Another good news story about Tulgeen and work placement.

Tulgeen Client, Krystal is enjoying her work placement at Platypus Pet Shop in Pambula. When Pet Shop owners Daryl and Donna brought in their pet Bearded Dragon, Krystal and support worker Chris B were both quite taken with the creature.

In her work placement Krystal has many responsibilities and works independently.  Some of Krystal’s tasks include weighing and bagging pet food, such as bird seed, rabbit and guinea pig food.

It’s easy to tell from Krystal’s big smile that she very much enjoys her work at the Platypus Pet Shop.

Krystal and her family have also recently rescued a lamb from a neighbour’s farm.  Sadly, “Lucky” the lamb’s mother and sibling passed away, so Krystal is on bottle feeding duty while the lamb is in their care.

Footy Colours Day at Tulgeen

We had a marvellous day on Friday for ‘Footy Colours Day

Tulgeen staff and clients wore their favourite team’s colours and shared a footy-style lunch of a sausage sizzle and meat pies. We had a happy and fun day AND raised much needed funds for cancer research.

On this day, we especially remembered a dear friend Danny who we lost a year ago. We think he would have approved of the celebration!

WIRES and Tulgeen

Tulgeen Client, Ryan is working towards completing his TAFE Certificate II in Animal Studies, and recently completed the Rescue and Immediate Care Course with WIRES.

On Saturday, the WIRES call went out to the volunteers – “Immediate Rescue is needed for Satin Bowerbird at Wallaga Lake (hit wall, concussed, beak injury)”.  Ryan was contacted, and he and his brother Lachlan, drove out to the site.

Relying on Ryan’s recently learned skills, the pair rescued the bird, and safely delivered it to the Grand Hotel in Bega, where WIRES members were holding their AGM. The little bird was contained in a towel-covered rescue basket under the pool table, and the bird was kept quiet and warm during the meeting before being taken to a member’s house for further care.

Congratulations, Ryan for successfully carrying out your first WIRES rescue!

NDIS- an opportunity to meet with your local representative

It has now been over a year since the roll out of the NDIS in our region.

The Local Area Coordination (LAC) team is conducting pre-planning and review meetings and implementing plans.

The team is available to run information sessions for participants, meet with local providers and members of the community.

If you are interested in meeting with the local LAC team please contact the Team Leader for Southern NSW Natasha Quast via telephone on 0429 062 520 or email


Tulgeen’s War on Waste

Tulgeen’s Riverside Nursery will not be using single use plastic bags from 1st September 2017.

As an option, Tulgeen’s Stitches and Prints have made some reusable carry bags for customer convenience.

Stitches and Prints client, Jenny took great delight in delivering the first batch to Tim at the nursery.

Well done Jenny, the bags look great.

Make sure you visit the Nursery to get great products and advice to make your garden sing this Spring 🙂🌸

Tulgeen client, Graham escaped the Bega winter for a little while and went north for a weeks holiday. Graham loved Darwin and had the best time seeing the sites of the Top End, not to mention the fish and chips!

Check out the photos- what a smile!! Some highlights of his holiday were a billabong cruise, touring Litchfield National Park and a visit to a wildlife park where Graham patted a crocodile!!!

We are so glad to have you back in one piece Graham 

ClubGrant supports Tulgeen’s video equipment

Thank you to our local Clubs for helping improve Tulgeen’s resources. Our ClubGrant will be used to update our video equipment. Our film and drama group are rapt!


Tulgeen enables a good life. We support our clients to work, live, play and grow.


Tulgeen’s Art in the Garage

We had a wonderful morning tea with our artists from Tulgeen’s Art in the Garage project recently.

CEO Jen Russell presented all artists with a portfolio of their paintings and drawings and paid tribute to their efforts. Well done everybody!


Here at Tulgeen, we acknowledge and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples this, and every week.