Mission Australia – Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service

The Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service offers a range of services to assist individuals, couples and young people who are in need of treatment for substance misuse issues.
The service aims to engage directly with individuals, families and communities to:
• Prevent problems arising from alcohol and other drug use
• Provide treatment support for people struggling with their well-being
• Community support to assist communities in becoming more resilient in coping with the effects of alcohol and other drugs
• Services provided by the Pilbara Community Alcohol and Drug Service are focused on not only reducing levels of alcohol and drug related harm, but improving the general health and wellbeing, relationships, engagement, and general living conditions within Pilbara communities. From the service locations in South Hedland, Karratha, Newman and Tom Price, Clinical Case Managers engage with small and remote communities through outreach trips.
They accept self referrals, agency referrals and court referrals.
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Mission Australia – Pilbara Family and Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service

Pilbara Family & Domestic Violence Coordinated Response Service (CRS) assists victims of family and domestic violence who have had police attend an incident of family violence, which has resulted in a domestic violence incident report (DVIR). The CRS works alongside Western Australian Police, Child Protection and Family Support, and Department of Corrective Services, offering support to people at high risk of violence to build their safety, away from further abuse.

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Mawarnkarra Health Service – Social and Emotional Wellbeing

Mawarnkarra runs a number of social health programs and services. They offer the following health programs to our clients:

  • Tackling Indigenous Smoking program
  • Women’s Safe House
  • Alcohol & Nutrition program
  • Social and Emotional Wellbeing program
  • Environmental Health program
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Mawarnkarra Health Service

Medical Services:
• Paediatrician (children’s health)
• Obstetrics/Gynaecologist (for pregnant women)
• Child and Maternal Health
• Chronic Disease Management
• General Physician
• Respiratory (lungs)
• Paediatric Cardiologist (children’s heart)
• Endocrinologist (hormone doctor)
• Integrated Team Care and PATS (Patient Journey)/ Transport
• Ophthalmologist (eye doctor)
• Liver Clinic
Mawarnkarra also offers the following allied health services:
• Physiotherapy (help people move better)
• Podiatry (feet)
• Diabetes Education
• Dietician
• Psychologist
• Dentist
• Optometrist (eyes)
• Audiologist (hearing/ears)
Pharmacy & Outreach
An independent 777 Pharmacy is also located at their Clinic that can dispense prescription medicines to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander patients and healthcare card holders. Mawarnkarra also provides outreach programs to remote communities, and health focused education and community events.
Mawarnkarra also offers Telehealth Services so you don’t always need to leave country to access specialists or to support your family.
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Karratha Library

Karratha Library provides access to power, free Wifi and public computers.

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Karratha backpackers – Parkby Lodge Backpackers

Parkby Lodge Backpackers Karratha offers budget shared accommodation for women, men & couples. Centrally located; only five minutes’ walk to Centro Shopping Centre and only five minutes’ drive to the Light Industrial Area (“LIA”). Facilities include Kitchen, Lounge, Dining, Bathrooms, Laundry and Courtyard. All rooms Air Conditioned Free WiFi, Free Foxtel & Free Sunday BBQ. Airport Shuttle Available upon request.

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Karratha Early Learning Child Care Centre

Karratha Early Learning Child Care Centre provides childcare to:

  • Nursery (0 – 2 Years)
  • Toddlers (2 – 3 Years)
  • Pre-Kindy (3-5 Years)
  • After School Care (5 – 12 Years)
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Karratha Women’s Place

The Karratha Women’s Inc aims to make a positive difference to the health and wellbeing of women of all ages, religions, cultural backgrounds and sexual orientations living in the City of Karratha. 
Programs include:
• Conversation Cafe – it is a monthly morning tea that offers an opportunity for women of all ages to meet and make new friends
• Chit Chat Online Catch Up
• Counselling – Dee is a qualified counsellor with over 20 years’ experience working in the community service industry. She will happily listen to your problems/issues and then guide you to the best resource or resolution.
• The Karratha Stronger Aboriginal Women’s Group – to ensure that Aboriginal women of all ages, living in the City of Karratha, are supported and have the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
• Multicultural Women’s Group – it is a group of women from different cultural backgrounds who get together to discuss issues that may be affecting their wellbeing in a safe, and friendly environment. 
• Community Awareness Presentations
• Health Awareness Presentations – sessions cover a range of health topics revolving around physical, mental as well as sexual health.
• Mix and Match Fitness – supports the physical health of women in the City of Karratha, where qualified trainers facilitate each session and cover a range of exercise.
• Yarn with Yarn – a popular weekly knitting and crochet social group, which aims to decrease social isolation and increase social networks.
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Karratha Police Station

