The Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre is an agency for emergency relief assistance. If you find yourself in a crisis situation and need assistance we can assist people with food, prescriptions, utility payments, rental arrears and material aid on a case-by-case basis to provide short temporary relief from essential needs.
Our program is delivered digitally via email. If you do not have an email address, you can visit the centre: 14-20 Hazelwood Crescent, Cannonvale
Emergency Relief is available:
Monday – Friday 9-3pm
Phone 07 4946 7850
This program is funded by the Queensland Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors.
Whitsunday Child Seatbelt Safety Program
The aim of the Whitsunday Child Seatbelt Safety program is to educate families about the most appropriate car seat and safe transport of children. Motor vehicle crashes remain one of the leading causes of injury and deaths in Australian children aged 1-14 years in 2017. Kidsafe report that approved, properly fitted children restraints may reduce the risk of death and serious injury in road crashed by up to 70%.
The project will provide free inspection and fittings of child restraints for parents (residents of 4802 & 4800 postcodes) of children aged 7 years and under in two locations, Proserpine and Cannonvale, by qualified staff.
By appointment commencing April 2020.
Community Development Program
- Assists individuals and groups create their own futures
- Promote social change
- Advocate the needs of disadvantaged
- Build community capacity
- Promotes equity & justice for all
Funded by Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services
Family Support Program
“Working Together to Strengthen Families”
The program aims to strengthen families by providing assistance and support to children and parents to reduce tension and ‘breakdown’ of the family unit. It also aims to assist parents with decisions that affect their family situation.
- Information, Advice and referral
- Advocacy and support
- Family therapy and mediation
- Development of family household management skills
- Case conferencing
- Community education
Funded by Department of Children, Youth Justice & Multicultural Affairs
Legal Aid Queensland
The Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre is a Community Access Point for Legal Aid Queensland. By contacting Legal Aid’s Client Information Officers’, they can listen to your problem and explain the legal issues involved, tell you about the law and tell you how to access Legalaid services or refer you to other services which can help you.
As a Community Access Point the Whitsunday Neighbourhood Centre team will assist you with getting an application form, emailing that form to your Client Information Officer or provide an office for you to meet with your Client Information officer face-to-face, however only Legal Aid Queensland can provide legal advice.
Ph 1300 65 11 88.