Community resilience

Mental health and wellbeing

The Shire facilitates the Augusta Margaret River Community Health Network Group, which provides a forum for local health professionals to connect and collaborate. This includes quarterly meetings and regular e-updates via the google group forum.

Contact or join the group by emailing

Support after trauma

When a local tragedy occurs, the effect on those touched by it, families, friends, communities is traumatic. Please see below for resources and support services that may assist.

24/7 helplines:

Lifeline on 13 11 14

Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467

Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36

Headspace on 1800 650 890

Rural Link on 1800 522 002

Alcohol and Drug Support Line on 1800 198 024

1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732

Local support contacts:

Margaret River Surgery – 97572766

Margaret River Medical Centre – 9757 2733

Margaret River Hospital – 9757 0400

Local Counsellors and Mental Health Care Providers 

My Community Directory provides an online directory for local health services and community groups

Resources: Helping yourself after a traumatic event

Looking after yourself after a crisis - Australian Red Cross

Typical reactions to a disaster - Australian Red Cross

Helping yourself after a traumatic event - Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health

Resources: Helping children after a traumatic event

Tips for talking with Kids - Australian Red Cross

Helping children and young people cope with crisis - Australian Red Cross

Guidelines for parents, caregivers and teachers - Australian Psychological Society

Trauma and children - Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health

Resources: Helping friends/family after a traumatic event

Helping a friend or family member after a traumatic event - Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health

Resources: Further information

Australian Red Cross

Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health

Waratah - Support for Domestic Violence

Angel Hands - Support for extreme trauma

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512


66 Allnut Terrace
Monday to Friday
9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255


For contact details for fire, police, bushfire brigades, hospitals, storm damage, power outages, etc please see the emergency contact page

National Relay Service

If you are deaf or have a hearing or speech impairment call us through the National Relay Service

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