Karratha Police cover Baynton, Bulgarra, Gap Ridge, Karratha, Karratha Industrial Estate, Millars Well, Mulataga, Nickol, Pegs Creek, Stove Hill

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Karratha Health Campus

Karratha Health Campus provides a 24 hours, 7 day emergency department.

Karratha Health Campus provides integrated health services including physiotherapy, speech therapy, counselling, community health nursing and community mental health.

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Karratha Central Healthcare

The Karratha Central Healthcare provides multidisciplinary, patient centred care and services, while at the same time supporting and training the healthcare professionals of the future.
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Headspace Pilbara

Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation. They deliver services and support to young people aged 12–25.
Headspace Pilbara have Youth Wellbeing Workers based in Newman, Port Hedland and Karratha. They are here to answer any questions or concerns you have about your mental health, drug and alcohol issues, general health, sexual health and relationships. 
To make an appointment, visit, call or email us to find a time that suits.
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Find alternative accommodation in Karratha

Find alternative accommodation in Karratha by visiting the Karratha Tourism and Visitor Centr.e

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EPIC Career Centres Programs

All services undertaken by EPIC through the Workforce Development Program are free and range from pre-employment assistance to Career Guidance as outlined below:

  • Pre-Employment Assistance
  • Researching, developing and formatting resumes
  • Provide information on how to access employment and training services in our region
  • Career Assistance
  • One on one Career Guidance
  • Career Planning
  • Examine what is required in the modern workplace
  • Assist clients the recognise the skills they will need to gain employment
  • Assistance with job applications
  • Referrals to training providers and other services
  • Access to online career development resources and tools
  • Workshops that improve skills and assist in looking for work; and
  • Computer & internet access for job seeking activities
  • Interview Preparation
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DFP Recruitment

DFP are specialists in the recruitment of contact centre, administrative, commercial support, customer service, sales, marketing, retail, health, finance and accounting, industrial and resources professionals. DFP offers career support resources for guidance on resume writing, preparing for interviews as well as advice on making the most of your assignments should you wish to pursue temporary employment.

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Department for Child Protection and Family Support – Karratha

The Department provides a range of child safety and family support services to Western Australian individuals, children and their families. Contact them for assistance to access emergency accommodation.

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Dampier Library

Dampier Library provides access to power, free Wifi and public computers.

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Anglicare WA Karratha – Reclaiming Our Lives

Reclaiming Our Lives is a group program that supports women who are or have been subjected to family violence and/or abuse.
The program consists of nine two-hour sessions held at a safe venue, where you can share and talk openly about yourself, your relationships, and your family. The program provides information about domestic violence but also encourages participating women to support each other emotionally and practically within the group environment. Each session focuses on a different topic.
Topics include:
• Managing Stress
• Life after an abusive relationship, the possibility of new and nourishing relationships
• Supporting Self-Esteem
• Understanding the many different behaviours which are identified as ‘Family and Domestic Violence’
• Dynamics of Emotional Abuse
• Looking at the helpful and unhelpful ways anger can be expressed
• Understanding the impact of Family and Domestic Violence on children and how we can help them come through it
• Exploring Legal Issues and Rights
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Anglicare WA Karratha – Domestic Violence Advocacy and Support Service

The free service provides support and advocacy to adult victims of family and domestic violence.
The support provided by this service includes:
• Information about safe accommodation options
• Referral to other relevant agencies
• Advocacy on victim’s behalf to other agencies
• Support with legal and court proceedings
• Police liaison
• Education and information about family and domestic violence
• Emotional support
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Anglicare WA Karratha – Counselling

Counselling is offered by trained professionals who can assist with a wide variety of issues. Counselling can be provided to individuals, couples or families. Counselling is available at Anglicare sites across WA. They also offer telephone counselling for people who cannot attend in person, including those who live in rural or remote regions.
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