Gympie Region Community Services Directory

Many people, families and communities in the Gympie region are faced with challenges and find it hard to know where to find support or assistance. There are many dedicated service providers, organisations and agencies in the Gympie region that offer support to those members of our community in times of need.

The Community Services Directory is a collection of resources available to the community.

  • Community Action Inc

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    Community Action provides a range of support services in response to the needs of the community. Services include community housing, support services and accommodation for young people, support services and accommodation for women and children experiencing domestic and family violence, financial counselling, and multicultural support for new migrants.

    CAI Housing Service    

    Housing Service provides subsidised housing for people through a range of community and alternate housing programs.  

    CAI Youth Service

    Youth Service provides a range of programs that aim to reduce homelessness and respond to the health and well-being needs of vulnerable young people aged 12-25 within the Gympie Region. This support has a primary focus on youth homelessness (including those at risk of homelessness), wrap-around case management support, a free fortnightly GP clinic, access to emergency relief, a pregnant young mum’s group, information, advocacy, and referral.

    CAI Gympie Region Domestic & Family Violence Service  

    GRDFVS provides counselling and support to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence, support to complete applications for protection orders and when attending court and safety home upgrades. 

    CAI Erin House   

    Erin House provides support and refuge to women and children escaping domestic and family violence. 

    CAI Financial Literacy and Resilience Program (FLARP)

    A free financial counselling and money management service to help people learn about managing debts, budgeting assistance and advocacy. We also provide free financial literacy support workshops.

    CAI Multicultural Information Network Service (MINS)

    MINS provides individualised, client centred services to meet the needs of new migrants that can assist with supporting a successful settlement.   

    Family Child Connect

    Family and Child Connect - Information and referral service for families at risk of entering the child protection system. Short-term support to link in with referrals for whole of family support. The team can do a home visit and phone support.

    Footprints Community

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    The Care Finder Navigator is a free service for vulnerable elderly people in the Gympie region without supports in place. Footprints can help navigate to access relevant services for specific needs, including My Aged Care and the Department of Housing.

    The Care Finder can advocate and support clients in arranging and attending home care assessments.

    Gympie Al-Anon Family Groups

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    The purpose of Al-Anon is to help families & friends of alcoholics by offering hope & friendship & better understanding of the effects on themselves of someone else's excessive drinking of alcohol. Al-Anon is a self-supporting, not for profit organisation.

    Gympie & District Women’s Health Centre

    We are a community-based, not-for-profit organisation providing trauma-informed counselling, therapeutic groups and community education and support services as well as a sexual and reproductive health GP clinic.

    Headspace Gympie

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    headspace Gympie provides free confidential health services for young people aged 12-25 across the Gympie region.

    headspace Gympie can help with support, information and services for health and wellbeing including mental health, physical and sexual health, education and employment services and alcohol and other drug services.

    We are an inclusive service that does not discriminate regardless of age, race, cultural background, religion, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.

    IFYS

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    IFYS Outreach provides immediate assistance and support for those who have found themselves homeless and rough sleeping, this may include sleeping bag/tent, hygiene packs, Urban Angel meals - all are subject to current stocks/availability.

    Our services include:

    • Assistance to connect to other support services in Gympie that provide showers/washing machines/meals, food banks/hamper, clothing etc.
    • Assistance with referrals to other services providers such as Emergency Funding and Emergency/Crisis Accommodation are subject to eligibility associated with that organisation. IFYS Outreach supports and advocates for vulnerable clients in need.

    *IFYS Outreach does not have an immediate housing solution for referrals.

    Jabba Jabba Child Health, Child, Youth & Family Health, SCHHS

    We offer growth and development checks, hearing screening and vaccinations for our Aboriginal community.

    We have a child health clinic that is accessible for any family based at Gympie hospital also.

    Child health offers parenting support, speech therapy, bub's groups, and an intensive home visiting service for vulnerable families.

    Sunshine Coast University Hospital, 6 Doherty Street, Birtinya 4575

    Laurel Place

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    Laurel Place Inc. provides specialised counselling support, information and education regarding sexual violence across the Gympie, Murgon, Sunshine Coast and Moreton Bay areas.

    Lives Lived Well 

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    Lives Lived Well is a not-for-profit organisation, working to help people impacted by drugs or alcohol as well as mental health concerns. We work with people to help get their lives back on track by delivering a wide range of programs and services. Our Queensland services are delivered across more than 20 locations with outreach into many more communities. We specialise in community-based counselling and group programs for those impacted by drug and alcohol use and for their families. 

    QuIHN

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    QuIHN Ltd. is an independent not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of specialist social and medical services relating to alcohol, other drug use and mental health. QuIHN programs offer a continuum of care comprising of harm reduction, therapeutic and primary medical care programs.

