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Gurriny Yealamucka Primary Health Care Centre (Yarrabah)

 Yarrabah Health Centre

Health services for the community of Yarrabah are consolidated under the one roof incorporating the Queensland Ambulance Service, Gurriny Yealamucka Primary Health Care Centre, and Queensland Health.


1 Bukki Road
Yarrabah Qld 4871

Contact Details

C/- Post Office, Yarrabah Qld 4871 Phone: 07 422 64100 Fax: 07 4056 9360


Yarrabah 24/7 Emergency Department (NOTE: This is now a separate department to Gurriny Yealamucka Primary Health Care Centre)

1 Bukki Road
Yarrabah Qld 4871

Contact Details 

C/- Post Office, Yarrabah Qld 4871 Phone: 07 4226 4200 Fax: 07 4226 4297




  • Regular General Practice type clinics
  • Child Health
  • Womens Health which incorporates Antenatal and Postnatal care
  • Well Womens Health
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Basic Radiographer services

Visiting Services

  • General Physician - monthly
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology clinic - six weekly
  • Outreach Mobile Womens Health Nurse Clinic - monthly
  • Diabetic outreach team - quarterly
  • ENT - quarterly
  • Australian Hearing Service - quarterly

Yarrabah Information

Yarrabah is an Indigenous community situated on the north Queensland coastline approximately 45 minutes southeast of Cairns.  Yarrabah is an Aboriginal word meaning meeting place.  The area surrounding Yarrabah is an aboriginal reserve and extends from False Cape in the north, to Russell River in the south, covering a total area of approximately 154 square kilometres.

The two main tribes that live in Yarrabah are the Gungandji (or Gungai) tribe and the Yidinji tribe.  The main Indigenous language spoken is Yidingi.  Yarrabah has a population of approximately 3,000 people with 1,157 of that number being between the ages of 10-24 years.

Yarrabah was originally a mission of the Anglican Church.  However, in 1985 the Department of Aboriginal and Islander Affairs handed the deeds to Yarrabah land back to the people.  Yarrabah is now referred to as a Deed of Grant in Trust Community (DOGIT), being self managed by the Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council.

St Lukes Yarrabah Health Service comes under the umbrella of Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and provides a multitude of health services to the Yarrabah Community & surrounding areas.  The staff come from varied and interesting backgrounds, they have a wealth of experience and knowledge, with several of the nursing staff having Immunisation and Isolated Practice endorsement on their practicing licences.

Key organisations in the Yarrabah Community are as follows:

Yarrabah Health Centre Yarrabah Health Centre

Last Updated: 10 January 2014
Last Reviewed: 10 January 2014