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Building a better world with people of all abilities.
Support services for people of all ages & abilities
Cootharinga North Queensland is a quality service provider that has been supporting children and adults with disabilities across North, Far North, and North West Queensland since 1951.
At Cootharinga we believe in progress for our communities, and ourselves. We work with our clients and communities to capture moments that matter and provide the personalised support that makes a difference.
20th Annual Charity Golf Day
Registrations now open!
Our 20th Annual Charity Golf Day will be our BIGGEST Gold Day yet, filled with special activities to support Cootharinga clients live every opportunity.
How We HelpView All
We understand your goals and help you reach themLearn More
The right home can make all the difference. Having a place that’s just right for you makes achieving your goals, and life in general, that much simpler.Learn More
Short Term and Medium Term Accommodation
We can help provide accessible and supportive spaces when you need short term, or medium term, transitional accommodation.Learn More
Skills and Transition
Develop or improve skills needed to live independently, get ready to start work, continue studies, or volunteer and connect with community groups.Learn More
Known locally as “The Hub”, Cootharinga’s Community and Activity Hub in Townsville offers community-based programs and activities that build the self-confidence and social skills that make getting into your community easier.Learn More
Equipment Solutions enhances the lives of individuals by providing tailored, ergonomic adjustments and modifications for wheelchairs and mobility equipment.Learn More
Making the Switch to AAC
For some people who can’t use touch to control an AAC, a ‘switch’ allows access to a screen with a specialised button that is connected to the device. In this article we look at how a switch can make AAC even more accessible to people.Read More
Cooking Corner: Golden Almond, Pear and Raspberry Cake
Check out this month’s recipe below and let us know how you got on making this one.Read More
Who are speech language pathologists and what do they do?
Speech language pathologists (sometimes called speech therapists) are allied health professionals that work with people at any stage in life. Their role can vary vastly depending on the individual they work with and their particular needs. However, the roles can be summarised into the following categories: communication and swallowing.Read More
Frequently Asked Questions
Where are you located?
Cootharinga offers services in several locations across North, Far North, and North West Queensland including:
- Townsville and Surrounds
- Charters Towers
- Mackay and Whitsundays
- Cairns and Far North
- Mount Isa and North West
- Normanton and surrounds
You can find more on our locations HERE
What services do you provide?
Cootharinga offers a wide variety of services to help you live every opportunity. Our services include
- Assistance in home and community
- Supported Independent Living (SIL)
- Specialist Disability Accommodation (SDA)
- Short term and medium term accommodation
- Allied health services
- Equipment modification (Equipment Solutions)
- Group programs
- Skills and Transition
- The Community and Activity Hub (Townsville only)
- Support coordination (Cairns Only)
- Aged care home care packages
You can find out more about the services we provide HERE