Biripi ACMC was established in 1981. We are a multi-layered, community controlled Aboriginal health organisation that provides culturally appropriate care in the following service divisions:

  • Aged Care (Marangbah Cottage, Purfleet)

  • Health Services (Bushlands & Purfleet Clinic)

  • Programs & Community Support (Purfleet)

  • BACS –  Out of Home Care (Taree / Inverell)

We are a community controlled Aboriginal organisation & always have and always will have our community’s health and well-being as its core purpose. 

We provide a “holistic” model of care to achieve better health & wellbeing outcomes for Aboriginal people. We believe that health encompasses not only your physical health, but also mental health, emotional health, connection to country and your spiritual well-being.

We will continue to engage & empower our community by providing knowledge, skills, advocacy and play a vital role in closing the Gap in Aboriginal health

Our Mob Our Way

  • Advocating for clients in the mainstream health system
  • Transporting clients to and from appointments
  • Helping clients manage their chronic health issues
  • Working with clients to improve their wellbeing 
  • Empowering clients to quit smoking, drink less alcohol and stop using drugs
  • Working with families to give our kids the best start in life

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Raechel Saunders Artist

The design is a mix of traditional and contemporary Aboriginal circular art that represent ‘special place’ and ‘families’. The circles are connected by lines to represent a sense of home, community and belonging.  I really enjoyed creating this special piece for Biripi ACMC. Celebrating the connection of families and community to this highly valued, much needed service. I wanted to show that there is a place to go for help and healing for everyone.

Our Vision

For our People to heal, be healthy and live a life they feel has value.

Our Core Purpose

To improve the wellbeing of the Aboriginal people within the Biripi Nation area. We will do this through engaging, empowering providing knowledge, skills, belief, support & hope.

Our Core Beliefs

CULTURE
We will embrace Aboriginal history, beliefs and cultural expectations in the way we support our Community.

EMPOWERMENT
Enabling our People through knowledge, skills, belief and instilling hope.

ACCOUNTABILITY
Biripi ACMC Board and staff have a collective accountability to deliver on their core purpose and to act with integrity.

RELATIONSHIPS:
We will develop collaborative partnerships with our communities and all contributors to the work of Biripi ACMC.

Our Behaviours

RESPECT
We will recognise the uniqueness of each individual we support including their histories and perspectives.

COMMITMENT
We will take our work seriously and personally and have high expectations of the wellbeing outcomes of our service.

ADVOCACY
We will advocate for health equality and self – determination for Aboriginal people.

COMPASSION
We will make people feel valued and welcome.

Thank you to our Funding Partners

I would also like to pay respect to the elders past and present We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land.

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

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