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Wellbeing

As well as our local essential services, your Council works with other regional councils and shire services.

We ensure that our people have access to support for wellbeing in our community.


Wujal Wujal Community Care 

Wujal Wujal Community Care offers health support services for older and disabled people, including Home and Community Care (HACC), Community Aged Care Package (CACPS) and Disability Services Queensland (DSQ). The services include home help, personal care, preparation and delivery of meals, laundry service, social support and advocacy, respite and yard maintenance.


Jalbu Jalbumu Women’s Group

Jalbu Jalbumu is a small group of traditional owners and elders who run a three-day activity program each week, open to all Wujal Wujal women. Activities on offer include collecting bush tucker, healthy cooking, arts and crafts and speaking local languages. 


Jalbu Jalbumu Mens Group and Men’s Shed

The Men's Shed provides a fully equipped workshop for activities and a space for men to talk about what's on their minds. They can share time with each other, swap yarns and work together on community projects. Men's Shed is a charitable not-for-profit association.


Police Citizens Youth Clubs (PCYC)

The social and emotional wellbeing of our young people is crucial to our future in Wujal Wujal. We encourage enterprising partnerships that support our aims. The Council works with the Police Citizens Youth Clubs to offer Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Programmes and deliver messages about health and wellbeing to our young people. The activities, sports and events organized by the PCYC are designed to educate and empower. Young people keep fit, learn team work and social skills that help boost their self-esteem and strengthen community ties.

Check our calendar of events or the PCYC website http://www.pcyc.org.au/IndigenousPrograms/ for upcoming activities.


National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS is a new scheme providing community support and activities for people with a disability, their families and carers. The scheme is being rolled out across the country and is scheduled for Wujal Wujal from July 2018.

The Wujal Wujal Aborginal Council is working the Government and its service providers to administer the successful roll out of the scheme in our region. We will ensure that the Government’s agents visit the shire to provide workshops for all residents who may be eligible to benefit from the NDIS. 

Visit the Government’s website https://www.qld.gov.au/disability/adults/about-ndis to find out more information about the NDIS.


Sports in Wujal Wujal

One way your Council promotes social skills, participation in the community and leadership is by supporting local sporting activities. Sporting clubs are also a proven way to help our kids avoid the risks of alcohol and drug abuse and becoming involved in the youth justice system. The shire has one multi-purpose community hall with facilities for indoor basketball, cricket, gym and touch football. We also have a large sports oval for rugby league, Australian rules football, soccer, cricket and athletics.

The Wujal Wujal Rodeo is held on the site every year. The community also gets involved in sports days and other events using the outdoor facility. We also have our own local sport which combines traditional golf with traditional indigenous games including spear-throwing, fishing skills and bravery challenges. 


To find out about any of the Wellbeing services supported by the Council, please contact us for more information.