Thrive Together Fair 2022

Published on 21 July 2022


Council hosted a successful Thrive Together Fair that was a free one-day event that connects people doing it tough with local services and support they might need.  

Held at the Shoalhaven Indoor Sports Centre in Bomaderry, the Fair had financial, housing, legal, government, physical and mental health and wellbeing support all under one roof.  

Some of the supports available on the day included health checks and referrals to health appointments, advice on how to apply for government rebates and vouchers, legal advice, information on seniors and disability government and non-government services, and education and employment assistance services. 

There was also lots of free activities including, a BBQ, local entertainment, haircuts, shower and laundry facilities, music jam sessions, mobile library and kids' activities, and lots of giveaways.  

Council also gave out free dignity bags, filled with essential living items that have been generously donated by community members. ‘Escabags’ will also be available to those in need. ‘Escape Bags’ are filled with the essentials that someone experiencing domestic abuse may need when escaping a dangerous or abusive situation. 

Shoalhaven City Council’s Mayor Amanda Findley encouraged anyone in need to come along, “Whether you're facing financial problems, housing hardships, experiencing homelessness, or have been affected by the recent natural disasters and pandemic, everyone is welcome to come along and enjoy the day”, said Mayor Findley.     

“The Fair is a great opportunity to connect with others, access support service, and have some fun”, said Mayor Findley. 

For more information, contact our Community Connections team on 1300 923 111 or