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Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service
About Woorabinda

Woorabinda is a stand-alone, self-governing Aboriginal community situated on Mimosa Creek, south west of Rockhampton in Queensland’s Central Highlands. It was first established in 1927 to replace the Taroom Aboriginal settlement and elected its first local council in 1985. Today, Woorabinda is the only Deed of Grant in Trust community in Central Queensland. Woorabinda is a thriving community renowned for its aboriginal artwork with easy access to the small township of Baralaba.

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Working in Woorabinda

The Woorabinda Multipurpose Health Service provides the community with emergency, acute inpatient, residential care, community health, alcohol and drug services, oral health and hostel care services.

As Woorabinda is primarily an Indigenous population, experience or a willingness
to learn Aboriginal health is vital.

A satellite renal unity has been established in the Woorabinda Multipurpose
Health Service facility. This new unit comprises of two self care chairs.

Living in Woorabinda

As a Deed of Grant in Trust community, there are strict regulations regarding alcohol consumption in Woorabinda. No alcohol is allowed in Woorabinda. Home-brew of any kind is likewise banned. Fines of up to $75,000 apply to anyone in possession of alcohol.

Local must see!

Get your hands on one of the traditional artworks or crafts made by the local Woorabinda people. These pieces are renowned for being an authentic representation of aboriginal art and are soulfully made.

Police station, Woorabinda Police station, Woorabinda Services
  • 3 state education facilities (Preparatory to Year 12) and Central Queensland Institute of TAFE
  • Library service
  • Places of worship
  • Police station
  • Ambulance service
  • Australia Post with banking facilities
  • Shopping facilities
  • Anglicare
  • Radio station
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  • Sporting clubs and facilities including football, golf, swimming, netball
  • PCYC
  • Nutrition program
  • Rio Tinto Coal Australia’s Woorabinda Art and Culture Expo
Woorabinda hospital Woorabinda hospital Queensland Health facility address
Physical Address:
Munns Drive Via Duaringa WOORABINDA QLD 4702
Postal Address:
Munns Drive Via Duaringa WOORABINDA QLD 4702
General Phone:
+61 7 4935 0133
General Fax:
+61 7 4935 0130
Office Hours:
0800 to 1700
Real life stories
Dr Scott Cooling, Medical Superintendent, Capricorn Coast Hospital
Dr Scott Cooling Medical Superintendent, Capricorn Coast Hospital & Health Service "It’s a great lifestyle with plenty of beach days plus good schools and sporting activities for the kids".
Larissa Ramm, Scientist, Rockhampton Hospital
Larissa Ramm Scientist, Rockhampton Hospital "There are a lot of small towns and outreach areas that rely on you, and at the end of the day you're helping make people's live better".
Colin Bowen, CN, Gladstone Hospital
Colin Bowen Clinical Nurse, Gladstone Hospital "It only takes 10 minutes to get to work. So you get to do anything you want with your own time because you find you get a lot more of it".
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  • 1,050 Population
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    Car access
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    Train access
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    Aerial access Baralaba airstrip - charter only