Overview & History

About Us

Mission Statement:

Gunnedah Family & Children’s Service Inc exists to assist families and children in Gunnedah and District to achieve greater independence, self-reliance and dignified well-being.

We aim to enhance the quality of their lives in a safe environment.


A non-profit community organisation

Currently the Auspice Body for:
Gunnedah Family Day Care
Mary Ranken Child Care Centre
Gunnedah Early Childhood Intervention
Gunnedah Supported Playgroup


  • Established as Gunnedah Children’s Services Council in 1981 & Incorporated 1985
  • Established Family Day Care 1985
  • Sponsored Gunnedah Family Support 1989-2003
  • Operated Safety Restraint Rental Scheme till 1998
  • Established Wolseley Park Playground in conjunction with Gunnedah Shire Council 1991-1995
  • Amalgamated with Mary Ranken Centre 1997 as Gunnedah Family and Children’s Services Inc
  • Established Sugar Gums Family and Children’s Centre in 1998

GFCS Contact Details

Address: SugarGums (Tafe Grounds) Hunter Street, Gunnedah 2380
Phone: 02 6740 2280 | Fax: 02 6742 5889
Hours: Mon-Thurs 8am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm