KNC acknowledges the Darug and Gundungurra nations as the traditional custodians of these lands.



Katoomba Neighbourhood Centre Inc (KNC) is a dynamic and friendly place of community activity and involvement.

Founded in 1979

KNC started in 1979 when a public meeting was called by Thelma Murphy (still active in the community and then Alderwoman on Council) to discuss the establishment of a Neighbourhood Centre as a “meeting place where neighbour meets neighbour.” At the time Number 10 Station Street was about to be vacated by the Health Commission. The building was passed over to the newly formed Committee who applied for Western Sydney Area Assistance Scheme (WSAAS) funding. The centre was run entirely by volunteers until 14 June 1981 when WSAAS funded Coordinators commenced duty. 


We are managed by a Committee of annually-elected local residents.

We welcome new people in management, use of services, volunteering, community campaigns or dropping in to see what’s going on and have a ‘cuppa’:

Do you have an issue you would like help with or have you noticed something that you feel needs action?

Contact the KNC Manager to see how you can get involved in this vibrant and progressive organisation.

Services include:

Come and visit us Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.00pm, at:
6-8 Station Street,
Katoomba NSW 2780
PO Box 197
Phone (02) 4782 1117
Fax (02) 4782 6304