At the time of publication this information is true and correct. This information will be updated annually.
Information provided in this online directory on this website is intended to provide a guide to some Council services as well as community groups, clubs and organisations in Waratah Wynyard. The directory primarily includes details of social support and community organisations based in or delivering services to the community.
However, the information contained is not exhaustive. No warranty, representation or undertaking is made about the content, accuracy and completeness of the information provided.
Council accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss, damage or injury which may arise from anything contained in this publication. No person is entitled to any redress against the Council on any account whatsoever and however arising in relation to any information provided.
Emergency Services, and Relief
24hr Emergency Response
POLICE-FIRE- AMBULANCE– if someone is seriously injured or needs urgent medical help (including domestic and sexual violence, Someone’s life or property is being threatened, If you have witnessed a serious accident or crime.
State Emergency Service (SES)
General rescue, storm and flood damage, land search and rescue.
132 500 – Flood and storm emergencies.
000 – Life threatening emergencies
87 Inglis Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Lifeline Australia 24hr
A national charity providing all Australians experiencing emotional distress with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services.
Find Help Tas Directory
A statewide online database of a broad variety of Tasmanian services including health, legal and community support.
City Mission – Community Assistance and Program
Can help families and individuals living in the North-West who are experiencing financial problems. Basic food packages, advocacy and electricity bills, phone bills, emergency fuel and transport needs.
City Kitchen Wynyard
Offers a safe, friendly, warm and inviting place for anyone in need of food and friendship and living in Burnie and Wynyard area. Breakfast is available for a gold coin donation and a 2 or 3 course lunch is available for $3. Tuesday: 12-2pm Wednesday: 9am – 2pm
A free mobile service that provides those experiencing or are at risk of homelessness, marginalisation and social isolation with meals, Information and referrals, support, compassion and friendly face.
Wynyard – Tuesday nights 6 – 6.25pm at the St Brigids Church carpark 6.30 – 6.55pm at the Saunders Street carpark.
Wynyard – Wednesday nights 6 – 6.25pm at the St Brigids Church carpark 6.30 – 6.55pm at the Beamish Street
St Vincent De Paul Society
Information of programs that can assist with food, social problems, disability, finances etc.
41 Wragg Street, Somerset TAS 7322 and
38 Jackson Street, Wynyard TAS 7325
Salvation Army Doorways program provides various types of emergency relief for people in need including food, clothing and financial assistance.
Community Support Services 99 Wilson St Burnie TAS 7320
Community Food Hub
Public food hub for food relief needs and support. Staffed by friendly volunteers who and chat and assist you with your needs. Monday & Friday 10:30-12:30
Baptist Hall 34 Hogg st Wynyard
Waratah Food Hub (ADRA)
Fresh food and precooked frozen meals, clothing and small household items are available. Held a every Wednesday 10am-2.30pm.
Waratah Community House, 49 Smith st 7321 (Cnr of Ritchie and Smith St)
Primary Health Tasmania- Services Portal
A non government organisation working to improve health outcomes in Tasmania. Services Portal links to available services in the North West including those for after hours medical support, alcohol and drug treatment, chronic health conditions, mental health and suicide prevention. Community educational material about how to talk to GP’s about medication, coronavirus, local areas health data, your health data and information to keep your on health on track.
Wynyard Medical Centre
General Practitioner, physiotherapy, psychiatry.
138 Goldie Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Somerset Medical Centre
General Practitioner, podiatry.
33 Falmouth Street, Somerset Tas 7322
Wynyard Dental Clinic – James Muir
Dentistry- bulk billed for children up to 18 years old.
39 Hogg Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Oral Health Services Tasmania
Provides dental and denture services for all eligible Tasmanian adults (i.e., holders of a current pensioner concession card or health care card) and dental care for all children up to the age of 18 years.
See website link for your closest clinic.
Wynyard Ambulance Service
Providing emergency and non-emergency ambulance care and transport services for patients.
