Pregnancy & Parenting Support

Women's Health & Information

What's happening at the Centre this month

About us

Who we are

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

What the service provides

  • Crisis responses, general support, information, referral and short-term counselling to women in a safe and confidential environment.
  • A safe and professional venue for workshops and activities that promote the Centre's desired outcomes of Well Women, Safe Women, Smart Women and Creative Women.
  • Support for young women to assist with their parenting and pregnancy issues.
  • Pre and post abortion and pregnancy options counselling.
  • Transport for women with pregnancy and baby issues (interagency support only – i.e. hospital, crisis response agencies, child protection, legal and advocacy services).
  • Pregnancy testing and counselling on result.
  • Emergency relief – children's clothing up to size 3, baby items and food vouchers (when funding is available).
  • Assistance to establish, facilitate and accommodate support groups for women.
  • 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.
  • Identification of and assistance to address barriers to women's access to adequate and appropriate healthcare.
  • Identification of and assistance to address, policy and procedural barriers to women and children's access to safety.
  • Appropriate referrals when facing domestic, family and/or sexual violence concerns.
  • Advocacy for women, when necessary, to achieve positive outcomes.