• Monday: 9:00am - 6:00pm
  • Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thursday: 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed



23 Church Street, Dubbo, New South Wales 2830
P: (02) 5852 1900 F: (02) 5852 1999

headspace Dubbo is operated by Marathon Health. All headspace centres are funded by the Australian Government Department of Health. Administration of funding is carried out by the headspace centre’s local Primary Health Network, in this case, Western NSW (Western Health Alliance Ltd).

headspace Dubbo is a youth-friendly FREE service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years. Our staff will talk to you about your concerns and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

All of our services are free of charge for anyone who is aged 12-25 and has a Medicare card.

You can come in by yourself, or bring someone with you for support. We can also provide you with general information if you would just like to find out more about certain issues. Referrals are not required but appointments are necessary.

Either phone us on 02 5852 1900 to arrange an appointment, or drop into our site at 23 Church Street Dubbo (near the rotunda) to find out more.

You can also access headspace services online. eheadspace provides an online and telephone support service to people aged 12-25.

If it is an emergency, please phone the Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, Lifeline on 13 11 14, or the Mental Health Information and Support Line on 1800 011 511.

Services available

Mental Health Services


Mental health workers – which may include psychologists, psychiatrists, counsellors and other workers – that can help if you're just not feeling yourself.

Doctor (GP)


GPs can help with any physical health issues as well as issues related to sexual health, drug or alcohol use, relationship problems or feeling down or upset. Your centre may have a GP on site or links to one locally. 

Sexual Health Services


Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Alcohol & Drug Services


Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with any alcohol or other drug issue. 

Work & Study Services


Workers either on site or linked to the centre who can assist you with work or study opportunities. 

Youth Reference Group


A group of young people who help with events and some decision making at a centre. Ask your centre about getting involved.

Youth Programs


Centres have a range of programs and activities for young people. Just ask your centre what they have on. 

Positions available at headspace Dubbo

MBS Allied Health Provider (Psychologist/Social Worker), Part-time/Sessional (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Psychologist/Social Worker

P/T or F/T Private Practice (hours negotiable and flexible)


Marathon Health is seeking suitably qualified and experienced persons to provide MBS funded services to young people 12-25 years at headspace Dubbo.

To be eligible you must possess the following:

1. Experience working with young people aged 12-25 years with mental health difficulties.

2. Experience and willingness to work in a multidisciplinary team.

3. Be a currently registered and practicing Allied Health Professional with AHPRA.

4. Be eligible to provide services under the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS), including eligible to obtain a Medicare Provider number.

5. Must have professional indemnity insurance.

6. Must undergo relevant criminal record check and working with children checks.


Applicants MUST submit the following documents to be considered:

1. A current curriculum vitae outlining relevant qualifications and experience.

2. A copy of professional indemnity insurance (or statement identifying willingness to obtain insurances should they be offered a contract).

3. A copy of their registration status with AHPRA or equivalent professional membership (e.g. AASW).

4. Details of 2 professional referees who can be contacted regarding the quality/appropriateness of performing this role in headspace Dubbo.


A detailed contractor application document must be completed with the headspace Operations Manager prior to a contract being offered.


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For more information contact:

Name: Rachel Thomas
Phone: (02) 5852 1900
Email: Rachel.Thomas@marathonhealth.com.au

More information

Our Staff (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Our staff will talk to you about your concerns and provide you with support, information and services in a confidential, non-judgmental environment.

 Program Manager:

Rachel Thomas



Clinical Leader:

Ann-Maree Hartley



 Administration Manager:

Melanie Tonniges



 Youth Access & Awareness Workers:

Paul Rich


Paul Edited

 Jessica Woodley (Maternity Leave)


Jess Edited

 Nicholas Steepe



Christina Rodgers



Youth Services Manager:

Peter Rohr



Social Work Placement Student:

Zenzo Ncube

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Visiting Partners and Clinicians (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

MBS Funded Clinicians

Annie Fraser - Clinical Psychologist

Arna Kerklaan - Accredited Mental Health Social Worker

Vocational Support

Centrelink - Tracey Burns

Family & Carer Support

Centacare - Cindy Neilson 

Tenancy Support

Centacare -Sonsera Boles


Psychcare Services - Dr Syed Shah MRCPsych FRANZCP

General Practice

Dr Michael Ferres

Sexual Health

Western NSW LHD - Margie Crowley

Youth Development

Dubbo City Council -  Jason Yelverton & Grace Toomey

Youth Reference Group (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)


headspace Dubbo believe that youth participation is the key to the delivery of quality services for young people. We also aim to provide young people with meaningful opportunities to directly participate and collaborate with its structure and services.