35 Dogin Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Health Direct/GP Assist (24/hr)
24/7 free medical advice by a Registered Nurse, followed up by an on-call doctor if needed during after hours. A statewide service.
Physiotherapy combines hands on treatment with exercise rehabilitation to help restore your full function and mobility. Servicing the Northwest for over 20 years.
33 Falmouth Street, Somerset,Tasmania 7322
Burnie Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic
Physiotherapy, remedial massage, pilates, hydrotherapy.
Wescombe’s Leisure & Therapy Centre
130 Back Cam Road, Somerset, TAS 7322
Feet SP Podiatry – Wynyard
Ms Doris Trueman- female Podiatrist
49 Jackson st Wynyard 7325
Finn Speech Pathology
Speech and language therapy- a mobile service for the North West.
Community Transport - Demo styled sections
Rural Health Tasmania
Health and well-being organisation that offers free health services across the North West including mental health support and counselling, chronic conditions management and Aboriginal Health.
33 Goldie Street, Wynyard TAS 7325 Wynyard Tasmania 7325
35 Fredrick Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
North West Counselling Services
Provides counselling for relationships, Anger management, Depression, Stress and Anxiety. Out reach service for Wynyard, Smithton areas.
64 Best Street, Devonport, TAS, 7310
Headspace is the National Youth Mental Health Foundation providing early intervention mental health services to 12-25 year olds. helps young people with mental health, physical health (including sexual health) alcohol and other drug services, and work and study support.
Level 1, 10 Mount Street, Burnie, Tasmania 7320
Australia’s national telephone line and online support for men with family and relationship concerns.
RAW Rural Alive and Well
Non crisis mental health support aiming to build resilience and capacity of rural communities. Mental Health first aid training.
Covers NW Tasmania
Richmond Fellowship Programs
Supporting people facing mental health challenges and social disadvantage. Services in the NW include home-based outreach programs, Mental Health homelessness outreach, Age Wise mental health for residential aged care and NDIS programs.
Hobart based with programs in the NW
Remedy Health Care- Mind Step Program
MindStep is a confidential mental health coaching program for anyone struggling to manage low mood, stress or anxiety in their everyday life. MindStep uses cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to help you learn practical strategies for improving mental well being.
8am-8pm service equipped to keep individuals and communities suicide safe through a crisis helpline, social support programs and community education programs.
Suicide Call Back Service
24 hour nationwide service that provides call, video and online counselling.
Mental Health First Aid Grief and Loss Work
Rod Lambert – Trainer for Mental Health First Aid, Grief and Loss And other related workshops.
Not for profit sexual assault support service assisting survivors across the North West of Tasmania.
6431 9711 OR 1800 697 877 (after hours)
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Youth Alcohol and Drug Service (YADS)
For young people aged 0-24 years and their carers, a broad range of alcohol and other drug treat-ment and support services, health promotion and early intervention.
Needle and Syringe Program (NSP)
Free syringe program to help stop the spread of blood borne viruses. Provide fit packs in 1ml, 3ml and 5ml syringes for free. Various locations see below;
- Various Community Pharmacy locations:
- Somerset Pharmacy (33 Falmouth Street)
- Dixon’s Pharmacy (112 Goldie Street)
- Healthpoint Pharmacy (8A Inglis Street)
- WWC (21 Saunders Street)
Family Services, Housing and Youth
Children, Youth and Family Services
Tasmanian government service that works with community partnerships to provide programs such as family violence support services, grandparent support, research and training. Website links to specific services
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
Provides state-wide support for infants, children and people up to age 18.
Free service for people aged 5-25 seeking professional counselling. Can be for practical or emotional support.
7UP Youth Centre Wynyard
A safe, inclusive space for young people to gather with friends after school. Rural health services can also be accessed, skill development, health and wellbeing programs.
Wynyard Community Centre in Little Goldie St, Wynyard
Youth, Family and Community Connection (YFCC)
Promoting the well being and safety of children, young people and adults. Service include counselling, accommodation and support services.