    St. Vincent De Paul

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    Vinnies Queensland helps all people in need, giving them a hand up in several different ways. This help can include disaster relief, emergency assistance and support services.

    Suncare Community Services

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    Suncare offers everyday services including personal care support, nursing assistance or occasional help such as cleaning and home and garden maintenance as well as activities and services that help keep you connected with your community.

    Sunshine Coast Hospital & Health Service

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    The Nurse Navigator Service - Complex Paediatrics aims to help children from birth to 18 years with complex health care needs in navigating through their health care journey, from their general practitioner, hospital, specialist appointments and community supports.

    Thrive Allied Health

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    Occupational therapy services for NDIS participants, My Aged Care and Department of Veterans Affairs. We provide home safety assessments, functional assessments, assistive technology, and home modifications.

  • Australian Red Cross 

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    Recovery and disaster preparedness planning, training and advocacy in the Gympie and South Burnett regions.

    Cooloola Coast Medical Transport Inc.  

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    Cooloola Coast Medical Transport Inc. (CCMT) is a local organisation that ensures residents of the Cooloola Coast can access medical treatment by providing transport to health services at all locations between Hervey Bay and Brisbane. Priority service is offered to the aged, frail and people with a disability.

    Cooloola Human Services Network

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    The peak body representing the human and community services sector in the Gympie region. We operate from a community development perspective to support emerging and existing organisations, programs and services build a responsive and inclusive community.

    GIVIT

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    A not-for-profit organisation matching generosity with genuine need to make huge, positive impacts in Australia. GIVIT is an easy, quick, and efficient way of donating directly to people and communities in need, without overwhelming councils and charities on the ground.

    We’re all about inspiring and helping donors to give… the smart way.

    Gympie Community Place

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    Community Centre Program - Information, referral & advice services, community events, groups & activities, facilities & room hire.

    Our services and programs include:

    • Money Matters - Financial Support Services (emergency relief).
    • Community Connect Program - advocacy support.
    • Healthy Play Project - child development & parenting support.
    • Service Navigator - Community disaster recovery support.
       
    • 18 Excelsior Road, Gympie 4570
    • 07 5482 1147
    • reception@gcp.org.au
    • https://www.gcp.org.au

    Gympie Meals on Wheels

    For over 65 years, Meals on Wheels has played a crucial role nationally in supporting the health and wellbeing of over 200,000 older Australians every year across our member network of over 590 service locations.

    Our shared purpose is to support well-nourished, independent, and connected communities through the delivery of a nutritious meal, social connection, and a wellbeing check by our dedicated volunteer workforce.

    Gympie Medical Transport Inc. (GMT)

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    GMT provides an individual medical transport service for all community members in the Gympie Region (excludes the Cooloola Coast) for non-urgent medical and surgical appointments and procedures.

    GMT travel to Hervey Bay in the north and to Brisbane in the south and anywhere in between. For bookings or enquiries please contact the office for further information.

    Fees apply.

    Gympie Recovery Accommodation Park

    The Gympie Recovery Accommodation Park provides temporary accommodation to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. New residents are referred to the park through community providers in the Gympie region or through the Maroochydore Housing Service Centre.

    Gympie South Lions

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    Lions meet the needs of local communities and the world every day because they share a core belief - to serve their community.

    Kilkivan Veteran's and Community Men's Shed Association Inc. 

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    The aim of the KVCMS is to support those with general and mental health conditions and at risk from isolation. We can provide a cooking facility for disasters or approved council food production, BBQ, gazebos, woodwork, metal work and a large trailer. Communications through use of our laptops on site as we did for the last floods. A defibrillator and first aid kits are on hand with trained operators.

    Lions Club of Gympie

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    Where there’s a need, there’s a Lion.

    Rainbow Beach Community Information & Resource Service Association Inc.

    Office services (printing, photocopying, scanning), public access computers, hall hire, meeting room, monthly markets, film nights, assistance with information and accessing government services, book sales, host local activities e.g., Pilates, yoga, table tennis, homeschooling activities, community pantry, outreach service hub for providers e.g. APM employment, Friday Community catch-ups, Emergency Relief Thursday 1-3pm.

    *Centrelink registered Voluntary Work Organisation

    Veteran’s Retreat

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    Veteran’s Retreat is a registered charity farm stay located in Mothar Mountain, just outside Gympie. The retreat is volunteer-run and open to all serving members, veterans, first responders, and their families/carers.

    We offer day visits, overnight stays, animal therapy, holistic wellness events, emergency and respite accommodation, homeless veteran care and more.  Our key focus is on meaningful engagement.

    Wellways Carer Gateway

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    Carer Gateway is an Australian Government program providing free services and support for carers. If you care for a family member or friend with disability, a medical condition, mental illness, or who is frail due to age, then Carer Gateway can help you.

