Meals on Wheels

Through Meals on Wheels, Gilgandra Lifestyles offer a variety of nutritionally balanced meal choices. Meals can be provided from 1 to 6 days each week, based on the recipients choice. Home deliveries are offered Monday to Saturday and all public holidays. Friendly volunteers deliver your meals and also check on your general wellbeing.

Meal Options:

  • You can choose to receive the full daily meal package with soup, main meal, dessert and juice or choose the items that suit your needs.
  • Other options offered are a choice of chilled meals including meat and quiche salads, fresh fruit salad and trifle desserts and fresh sandwiches.
  • For a break from the usual routine, a ‘Take Away Day’ is offered so you can choose a meal to be home delivered from participating local coffee shops and restaurants or you can accept to eat a meal with others during arranged outings.
  • A vast variety of Frozen meal choices are available including; soups, main meals, desserts, muffins, frozen ice cream, cakes and slices.
  • Special diets for medical, cultural or religious reasons

Nutritional advise, food preparation and cooking lessons can also be arranged along with referrals to a Dietician if there are concerns about weight loss or weight gain.


Community Transport

Community Transport offers a personalised service, door to door. All travellers are well supported so they can attend medical appointments both locally and regionally.

 Transport is available for;

  • Attending medical and allied health appointments in Gilgandra and Dubbo
  • Visiting friends and relatives
  • Going shopping
  • Visiting the library

Bookings are essential.

Other transport options include a Tooraweenah Community Bus from Tooraweenah village to Gilgandra and return on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month. The Dubbo Community Bus offers transport support to Dubbo and return each Monday. These services offer support for medical appointments, socialisation and shopping opportunities. 

For those who are transport disadvantaged there are local Travel Vouchers and transport can be provided to Dubbo for medical appointments only.

Download the Community Transport Guide(PDF, 26MB) .

Social Support

We provide the following social support for clients:

  • Regular welfare telephone checks for peace of mind for clients, carers and family
  • Support to plan a weekly menu, shop, or prepare meals including assisted shopping
  • Social lunches, morning and afternoon teas
  • Accompanied activities and group excursions
  • Companionship visits, classes and contact with volunteers
  • Monthly home delivery of library services through 'Library on Wheels'

Other services, such as writing letters and posting mail, could be offered dependent on the clients choice or identified need.


Brokered Support ComPack

A brokered support ComPack includes six weeks of support with domestic assistance, meal preparation, personal care, shopping support and transport. 

In Home Respite

In Home Respite offers the carer a break from caring for a family member or friend. A Staff member or volunteer can support the care recipient while the carer has a break from their caring role. Tasks can include meal preparation, toileting, reading to the client, socialisation and outings e.g. going out for coffee.

The carer will need to provide a support plan for the time they are absent and an assessment through My Aged Care is required.  

If carers require additional support they can contact the Carer Gateway on 1800 422 737 to find out more.

Equipment Hire

Gilgandra Community Care Centre hires out a variety of equipment you may need for short periods. Items we have available include; wheelie walkers, wheelchairs, shower chairs and stools, bath handles, toilet frames, and chair raises.

Hire fees are very reasonable and calculated on a weekly basis.

Our Community Care vehicles may also be hired for a day on an occasional basis (not regular hires) if available.