About Us

Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre Ltd (KNC) is a not for profit volunteer based community organisation located at St Ives Shopping Village, Galston Community Health Centre, Berowra Market Place and Ramsey Rd,Pennant Hills providing community services and support to older residents of Northern Sydney. KNC  St Ives, has been providing information support and services to Ku-ring-gai residents since 1979.

KNC is managed by a voluntary Board of Directors elected from members of the organisation, and assisted by staff.


KNC volunteers are people from all walks of life, nationalities and beliefs. They are the core of the Centre and it could not operate without them. Volunteers go through screening and training prior to working with the centre. See the Volunteer page for more details on how to become a volunteer.


Ku-ring-gai Neighbourhood Centre Ltd (KNC) is a non-profit community-based organisation. We are managed by a volunteer community based Board of Directors that is elected by KNC members each year at the Annual General Meeting. Any interested community member can apply to become a member of KNC and receive KNC Newsletters. Contact the secretary for details.

KNC is a member of the following organisations:

LCSA Local Community Services Association

NCOSS The Council of Social Service of New South Wales

NASSA Neighbour Aid Social Support Association

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Volunteer Coordinators Forum

Volunteers Association NSW


KNC has been supported by Ku-ring-gai Council since its inception and enjoys close ties with them.

The Neighbourhood Centre runs our Neighbour Aid program, which is a Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP) providing community service and support to the older residents of Northern Sydney.


Ku-ring-gai Council