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We believe all women have the right to dignity, respect, privacy and confidentiality. Our priority is the safety of women and their children.

     

We offer a range of women-centred services, activities and facilities.

       

We're committed to providing an environment that supports and facilitates the empowerment of all women. We're dedicated to ensuring all women have access to services and knowledge.

     

Our Mission

To enhance the lives of women

The Mackay Women’s Centre is a non-government, community-based organisation, committed to enhancing the lives women in Mackay and the surrounding region. The Centre is managed by a local committee elected annually from the membership.

Support

We offer women’s counselling, emergency relief, parenting help and on-site facilities such as showers, laundry, internet.

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Education

We run workshops and facilitate community programs to educate and empower women.

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Donations

We rely on community generosity and donations to help provide items for charity drives or emergency relief.

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Activities

We promote women’s health and emotional well being through a variety of classes, social groups, and workshops.

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Useful links for women’s health, wellbeing and safety

 

The women from Lubra Tok Meta celebrated NAIDOC a week early at Mackay Women’s Centre. It was an opportunity to showcase their cultures’ traditions and the pieces they’ve made in recent months at the Tuesday night Indigenous Women’s Group.

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NAIDOC Week comes early to the Mackay Women's Centre

 

The women from Lubra Tok Meta celebrated NAIDOC a week early at Mackay Women’s Centre. It was an opportunity to showcase their cultures’ traditions and the pieces they’ve made in recent months at the Tuesday night Indigenous Women’s Group.

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6 incredibly inspiring, intelligent and successful women you need to know about

Throughout history, women have continued to show their vast influence and intelligence in a number of different areas. However, sometimes these brilliant women are lost to the depths of history, or simply do not receive the coverage they deserve in today’s 24/7 media coverage.

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Marking Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month with vital info to keep you informed and healthy

September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness month and if we’re being completely honest, there has never been a more pressing time to talk about women’s healthcare. If you live in the US, the biggest political issue that has kept millions of people on edge for most of 2017 is the discussion over whether Congress…

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'As a teen girl I believe we must speak out against rape culture'

After the many vast obstacles that women have faced throughout the years, I have abruptly decided to speak out on the behalf of myself and others. As I have matured and blossomed as a woman, I have discovered the daily struggle of what it means to be a woman today.

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Mackay Women’s Centre is an incorporated, non-government, community organisation, governed by a local committee who are elected annually. We provide a range of free counselling and support services for women in the city of Mackay and surrounding region.

Our focus is on the wellbeing of all women and providing a combined service, where Mackay women of all ages and life stages can attend, and where staff can meet a variety of needs in a friendly, safe and homely atmosphere.”

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