Healthy living

Perth Aboriginal services – health services

Health services for Aboriginal people in the Perth metropolitan area.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (Information service only)

Phone: 9370 6336
Address: Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mt Lawley
Visit Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet (external site)

Helping to ‘close the gap’ by providing a free web resource on Indigenous health for anyone working or studying in this area. Includes:

  • comprehensive reviews of Indigenous health like social and emotional wellbeing
  • a free on line searchable bibliography
  • health promotion resources and information about a wide range of health topics like substance use, nutrition, CVD and ear health.

Asthma Foundation WA

Phone: 9289 3600
Visit Asthma Foundation WA (external site)

Provides asthma education services and resources to Aboriginal people with asthma. Contact for details of the closest service.

South Coastal Babbingur Mia

The staff at Babbingur Mia, work together to support, women, children, new mums, mums to be, men (young and older) for good health, and social and emotional well-being. Babbingur Mia offer a friendly, flexible and supportive service for the Rockingham and Kwinana areas in the home and community.

In the home, community and at the centre:

  • child health
  • mums and mums-to-be health
  • health assessments
  • transport for your care
  • referrals advocacy
  • emotional wellbeing.

Address: 4 Civic Boulevard, Rockingham
Phone: (08) 9550 0900
Fax: (08) 9592 5635

Billy Dower Youth Centre

Phone: 9550 3670
Address: 21 Dower St, Mandurah
Visit Billy Dower Youth Centre (external site)

The Billy Dower Youth Centre provides a range of services located within the Centre, providing information, support, referral, counselling and a wide range of activities and programs.

Services include Peel Youth Medical Services, Youth Focus, Strong Families and Samaritans Crises Line.

Breast Cancer Care WA – Indigenous Programs

Phone: 9324 3703
Address: 1034 Wellington St, West Perth; PO Box 250, West Perth, WA 6872
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  • practical assistance
  • breast care nurses
  • counselling
  • group support
  • visits at home or in hospital
  • transport
  • financial assistance.

Monday to Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm

BreastScreen WA

Phone:13 20 50
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Free 2-yearly mammograms for Aboriginal women 40 years and over.

There are 9 metropolitan clinics – Cannington; Fremantle; Joondalup; Midland; Mirrabooka; Padbury; Perth City; Rockingham and the Rose clinic in David Jones City store. Four mobile units visit country areas every 2 years and there is a fixed clinic in Bunbury.

Evening and Saturday morning appointments are available at most metropolitan clinics.

Free information sessions about breast cancer, breast screening and breast awareness are available to groups.

Please phone 13 20 50 for an appointment or more information.

Cancer Council of Western Australia

Phone: 9388 4382
Helpline: 13 11 20
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An Aboriginal Project Worker, based in the Education and Research division of the CCWA, facilitates health promotional events targeted toward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including improving cancer prevention, early detection and treatment knowledge.

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Helpline hours: Monday to Friday, 8.00am – 6.00pm

Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health UWA

Phone: 6488 1917
Tollfree: 1800 819 292
Fax: 6488 1100
Address: M303, The University of WA, 35 Stirling Hwy Crawley
Visit Centre for Aboriginal Medical and Dental Health (external site)

The Centre (CAMDH) assists the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences in three main areas to:

  • improve the recruitment and the retention of Aboriginal students in Medicine and Dentistry.
  • assist departments within the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences with teaching on Aboriginal health issues
  • improve links between Aboriginal organisations and departments within the Faculty.

Child and Adolescent Health Service – Community Health

Aboriginal Health Team

Metro wide early intervention and health promotion for children aged between 0 – 5.

Aboriginal Health Workers and Nurses work in partnership to deliver a culturally appropriate service to provide health checks, support and information to the children of the Indigenous community.

Bentley Community Health

Phone: 9458 4383
Address: 22 Coolgardie St, Bentley

Hilton Community Health

Phone: 9337 2528
Address: 34 Paget St, Hilton

Joondalup Community Health

Phone: 9400 9538
Address: Regents Park Road, Joondalup

Kwinana Community Health

Phone: 9419 2266
Address: 1 Peel Row, Kwinana

Maddington Community Health

Phone: 9459 9695
Address: 132 Westfield St, Maddington

Mandurah Community Health

Phone: 9586 4400
Address: 112 Lakes Rd, Mandurah

Midvale Community Health

Phone: 9274 1641
Address: 2/36 Mathoura St, Midland

Mirrabooka Community Health

Phone: 9345 7105
Address: U4/17 Chesterfield Rd, Mirrabooka

Murray Health Centre

Phone: 9531 7293
Address: McKay St, Pinjarra

Closing the Gap Prescriptions

If an Aboriginal person has a concession card, Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) listed medications can be obtained for free, if the prescriptions have been marked by the doctor with the letters ‘CTG’. This may only be the generic brand of medicines – non-PBS items are excluded.

