In March 2016, the Shire of Dandaragan adopted an Age Friendly Community Plan (AFCP).  This Plan became one of the informing strategies when preparing the 2016-2026 Strategic Community Plan.  The Plan was developed following an extensive community engagement and participation process with seniors and other stakeholders and acknowledges the vital role seniors play in our community through their involvement in paid work, as volunteers, as supportive family members and as community leaders.  Based on this feedback the Shire gained during the consultation period from older people in our community, the Shire will continue to strive to enhance the opportunities to promote active ageing in our Shire, ensuring older people can contribute and participate in community life, as well as acknowledge and continue to address the barriers to services, structures and policies that seniors may encounter in our communities.

For general advice and help related to aged care, phone myagedcare on 1800 200 422 or visit

Community Home Support Program

The Community Home Support Program (CHSP) currently provides services to residents of Jurien Bay, Cervantes, Badgingarra and Dandaragan. CHSP provides care for those at Entry level 1 and 2 care packages. In certain circumstance, higher levels are provided when required.  CHSP works with a 'wellness' approach and offers a range of assistance that can enable an individual to build and maintain their existing skills, regain lost skills, learn new skills and remain connected with their community. This enables people to maintain their independence and autonomy.

Services include Domestic Assistance, Social Support, Transport, Medication Prompts, Nursing, Personal Care, Meal Preparation, Home and Garden Maintenance.

The CHSP Office is at Jurien Bay Health Centre and you can phone 08 9652 0210 between 8am and 4pm (weekdays) for further information or email WACHS-Wheatbelt at

Acacia Living Home Care & Respite

Level 2 & 3 Care Packages

Acacia Living Home Care currently have Level 2 and 3 Care Packages available for residents in Cervantes, Jurien Bay, Badgingarra, Dandaragan and Coorow with high personal care needs to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

A variety of package options are available suited to the individual and can be used for nursing care, domestic assistance, food preparation/cooking, transport, home modification, home maintenance/gardening and pharmaceutical deliveries.

Types of care include Dementia, Palliative, Personal, Respite, and General packages.

To apply or discuss with Acacia Living Home Care, phone 9652 0492 or 0498 002 803.  Alternatively, email WAHCS-Wheatbelt at

Turquoise Coast Respite Centre

Day or Overnight Respite Care

Respite care, also known as ‘short-term care’, is a form of support for you and your carer. It gives your carer the opportunity to attend to everyday activities, go on holidays or just have a rest while ensuring your needs are supported by our dedicated care staff. 

Respite care may be for a few hours or days or for longer periods, depending on your needs, the needs of the person who cares for you and your eligibility.

For bookings and enquiries, contact 9652 0499 or email