1800 Cootharinga

"Building a better world with people of all abilities!"

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About Us

Our Purpose

Tailoring Solutions to assist people live the life they want

Our customers are

Anyone who is having difficulty achieving the life they want due to and impairment, whether permanent or temporary

We do this through

support Services

A range of tailored services that are relevant to the choices and needs of the people we support.

Equipment Solutions

Expert tailored equipment and technology solutions.


Assisting people experience choice and control in their life through planning, information and advice, pathways, linking, peer support, brokerage, and plan management.

Accessible Housing

Working with partners to increase the stock of quality accessible housing.

The Locations We Serve

Our Locations: Mornington Island, Cairns, Babinda, Mareeba, Normanton, Ingham, Townsville, Ayr, Charters Towers, Richmond, Cloncurry, Mount Isa, Bowen, Proserpine, Mackay

Cootharinga is a quality service provider who has been supporting people with disabilities in North Queensland for 65 years. Cootharinga provides accommodation and support services in Townsville, Cairns, Mackay, Mount Isa and regions in between.

We provide the below services:

Our Rehabilitation Technology Service is unique to North Queensland. It involves seating assessments and repairs to mobility equipment, including assistive technology.

Cootharinga also has an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Liaison Officer and Resource and Information Centre both located at Currajong.

Cootharinga North Queensland would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians on which land we stand, the Wulgurukaba and Bindal people. We also pay our respects to elders, past present and future.

Cootharinga employs over 320 staff, with a strong focus on relevant staff training and development.

Our success is directly reliant on the support and involvement of the local community. Fundraising plays a vital role in the viability of Cootharinga, It is our goal to continue working with the local community to further achieve our vision of...
"Building a better world with people of all abilities!"

Our Vision

"Building a better world with people of all abilities!"

Our Values

Valuing all Abilities

We proactively work towards "Building a better world with people of all abilities".

Team Spirit

We build positive and supportive teams through trust, respect and valuing each other.


We respect all cultures, people and diversity.


We believe in, promote and consistently pursue the highest ethical and professional standards.

Positive Partnerships

We seek, develop and strengthen partnerships for positive change.