Far North Qld

Healing Words Therapy

Workshops for victims of trauma, displacement, mental health issues, domestic violence, child sexual abuse and workshops for workers in the human services industry.

Healing Words Therapy workshops are Creative Writing for Healing programs facilitated for the purpose of bringing about a cathartic release, healing and sometimes closure for the participants. It can be done in any language as the writing is never read out loud unless someone wishes to share.

The workshop can be provided in a group setting of up to 20 people per session or on a one-on-one setting.

For further information, please visit www.healingwordstherapy.com

Telephone:   0451977786
Web address:   www.healingwordstherapy.com
Email address: info@healingwordstherapy.com
Service address:   3/72 Eton Street , Nundah Qld 4012 (for post only)
Contact name: Princess Lakshman


Cassowary Coast Domestic and Family Violence Service

Supporting women and children affected by domestic and family violence.
Adult and child counselling
Case Management
Court support
Crisis intervention
General support
assistance with DFV orders
Safety plans and risk assessments
Assistance with security upgrades
Information and referral services

The Tully Support Centre (TSC) Inc. is a non-government organisation, overseen by a volunteer management committee. The TSC was incorporated under the Associations Incorporations Act in 1991 and has been supporting the community ever since.

The Cassowary Coast Domestic and Family Violence Service is proudly funded by the Queensland Government through the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services.

Telephone:   07 4068 1004
Fax number:   07 4068 1620
Web address:   www.tullysupportcentre.com.au
Email address:  ccdfvs@tullysupportcentre.com.au
Service address:   54 Bryant street Tully Queensland 4854
Contact name: Shane Greenwood

Expedition Security Group

Bug sweeping, anti-tracking sweeping of homes, vehicles, workplaces etc.
Safety Audits of workplaces, homes for existing CCTV, Alarms, Access Control systems.
Advisory services for best electronic security systems and procedures for use.
We offer a number of electronic security devices for direct sale to clients, or DV services.
Telephone:   1300055990
Web address:   www.expeditionsecurity.com.au
Email address:  libbyc@expeditionsecurity.com.au
Service address:   8/747 Fairfield Road, Yeerongpilly Q 4105
PO Box 1114 Milton Q 4068
Contact name: Libby Chadkirk

PCYC Mareeba

RUBY is a free physical fitness program run at PCYC Mareeba for women who have experienced, are currently experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing Domestic and Family Violence. The weekly sessions are run by a qualified female fitness instructor, with a female member of the Queensland Police Service also attending each session.
Telephone: 0740924231
Web address:   http://www.pcyc.org.au/Mareeba/
Email address: mareeba@pcyc.org.au
Service address:   136 Walsh Street, Mareeba, Qld 4880
Contact name: The Branch Manager

Victims Legal Service Queensland

“We are a law firm specialising in assisting victims of crime to apply for financial assistance to help with recovery from an act of violence. Eligible victims may receive assistance with medical and counselling expenses, travel to attend relevant appointments, the cost of damaged clothing and loss of earnings, along with a recognition payment to acknowledge the harm a victim has suffered. There is also a component for a victim’s legal expenses which covers our fees for acting on our clients’ behalf so there are no out of pocket costs for our clients to apply.”


Telephone: 0407330002
Web address: www.vlsq.com.au
Email address: info@vlsq.com.au
Service Address: 28 Hogan Street, Westcourt, Queensland, 4870
Contact name: Mark Boreham – Legal Director / Manager


RUBY is a free physical fitness program run at the PCYC Cairns and PCYC Edmonton for women who have experienced, are currently experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing Domestic and Family Violence. The weekly sessions are run by a qualified female fitness instructor, with a female member of the Queensland Police Service also attending each session.


Telephone: 0459 892 591
Email address: scccairns@pcyc.org.au
Service Address: PCYC Cairns
91-97 MacNamara St,
Manunda QLD 4870
PCYC Edmonton
10-20 Walker Road,
Edmonton QLD 4869

Contact name: Angela

PCYC Innisfail

RUBY is a free physical fitness program run at the PCYC Innisfail for women who have experienced, are currently experiencing, or are at risk of experiencing Domestic and Family Violence. The weekly sessions are run by a qualified female fitness instructor, with a female member of the Queensland Police Service also attending each session.

Service name: PCYC Innisfail
Telephone: 4061 3442
Fax number: 4061 4029
Service Address: 2B Palmerston Drive, Innisfail
Contact name: Senior Constable Jane Moran

Ability-Counselling and Training Ltd

Ability-Counselling and Training Ltd is a registered Not-For-Profit company.
It is a recovery oriented mental health practice, assisting the individual in their environment.  Ability-Counselling and Training Ltd works in, and with, the community toward relieving the poverty, distress or disadvantage of individuals or families. We provide individual counselling, and small group programme for behaviours associated with domestic violence and addiction.

Counselling – mental health; domestic violence; trauma; addiction

Programme delivery – Domestic Violence; Substance Abuse.

