Local Services

All Aboard Gympie Region Directory  This comprehensive directory contains information and links to services, community groups and places of interest in our local region.

Early Years Family Hub  Ph: 5482 9012.   The Hub provides free independent confidential advice for parents, grandparents, or carers regarding parenting and child-rearing issues.  The service provides information, resources and referrals to appropriate Gympie family support services.

Family and Child Connnect  Every family faces challenges at some point.  We connect you to the support you need to make things better for you and your family.  It’s confidential, free and worth the call.

Headspace – Gympie is here to help young people aged 12-25 who are going through a tough time. We can help with mental health, physical health, education and employment services, and alcohol and other drug services.

Gympie Oral Health Services  Oral health services are provided to people who meet the eligibility criteria for accessing public dental services in Queensland. Approximately 40% of the total population of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service is eligible for public sector oral health care.

North Coast Aboriginal Corporation for Community Health (NCACCH)  Provides access to: Dental, physiotherapy, dietician/nutritionist, counselling, podiatry and GP’s.  Men’s and Women’s groups, Mums & Bubs program, breast screening and well persons health check day.

Cooloola Aboriginal Services Inc (CASI)  This organisation provides culturally appropriate services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the Cooloola region.  Information, advocacy and support for families on health, education, employment, legal issues, community events and work-related programs.

Gympie and District Women’s Health Centre  Provides cervical screening, pregnancy help, referrals, information and health counselling.

Erin House  Is short-term safe, secure accommodation for women and children in the Gympie region escaping domestic violence.

Laurel Place Gympie  Provides counselling and support regarding sexual violence for adults, young people and children, up to 18 years, and  counselling for non-offending supporters, and children 0-12 years with sexual behaviours.

Suncoast Cooloola Outreach Prevention and Education (SCOPE)  Provides domestic and family violence counselling, group work, community education, training, and can support families working with other agencies.

Gympie Community Health Centre 20 Alfred Street, Gympie.  Ph: (07) 5489 8690    Provide information, health assessments and support on infant and child-related issues, breastfeeding, nutrition, child and infant development neo-natal screening and hearing clinics.  Also offers the Triple P program.

Australian Breastfeeding Association  Is Australia’s largest breastfeeding information and support service.  Breastfeeding is a practical, learned skill and ABA help more than 80 000 mothers each year.  ABA also provides up-to-date information and continuing education for thousands of health professionals working with mothers and babies.

Gympie Regional Uniting Church  Are on a bible based journey of growing in faith and love, growing together in Christ and reaching out and sharing the healing power of God.

Other Important Links

Family Day Care Australia  Promotes, supports and leads the sector in delivering quality outcomes for children;  providing expert support, guidance and resources to members.

Queensland Government Department of Education and Training   Maryborough regional office, Telephone: (07) 4122 0814 

Department of Education  The Department of Education and Training is responsible for national policies and programs that help Australians access quality and affordable early child care and childhood education, school education, higher education, vocational education and training, international education and research.

Services Australia  Is responsible for delivering government payments and services.  Incorporates Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support.  A full list of services are available on the website.

Australian Childrens Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)    Educates and informs the wider community about the importance of improving outcomes in children’s education and care.  We also provide governments, the sector and families with access to the most current research to ensure NQF policy and service delivery is in line with best practice across the country.  ACECQA guides the implementation of the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care nationally and ensures consistency in delivery.

  • Introducing National Quality Framework
  • National Standard
  • National Laws and Regulations
  • Guide to EYLF and National Quality Standard
  • Child Care Act

Specific links for ACECQA can be found under the Forms and Resources tab.

Inclusion Works!  Is a Queensland based not-for-profit charitable organisation which provides specialist services and support for children with disabilities and additional needs.

Lifeline Australia  Is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support.  A range of services are provided through local Lifeline Centres that meets the needs of the community.  These services may include Suicide prevention; bereavement support; face-to-face counselling; financial counselling; gambling counselling; youth services; disability services; welfare programs; rural outreach; migrant support services; family and mediation services; counselling for children; school based education programs; information education and support groups; aged care visitation; and indigenous support services.

