Human Services


Koolkan Early Childhood Centre and Family Support Hub

Koolkan Child care offers families with children from 4 months to 5 ½ years a safe, warm and flexible education and care environment.  The professional early childhood educators, assistants and the Manager all ensure your child receives the best care and program so you can feel comfortable and confident in your choice.

The Koolkan Early Childhood Centre contains:

    • A Pre-prep room
    • Able to have 24 children
    • A Kindy room suitable for children 2 to 4 years
    • Able to have 21 children
    • A baby room suitable for children from 4 months to 2 years
    • Able to have 8 babies

These enrolments are only available if the right number of staff is present on the day.  The Centre is licensed under the Child Care Act and has to follow the Child Care Regulations.  There is a copy of these regulations available if you wish to see them and a copy of the license is on display at the front entry.

Hours of Operation:

Monday to Thursday
7:45am – 2:30pm
7:45am – 12pm
Pre-Prep children commence at 8:00am

Contact the Manager:

Phone: (07) 4060 6850


Chivaree Centre

Chivaree Centre is the approved provider of community, aged care and disability services in Aurukun.  The Shire receives funding from both the State and Commonwealth Government to provide services to people with disabilities, frail aged people and their carers.

Chivaree offers services to eligible clients under the Community Home Care and Commonwealth Home Support Programme and Home Care Packages, depending on client needs and required assistance to allow them to stay at home and continue to live independently in their community.  The individual services we can offer include:

  • Domestic Assistance
  • Social Support – for individuals and groups, including culturally appropriate activities
  • Personal Care
  • Meals at home and at the Centre
  • Flexible Respite
  • Transport
  • Specialised support services
  • Home Maintenance – grass mowing 


Chivaree Centre  are located at 515 Fred Kerindun Drive, Aurukun and our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 4.15pm.  To access our services, please make a referral to our Manager by phone during business hours or by email.

Phone:  (07) 40606834

My Aged Care provides information in relation to access and eligibility to services.  Phone: 1800 200 422 or visit

Click here for Chivaree Home Care Package Rates and Charges