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Cape York Hospital and Health Service
About Mapoon

Mapoon is an Indigenous community situated on the far north western coast of Cape York Peninsula. Mapoon is peaceful, with idyllic natural surroundings, fishing and an abundance of vegetation.

The townís welcoming sense of community makes it an ideal home.

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Working in Mapoon

The Mapoon Primary Health Care Centre is open daily and afterhours in the event of an emergency.

The centre offers accident & emergency, child and adolescent health, women's health, mental health, sexual health, chronic disease, environmental health and disease control, diabetes and nutritional health, alcohol and substance abuse services and aged care.

Clinics available include a fortnightly medical clinic, and allied health provides a physiotherapist to the centre as well.

Visiting outreach services include Royal Flying Doctor services, child health, obstetrician and gynaecologist, occupational therapist, chest (thoracic) specialist, nutritionist/dietician, ophthalmologist, public health, environmental health, sexual health, physician, paediatrician, mental health, dental services, women's health, optometrist, Queensland Ambulance Service, family health and a radiographer as well as alcohol and drug and sexual health teams visiting on a regular basis.

Community health services available are antenatal clinics, dental, nutrition health visits, school/child health screening, women's health clinics, diabetic care and a chronic disease program.

Living in Mapoon

Mapoon is a recognised tourist destination with excellent camping facilities at Cullen Point and Janie Creek. The area is known for excellent fishing and crabbing and offer and array of fantastic outdoor activities.

Large mining companies such as Rio Tinto Alcan are delving into the rich deposits of minerals found in the area. If you're a health professional with a loved one considering a career in mining, investigate Mapoon as a potential establishment
for yourself and your partner.

Local must know!

As the traditional land owners of Mapoon, the Tjungundji people have tried to preserve their surroundings through a number of initiatives. The most recent preservation initiative was the development of the Cape York Turtle Rescue which aims to conserve the endangered turtle species that nest on the local beaches. The Rescue aims to combat the threat of extinction through a monitoring and ranger program.

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  • Western Cape College - Mapoon (Year 1 to Year 6)
  • The Church of the Living God
  • Womenís Group and Menís Group
  • Post office with Commonwealth bank facilities
  • Country Credit Union bank
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  • Fishing
  • 4wd driving
  • Boating
  • Cape York Turtle Rescue
Beach, Mapoon Beach, Mapoon Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
Main Street MAPOON QLD 4874
Postal Address:
PO Box 341 WEIPA QLD 4874
General Phone:
+61 7 4090 9174
General Fax:
+61 7 4090 9182
Office Hours:
0800 to 1630 Mon to Fri
real life stories
Julie Luhrs, Oral Health Therapist, Cape York
Julie Luhrs Oral Health Therapist, Cape York "I work very hard but I also get rewarded for my efforts. Sometimes I feel physically exhausted but I love the leave that comes with the job".
Vikki Jackson, RN, Cooktown
Vikki Jackson RN, Cooktown "Every day brings something new for me to learn and remember and I am enjoying it immensely".
Franchesca Hodges, Indigenous MH, Cape York
Franchesca Hodges Indigenous MH, Cape York "Indigenous Mental Health encourages changes in attitudes and behaviours, healthier lifestyles and can lead to our mobís longevity".
Jan Whitby, DON, Hopevale
Jan Whitby DON, Hopevale "I work in this remote location because of my love for the local people and the positive benefits that they bring to my life and theirs".
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  • 280 Population
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