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Aurukun Health Service

icon The Aurukun Health Service is an integrated health service delivered in partnership between Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service and Apunipima; offering high quality, culturally safe comprehensive primary health care and emergency and after hours care that is responsive to the community needs.
icon Level 2 emergency care centre. 24 hours access to registered nurse and triage presentations.
icon Aurukun also receives services from a range of visiting services including ophthalmologist, psychiatrist, paediatrician and obstetrics.
icon Telehealth services are available for linking with other facilities via video-conference for patients..
icon A purpose-built dental suite provides comprehensive dental care to the local community.
icon Aurukun can provide financial assistance through the Patient Travel Subsidy Scheme to eligible patients who need to travel to other hospitals for procedures and tests not available locally.


Street Address: Kang Kang Road, AURUKUN QLD 4892

Postal Address: C/O Post Office, AURUKUN QLD 4892


+61 7 4060 6700


+61 7 4060 6163

Office hours

8.30am - 5pm Monday to Sunday

HHS website

Visit Torres and Cape HHS website

Distance to main referring hospital(s)

Centre services

  • Level 2 emergency care centre.
  • 24 hours access to registered nurse and triage presentations.
  • Aged care
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Chronic disease
  • Diabetes and nutritional health
  • Emergency on-call after hours
  • Environmental health and disease control
  • Mental Health and AODS
  • Sexual health
  • Women's health

Visiting services

  • Chest (thoracic) specialist
  • Child health
  • Dental services
  • Environmental health
  • Family health
  • Mental health
  • Obstetrician and gynaecologist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Optometrist
  • Paediatrician
  • Physician
  • Public health
  • Nutritionist/dietitian services
  • Radiographer
  • Royal Flying Doctor Services
  • Sexual health
  • Women's health

Alcohol and drug and sexual health teams visit the Cape York communities on an ad hoc basis.

Community health services

  • Antenatal clinics
  • Dental
  • Diabetic care
  • Nutrition health visits
  • Chronic disease program
  • School/Child health screen
  • Women's health clinics

Capital works or recent improvements

Health facilities at Aurukun will undergo a $6.8 million upgrade in 2017-18. The Aurukun project will involve demolishing the currently disused and dilapidated Home and Community Care (HACC) building adjacent to the Primary Health Care Centre (PHCC).

The upgrade will include an extension to the current PHCC to provide additional clinical consulting rooms, office space and badly-needed additional clinical storage capacity. An additional 8 staff accommodation units and a 6 bay vehicle compound

Alcohol management plans

Visitors and residents are expected to respect and abide by the alcohol management plan. Check the Aurukun  Community Alcohol Limits as conditions vary according to community.

Last updated: 16 December 2021

Aururkun PHCC

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