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What we do

We provide a range of support services in Cairns and Atherton that work with and assist
women, and their children, to transition them away from homelessness and violence and
the child safety system. We work alongside clients providing them with information,
resources and support to assist them to make their own decisions and life choices.

How we do it

We work in a client directed and focused way – placing clients at the centre of everything
we do. We work to build resilience and independence – we want to turn around the lives of
the people we work with. We work to make them and their children safe. Our case
management framework is client centred, culturally responsive and collaborative.


The Womens Centre is a feminist community based not for profit organisation that provides
a range of support services to women and children.

The Womens Centre was established in 1986 through the tireless work and dedication of a
small group of feminists. Their hard work and dedication paid off when in mid-1986 the
Womens Information & Referral Centre, as it was then known, was incorporated.
From small beginnings of providing information, support and self-help groups in a shop front
at Rusty’s Bazaar to a thriving organisation offering a range of programs with offices in both
Cairns and Atherton. Today our professional staff team provide support services that cut
across the sectors of housing, violence against women and child protection.


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