Little Goldie Street, Wynyard 7325
Australian Breastfeeding Association
Meetings cover breastfeeding and parenting topics. All mums welcome. First Thursday of the month 10am-12pm.
376 Mt Hicks rd Wynyard
Play Groups Tasmania
Listing of community run playgroups by day and location. Specific group for Autism Spectrum Disorder also listed.
Various locations in the NW.
Child Care Directory Wynyard and Surrounds
Lists local early learning centres, after school care providers and childcare.
R.A.I.N (relationship abuse of an intimate nature)
Provides social and practical support for women, men, children who have been subjected to family violence
Follows Tasmanian Violence Action Plan, provides support for women and children through raising awareness of family violence.
No To Violence
Works with men who use family violence, and the sector that supports them to change their abusive and violent behavior.
Family Violence Response and Referral Line
Provides options for immediate emergency response, counselling and support.
(24/7) 1800 633 937
Housing Connect 24/7
Call for emergency housing. All housing and support needs from emergency to long term accommodation including social housing and private rent assistance.
Reece House, Level 1, 46 Mount Street Burnie TAS 7320
Warrawee Women’s Shelter
24/7 Women’s crisis shelter. A safe place for women and children to escape from violence, sexual assault and homelessness
Ulverstone (contact for full address)
Emergency accommodation run by the Salvation Army, for men, women and children – north west area.
24 View Road, Burnie Tas 7320
Working It Out
Support, advocacy and educational service for LGBTIQ+ in Tasmania.
National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Mission Australia is the local NDIS Partner delivering Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) and Local Area Coordination (LAC). Provides help to understand and access the NDIS, link to information and support in the community.
Mission Australia Level 2 Harris Building, 49-51 Cattley Street, Burnie 7320 TAS
1800 800 110 (National Line) OR 6212 6850 (Mission Australia NDIS partner)
Eskleigh Foundation (NDIS provider)
Provides disability support- community access and in home care in the NW.
Services the North West.
Tasmanian provider of the National Carer Gateway support services. Connecting carers to practical advice and early intervention support services before they reach a crisis point. Session first Monday of the month 10am-12pm for community members to have a chat and get information.
Dixon’s Pharmacy 112 Goldie Street, Wynyard
North West Residential Support Services Inc. (NDIS provider)
Disability support for the NW including respite, shared accommodation, independent living support, transport and social support services.
19 Quiggin Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Possability (NDIS provider)
Helping people to pursue their potential. Offering services in the NW including supported independent living, Adult and Children respite services, supported employment opportunities, community support services such as social outings, shopping. Also hosts a Gaming group ever Friday at the Burnie office.
Level 2, 3 Reeves Street South Burnie TAS 7320
Spencer Adult Day Centre
Disability social and recreational activity service.
37-39 Hogg Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Inglis Support Service
Providing tenancy support, respite and community access for clients in the NW. NDIS provider
120 Goldie Street, Wynyard Tasmania 7325
Kaloma Support Services
Family owned support service working with people living with disability based in Wynyard. NDIS provider for self managed and plan managed participants.
34a Goldie st Wynyard.
My Aged Care
Government portal and starting point for assessment, support and accessing aged care.
Care Forward Health + Homecare
Provides support/ care packages for older Tasmanian’s who are living with chronic conditions or disabilities. Services the North West.
11 Steele St Devonport, TAS 7310
Synovum Care Group
Residential and private in home care services. A new direction in Aged Care; providing creative solutions for complex needs, to deliver ‘as normal as life as possible’.
Corner of Moore and Quiggin street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Southern Cross Care- Yaraandoo
Residential aged care facility. “We use a person-centred approach to ensure your care and quality of life goals are met.”
1A Cardigan Street, Somerset Tas 7322
Offers respite, tenancy support and community access for older people.
120 Goldie Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Southern Cross Care- Home Care NW
Offers residential care, home and community services.