Parent Line  Supports and nurtures positive, caring relationships between parents, children, teenagers and the significant other people who are important to the well-being of families.  We do this through confidential telephone counselling which aims to support parents and carers of children.

13 HEALTH  Qld Health now has a phone line for all Queenslanders to help take the worry out of health concerns.  You can phone 24 hours a day 7 days a week for the cost of a local call.  Qualified staff will give you advice on who to talk to and how quickly you should do it.  The advice is confidential, qualified and supportive.  13 HEALTH (1343 2584) can ease your concerns.

Family Relationships Centre  Provides information and referrals for families at any stage of their relationships and individual interviews, group and joint sessions for separating or separated families.  Also provides advice on parenting after separation and dispute resolution.

The Salvation Army  Offers caring support for every problem, and services that are wide-ranging and diverse as the areas of need in the community.  Because they have such tremendous scope in the provision on services, each program is able to link with other services in the network, thus enhancing their capacity to help those in need.

Men’s Line Australia  Is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns.

Women’s Infolink (Queensland Department of Communities)  Provides free and confidential information and referral services about government agencies and community services supporting women.  Women’s infolink as a first point of contact service puts you in touch with the services, agencies and organisations in your local area.

Queensland HealthPlants and mushrooms (fungi) poisonous to people  This section of the website contains descriptions and photos of a number of local plants and fungi (mushrooms and toadstools) that can be poisonous to people. It is not a complete list. If a poisoning or suspected poisoning occurs contact the Poisons Information Centre without delay.

Red Nose  A safe sleeping environment means that all potential dangers have been removed and the baby is sleeping in a safe place. The ideal place for a baby to sleep is in a safe cot, on a safe mattress, with safe bedding in a safe sleeping place, both night and day. Sleep baby safely and reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in infancy

Early Childhood Resource Hub  Is your central repository of Australian early childhood resources, quality standards, support and forums.

QCSL  We are a not-for profit organisation, funded by the Queensland Government’s Office for Early Childhood Education and Care and sponsored by the Geebung & Wavell Heights Uniting Church. We have been providing a free of charge postal library service for Early Childhood Services throughout Queensland since 1993.

Cancer Council Queensland Sunsmart  Queensland is the skin cancer capital of the world. Since 1999, the National SunSmart Program has been recognising Queensland primary schools, OSHC (Outside School Hours Care) and childcare services who are leaders in helping to reduce the risk of skin cancer. Childhood sun exposure is an important contributing risk factor in the development of skin cancer later in life. Teaching sun safety practices to children throughout their learning years helps shape healthy long term habits.

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod ( The Uniting Church in Australia is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. In Queensland, the Uniting Church has around 250 congregations and a number of schools, colleges and community services (such as UnitingCare Queensland and Wesley Mission Queensland).

Healthy Eating

To support the healthy development of your child.

Eat for Health – Australian Dietary Guidelines

Eat for Life – Healthy Eating for Children

Fresh for Kids – Recipes/Back to School lunches

Healthy Kids – Healthy Kids Association

Healthy Kids Queensland – Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service

Nutrition Australia

Child Health Information contains fact sheets for parents on a wide range of topics: Maternal and Infant Nutrition

Disability Services

BUSHkids is a not-for-profit organisation which has been supporting the health and wellbeing of children and families in Queensland’s regional, rural and remote communities.

Weeroona is a not for profit organisation registered as a charity and accredited under the Human Services Quality Standards. Weeroona provides group or individualised support, support coordination and plan management to people with a disability that are individually funded under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) as well as Brokerage in the Gympie Region.

Bravo works with individuals and families to plan and implement flexible, individualised options for natural and funded supports.

Avenues is the premier registered Disability Services Provider in Gympie and supports all NDIS participants providing both in-home care and community access support to people experiencing disability across the broader Gympie Region.