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.
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.
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.
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.