Thursday, 29 July 2021

Support for Retired Associates

The CPSU NSW wants our retired members to know we are thinking of them during the current COVID-19 restrictions in the Greater Sydney Area.

These difficult times can be very lonely and affect everyone’s mental health. If you are not coping you can contact the CPSU NSW Branch President Nicole Jess. Nicole can be contacted on 0427 609 199 or at .

Outside agencies to call for support are Lifeline 131 114, Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 and the NSW Mental Health Line 1800 011 511.

You can also contact Reg Lobb, the elected Welfare Officer for the Retired Associates Group on (02) 4294 1656 or 0432 390 267.

To stay up to date regarding COVID-19 rules, restrictions and support packages retired members can call service NSW on 13 77 88 and select the COVID-19 option or visit

Retired members may find there are government programs available to them through the Service NSW cost-of-living programs. The programs include rebates and discounts based on a person’s circumstances.

Service NSW offers two ways to check eligibility and claim. Members can call 13 77 88 and speak to a Cost of Living Specialist or visit and complete a self-assessment.

We want you all to know that the CPSU NSW is running business as usual. For any enquiries, do not hesitate in contacting the Member Support Centre on 1300 772 679.