Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service – Albany

The Great Southern Community Alcohol and Drug Service (GSCADS) team supports communities across the vast region from Walpole to Bremer Bay, and north to Kojonup, Katanning and Lake Grace as well as many places in between.

Our services are free, confidential and everyone is welcome.

Our services

  • Assessment and referral
  • Counselling and support for adults, youth and families
  • Counselling for people in the justice system including court diversion programs (diversion and cannabis intervention)
  • Needle and syringe program
  • Group counselling
  • Therapy programs including SMART Recovery and art groups
  • After hours counselling services by appointment
  • Support for people with both mental health and alcohol and other drug concerns
  • Shared care with other services
  • Outreach support
  • Support for local communities through prevention and community development activities
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Great Southern Community Mental Health Service – Katanning

Mental Health crisis assessment and treatment service
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Youth Focus – Albany

Youth Focus provides a friendly, confidential and professional service for young people who are in need of counselling and support.


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Anglicare WA Katanning – Domestic Violence Advocacy Support Service

The free service provides support and advocacy to adult victims of family and domestic violence.
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Katanning Regional Emergency Accommodation

Crisis Accommodation. Please note there is a 3 day stay limit.
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Katanning Child Protection

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Katanning Youth Support Service

 The Shire of Katanning has a dedicated Youth Officer and Club Development Officer who are available to listen to your ideas, assist you in any way and steer you in the right direction with your hobbies/sports/talents.
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Jessie House

Jessie House is an Activity and Respite Day Centre for people who are socially isolated and people with memory loss. Jessie House offers:
  • A professional, home-like, social support and respite service;
  • Transport to and from the centre;
  • An environment that encourages, supports and maintains daily living skills;
  • A safe, secure and home-like venue with opportunities for socialisation and activities to exercise the mind and body;
  • Delicious morning tea and lunch;
  • Enhanced self esteem and new friendships;
  • Experienced staff trained in dementia care, diversional therapy, personal care and first aid.
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Katanning Community Resource Centre

The Katanning CRC is a not-for-profit organisation that provides the local community with services such as internet access, secretarial and publishing services, computer and internet training, government and taxation information, groceries for cheap and much more.
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KEEDAC – Thrive Program

Thrive is a new support program for Aboriginal housing and public housing client. The program takes a holistic approach to enhance people’s lives by looking at the wider needs of the individual. The program assists clients to improve their life skills, increase their ability to manage their household independently and participate in their community. Thrive will support people by;
  • Assisting people to manage their household by developing strategies to grow their capacity and resilience;
  • Helping people to navigate and link up with support services and programs across government and the private sector;
  • Providing people with long term sustainable support networks; and
  • Building people’s connections to their community.
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New Lodge Motel

New Lodge Motel is an an owner operated business for comfortable accommodation, They offer a single and double bed in every room, bar fridge, tea and coffee facilities and separate toilets.
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Wanslea Katanning – Parenting Connection WA

Parenting Connection WA provides free individual and group sessions that can support you as you navigate the challenges and rewards of parenting. They can provide advice and resources on a range of topics, including positive mental health, screen time, transitioning to school, creating routines and more. Parenting Connection also offer one-on-one support, or you can attend group events or workshops to meet like-minded parents and build upon your parenting skills, knowledge and confidence together.
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Legal Aid – Katanning

Legal Aid WA offers free or low-cost legal services to the community. They can help with questions about the law, going to court, or advice on a legal problem.
If there is trouble getting help because of a disability, language barriers, or  location, they will do their best to help access their services.
Legal Aid WA’s Great Southern Regional Office provides duty lawyers for Magistrates Court and Children’s Court circuits in Katanning. 
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Max Employment Solutions – Katanning Jobactive

As Australia’s largest provider of jobactive, Max Employment Solutions are equipped with the knowledge, resources and technology you need to find and stay in work. 
When you connect with MAX, you will have a team of professionals alongside you as you journey into meaningful and sustainable employment. You will also have access to a wide network of employers across the country. 
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Wanslea Katanning – Grandcare

The Grandcare program connects and supports grandparents that care for their grandchildren full-time across Western Australia who need a helping hand to ensure their family is healthy, happy and safe.
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Katanning Language Learning Centre

The Katanning Language Learning Centre is housed within the Katanning Public Library and is designated free of charge English Language Learning Centre that caters for all walks of life and backgrounds.
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Kobeelya Accommodation Centre

At Kobeelya, they have a number of booking options to suit anyone’s  budget and family or group size. Besides shared accommodation, they also have private options with on-suites. Their rates include all bed linen and towels. 
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St John Ambulance – Katanning

Katanning St. John Ambulance Association provides emergency services across Katanning. Please call triple zero (000) in case of emergencies. 
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Activ Op Shop Katanning

The Activ Op Shop provides affordable second-hand clothing donated by members of the public.
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atWork Australia – Katanning

atWork Australia improves the terms of participation in society for people living with disability or disadvantage. They work with people to identify their goals and aspirations, build skills and job-readiness and support them through interviews and into employment. They also work closely with employers to help them access a broader pool of talented candidates.
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