Since Rosie's earlier inception in 1983 Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan has worked hard to provide a culturally sensitive service that helps to improve the health status and well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, particularly that of women and children.


As there are no birthing facilities in Remote Cape York and Western Queensland pregnant women must come to Cairns around four to six weeks before the birth of their baby.

Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan is in a position to have a major and critical influence on the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Developing nutrition, women’s reproductive health, pre and post natal care, support and environmental health.

Rosie’s earlier endeavours still continue through the board of management and committed staff that continue to provide a place of care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children.

  • Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan currently has accommodation for twelve clients.
  • All meals and transportation to and from medical appointments is provided
  • A staff member is on duty twenty-four hours a day and available for emergencies at all times
  • Mookai Rosie accepts clients referred by Community Clinics in conjunction with RFDS
  • A client’s stay may vary from one night to six weeks
  • Staff give assistance of Mothercraft, Health Education, Welfare issues and treatment of minor aliments is provided
  • Mookai Rosie is a safe and comfortable home-away-fro-home and is offered to all mothers and children who choose to come and stay at Mookai Rosie.

Mookai Rosie has a strong policy of of Healthy living and upholds these through nutritional diets provided to clients and a strict policy of no-alcohol consumsion during the course of clients stays.