Community wellbeing

Shire Wellness Services

The Shire has established Wellness Services to support our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this, we are making phone calls to check in with community members who may be struggling at this time.

Register a vulnerable person

If you know someone who might benefit from this service, you can confidentially register them here and we will follow up to ensure they have the supports in place that they may need.

Also see our Unemployment Information Sheet, for local contact information.

What else you can do

There has never been a more important time for our community to stick together. We all have a role to play in helping each other right now. Things you can do:

  • Check in on your neighbours in a safe way, share phone numbers and help each other out where you can. Use these neighbourhood postcards or start a phone tree using one of our templates
  • If you’re part of a group that can help or have an idea, let us know about it!
  • If you’re not connected with a community group, but you are keen to volunteer your time to help others, you can register online here or contact us to discuss options.

Connect with us by emailing [email protected]  or phone (08) 9780 5255.

Mental health 

The COVID-19 situation may see community members experiencing social isolation, economic uncertainty and emotional distress. If you are concerned about yourself or others we encourage you to: 

  • Visit your Doctor/GP or local hospital
  • Refer to the Shire's Mental Health Factsheet, which includes a collated list of local contact information and helplines
  • Red Cross 'Telecross' can provide daily telephone call to check on older people who are home alone wellbeing at home
  • View the Australian Psychological Society mental health resources that specifically address coronavirus anxiety via their website
  • View the Life in Mind has established Mental health support for COVID-19 webpage which provides vital connections to resources designed to support the wellbeing of those experiencing an indirect or direct impact from COVID-19
  • View the Think Mental Health website and use the check-up tool.

Community Health Network Group

The Shire hosts the AMR Community Health Network Group - a forum for local social services and health professionals to connect and share information. Contact [email protected]

Local health contacts

My Community Directory provides a free online directory for local health services and community groups. Visit the directory at www.amrshire.wa.gov.au/mycommunitydirectory.

Local health contacts include: 

The following aged care and disability support services are available in Augusta Margaret River:

  • Baptistcare - phone 9282 8600
  • BESS Home & Community Care - phone 9757 2333
  • Leeuwin Frail Aged Lodge Inc - phone 9758 3279
  • Mirrambeena - phone 9758 9600
  • Disability Services Commission - phone 9758 7284

Emergency relief assistance

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:

Resources: Helping yourself after a traumatic event

Resources: Helping children after a traumatic event

Resources: Helping friends/family after a traumatic event

Resources: Further information

Join the Shire's Community Health Network Group

Are you a social or health service provider or practitioner operating in the Augusta Margaret River area? The Community Health Network Group meet quarterly to share information and connect. Join the group by emailing [email protected]

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Contact the Shire

Postal Address

PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
Monday to Friday
9am-4pm
Ph 08 9780 5255
Fax 08 9757 2512

Augusta

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

Emergencies

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

Change of details form

To ensure that you receive your Rates Notice on time we need to be updated on changes. You can do this online.