Network of Community Activities

The Peak body for Out Of School Hours Care in NSW & ACT

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Network of Community Activities

Delivering specialist support, professional development and advocacy for the Out Of School Hours sector since 1974.

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“The right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child, and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts”


United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, Article 31

Who is Network?

Network, is one of the oldest not-for-profit peak bodies in the Australian Children’s Services sector and was established in 1974 to support the development of programs for children within their local community. We are passionate in the promotion of programs that enrich, inspire and support children to engage in creative arts, play and leisure.

Network of Community Activities (“Network”) is a recognised leader in the field of school age care and the largest membership organisation in Australia dedicated to the advocacy, promotion, resourcing and development of play, recreation and leisure activities for 5-14 year olds.


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Join now to be a part of the biggest Out of School Hours Association in NSW & ACT. Add your voice to support making children’s time out of school count!

Become a member of Network of Community Activities to receive discounts on publications, training, special deals with our partner organisations and invitations to members only events!

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Free Resources

Network’s free resources for use by the Out of School Hours Sector.
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Latest News

November 19, 2021 -

More than Just Convenient Care – We Need You!

Network of Community Activities is calling on the Out of School Hours Care Sector, and the community more broadly to promote the recommendations put forward in the 2021 Literature Review ‘More Than “Just Convenient Care”‘. To read more from Network about this report, click here....
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November 12, 2021 -

OOSH Hubs: Helping OOSHs Provide Quality Spaces for Children

Network of Community Activities wants to introduce you to Hinchinbrook OOSH, a vibrant Service in Sydney’s West. Hinchinbrook OOSH is one of the first Services to move into their ‘OOSH Hub’. OOSH Hubs are a NSW Government program resulting from Network’s advocacy and commitment to...
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November 2, 2021 -

Welcome to our new website

During lockdown, as well as supporting OOSH Services, we have also been busy building a brand new website. The Network team is delighted to  share the launch with our members! We hope you like the fresh new look and the improved navigation that will allow...
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Acknowledgement of Country

Network acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. We pay our respect to Elders both past, present and future.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.