Community & Neighbourhood Centres




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About Us

Cooktown District Community Centre services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Our vision is strong communities in South East Cape York, where people are happy, healthy, safe and supported to be able to achieve their aspirations and potential.

We aim to provide supports that build the capacity of our communities to respond to the needs of people of all ages within them.

Our programs

Parenting and Family Support

¨ Family and individual counselling

¨ Educational and supportive groups (including Circle of Security)

¨ Healing intervention and early intervention services


¨ Fun, interactive and engaging activities for children and parents

¨ Locations in Cooktown, Wujal Wujal, Hope Vale and Laura

Youth Engagement service

¨ Targeted support for young people aged 10-21

¨ School-based traineeships

¨ Pulse 87.6 FM radio station

60s & better

¨ Social groups and activities

¨ A way to make new friends and get involved in the community

Domestic and Family Violence Service

¨ Counselling, referral, and liaison

¨ Adults, Youth, and Children

¨ Outreach to Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal, and Laura

Community Case Worker / Budgeting Advice

We can help with

¨ Bond loans and Rental Grants

- Help with housing applications

- Applying for an interest free loan for fridges, washing machines, TV's and essential household costs

- Medical / health aids and education expenses

- Food and clothing for those in immediate need

- Setting up Telsta accounts for easier repayments

¨ Outreach to Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal, and Laura

Youth AOD Support

We can help with

- Targeted support for young people 12-24 years

¨ Information, advice and referrals

-Therapeutic case management

-Supporting young people with employment, housing, education and training, living skills

-Reduction in criminal offending, improved social and emotional wellbeing 

Early Years / Early Education

We can help with

¨ Assistance with paperwork in relation to your child care or education service

- Linking you to family support services available in the community

- Referrals to health and well being services

- Programs and activities which improve educational outcomes

- Assisting with and providing information on routines, healthy eating, health, hygiene and child development



Quick Facts About The Region

COOKTOWN DISTRICT COMMUNITY CENTRE - Cooktown is located in the suburb of Cooktown, the council of Cook, the state electorate of Cook and the federal electorate of Leichhardt.