Welcome to Cooktown District Community Centre

Commonly known as CDCC. CDCC is a neighbourhood centre, a place of connection, belonging, participation and inclusion.

CDCC Who we are
About us

Who we are

Our office is based in Cooktown on the traditional lands of the Eastern Kuku Yalanji Aboriginal people. We deliver government-funded and self-funded programs which provide general community support including referrals for local services, food and financial assistance (Emergency Relief, No Interest Loan Scheme), and seniors and family support services. We are an independent, community based non-profit and registered charity delivering community and social services to the Cooktown, Hope Vale, Wujal Wujal and Laura region. Our service leverages local resources to make local communities better for everyone. CDCC provides tangible support and assistance to local communities, particularly people and groups who face hardship and vulnerability.

Programs & Services

CDCC play group

Playgroup

Children develop a strong sense of belonging, being & becoming when they are nutured and connected to their family

CDCC early learning

Early Learning

Transition Support Workers help ensure you and your child are supported throughout the many transitions which occur from 0-8 years old.

CDCC youth engagement

Youth Engagement

The Youth Engagement Service responds to the needs of vulnerable young people aged 12 to 25 years and provides the following supports informed by harm minimisation and empowerment frameworks

Domestic & family violence support

Domestic & Family Violence Support

This is a free and confidential service providing outreach to Cooktown, Wujal Wujal, Laura and Hope Vale.

family support

Family Support

Family Support Counselling provides a high level of counselling and support to people experiencing social, financial or emotional difficulties and other community members identified as vulnerable.

alcohol & other drugs early intervention

Alcohol & other drugs, early intervention

RADIO provides young people in remote communities with:

  • Information and referrals
  • Supports to reduce Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) use
  • Coordinated case management
  • Help to improve social and emotional well being
  • Help to build connections with family and community
  • Connections to other service
60s better healthy aging program

60's & better healthy aging program

The 60’s & Better Program offers a range of social, physical and educational activities for seniors in our community.

Financial support

Financial support

We can assist with planning your budget and assist you in working through your financial difficulties.

Join Us!

Are you interested in a career in community services? CDCC provides a supportive and flexible work environment. Great people, great experiences! Click here for information on our current vacant positions.

How you can help

You can help CDCC in lots of ways. You can volunteer, make a financial donation, donate children’s toys that are new or in excellent condition, you can donate women’s clothes that are in excellent condition, or maybe you have furniture or bedding to donate to a family in need? If you are keen to help out, please call or email us for a chat so we can give you the details you need to get involved reception@cooktowndcc.org.au or (07) 4082 1400

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Services Australia will be @ CDCC on Monday 22nd July 1:30-4:30pm. See information flyers below ... See MoreSee Less

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Community Members of the flood affected areas; Degarra, Bloomfield Valley, Rossville and Wujal Wujal are invited to come down to the Wujal Wujal Church for access to free household items and clothing.
Please note: Donations are not being accepted across the region, anyone wishing to pledge a donation can do so online at givit.org.au. For specific enquiries, please contact Gungarde or CDCC.
Supported by Wujal Wujal Community, Gungarde Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation, GIVIT, CDCC, Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation and Community Recovery
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Community Members of the flood affected areas; Degarra, Bloomfield Valley, Rossville and Wujal Wujal are invited to come down to the Wujal Wujal Church for access to free household items and clothing. 
Please note: Donations are not being accepted across the region, anyone wishing to pledge a donation can do so online at givit.org.au. For specific enquiries, please contact Gungarde or CDCC. 
Supported by Wujal Wujal Community, Gungarde Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation, GIVIT, CDCC, Jabalbina Yalanji Aboriginal Corporation and Community Recovery

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MIni Fishing Comp on on NOW at Youth Chill Zone!
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel Laser Tag, but it's been replaced with a mini fishing comp! Join us in our chill zone and visit our youth workers to register, starting at 10 a.m. at William Daku Park. The competition runs until 2 p.m., and all catches must be made from the water's edge at the park. Please note, this is an unsupervised event, for participants aged 12 and older.
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MIni Fishing Comp on on NOW at Youth Chill Zone! 
Unfortunately, we have had to cancel Laser Tag, but its been replaced with a mini fishing comp! Join us in our chill zone and visit our youth workers to register, starting at 10 a.m. at William Daku Park. The competition runs until 2 p.m., and all catches must be made from the waters edge at the park. Please note, this is an unsupervised event, for participants aged 12 and older.
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