29 Wragg Street, Somerset Tas 7322
Family Based Care Association
Home based care for NDIS recipients, aged care, under 65s and vocational services.
73-75 Mount St, Burnie.
Myrtle Park Inc.
Independent living units suitable for seniors
Murchison Highway, Yolla 7321
Spencer Park Inc.
Providing affordable accommodation in Wynyard and Somerset for older persons on commonwealth benefits. Suited to those living independently.
Uniting AgeWell- Home Care NW
Provides services to maintain safety, independence and wellbeing at home such as personal care, social support, transport and clinical care. Service area includes Wynyard, Waratah, Sisters Beach and surrounds.
Hospice Care Association of NW Tasmania
A home based support service that provides volunteers assist people through the progression of their life limiting illness and enable them to maintain a dignified lifestyle in the environment of their choice.
Room 308, “Parkside”, Strahan Street, South Burnie
Grandparents and relatives raising children
Support program run by Mission Australis to help grandparents to develop their confidence and parenting skills, and helps them connect with schools, the service system, and other supports in the community.
Level 2 Harris Building 49-51 Cattley Street Burnie TAS 7320
Friendship Community Visitors Scheme by Australian Red Cross
Program can support you and link you to other people and your community. Programs include home visits, social outings, group activities, peer support and social phone calls.
Aboriginal Health Service
Provides Aboriginal health workers, primary care clinics, counsellors, family support and cultural programs for people who identify as Aboriginal in Tasmania and Australia
53 Alexander Street, Burnie TAS, 7320
Circular Head Aboriginal Corporation
Community organisation aimed at empowering aboriginal citizens of circular head and surrounds. Programs include general and mental health, youth and family connections.
Main office 10 King Street Smithton, Tasmania 7330
Remedy Health Care- Healing Minds Program
Healing Minds is a social and emotional wellbeing coaching program designed and delivered by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. It’s all about helping people learn practical skills to deal with life’s stresses and worries. FREE Phone based support.
Government and Legal Services
One stop access to government transactions, services and information such as registration, council rates, licences.
72 Goldie Street Wynyard TAS 7325
Government services and payments relating to Centrelink, Medicare and Child Support
Refer to website for appropriate phone numbers.
23 Marine Terrace. Burnie TAS 7320
Family Advocacy and Support Services
Provides legal advice, representation, family dispute resolution services and legal education to Tasmanians. Focus on economically and socially disadvantaged Tasmanians.
50 Alexander St Burnie TAS 7320
North West Community Legal Centre
Offer one off free legal advice and referrals to residents of the NW, in person or over the phone. NWLC also provide education and participate in law reform.
56 Formby Road, Devonport, Tas
National Interpreter Service
Service provided by the Department of Home Affairs for people who do not speak English and for agencies and businesses that need to communicate with them. Phone and in person interpreters.
Wynyard High School
High School from 7-12.
30 Church St, Wynyard TAS 7325
Yolla District High School
Kinder to year 12.
School Ln, Yolla TAS 7325
Table Cape Primary School
Kinder to 6 primary school
33A Gibbons St, Wynyard TAS 7325
St Brigid’s Primary School
Catholic primary school from Kinder to 6
40 Jackson St, Wynyard TAS 7325
Somerset Primary School
Kinder to 6 primary school
30A Beaufort St, Somerset TAS 7322
Boat Harbour Primary School
Kinder to 6 primary school
17386 Bass Hwy, Boat Harbour TAS 7321
Australian Christian College
Christian Education from Kinder to 10 School
30 Seabrook Rd, Somerset TAS 7322
Transport - Buses
Metro Bus Services
Daily bus services for Wynyard-Somerset-Burnie
See website for bus stop locations.
West coast route from Burnie to Strain vis Queenstown. Other routes across the state.
52 Mount St Burnie. 7320
Wynyard Bus Lines
Daily bus services for Wynyard-Somerset-Burnie
See website for bus stop locations.
