
Local residents attend english classes in Auburn

Community Directory

We have compiled a comprehensive online directory of local services and community groups.  Search by name of services (e.g. Barnardos), the type of service (e.g. Family Day Care) or keyword (e.g. Children).  To add your service or change the details of your listing please phone (02 9735 1332.


There are a number of funding grants available for community groups and organisations. Visit the grants and funding page or phone (02) 9735 1296 for further information.

Our Community Development Team

Our community development team provide support and expertise to local community organisations and residents in the Auburn area. The team also provides lobbying and advocacy on behalf of the community on issues like access, aged services, community safety, children's services funding opportunities, youth initiatives and community facilities.
The team consists of specialist Community Development officers in the fields of age and disability, youth, multicultural communities, children and culture. Our work is underpinned by the principles of inclusiveness, collaboration, capacity building, equity and responsiveness.
It's important for Auburn City Council to involve the community in our decision making process. We would like to hear your views. Please contact the Community Development Team on (02) 9735 1222.

Research Projects

Literacy and Homework Help Research Project: Auburn City Council recently completed research into the range of current literacy and homework help programs offered within the Auburn Local Government Area (LGA) and to develop a best practice guide for the delivery of homework help programs. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.
Volunteer Contributions Research Project: Auburn City Council is recently completed research into the contributions of volunteers in the Auburn City community. A copy of the report 'The Invisible Volunteers: Capturing the Volunteer Work of the Auburn Community' can be downloaded here.
For more information contact about both research projects, Adama Kamara on (02) 9735 1296 or email

Our Plans and Strategies 

Auburn City Community Facilities Strategy 2014 - 2024.PDFAuburn City Community Facilities Strategy 2014 - 2024
Auburn City Literacy and Homework Help Research Report April 2015.pdfAuburn City Literacy and Homework Help Research Report April 2015
Auburn City Positive Ageing Strategy 2013-2023.pdfAuburn City Positive Ageing Strategy 2013-2023
Auburn Crime Prevention Plan 2013 - 2016 Final Adopted version web.pdfAuburn Crime Prevention Plan 2013 - 2016 Final Adopted version web
Auburn Youth Strategy 2013-2017.pdfAuburn Youth Strategy 2013-2017
Community Bus Oct 2015 Timetable Final.pdfCommunity Bus Oct 2015 Timetable Final
Community Engagement Strategy.pdfCommunity Engagement Strategy
Cultural Plan 2007  2017.pdfCultural Plan 2007 2017
Invisible Volunteers Report November 2015.pdfInvisible Volunteers Report November 2015
Social Plan 2005 - 2010.pdfSocial Plan 2005 - 2010