For over 35 years Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan has provided a healthy and caring environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children attending medical treatment in Cairns.

Mookai Rosie offers accommodation services to women and children of the Torres and Cape, offering a home away from home that has the health of you and your family central to everything we do, every day. Our accommodation facility houses 24 women and 12 children and provides a safe and comfortable place for our clients to stay.

Mookai Rosie honours and respects the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures which inform all our work, ensuring each woman is treated with care and dignity. We want you to feel at home and supported while you are in Cairns and we provide a range of services while you are staying with us.

Places are limited, so call 07 4081 7500 to make your booking today.


Mookai Rosie Accommodation offers:

  • A friendly and caring atmosphere,
  • Clean and comfortable facilities,
  • Shared room accommodation,
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health worker support 24/7
  • Access to Nursing, Midwifery and Social and Emotional Wellbeing Support
  • Three delicious, healthy meals a day,
  • Free WiFi and computer access,
  • Comfortable shared lounge and dining areas,
  • Laundry facilities,
  • Bus service, and
  • Playgroup

We provide a bus service that will transport you to your appointments and to and from the airport/bus station. This bus service also provides 6 runs a day into town Monday to Friday, and two runs on Saturdays. You can use the bus service to do all your shopping while you are in Cairns.

We have doctors, nurses, midwives and social workers available to help you with all your health needs and provide a playgroup facility for your children. Our Playgroup Worker provides activities to help children develop and grow.

Most of the time your community clinic will pay for your accommodation if you are in Cairns for medical reasons. If not, you can pay to stay at Mookai and receive all the services we have to offer (including meals and transport), at very little cost to you.

For your true home away from home experience, come and visit us at Mookai Rosie Bi-Bayan.

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