North Queensland

Sexual health clinics

The clinics provide free and confidential counselling, testing and some treatments. No Medicare card is needed. The clinics also provide free interpreting services (face-to-face or by telephone). You need to make an appointment before going.

Q Clinic, Wide Bay Sexual Health Service
Floor 2, Link Building, Bundaberg Base Hospital
Bourbong Street, Bundaberg 4670
Phone: 4150 2754

The Doll’s House Sexual Health Services
Cairns Base Hospital, Cairns 4870
Phone: 4050 6205

Mackay Sexual Health Service
Community Health Centre
12-14 Nelson Street, Mackay Qld 4740
Phone: 4968 3919

Mt Isa Sexual Health Services
Doreen St Clinic, Mt Isa Qld 4825
Phone: 4744 4805

Palm Island Special (Sexual) Health Service
Beach Road, Palm Island Qld 4816
Phone: 4752 5100

Rockhampton Sexual Health, HIV & Hepatitis C Service
8 Canning Street, Rockhampton Qld 4700
Phone: 4920 5555

Thursday Island – Men’s & Women’s Health
Douglas Street, Thursday Island, Qld 4875
Phone: 4069 0413; 4069 0412

Townsville Sexual Health Unit
33 Gregory Street, North Ward , Townsville Qld 4810
Phone: 4778 9600

HIV/AIDS organisations

Queensland Association of Healthy Communities (QAHC)
Formerly the Queensland AIDS Council, QAHC provides sexual health services and support for gay and other men who have sex with men (MSM), including: printed resources and campaigns; a website; telephone information and referral; workshops and support groups; and outreach programs.
Phone: 1800 155 141 (Statewide)

Aitkenvale Business Centre
250 Ross River Road, Aitkenvale, Qld 4814
Phone: 4729 2263

Crangold Centre (For Gay & MSM)
129A Lake Street, Cairns Qld 4870
Phone: 4041 5451

Queensland Positive People
A network of people living with HIV/AIDS offering: regular social activities, peer support, advocacy, information, and referrals (and includes services for heterosexual HIV positive people).

17 Upward Street,
Cairns Qld 4870, Phone: 4031 4350
PO Box 6556, Mackay Qld 4741
Phone: 4953 5071

PO Box 5615
Rockhampton, Central Queensland MC Qld 4701
Phone: 4926 9250

PO Box 101
Hyde Park, Townsville Qld 4812
Phone: 4724 0277

Spiritus Positive Directions
Provides a range of care, treatment and support services to people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Queensland. Positive Directions has office across Queensland.
Phone: 1300 785 853 (Statewide)

17 Upward Street
Cairns Qld 4870
Phone: 4051 1028

Suite 3, Denham Arcade
95 Denham Street, Townsville Qld 4810
Phone: 4721 1384

Hepatitis organisations

Hepatitis C Council of Queensland
Provides free services such as telephone information and support services, clinical counselling, education and training, printed resources, support groups and information evenings.
Toll free: 1800 648 491 (Regional)

Bundaberg – Q Clinic: 4150 2754
Cairns Hospital (The Dolls House): 4050 6205
Cairns Hep Cats support group: 0411 338 900
Mackay: 4968 3919
Rockhamptom Hep Cats support group: 4923 7443 or 0416 571 166
Townsville Sexual Health Services: 4778 9600

Queensland Injectors Health Network (QUIHN)
Statewide service for people who are illicit drug users, their family, friends and health professionals, providing Needle and Syringe Programs (NSPs), detox services, counselling, education, training, information and resources.

17 Upward Street
Cairns 4870
Phone: 4051 4742
Mobile: 0411 338 900

82-86 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton 4700
Phone: 4923 7443
Mobile: 0416 571 166

Multicultural services

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland (ECCQ)
ECCQ represents the interests of people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Queensland through advocacy, community development programs, Women’s Ethnic Network, health program, multicultural policy development and research.

Sexual violence

Family Planning Queensland
Provides sexual and reproductive health including clinic, education and training services.
Cairns (07) 4031 3590
Mossman (07) 4098 2227
Mununda (07) 4053 7288

270 Goodwood Road
Bundaberg Qld 4670
Phone: (07) 4151 1556

37 McLeod Street
Cairns, Qld 4870
Phone: 4051 3788

83 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton Qld 4700, Phone: 4927 3999
DPI Building 21, James Street
Malanda North Qld 4885
Phone: 4096 6376

45 Eyre Street
North Ward
Townsville Qld 4810
Phone: (07) 4771 2005

Legal services

Anti-Discrimination Commission Queensland
The Commission investigates and handles complaints, and provides information about discrimination issues. The Commission also provides information in a number of languages.
Phone: 1300 130 670
TTY: 1300 130 680

McLeod Chambers
78 Spence Street (cnr McLeod Street)
Cairns Qld

First Floor, State Government Centre
209 Bolsover Street
Rockhampton Qld

Level 2, St James Place
155-157 Denham Street
Townsville Qld 4810

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre Inc (HALC)
HALC is a community legal centre that specialises in HIV related legal matters. It provides a telephone help line and online resources.
Toll free: 1800 063 060

Health Quality & Complaints Commission
The Commission oversees the quality of all public and private health services, and is responsible for addressing complaints from any person associated with health service delivery.
Toll free: 1800 077 308

Legal Aid Queensland
It provides legal assistance (information, advice and representation) to financially and socially disadvantaged Queenslanders
Ph: 1300 651 188

2nd Floor, Win Tower, Cnr Quay and Barolin Street, Bundaberg 4670

Equity Central
46 Spence Street, Cairns 4870

Ground Floor
17 Brisbane Street, Mackay 4740

Trustee House
18 Miles Street, Mount Isa 4825

Ground Floor
35 Fitzroy Street, Rockhampton 4700

Skerman Chambers
12 Wills Street
Townsville Qld 4810

Refugee & Immigration Legal Service (RAILS)
RAILS provides free legal advice and assistance in the areas of immigration, refugee and domestic violence cases, a telephone advice line for regional Queensland and online resources in a number of languages.

Advice line: 3846 3189
Mon & Fri 2-4pm

GPs who speak other languages

Dr Abdel-Rahim Sabbah
Total Health Medical Centre
Cedar Park
Yeppoon Qld 4703
Phone 4939 1888
Languages spoken: English, Greek and Arabic. Also Familiar with European, Middle Eastern and Far East cultures.

Dr J C Van Opdenbos
Crn Streeter & McGinlay Street (PO Box 1500)
Gladstone Q 4978
Phone: 4978 3463
Fax: 4978 0811
Languages spoken: English, French, Dutch, German and Swahili (semi fluent). Also familiar with Central European culture.