Community Services

Government Services

If you need help there are NSW Government support services available to help you including disability support services, housing, transport, carer’s support, health and education.

Please visit for more information or contact my office.

Enrol to Vote

Voting is compulsory in Australia for those who are 18 or older and gives you the opportunity to choose who you want to represent you in government. You can now easily sign up to vote online on the official website of the Australian Electoral Commission or through the NSW Electoral Commission website. These websites also let you do things like update your information or check if your details are correct.

To sign up online, you need to prove who you are. You can use your driver’s license, Australian passport number, or get someone who is already enrolled to confirm your identity. Visit the Australian Electoral Commission at or the NSW Electoral Commission at

Our Electorate

The Electorate of Orange is a rural electorate in NSW’s central west. Orange covers 16,982 square kilometres and has a population of approximately 81,742. As well as the City of Orange, the electorate includes the Parkes, Forbes and Cabonne local government areas.

Unique in its diversity of economy, the Electorate of Orange is rich in natural resources with agriculture, mining, manufacturing tourism, health and education are significant drivers of jobs and opportunities.

Orange is of course renowned for its highly regarded cool-climate wine, and produce, as well as its restaurant and cafe scene. With a 360-degree viewpoint, every season brings a unique drawcard with endless things to do and explore. With charming villages nestled in the open countryside, an abundance of natural beauty that is on full display no matter what time of year, outdoor adventures, luxurious accommodation, seasonal festivals and a burgeoning retail sector with high-end homewares and fashion, it’s no wonder the region attracts so many visitors.

The electorate comprises of the following localities:

Alectown, Amaroo, Baldry, Bedgerabong, Belgravia, Bocobra, Bogan Gate, Boomey, Boree, Borenore, Bowan Park, Bruie Plains, Bumberry, Byng, Cadia, Canobolas, Canowindra, Cargo, Clergate, Clifton Grove, Cookamidgera, Cooks Myalls, Corinella, Cudal, Cumnock, Daroobalgie, Derriwong, Emu Swamp, Eugowra, Eurimbla, Forbes, Forest Reefs, Four Mile Creek, Garema, Garra, Gooloogong, Goonumbla, Gowan, Gumble, Gunning Gap, Gunningbland, Guyong, Huntley, Jemalong, Kangaroobie, Kerrs Creek, Larras Lee, Lewis Ponds, Lidster, Lower Lewis Ponds, Lucknow, Mandagery, Manildra, March, Millthorpe, Molong, Moorbel, Mulguthrie, Mullion Creek, Mulyandry, Murga, Nashdale, Nelungaloo, Nyrang Creek, Obley, Ooma, Ootha, Ophir, Orange, Parkes, Paytens Bridge, Peak Hill, Shadforth, Spring Creek, Spring Hill, Spring Terrace, Springside, Summer Hill Creek, Tichborne, Toogong, Trewilga, Trundle, Tullamore, Vittoria, Waldegrave, Warroo, Windera, Wirrinya, Yarrabandai, Yeoval, Yullundry.


There are numerous government and non-government grants available to organisations and community groups. Please see below a list of funding resources I suggest investigating:

If appropriate I am able to provide a letter of support for your application. If you would like a letter of support please contact my office in writing, either by email or mail or drop it to 194a Lords Place, Orange NSW 2800 and include the following information:

  • Name of person or organisation applying for the grant.
  • Brief background of organisation.
  • Name of grant being applied for.
  • What is the closing date for applications.
  • What project the funding will be used for.
  • How the project meets the eligibility criteria.

N.B. Please note that I cannot support applications to the Community Building Partnership or the Local Sports Grant as I am on the assessment panels and this therefore creates a conflict of interest.

If there is anything further I can assist you with please do not hesitate to contact my office.

Community Recognition Statements

Each sitting day Members may give one minute Community Recognition Statements for a total of 30 minutes per day. Members may also submit three written Community Recognition Statement per sitting day, which are recorded in the Hansard of that day. Community Recognition Statements may: Thank you; Congratulate or acknowledge the achievements of people or groups in the community; Recognise charity work, retirement or honours and awards; Express words of thanks or condolences – View Phil’s CRS’s here: