Help on paying fines, getting mental health support and affording power bills will be available at a Gunnedah expo next month.
The Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW, in partnership with Gunnedah Shire Council and Gunida Gunya Aboriginal Corporation, are hosting the Bring Your Bills and Community Expo on June 4 to help residents receive free, face-to-face support.
"Available support includes assistance to establish payment plans, EAPA vouchers to provide one-off electricity bill relief, and information about social housing, homelessness services and tenancy advocacy," GoCo Community Hub co-ordinator Kate McGrath said.
"Gunnedah residents who are struggling to pay bills will be able to access a wide range of support and information to better manage increased cost-of-living expenses.
"They will also be able to link in with local services who are able to provide long-term support."
NSW Energy and Water Ombudsman Janine Young said the expo was a "way of getting direct assistance".
"It's really about having a range of assistance available and information available, and informing customers they're in charge of their electricity," Ms Young said.
"It's about bringing our service, and particularly the energy companies, [to help] them see through the lens from the country perspective rather than [a] Melbourne, Sydney, city point-of-view.
"This is assistance that everyone from NSW is entitled to and we're making it easier to get."
Services will also include Anglicare, Salvation Army, Red Energy, Australian Energy Regulator and more.
Residents who are interested in attending should bring their current and past gas and electricity bills, letters from providers, and pensioner or concession cards.
The event will be held at Gunnedah Town Hall on Tuesday, June 4 from 10am-3pm.