Peak Bodies

National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO)
NACCHO is the national peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations
Queensland Aboriginal and Islander Health Council (QAICH)
QAIHC is the peak body representing the Community Controlled Health Sector in Queensland at both a state and national level

Cape York Regional Organisations

Cape York Land Council
Cape York Land Council is a Native Title Representative Body appointed under the Native Title Act 1993 (NT) to assist Indigenous people of Cape York Peninsula

Cape York Institute
The Cape York Institute is an independent policy and leadership organisation championing reform in Indigenous economic and social policy and supporting the development of current and future Cape York leaders.

Cape York Partnerships
Cape York Partnerships is a development organisation aimed at ensuring the people of Cape York Peninsula have the capabilities to choose lives they have reason to value.

Balkanu Cape York Development Corporation
A not-for-profit organisation, established in 1996, and owned by the Cape York Aboriginal Charitable Trust, on behalf of the Aboriginal people of Cape York.

Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service
The Service delivers comprehensive primary health and sub-acute care services through a network of hospitals and community health centres.

Royal Flying Doctor Service
The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (RFDS) is one of the largest and most comprehensive aeromedical organisations in the world.

Mookai Rosie
Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan is Australia's first Indigenous community controlled organisation that specialises in Women and Child Maternal Health Care and has provided services to the Far North Queensland region for almost 25 years.

Queensland Ambulance Service
Queensland ambulance service is the fourth largest in the world and leads the country in clinical care and paramedic training and is among the best in the world in providing state-of-the-art emergency care.

Aboriginal Medical Services

Gurriny Yealamucka
GurrinyYealamucka Health Service is a community based health organisation that delivers holistic health care to the people of Yarrabah.

Gindaja Treatment and Healing
Gindaja Treatment and Healing Centre is a 19-bed hostel catering for both men and women with drug and alcohol related problems. The centre offers a holistic approach to the treatment and recovery of individuals with ongoing support and care.
Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre
Mulungu Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation working to improve health outcomes and wellbeing for the Indigenous community of Mareeba.
Mamu Health Service
Mamu empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who live in the Great Green Way and Inland Savannah regions to live long healthy lives.

Wuchopperen provide culturally-sensitive health care services to Aboriginal people and Torres Strait Islanders in Far North Queensland.


James Cook University
The George Institute
South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)
Lowitja Institute
University of New South Wales  
University of Western Australia
Menzies School of Health Research  
Kirby Institute


Apunipima constantly seeks opportunities for further funding that will support the delivery of programs in line with our Vision, Mission and the Family and Community Centred Model of Care.

Apunipima receives funding from a range of government organisations including the Department of Health, Queensland Health and Specialist Training Programs such as Royal Australasian College of Physicians.  This funding is based on implementing a range of programs relating to Family Health, Primary Health Care and Health Promotions and Healthy Lifestyles.

Health System

Department of Health
The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley MP, administers national health policy, elements of which (such as the operation of hospitals) are overseen by individual states.
Queensland Health
The Queensland Minister for Health is Cameron Dick MP. Queensland Health is responsible for hospitals, public health, oral health, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, community health, mental health and registration of health professionals.