Our Story

Providing innovative and people-focused services for over 60 years

Who we are

Challenge Community Services has provided innovative and people-focused services to the community for over 60 years. Our offering to regional and metropolitan communities includes Disability Services, Foster Care, Therapeutic Services and supported employment for people with a disability as part of our range of Business Services.

Challenge Community Services operates throughout regional and metropolitan New South Wales, and the greater Brisbane area in Queensland. Our organisation is built on a strong workforce of over 900 people, including over 90 employees with disability.

Our Values

Challenge Community Services (CCS) is an established not-for-profit. Our values celebrate inclusiveness and opportunity. Our core values are:

Accountability: accept responsibility, be transparent and be trustworthy

Equity: be fair and impartial towards all concerned

Innovation: have the courage to do things differently

Integrity: we do the right thing

Participant and young people focused: people first in all we do

To create a world where everyone belongs, everyone grows, and everyone makes a contribution.

Our Story

When a small group of concerned parents met in Tamworth Town Hall back in 1958 and formed the Tamworth and District Handicapped Children’s Association and school, the idea of becoming one of the largest community support services operating in New South Wales was probably beyond their wildest dreams.

Challenge Community Services now supports thousands of people in over 100 communities in NSW and QLD. 


Disability Services    Foster Care   Therapeutic Services   Business Services  



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About Challenge Community Services

Over 60 years ago we were a small band of parents and friends seeking support services for our children with disability. Today, Challenge has grown to be one of the largest community support services in New South Wales. We provide support to over 2500 people from Albury to Lismore, Sydney, Dubbo, Tamworth and beyond. With over 900 staff, more than 90 of which have a disability, we strive to comply with and exceed all standards required under State and Federal Acts.
In the spirit of Reconciliation, Challenge Community Services acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of this country, and their connection to land, water and community. We pay our respect to them, their cultures and customs, and to Elders both past and present.
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