When Amorette Zielinski moved to the Central West three-and-a-half years ago, she turned to Facebook to combat her isolation.
Ms Zielinski established the Central West Mums Facebook group as a safe space for women to get advice and connect with one another. The group now boasts more than 2500 people.
"Mums call it the 'Siri of the Central West'. Ask a question on any topic at all and you get an answer within minutes," Ms Zielinski said.
The conversations range from school holiday activities to more deeper concerns, such as asking for legal advice about divorce or members' mental health.
Unlike most mothers' groups, the majority of members in Central West Mums have never met. But that could change this Saturday when 300 are meeting up at the inaugural MUM FEST.
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The event is a chance to network and have fun.
"At a time when we have had ongoing drought, financial pressures, mental health issues, I would like women - especially those who have vocally said they are travelling from all over the region and those who are coming alone - to know they are coming to a happy space, a place to feel welcome and excited, to enjoy connecting with each other," Ms Zielinski said.
"I want the event to empower and uplift women so they feel amazing and can take that energy and vibe back home to their families."
MUM FEST, which will be held at the Greenhouse of Orange, will include guests like author Taryn Brumfitt and the Western NSW Local Health District's Di Gill.
Ms Zielinski developed the event after receiving a $5000 Facebook Australia grant to bridge the gap between the online and offline community. She already has plans for it to grow each year.
More information is available on the Central West Mums Facebook page.