About Us

Centacare FNQ has served the community of Far North Queensland since 1981. As the Social Services agency of the Catholic Diocese of Cairns, Centacare FNQ proudly works with the community to deliver social services, underpinned by Catholic Social Teaching, to support the needs of residents in the region.

As an organisation, Centacare FNQ has focused on community wellbeing in the broadest sense, not only within the immediate Cairns area but also across the whole of the Far North Queensland region. Centacare FNQ continues to strive to maintain its commitment to supporting and assisting people living within the Far North Queensland community who are most in need.

We provide services that are community driven, easy to access and that make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and the Far North Queensland region. As a local organisation, we want to improve the community in which we live and we know that starts with listening and working together with local people. We will listen and always try to make a difference.


Our vision is for an inclusive community, which respects diversity, empowers its members and values wellbeing.


Our mission is to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our community through collaborative relationships and partnerships, promoting equity and responding to need at an individual, family and community level.

Strategic Priority

Our strategic priority is to strengthen our organisation and empower our people in order to continue promoting and supporting wellbeing across our community long-term, through provision of quality, sustainable, support and services and creating opportunities for people to make the difference they are seeking in their lives.

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