If the Aboriginal person does not have a concession card, they will only have to pay the concessional rate for each PBS prescription.

Only surgeries that have registered for this program can print CTG scripts.

If the pharmacist tells the person that they cannot process the prescription at the cheaper rate, they can ask the pharmacist to contact the PBS co-payment measure on (02) 6289 2409 between 9.00am – 5.00pm EST.

For further information contact Medicare.

Derbarl Yerrigan East Perth

Phone: 9421 3888
Address: 56 Wittenoom St, East Perth
Visit Derbarl Yerrigan East Perth (external site)

Comprehensive primary health care services including:

  • general medical, physiotherapy, podiatry, chiropractics, ear and eye services, dental services, maternal and child health program, and health promotion.
  • chronic disease program for the management of conditions such as diabetes.
  • Heart Health Program.
  • Cancer Support Program for clients and their families.
  • Marmun Pit Stop men’s health program across the metro area.
  • Daisy Petals women’s health program to promote and support access to women’s health initiatives.
  • specialist visits supported by RHW.

Services cover East to Belmont/Bassendean, South to Fremantle/Cockburn, Central/North Perth and East Perth, Victoria Park

Patient transport for eligible clients.

Ring first or call in during office hours. Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm. Afterhours Monday to Friday, 5.00 – 7.00pm and Saturday 9.00am – 12.00pm. No drivers Saturday

Derbarl Yerrigan Maddington

Phone: 9452 5333
Address: Unit 1-3 Lot 5 Binley Place, Maddington
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Comprehensive Primary Health Care services covering the south east metro including:

  • GP services covering Cannington to Armadale.
  • chronic disease program for the management of conditions such as diabetes
  • health promotion
  • eye and ear health. Physiotherapy. Podiatry
  • maternal and child health, and environmental health programs covering Perth metropolitan area.

Patient transport for eligible clients. Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm.

Derbarl Yerrigan Mirrabooka

Phone: 9344 0444
Address: Unit 44 22 Chesterfield Rd, Mirrabooka
Visit Derbarl Yerrigan Mirrabooka (external site)

Community oriented service covering the north metro area that offers:

  • GP services, eye and ear health, and physiotherapy on referral.
  • maternal and child health
  • chronic disease program for the management of conditions such as diabetes
  • health promotion.

Patient transport for eligible clients. Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 5.00pm.

Diabetes WA Aboriginal Health Programs

Phone: 9325 7699
Address: Level 3 322 Hay St, Subiaco and 172 Campbell Street, Belmont
Visit Diabetes WA (external site)

Provides education and support services to help prevent and manage diabetes, including free Yarning Up sessions for Aboriginal community groups. Supports health professionals working with Aboriginal people with free professional development sessions. Provides diabetes prevention and management resources including pictorial brochures and children’s storybooks.

Administers the National Diabetes Services Scheme (NDSS).

Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 4.30pm.

Elizabeth Hansen Autumn Centre

Phone: 9370 1044
Address: 340 Guildford Rd Bayswater
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Residential hostel facility, 24 hours, 7 days per week.

Provides culturally secure services for Aboriginal people from across the State requiring renal dialysis.

Visitors 10.30am – 8.30pm.

Fair Game

Email: or
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Fair Game is a health promotion and community development charity which recycles sports equipment and uses it to run unique fitness, health and wellness programs for Indigenous communities. Fair Game offers communities throughout Western Australia a range of programs including:

  • recycled and new sports equipment to match current areas of need to assist involvement in sport and fitness activities
  • volunteer-based sports/fitness activity sessions
  • education sessions surrounding personal hygiene (hands, feet, oral) and sports nutrition
  • a shoe library concept facilitating the provision of shoes to at need community organisations
  • training in an entry-level yoga/pilates workout designed to engage deconditioned community members
  • mentoring and training for community sports leaders in senior first aid qualifications in the Perth metropolitan area.

Government Dental Clinics

Phone: 9313 0555
After hours emergency: 9325 3452
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Special Needs Dental Clinic

Cnr Sydney St & Haynes St, North Perth
Phone: 9201 9889

ATSI people with a Pensioner Concession Card or a Health Care Card are eligible for subsidised dental treatment. The level of subsidy depends on the Centrelink benefit received.