  • Jobmatch Employment

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    Jobmatch Employment are your local specialised employment team and NDIS Provider.  Our team comes from a diverse background of expertise, skills, experience, and interests, so that we can provide the support that is right for you. We are the largest and most successful local disability employment agency, servicing Gympie and the Cooloola Coast, Kingaroy, Nanango, and the South Burnett regions since 1992.

    At Jobmatch, we also offer a range of NDIS services from daily living assistance, school leaver employment supports, personal training, specialised employment support, community participation, coordinating and managing life skills and transitioning, transport, and training. We can also connect you to trusted specialists.

    Skills Hubs

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    Skills Generation is a non-for-profit organisation funded by the Federal Government and is part of a consortium with COTA (Council of the Aging Qld) and Skills Generation (Registered Training Organisation). Our goal is to increase the workforce primarily in the Home and Community Aged Care Sector, along with residential and disability care in certain rural areas.

    Our service is totally free to both employers and potential employees. To date, we have placed around 1000 people into jobs in the sector across Queensland.

    STEPS Group Australia

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    STEPS Group Australia is a national not for profit organisation passionate about making a difference by providing opportunities for individuals and communities to shine.

    Our current scope of service in the Gympie region includes Employment Assistance, Mental Health services, Training and Education including Cert 111 in Individual Support and Support Coordination.

    TAFE Queensland

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    TAFE Queensland delivers practical industry relevant training courses across a range of industries from short courses and workshops and entry-levels certificates through to undergraduate degrees.

    University of the Sunshine Coast – Gympie Campus

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    Tertiary education services.

  • Assistance Industry Resourcing Pty Ltd

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    Assistance Industry Resourcing (AIR) is a small regional company that exists for community service providers. It does not provide services to vulnerable people - but instead supports the organisations who do.  Our commitment is to help regional providers in areas of workforce projects, quality, and compliance, and creating professional development opportunities locally in our regions.

    Rural Financial Counselling Service (RFCS) Southern Queensland

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    RFCS Southern Queensland provides free, impartial, and confidential financial counselling and wellness coaching to primary producers in Southern Queensland. Our service offers qualified and local:

    • Rural Financial Counsellors to work with you to improve your farm’s financial situation and get things back under control
    • Wellness Coaches to help improve your mental health or emotional wellbeing stress

    Small Business Financial Counselling Service (SBFCS) Southern Queensland

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    SBFCS Southern Queensland provides free, impartial and confidential financial counselling and wellness coaching to small business owners in Southern Queensland. Our service offers qualified and local:

    • Small Business Financial Counsellors to work with you to improve your business’s financial situation and get things back under control
    • Wellness Coaches to help improve your mental health or emotional wellbeing stress.
       
    • 1300 732 777
    • info@sbfcssq.org.au
    • https://www.sbfcssq.org.au
  • Avenues Disability & Lifestyle Support Association Inc. 

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    Avenues offers the following services: Community Access Support, In home 24/7 – Supported Independent Living support, Short Term Accommodation / Respite, Plan Management, Hall Hire in our Sherwood Hall located in Gympie

    Bravo Disability Support Network Inc. 

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    Bravo works with individuals and families to plan and implement flexible, individualised options for natural and funded supports.

    Bravo engages with support workers to carry out the direct work with clients to meet their goals. Some of the activities support workers can assist with include:

    • Support within the home – daily living, self-care, household duties and cleaning.
    • Support in the community – social d community participation and skills development.
    • Short-term accommodation

    Bravo also provides non-NDIS support under an agreement with:

    • An individual/carer
    • Another service provider
    • Government departments or organisations that may provide/hold funds on behalf of an individual/carer.

    Bravo will work with you to assist you with your support service needs.

    Links Community Services

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    At Links, everything is about you! We offer a person-centred approach to achieving your goals. 

    People with Disability Australia

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    Our individual advocates are trained professionals who support or work on behalf of a person with disability to support them to speak out and defend their rights and interests as well as sort out complaints, issues, and problems.  Our advocates take direction from the person with disability, keep their issues and information private and confidential and only release information with permission from the person. Our advocates provide information and support so clients can also feel more confident advocating for themselves.

    TASC National

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    Social Justice Advocacy for people with a disability or mental health condition.

    Weeroona Association

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    Registered and Certified NDIS Service Provider. Weeroona’s comprehensive range of services include Direct and Group Support, delivered in home and in the community. Supports may include:

    • personal care
    • community access
    • assistance with daily living tasks
    • all designed to enhance independence, promote inclusion, and improve overall quality of life.

    Weeroona also provides quality Support Coordination services, to empower clients to fully comprehend and implement funded supports. The team is committed to linking individuals with mainstream, community, government services, and allied health options.

    Other registered services by Weeroona include:

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Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

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