Community Education

Community Education

The Mackay Women’s Centre provides resources, runs workshops and facilitates community information programs aimed at educating and empowering women.

The community education sessions aim to improve the physical and mental health of women in the Mackay and region.  Topics include chronic disease management; mental health and wellbeing; sexual and reproductive health; parenting and healthy ageing.

Regular community education sessions include:

  • weekly visit from a financial counsellor
  • monthly Centrelink community education sessions
  • the Enhancing Emotional Health courses
     CALENDAR: Check out our upcoming Community Education sessions

As well as these information sessions, we have a number of groups and activities aimed at providing support and socialisation for local women.

We welcome any feedback from the community as we are always looking at innovative ways to keep up with contemporary needs.

The Mackay Women’s Centre also provides written material, information and resources for professionals, community services workers, students and women in the community in relation to pregnancy, parenting, family relationship issues, health and wellbeing.

For more information please phone 07 4953 1788 or email

Community Education Programs

A quick guide to Centrelink payments for parents

The government has a number of support payments available to parents or carers of children in Australia and it can be confusing to get your head around which of these you might be eligible to receive.

Merry Christmas from Mackay Women’s Services

As another year comes to an end Mackay Women’s Services would like to wish you all a very relaxing holiday period. Thank you to the Mackay community for your continued support in 2019.

The Sharon Alcorn Bursary

Applications for the Sharon Alcorn Bursary 2020 are now closed. The Sharon Alcorn Bursary was set up to assist women who plan on studying or furthering their education. The bursary can help assist financially, for example, assistance with enrolment fees, purchase of text books, stationery or laptops.