Armadale Dental Clinic

3056 Albany Highway
Phone: 9399 9066

Mt Henry Clinic

43 Mt Henry Road Como
Phone: 9313 0552

Fremantle Dental clinic

Cnr Parry & Holdsworth St
Phone: 9335 6722

Joondalup Dental clinic

24 Regents Park Road
Phone: 9300 1620

Morley Dental Clinic

Corner Russell and Catherine Streets
Phone: 9375 9107

Swan Dental Clinic

3 Eveline Road
Phone: 9274 0099

Rockingham Clinic

Elanora Drive
Phone: 9592 7222

Cockburn Dental clinic

1 Coleville Crescent
Phone: 9494 2977

Liddell Dental Clinic

6 Temple Street Victoria Park
Phone: 9470 4212

Warwick Dental Clinic

316 Erindale Road
Phone: 9447 8011

Health and Disability Services Complaints Office (HaDSCO)

If you have a complaint about a health, disability or mental health service in WA, contact HaDSCO.

HaDSCO is an independent statutory authority offering a free and impartial resolution service for complaints relating to health, disability and mental health services in Western Australia and the Indian Ocean Territories.

Acting impartially and in confidence, HaDSCO's role is to support improvements to health, disability and mental health services through resolution and investigation of complaints, and providing education and training to service providers in the prevention and resolution of complaints.

Complaints and enquiries line: (08) 6551 7600
Free call from landlines: 1800 813 583
Phone: (08) 6551 7620 (Administration)
Postal address: GPO Box B61, Perth WA 6838

Health Consumers Council

Phone: 9221 3422
Freecall: 1800 620 780
Address: 13/14 Wellington Fair, 40 Lord St, East Perth or PO Box C134, Perth 6839
Email: or
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Provides individual advocacy to health consumers of WA – if they have a complaint or a problem with any health service in WA.

Supports community input into health service delivery through:

  • consumer forums
  • health service consultations
  • appointing individual consumer representatives to health service committees
  • establishing consumer reference groups.

Aboriginal staff at the Health Consumer’s Council travel the State working with Aboriginal consumers, Aboriginal Medical Services and other State health services; review complaints mechanisms and identify how accessible they are for Aboriginal consumers.

Aboriginal Health (Heart Foundation WA)

Phone: 9388 3343
Fax: 9388 3383
Address: 334 Rokeby Road, Subiaco or PO Box 1133, Subiaco 6904
Visit Heart Foundation WA (external site)

  • Advocates for improved cardiac care, treatment and services for Aboriginal people.
  • Works in partnership with DYHS and provides cardiac rehabilitation (Hearthealth) for local Aboriginal people.
  • Works in partnership with AHCWA, DWA, Asthma Foundation, Cancer Council, Health Consumers Council, and Department of Health North and South Metropolitan.
  • Involved in research and works closely with Curtin University and University WA.
  • Provides ad hoc talks and training on heart health to the community on request.
  • Distributes heart health resources such as the publication ‘My Heart My Family Our Culture’.

Karnany Aboriginal Centre

Phone: 9274 7929
Address: 25 Spring Park Rd, Midland
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A service of Swan Emergency Accommodation.

Karnany is a resource centre providing services to both Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal people. Services include:

  • Outreach location for Street Doctor and associated medical and psychological services.
  • Outreach location for Wungening Aboriginal Corporation (formerly Aboriginal Alcohol and Drug Service).
  • Information and referrals.
  • Emergency relief – (by appointment Tuesdays at 9.00am).
  • Money Business – (financial literacy program).
  • NPAH Housing Support – (referral from designated agencies only).
  • Agent for NILS (No Interest Loan Scheme).

Jacaranda Community Centre

Phone: 9477 4346 or 9478 1219
Address: 146 Epsom Ave, Belmont or PO Box 142, Cloverdale 6895
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Provides a range of free programs for Indigenous people at various times throughout the year, including Journey of Living with Diabetes program, Indigenous Health programs and Men’s program. Go Green and SWAP it and Beat It.

Please phone between 9.30am and 4.30pm for appointments and information on activities.

Kooda-Miyara Bidi (formerly known as North Metro Prison Health program)

Contact: Coordinator 0478 490 300
Female Officer 0478 490 302
Male Officer 0478 490 301
Postal Address: 54 Salvado Rd, Wembley 6014

The North Metropolitan Health program delivers culturally relevant health re-entry pathway services for inmates at Bandyup Women’s Prison, Wooroloo Prison Farm and Acacia Prison. It aims to increase engagement with health services; improve multiagency, multi programme and intersectional collaboration and coordination to meet the need of Aboriginal individuals and families affected by chronic disease.