Bus Charters + School buses routes to local schools including from Wynyard, Yolla, Somerset, Sisters Beach and Waratah
1439 Ridgley Highway, Highclere Tas 7321
Community and Volunteering
Wynyard Community Noticeboard
A page for people living in Wynyard Tasmania and and neighbouring towns to share events, work opportunities, advertise their home or local business and share local knowledge.
Yolla and District Noticeboard
For events and sharing community information for residents of the Yolla area.
Somerset Community Noticeboard
A page for members and residents of Somerset to discuss community topics and share local information.
Waratah Community Noticeboard/ Tourism Page
For events and community happenings in the town of Waratah
Community Groups/ Recreation
Wynyard Community Garden
People of all ages are welcome to become members, there are monthly meetings or just to drop by and see what’s happening.
Johnson Place, behind Wynyard Sports Centre, Austin Street
Wynyard Men’s Shed
Community organisation for men to go and socialise, play games or work on their own project.
30 Cotton st Wynyard TAS 7325
Somerset Community Shed
New members and visitors welcome, wood working projects for men and women.
Frenchs Road, Somerset 7322 (follow the signs)
Senior Citizens Club Wynyard
Community Group and venue for senior citizens offering a large range of activities including art, bingo, bowls, crib, exercise group, scrabble, Tai Chi, yoga.
28 Jackson Street. Wynyard Tas 7325
Big hART works with communities experiencing high levels of need, building on community assets and individuals strengths through art and skills development
46A Little Goldie Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Sisters Beach Community Association
Association for the Sisters Beach community to share what offered in Sisters Beach and address community needs and concerns.
Wynyard Camera Club
A community group, for people interested in digital and print photography, all ages and experience levels welcome .Be a part of a group of enthusiasts willing to share their knowledge and passion for photography.
Station Street, Wynyrd Tas 7325
North West Walking Club
Bushwalking club with members aged from 8-80, 2 walks a weekend are held for members to attend and enjoy as a group. Walks help at various locations in the NW.
Apex House, 3 Gollan Street, Ulverstone Tas
Circular Head Walking Inc.
Bush walking Club with members from Devonport to Smithton and walks in various location in the NW.
Community Exchange Network Tasmania CENTS
An exchange network fo trading goods services and skills without money. Sign up for an account and trade through online listings or at local events.
Live Well Tasmania
Community organisation aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the community with a focus on disadvantaged youth. They provide programs, workshops, events and volunteer opportunities.
Community Hub 28 Saunders Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
WWCH- Changing the Nature of Palliative Care
A community group committed to changing the culture of palliative care across the Waratah-Wynyard and Circular Head Municipalities.
Traditional Japanese drumming group. Weekly rehearsals and beginners group. Also available for events.
Wynyard High School 30 Church St, Wynyard TAS 7325
A French bowls game. Free social games are played each Tuesday at 1.30pm.
Burnie Bowls Club Carpark 15 Fidler Street, Cooee TAS 7320
Cradle Coast Outrigger Canoe Club
A family friendly support for all ages and abilities over 10yrs. Training and equipment provided for new paddlers. An easy sport to learn that is easy on the body.
Burnie and Somerset
Fellowship of Australian Writers North West Tasmania
We discuss latest happenings in the world of writing, updates on our individual writings, how to improve our work and discuss how to publish our work. Monthly meetings in Burnie.
Contact for location details.
Wonders of Wynyard- Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre
Volunteer opportunities and training available in customer service, giving local advice and in the museums veteran car collection.
8 Exhibition Link, Wynyard Tas 7325
St Vincent De Paul Society (Vinnies)- Shop Volunteers
Volunteer opportunities as shop team members- tasks such as sorting donated clothing, serving customers, pricing items, displays/merchandise, front counter and donation repairs.
38 Jackson Street, Wynyard Tas 7325
Assist clients with adult literacy and numeracy; supporting skill development or helping people returning to study. Delivering books to people in the community, administration and IT roles available.
