Nowra, New South Wales

About the community

Nowra is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales. It is located 125 Kilometers South-southwest of the State capital of Sydney. Area 210.2 km2


Nowra and the Let's Read program

Let’s Read is delivered through partner organisations in the Nowra community.

Paint the Town Read is planning to start in Nowra. Let’s Read will be a member of Paint the Town Read committee.

Community stories


The Basin Preschool

After attending the Let’s Read course we gave each child a Let's Read bag, a book to keep and some information for parents about the importance of reading to their child. We also set up a borrowing library for our families to borrow books from preschool. We encouraged families to use their child’s Let’s Read bag as a borrowing bag to borrow from our library. We have had so much success with this. Every day we have families borrowing books from our library and using their Let’s Read bag. We change the books regularly, we send out reminders to parents to encourage them to continue to borrow from the library and we tell the children to remind their families as well. On enrolment we give each new child a Let’s Read bag with the information. It has been very worthwhile.

November 2019


VIEW members assisting to pack Let’s Read packs


Let's Read Nowra is funded by Family and Community Services.

Let’s Read Nowra is supported in kind by VIEW clubs who assist with packing our Let’s Read literacy bags and knitting reading rugs.

Key contact

The Smith Family