Shanty Creek – Lives Lived Well (Mareeba, QLD)

Shanty Creek - Lives Lived Well (Mareeba, QLD)

Shanty Creek – Lives Lived Well (Mareeba, QLD) is situated on a picturesque 25 acre site in the Atherton Tablelands. It is approximately 60 kilometres from Cairns and 15 kilometres from Mareeba. The program provides residential rehabilitation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and women, aged 18 years and over, who are dependent on alcohol and other drugs. The recovery-oriented program takes a holistic, strengths-based approach to healing in a supportive, culturally appropriate environment. The program components include case-management, group therapy, psycho-educational group work, art and craft, work therapy, sport and recreation. Whilst in the program residents also have access to specialist interventions from a consultant Psychologist and Mental Health Nurse. There is a Nurse on staff and GPs from Mulungu AMS run a weekly on-site medical clinic. Dependent on need, residents can also be referred to a broad spectrum of external health providers throughout their stay.  Based on a 3 step progression program, it covers cultural, educational, therapeutic, health, social and spiritual wellbeing. 

Maximum Number of Residents: 20

Age Range : 18 Years +

Approximate Payment: 80 % Of Centrelink ($300 per fortnight)

Length of Stay: Six Months +

Types of Treatment: Alcohol/Drugs/Gambling

Shanty Creek - Lives Lived Well (Mareeba, QLD)


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149-153 Bunda Street

Cairns QLD 4870

294 Shanty Creek Road

Mareeba, 4880


P: 1300 727 957

P: (07) 40468080

F: (07) 4031 6307

E: [email protected]


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