13 Exhibition Link, Wynyard Tas 7325
Gone Nuts. Tasmania’s 101 Adventure Run
Yearly fun run from The Nut though Rocky Cape National Park to Wynyard. Volunteering opportunities at registration desk, local ambassadors at Stanley and Wynyard, race set up, course officials, catering assistance, race marshals and more!
Wynyard Foreshore Park Run
Get involved in a weekly 5km timed run Saturdays 9am. Volunteers may be organising the finish funnel, operating the timer, or scanning the runners bar codes.
East Wynyard Foreshore, Old Bass Highway, Wynyard 7325
Meals on Wheels
Offering your services to deliver meals to elderly, young people with disabilities or carers.
Wynyard Showgrounds Hall
State Emergency Service (SES) North West Region
Regional units in Wynyard and Waratah. Work in a team to respond to emergencies. Training and opportunities in search and rescue, disaster response, communications and operational support.
87 Inglis Street, Wynyard Tas 7325 and 17 Smith Street, Waratah, Tasmania, 7321
All Abilities Sailing
A voluntary non-profit organisation that aims to provide a safe and friendly environment where people of all abilities are accepted and encouraged to participate in the sport of sailing. Open to any age or ability/ disability.
Wynyard Yacht Club 2A Old Bass Highway, Wynyard Tas 7325
Bloomin’ Tulips (Tulip Festival)
Annual Festival in Wynyard. Volunteer to help run the festival, various roles available.
Provides care and assistance to vulnerable people in the community. Volunteer opportunities on the Wynyard City Kitchen or Wynyard Mission Shop, there are also online volunteer positions available.
- City Kitchen Wynyard Baptist Church Hall,
- 30 Hogg Street Wynyard Tas 7325
- Mission Shop 11 Goldie Street, Wynyard
Volunteers are involved in all aspects of the van’s operation. Do not need any particular experience- what is important is the acceptance of others, a sense of humour and a commitment to a just and compassionate community. Support and training are provided.
Various locations in Wynyard.
Tasmanian Fire Service- Volunteer Brigades
Volunteer and received training in operational firefighting, community education and emergency incidents. Brigades in Wynyard, Waratah, Sisters Beach, Yolla, Somerset, Moorleah and Boat Harbour.
Various locations contact for details.
Farm It Forward Tasmania
A volunteer organisation that aims to grow edible produce and social connections by linking land holders with gardeners. Produce is shared with those involved and community relief organisations. Garden education and assistance also provided.
Lions Club Wynyard
Manage the Lions Club park and community venue, participate in community fundraising events. New volunteers always needed/ welcome.
Reservoir Drive, Wynyard
Rotary Club Wynyard/ Table Cape
Supporting the local community through fund-raising and community events. Weekly meetings. Table cape group specifically for 18-35yr olds.
Lobster Ponds Haven
Volunteers assist with the operation of the ponds, home to Northern Tasmania’s fresh water crayfish. Opportunities to lead tours or cater in the cafe.
241 Robin Hill Road Flowerdale, 7325
Cancer Council – Transport2Treatment
Clients must have a referral through their clinical treatment team to access transport. A no cost service to support people facing hardship in getting to/from cancer treatment appointments.
Community Transport Services Tasmania
Affordable door-to-door community transport for the over 65s and people with a disability. Must qualify for transport though My Aged Care or be able to access disability transport support. Volunteer drivers also needed.
Red Cross Transport Service
Available to elderly or those with a disability to attend non-urgent medical appointments and social outings if there is no other means of transport Statewide.
St John’s Ambulance (Non-Emergency Patient Transport)
For people who may have an illness, a mild disability, ageing or just need some extra help Statewide.
Emu Bay Taxis
Taxi Servicing Burnie and Wynyard Region. A variety of different style cars and are suitable for people of all abilities – including wheelchair accessibility
53 Marine Terrace, Burnie Tas 7320