The Nyoongar Outreach Service is a community based service that deals with social and welfare issues within the funded locations of Burswood, Fremantle, Midland, Northbridge, the Northern Corridor, the South-Eastern Corridor, Belmont and Vincent.
The purpose of the Nyoongar Outreach Service is to provide early street level interventions to local and remote Indigenous people frequenting public spaces in nominated locations. The target groups are people at risk of coming into contact with the criminal justice system due to various social and welfare issues.
To provide outreach services with partner Councils and Agencies to increase safety and harmony for ALL members of the community.
To engage and refer people (in outreach target areas) to the relevant agencies and/or implement diversionary or safety measures.
To promote partnership and co-operation with other organisations to ensure appropriate, effective responses in service provisions.
To maintain the strong reputation of the organisation and enhance respect for the Aboriginal community.
To remain a strong viable organisation.
A Brief History
Nyoongar Outreach Services was established as Nyoongar Patrol Systems in 1998 and incorporated in 2001. The service was initiated by a group of Aboriginal people, government and non-government agencies with a vision of providing culturally appropriate services to young unsupervised people who were at risk of moral danger and coming into contact with the criminal justice system. The services focused only on the night precinct of Northbridge, and has, over the years, grown to include the further suburbs of Vincent, Fremantle, Belmont and Midland.
It is the only night and day Indigenous outreach service that provides outreach support outside the traditional working hours to the nominated locations in the Perth metropolitan area.
We prevent and resolve conflicts in public spaces
We provide diversionary transport services
We provide information and referrals to appropriate agencies to assist with unmet social needs
We provide specific support to people who are homeless for long term solutions
We link up and provide input with youth agencies to enable young people improved access to constructive activities
We participate in local government community safety plans and provide informed Aboriginal perspective to safety strategies
We are an active participant in the Northbridge Youth at Risk Service initiative.
Our contact details are as follows:
Phone: (08) 9228 4211
Fax: (08) 9228 3743
Office Address: 35 - 37 Gladstone Street Perth WA 6004
Postal Address: PO Box 8202 Stirling Street Perth WA 6849