Crisis Support. Suicide Prevention.

About Lifeline


Connecting people with care.


A society where our community has full access to support, care and justice for all.


To aid, support and encourage all who seek assistance from the organisation.


Lifeline Central West has a long and distinguished record of community support in the central west of NSW. Starting from humble beginnings in Bathurst in 1976, the organisation has grown its footprint to cover approximately half of rural NSW.

From the commencement of services in Bathurst, Lifeline opened a telephone centre in Orange in 1984 and expanded the service to Dubbo in 2000. Over the intervening period, Lifeline Central West has been at the forefront of the provision of crisis support for those that need assistance through the Lifeline national 13 11 14 24/7 telephone service.

Lifeline Central West also provides Financial and GambleAware counselling to the central west and has commenced an outreach training service focussed on mental health wellbeing designed to complement the nationally renowned Lifeline 13 11 14 service.

Board Members

Mr Bill Miller


Mr Tony Eviston

Public Officer

Mr Alex Ferguson

Executive Director

Mr Paul Field

Board Member

Ms Tracey Callinan

Board Member