Australian Red Cross Shop – Mount Barker

Each of our Red Cross Shops is stocked with a unique collection of quality pre-loved clothing, shoes, accessories and homewares.

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Adult Migrant English Program – Mt Barker

We provide free English language tuition through the Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP). You may be eligible for AMEP if you are a migrant or humanitarian visa entrant. Learning English can help you to settle into your new life in Australia.

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Anglicare WA – Plantagenet, Financial Counselling

Financial Counselling is for anyone seeking financial information. It is an inclusive service appropriate for people in a broad range of circumstances no matter where you live or how much you earn.
Anglicare WA’s Financial Counsellors are qualified to:

Make assessments of financial situations
Provide information and options to address financial problems
Assist with resolutions if necessary
Advocate and negotiate with creditors
Make referrals to other useful services in the community
Provide information about government assistance
Support clients to develop their own budget
Relay relevant information about consumer credit and bankruptcy

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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. Counsellors are trained professionals who work with young people specifically around issues associated with suicide, depression and self-harm. Covers Albany and the Great Southern.


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Plantagenet Hospital

Local Hospital
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Plantagenet Medical

Plantagenet Medical has been providing medical services to the community in Mount Barker and outlying areas for over 35 years. We have a dedicated team of general practitioners, nurses and admin staff who are committed to the health and well-being of their clients.


Our doctors also provide emergency services and inpatient care to Plantagenet District Hospital on a rostered basis. We have practitioners with wide ranging interests including Chronic Disease Management, Skin Cancer, Women’s and Children’s health, Preventative Health and Palliative Care.

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Plantagenet Village Homes

Plantagenet Village Homes is a not-for-profit community organisation based in Mount Barker and is the primary supplier of seniors accomodation within the region.
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Mount Barker Public Library

  • Internet access
  • Computer access
  • Links to online services of The WA State Library
  • Access to all eResources
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Mount Barker Community Resource Centre

The Mount Barker Community Resource Centre is committed to providing quality services to members of the Shire of Plantagenet region. We offer a range of services including:

  • Administration Services (Photocopying, Printing, Faxing, Binding and Laminating.)
  • Short and long term Room hire (Standard Offices, Small and large Meeting Rooms, Commercial Kitchen, Auditorium and a Function Centre.)
  • Equipment Hire (Laptops, Projectors and Projector Screens.)
  • I.T. Support
  • Workshops/Training Sessions
  • Centrelink Agency Services
  • Food Relief Agency
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Shire of Plantagenet

Local Shire

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Albany Women’s Centre – Anglicare WA

Albany Women’s Centre offers women, with or without children, affected by family and domestic violence a safe refuge and support services. There is a mobile Outreach Initiative which services Albany, Denmark and Mount Barker.
Services include:
  • Crisis accommodation
  • 24 hour on call service
  • Development of safety plans
  • Assistance and support
  • Information and advocacy
  • Referrals to other agencies
  • Links to housing, income, legal and medical services
  • Mobile Outreach support services
  • Coordinated crisis response
  • Client focused emotional and practical support
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Albany Halfway House Association

Albany Halfway House Association support people living with a mental illness through supported short – medium term accommodation and outreach support in your home.

Albany Halfway House Association provides:

Recovery Program

  • A recovery coach can work on recovery goals

Community Supported Residential Units (CSRU) provide:

  • Single or Double units (double units have own ensuite bathroom)
  • Recovery coaches support with activities of daily living such as: housekeeping, budgeting, cooking, attending activities
  • Help with bill paying, shopping, social outings, attending appointments.
  • Linking in with GP’s, counsellors, employment services and more

Outreach Support:

  • Outreach Recovery Coaches visit you in your home or in the community to provide advocacy, support and assistance with your daily life and recovery goals.
  • Your GP, psychologist or other clinicians can refer you to Albany Halfway House Association.
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Albany Community Mental Health

WACHS Great Southern Mental Health Service (GSMHS) is a specialist service that provides acute mental health care for inpatient and community clients in the Great Southern region.

The community teams are located in Albany and Katanning and consist of triage, adult, older adult, youth, child and adolescent teams, all staffed by mental health professionals.

GSMHS employs Aboriginal mental health workers who assist the clinical team to provide culturally appropriate treatment.

Referrals are accepted from GPs and other health professionals. If urgent, clients may phone or self-present to Community Mental Health within office hours.

After Hours: Emergency service phone: RuralLink 1800 552 002 (Monday – Friday 4:30pm – 8:30am) 24 hour service on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

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Albany Community Legal Centre

The Albany Community Legal Centre Inc is an independent, non-profit community based legal service, contracted by the Federal Government to deliver community legal services to the Lower Great Southern region of Western Australia.

One-off, free, confidential legal assistance is available to any person in the Great Southern region. Ongoing assistance is provided on a needs assessed basis.

Legal issues you can talk about include:

  • Contracts
  • Completing Court Forms
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation
  • Minor Criminal Matters
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Domestic & Family Violence
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law, including – Children, Divorce, Property Settlement
  • Future Planning, including – Powers of Attorney, Powers of Guardianship, Simple Wills
  • Restraining Orders

Where people cannot get to their office they are able to provide a home visit service.


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