Bandyup services: Thursday, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Acacia services: Monday and Tuesday, 8.30am – 4.30pm

Kulunga Research Network

Phone: 9489 7777
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Contact: Glenn Pearson, Manager Aboriginal Health Research

Kulunga's vision is to empower Aboriginal people, families and communities to control their own health futures. It seeks to do this by conducting research that Aboriginal communities have identified as a priority. What is learnt can provide an evidence base for communities, families and individuals to bring about change in their health and wellbeing.

Kulunga’s relationships with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations and other agencies allow it to work at a local level across WA and nationally.

Kulunga’s Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers oversee some of the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research's Indigenous maternal and child health projects. Kulunga can create teams of clinical and other health related researchers to fit project needs for Indigenous corporations, government and non government agencies. Assistance can be given in the development of health promotion materials.

Visit Kulunga website (external site) to access reports and resources.

Moorditj Djena (Strong Feet or Good Feet)

Phone: 9278 9922

Free podiatry and diabetes education service for Aboriginal people in the Perth metropolitan area. The Moorditj Djena team includes Aboriginal health professionals, podiatrists, a dietician and a diabetes educator. Services include:

  • foot and diabetes screening and assessment
  • clinical management
  • prevention and risk reduction
  • healthy lifestyle promotion and education
  • diabetes education
  • self-management training
  • referrals, support and advocacy.

Clinics operate:

  • East Perth, Armadale, Ashfield, Balga, Ballajura, Banksia Grove, Bentley, Cannington, Coolbellup, Fremantle, Girrawheen, Guildford, Hamilton Hill, Innaloo, Koongamia, Langford, Lockridge, Maddington, Merriwa, Mandurah, Middle Swan, Mirrabooka, Midland, Northbridge, Rivervale, Rockingham, Seville Grove, South Lake, Spearwood, Stirling, South Lake, Willagee.

For more information including clinic dates visit the East Metropolitan Health Service Website (external site).

Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation

Phone: 08 6174 7000
Address: 150 Gilmore Ave Medina

Moorditj Koort Aboriginal Corporation (MKAC) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) established in 2010 to support the health and wellness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living in Kwinana, Rockingham, Cockburn and Midland also located in Northam community.

Moorditj Koort also offer a wide range of programs including specialised clinics across all our metropolitan locations in the Perth that offers culturally secure health and wellbeing services, including:

  • ITC Support Coordination
  • Outreach and transport
  • Chronic Health Management
  • Dietitian and Diabetes Educator
  • Podiatry Clinics
  • Asthma Education
  • ENT and Audiology Specialist
  • Renal Specialist Clinics
  • Endocrinology Specialist
  • NDIS Support Services
  • Various community events and workshops.

Moort Boodjari Mia (formerly known as Aboriginal Maternity Group Practice)

Mobile: 0406 880 162
Address: 1 Clayton Street, Midland
Visit the St John of God Public Hospital website (external link) for more information.

Drop in clinics: 9.30am – 12.30pm


18 Helena St – Wednesday only.


Community Health Centre, Unit 4 No 14 Chesterfield Rd – Thursday only.


By appointment.

Free pregnancy service for Aboriginal women living in the Northern suburbs.

Antenatal and postnatal care (1 – 4 weeks after baby is born) at community clinics and in the home:

  • culturally appropriate care, support and advice.
  • education – one on one and groups
  • support with preparing for baby’s arrival
  • staff to yarn to and support you with what’s happening in your life
  • support at medical appointments
  • referrals to and support accessing other services
  • transport
  • sexual and reproductive health education sessions delivered to school and community groups by arrangement.

Nidjalla Waangan Mia Health Centre

Phone: 9586 4580
Fax: 9583 5495
Address: 112 Lakes Rd, Greenfields Mandurah

Health Services provided as a program of GPdownsouth in partnership with South Metro Public Health Unit.


  • Monday 10.00am – 1.00pm and 2.00pm – 5.00pm.
  • Tuesday 10.00am – 1.00pm.
  • Wednesday 2.00pm – 5.00pm.


  • Wednesday 9.30am – 4.30pm (Health Care Card required).

Moorditj Djena mobile podiatry and diabetes education services

  • Every fourth Thursday of the month in Pinjarra.
  • Podiatry: Thursday.
  • Diabetic education: Thursday.

Mental health

  • Tuesday and Thursday by appointment.


  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday by appointment (Midwife and Aboriginal Grandmother Worker available).

