Our groups offer support and information to any woman who chooses to participate in them.

All groups are run free of charge to participants but donations to assist in the running of these groups are gratefully accepted. Many of the women who come to the groups live on limited incomes, and if there were costs associated with participation, this would place significant barriers to their accessing the group.  To support us in continuing to offer these groups to women free of charge, you might sponsor a group, in part or wholly.

Sponsor a group here  | View the groups timetable for Aug 2019

Sexual Assault Survivors Group
Tuesday 10.00-12:00pm

Facilitator: Karen

Commences:- 23rd July 2019

This group is free to attend and is facilitated by qualified counsellors in a confidential, safe and supportive environment for mothers of children who have experienced sexual assault.

Women's Legal Clinic Monthly: 1st, & 4th Tuesday 9.00-12.00pm  

Tues: 6th Aug  2019 - ATSILS (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Legal Service)

Tues:  26th Aug 2019 - NQWLS (North Queensland women's Legal Service)

Please ring 47757555 to make a free appointment to speak to a solicitor

Tuesday     9.30-10:30am   (except school holidays)

Facilitator: Meredith Starck

Commences:Tuesdays 2019

How yoga benefits your health?

Yoga is a low impact activity which enhances the wellbeing of women.  This is a popular and well attended group at the Centre.  Having a fantastic instructor is a big draw card.  Sitting out under the mango tree in our shady and much loved garden area, soaking up the green space allows us to reflect on this journey which adds a special spiritual feel.  We talk about the special place yoga has in fitness and how good the body feels when we practice it.

This conversation brings us to consider the benefits of yoga to holistic health. Meredith explains - “it aids in finding solace, comfort, ease and strength.

This is achieved by regular, quiet, gentle exercises involving the whole body and mind with breath.  The breath in itself is a powerful tool to achieve complete bodily well being.  This is the beginning of a yoga practice”. 

Being part of such a wonderful group of yogic women in a safe women’s only space brings feelings of peace, belonging, inclusion, spirituality and appreciation for diversity.

Playgroup        Wednesday  9.30-11.30am  

Facilitator: Commences Wednesday 17th July 2019

Funded by donations

Playgroup at The Women’s Centre has continued this year, supported by a generous donation from Max Employment.  The Playgroup is held on a Wednesday morning and is supported by an early childhood worker and a social worker and their roles are to facilitate a healthy, safe and fun environment.  Workers ensure that play experiences are organised in a meaningful way with intervention, assistance and instruction are available when needed.

Women and their children gather under the shady trees in the backyard of  The Women’s Centre and mould and roll playdough, run their fingers through slime, splash in water, create paintied masterpieces in vibrant colours, listen to stories and actively participate in puppet playtime and singing.  Everyone sits down to enjoy a large platter overflowing with juicy seasonal fruits providing an excellent opportunity to role model healthy eating.

The Women’s Centre Playgroup has successfully engaged women and children and has delivered positive outcomes evidenced by the number of women who return each week.

Keeping the Sharks At Bay
Wednesday                10:00 - 12:00pm

Commencing: Wednesday 24th July - closed group from week 3

An 8 week group for women affected by or experiencing Domestic Violence and we ask that prticipants are prepared to attend all 8 sessions.  Facilitators from The Women's Centre will guide women through discussions and creative activities.

Contact Tiffany on 074775755 for more information

Craft Workshop
Weekly                   Friday 09:30 - 11:30pm

Commences Friday 19th July 2019

This is an open group so please come and join with Sonia to learn something new

Art Workshop
Weekly                   Friday 1:00 - 3:00pm

 Commences Friday 19th July 2019

This is an closed group so please come and join with Sonia to learn something new

Please ring 47757555 as numbers for the group are limited

Crisis numbers

24hr telephone support services available include:

DV Connect

1800 811 811

Homeless Persons
Information Centre

1800 474 753


131 114

Sexual Assault Helpline

1800 010 120 (until 11.30pm)

National Sexual Assault,
Domestic Family Violence
Counselling Service

1800 010 120 (1800 RESPECT)