Join our Community Voice Networks

Make a difference to the lives of people in priority communities across regional and metropolitan NSW

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What are the Community Voice Networks?

The NSW Fair Trading community Voice Networks are a community engagement initiative that help to connect people in our priority communities, including:

  • Aboriginal communities
  • culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • people with disabilities, and
  • young people.

The networks were established to help raise awareness of consumer rights while also informing the NSW Government of new and emerging harms in these areas.

How our networks make a difference

Help people in your community understand their consumer and workplace safety rights

Minimise harm to people in priority communities

Ensure government programs reflect the lived experience of your community

Connect people to information and resources, funding opportunities, webinars, subject matter experts and more

Why you should get involved

Getting involved in the Community Voice Networks is a rewarding experience for both individuals and community organisations, and helps to build inclusive networks where a diverse range of voices can speak about local issues and challenges.

As a network member, you can ensure your community is heard by NSW Fair Trading and contribute to the development of helpful programs and policies.

Gain access to useful tools and resources, as well as regional events where experts share their knowledge. There may also be funding opportunities available to further your impact.

You’ll be making a tangible difference by networking with like-minded organisations across NSW, including peak bodies, local government agencies, community groups and regional service providers.

You can also join multiple networks for additional support and to help improve the lived experience of your community.

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network members across regional and metropolitan NSW

Ways to get involved


Register to become a Community Voice Network member

Sign up to receive our bi-monthly newsletter and opt in to receive invitations to the Community Voice Network online meetings.



Attend Community Voice Network meetings

Once you register, you will have the option to join our regular online meetings.

Network meetings allow you to engage with other member organisations, access resources, and hear from guest speakers on NSW Fair Trading and harm minimisation topics.

By participating you will be able to:

  • inform the NSW Government on issues relating to NSW Fair Trading, building, and renting a home,
  • help to inform government policy and drive social change by providing insights on related issues impacting your local community, 
  • be part of an active online network to promote consumer protection, and share projects, information and resources. 

For more information or to register your interest in attending, email us at

Note: participation is voluntary and members do not receive payment to be part of the networks.


Attend a Let's Talk regional community roadshow

These regional community engagement events across NSW are designed to educate priority consumer groups, small businesses and traders on their rights and responsibilities and NSW Fair Trading services. This year, we are partnering with local organisations to run a program that will focus on a variety of topics, including cost of living, tenancy, shopping rights, scams and more. 

2024 Roadshows

Let’s Talk Roadshow Nowra: 23-24 July 2024

NSW Fair Trading will partner with local stakeholder organisations including TAFE NSW, youth organisations, disability services and Aboriginal organisations to hold a variety of workshops aimed at educating community groups about their rights.

Register to attend our upcoming events:

Tenancy and Cost of Living for Community Workers

Date: 24 July 2024, 9:30am – 12:30pm 
Venue: TAFE NSW Nowra
Register to attend

Australian Consumer Law for Disability Service Providers

Date: 24 July 2024, 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Venue: TAFE NSW Nowra
Register to attend

Let’s Talk Roadshow Taree: 30-31 October 2024

More information will be available soon.

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What our members say

"I look forward to participating and connecting with other services through the Aboriginal Community Voice Network and Disability Network. I can share the information and resources to over 700 staff within my organisation and to the many interagency meetings I attend. I really appreciate the relevant and informative topics. Thanks for providing this great opportunity."

- Judith Murray, Aboriginal Community Engagement Manager, CatholicCare

"The Community Voice program helped us to get our much needed interpreter service re-instated in our local ServiceNSW branch. The networking opportunities and support offered by the Community Voice program is hugely beneficial to agencies such as ours who operate in regional NSW."

- Andrea Ryder, Humanitarian Settlement Program, Red Cross

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