Practice nurse and Aboriginal Health Workers

  • Monday to Friday.

North Metropolitan Health Service, Aboriginal Health Unit

Phone: 9380 7700 (press option 4 for Aboriginal Health)
Fax: 9380 7719
Address: 54 Salvado Rd, Wembley

The Aboriginal Health Unit (AHU) is committed to improving the health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live within the North Metropolitan region.

North Metro Aboriginal Health Liaison program

Phone: 9380 7788
Fax: 9380 7730
Address: 54 Salvado Rd, Wembley

Aboriginal Health Liaison Officers (AHLOs) provide services not only to Aboriginal in-patients but to those attending outpatients or specialist services. They also provide service to the client’s family and hospital staff.

AHLOs are a part of the hospital health team and are able to provide a range of services depending on the needs of the individual client.

North Metro Aboriginal Men's Health program

Phone: 9380 7763
Fax: 9380 7719
Address: 54 Salvado Rd, Wembley

To engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men within the North Metropolitan Area to develop Men’s groups within the area.

Men’s Pitstop Program (Health check up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men)

Engaging with other service providers to help reduce the mortality and morbidity rate amongst the Male Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population.

North Metro Aboriginal Women's Health Program

Phone: 9380 7781
Fax: 9380 7719
Address: 54 Salvado Rd, Wembley

To engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women within the North Metropolitan Health Service through the means of facilitated women's' community health groups.

To assist women to access relevant health care services and health screening programs.

Engaging with health service providers to assist with improved access to health services relevant for women.

North Metro Aboriginal Sexual Health Project

Phone: 9380 7764
Fax: 9380 7719
Address: 54 Salvado Rd, Wembley

Because of the very high rates of sexually transmittable diseases and blood borne viruses with the Aboriginal community and the high number of unintended pregnancy, there is a definite need for sexual health education and sexual health promotion.

Workshops and education sessions can cover such topics as:

  • male and female reproductive systems and functions.
  • STI’s symptoms transmission/treatments and cures.
  • blood borne viruses.
  • men’s sexual health (prostate conditions/reproductive system dysfunction).
  • contraception.
  • relationships.
  • puberty and adolescence information.

Workshop sessions can be tailored to your needs and conducted at any location.

North Metro Tailored Smoking Cessation Project

Phone: 9380 7742
Fax: 9380 7719
Address: 54 Salvado Rd, Wembley

To reduce the incidence of smoking in student Aboriginal Health Workers at Marr Mooditj College.

Support the development and implementation of smoke free policies as required.

Provide nicotine replacement therapy to students of college and clients of North Metro health projects and services.

North Metro Yarning It Up program

Phone: 9380 7728
Fax: 9380 7719
Address: 54 Salvado Rd Wembley

The North Metropolitan Health Service ‘Don’t Smoke It Up – Yarn It Up’ program is to help reduce ngamaring related harm within the Aboriginal community.

We work with community members to offer brief, non-judgemental assistance and to offer guidance on where they can go for assistance and support to quit smoking.


Phone: 6263 8622
Address: 27 Moore St, East Perth
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Blood-borne virus program for partners and families of prisoners and newly released prisoners includes

  • free blood testing
  • free Hepatitis B vaccinations
  • confidential information and support services

Contact for more information.


13 7848

Quitline (external site) is a confidential counselling and support service for anyone wanting to reduce and quit smoking.

Aboriginal Quitline counsellors are available to provide support and help develop a plan with you so you are in control of your own quitting journey.
Operating hours are Monday to Friday, 8am – 8pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

Women’s Health and Family Service

Phone: 6330 5400
Fax: 6330 5499
Address: 227 Newcastle St, Northbridge
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Provides a range of services for women, including:

  • medical
  • counselling
  • mental health
  • alcohol and other drug services
  • domestic violence advocacy
  • Aboriginal family support
  • children’s programs
  • physical activity opportunities including walking groups, bike workshops, gentle exercise classes and swimming lessons.
  • free crèche for clients attending appointments
  • child health
  • mms and mums-to-be health
  • health assessments
  • transport for your care
  • referrals
  • advocacy
  • emotional well-being.

Last reviewed: 12-07-2022

This information is from the RUAH Community Services
Perth Aboriginal Services Directory

This publication is provided for education and information purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical care. Information about a therapy, service, product or treatment does not imply endorsement and is not intended to replace advice from your healthcare professional. Readers should note that over time currency and completeness of the information may change. All users should seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional for a diagnosis and answers to their medical questions.

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