Telephone: 0400 337 350
Web address: www.abilitycounsellingandtraining.com.au
Email address: ability.candt@bigpond.com
Service Address: Registered Office- 655 Tinaroo Creek Road, Mareeba, Q 4880
PO Box 1166, Mareeba Q 4880
Contact name: Jenny Morgan


Cape York/Gulf Remote Area Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Child Care Assoc. Inc

The Cape York/Gulf Remote Area Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Care (RAATSICC) Advisory Association is the peak advisory body on children and family matters for Queensland’s Cape and Gulf remote communities. RAATSICC work collaboratively to overcome any barriers to the care and protection of our children. RAATSICC provides support, education and awareness and child counselling services to children and youth and their families experiencing domestic violence in the communities of Lockhart River, Napranum, Kowanyama and Mapoon.  RAATSICC services include:

· Advisory Network
· FNQ Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Family Support Service
· Crisis Accommodation – Ma’aathan Women’s Shelter (Aurukun)
· Remote Indigenous Child and Family Support Resource Service
· Remote Indigenous Child Witness of Domestic Violence Counselling Service


Phone: (07) 4030 0900 or Toll Free 1300 663 411
Web: www.raatsicc.org.au
Address: 120 Spence Street, Cairns, Qld, 4870
Postal: PO Box 6242 Cairns, Qld, 4870

Court Network

Going to Court?  We can help…

Court Network is a unique not-for-profit organisation providing non-legal information, support and referral services to persons attending court.

The Queensland service is offered in the:

  • Brisbane Supreme and District Courts
  • Commonwealth Law Courts
  • Brisbane Magistrates Court
  • Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)
  • Cairns Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts
  • Townsville Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts


Phone: 1800 267 671
Email: brisbane@courtnetwork.com.au
Web: www.courtnetwork.com.au 
Address: PO Box 12546, George Street, Brisbane, Qld, 4003

Ruth’s Womens Shelter Cairns Inc.


Womens shelter providing crisis accommodation to women and children experiencing domestic and family violence.  Servicing Cairns to Mossman and south to Innisfail.

Contact Details:

Phone: 1800 811 811
Email: rwcairns@bigpond.net.au
Web: www.ruthswomensshelter.com.au
Address: Confidential

TRICC Inc. (Tablelands Sexual Assault)

Providing free confidential, professional counselling, support and information for non-offending women and men 15 years and over who have experienced sexual assault at any time. Also for their supportive family and friends. Provide counselling within 90 minutes drive from Atherton and via phone and Skype.

Servicing the Tablelands Regional Council area and the Shires of Croydon and Etheridge.

Contact Details:

Phone – 07 4091 4036
Address – Atherton
E-mail –  tablelandswcs@qldnet.com.au

Womens Centre Cairns and Womens Centre Atherton

The Womens Centre Cairns offers a free service to women in crisis with a focus on domestic violence and homelessness. We offer centre based and outreach services such as : Crisis support, practical support to obtain housing or escape violence. Young Parent Outreach, &  Intensive Family Outreach.

Servicing the Cairns region.

Contact Details

Email: wirc@wirc.org.au
Web:  http://wirc.org.au/
Phone: 07 4051 9366
Address: 182 Gatton Street , Cairns, 4870


The Womens Centre – Atherton offers a free service to women. We offer immediate emergency housing for  women and children escaping domestic and family violence . We also offer a DV Court Support and program for women who wish to remain in their own home “Safer at Home “

Servicing the Atherton Tablelands  region.

Contact Details

Email: wirc@wirc.org.au
Web:  http://wirc.org.au/
Phone: 07 4091 5100
Address: 15 Beatrice Street , Atherton

Cairns Community Legal Centre

Seniors Legal & Support Service provides free legal and support services to seniors who are experiencing (or at risk of experiencing) elder abuse and/or financial exploitation. The Service is staffed by a Solicitor and a Social Worker.

Contact Details

Email: adminslass@cclc.org.au
Web:  www.cclc.org.au
Phone: 1800 650 931 or 07 4031 7179
Address: 1st Floor, Main Street Arcade, 85 Lake St, Cairns 4870

Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service

Our service provides assistance to adults and children experiencing domestic and family violence. We provide crisis support; counselling for adults and children; assistance with Domestic Violence Protection Orders and court support; information and referral; community education and professional training; and convene the Cairns Integrated Response to Domestic and Family Violence.

Contact details

Amanda Lee-Ross

Tel: (07) 4033 6100
Email: office@dvcairns.org
Web: www.dvcairns.org 
Address: Room 19, 600 Bruce Highway, Woree 4868

Innate Personal Development & Counselling


Provides counseling to adults, adolescents, children and families affected by Domestic Violence in the Mount Sheridan and Cairns area.

Contact Details:

Phone – 0414 480 934
Address – PO Box 12442 Cairns DC 4870
E-mail –  donna@innatepd.com

Country and Remote Counselling Services

Provision of therapeutic counselling/ indigenous psychotherapy, psycho education for individuals and groups who have been affected by domestic and family violence.  Services include culturally appropriate education and training to limit self harm attributed to excessive alcohol and other drugs consumption.
Services can be delivered on site throughout Queensland. (see website)

Contact Details:

Phone: +61456087172
Email: gestaltbrian@gmail.com
Web: www.consultbrianhunt.com
Address: 56 Dunrock Road, Chelona, Mackay, QLD

Sanctum Psychology

Providing psychological support for people who are subjected to DV – specialising in PTSD and depression.


Phone: 0414532824
Email: jackie.coetzee@yahoo.com
Address: Southcare Medical Centre, 12 Toogood Rd, Woree, Cairns, Qld