Young people involved with the headspace Dubbo Youth Reference Group have the opportunity to be involved in a number of ways, including (but not limited to):

  • Encouraging the voice of young people to be heard and acted upon
  • Becoming community spokespeople for youth mental health and wellbeing
  • Providing input on site design and ongoing building improvements
  • Planning and attending local events and promoting the headspace Dubbo services
  • Website and social media consultation and development
  • Research and evaluation of headspace services
  • Consultation around resource development like factsheets, brochures and promotional material
  • Peer support and mentoring
  • Becoming a media Spokesperson

Our 2015/2016 Youth Reference Group members are :

  • Makeylee Brien
  • Amber Knee
  • Mia-Kate Morrish-Blyton
  • Nathan Hawkes
  • Samuel Berryman
  • Cody Jones
  • Isobelle Strickland
  • Jett Foley
  • Hayley Seeliger
  • Pat Saul
  • Amber Bunt


Newsletters (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

Each term, headspace Dubbo will be sending out a newsletter to schools, services and community members. If you want to be included on the emailing list, please contact nic.steepe@marathonhealth.com.au or call the centre on (02) 5852 1900 

Term 1 2016 - headspace-Dubbo-Review-of-2015-Newsletter.pdf

Term 2 2016 - hsdx-Term-2-2016.pdf

Term 3 3016 - hsdx-Term-3-2016.pdf

Community Events (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

July 2016

'Stars of Dubbo'

June 2016

Coonabarabran Visit

May 2016

IDAHOT Movie Screening

'Quit B Fit' Tour

April 2016

'It Takes A Village' Forum in partnership with Schizophrenia Fellowship of NSW

Pop-Up Photo Booth

'Hump Day' Campaign in partnership with Dubbo Sexual Health, Family Planning NSW and Dubbo City Council

1st Birthday Carnival Celebrations

March 2016

headspace National Forum

February 2016

Charles Sturt University O-Week

November 2015

Relay for Life

Reclaim The Night

October 2015

Lip Sync Battles

Scavenger Hunt

Pride March

Parkes Movie by Moonlight


September 2015

Gungie Origin

Sunday Telegraph - Can We Talk? Forum

August 2015

Wear It Purple

July 2015

Schools Ice Presentation with NSW Police & Parole

May 2015

Class Clowns

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT) Prom

April 2015

Official Launch

3 on 3 Basketball Competition

Humans of Dubbo

Pee for 3


Donations to headspace Dubbo (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace appreciates the support of local businesses and the community

headspace Dubbo would like to thank the following supporters for their very generous donations to assist us in adding to the services that we provide for young people.

If you would like to donate, this can be done at the Dubbo office or alternatively via direct deposit on:

NAB Account Name: headspace Dubbo

Account Number: 989353026

BSB: 082-564

For more information contact Rachel Thomas, Program Manager, on (02) 5852 1900 for more information.

  • Western District Lawn Memorial Dubbo
  • Rotary Club of Dubbo South
  • Carter, Lindsay & Weber Dubbo
  • Commonwealth Bank Business Centre Dubbo
  • Cherubs Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Service
  • Charles Sturt University
  • North Parkes Mines
  • Coonabarabran Junior Rugby League and Netball Club
  • Dubbo Folk Club

Referrals (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

referrals to headspace Dubbo

Self or family referral: If you are a young person between the ages of 12-25 or a family member and wish to make an appointment please call (02) 5852 1900. You can also email hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.au or visit us in person to make an appointment. You'll find details for by using the 'find a centre' navigation page.

If you'd prefer to make contact online or by phone then eheadspace might be for you. eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 - 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional. You can find out all about it here.

Professional referral: If you would like to refer a young person to our service or would like headspace to come to your workplace to promote our service, please print and complete the relevant form below. You can then fax it to us on (02) 5852 1999, email it  on hs.dubbo@marathonhealth.com.au  or drop it into our office at 23 Church Street (near the rotunda). 


Referral form for headspace Dubbo -  Referral-to-headspace-Dubbo.docx

Community Development request form - Community-Development-Request-Form.docx


Groups and Programs (Click to show below) (Click to hide below)

headspace Dubbo is offering three groups for young people aged 12-25 years of age:

  • 'Breathe' - Come and learn mindfulness and CBT skills to help you cope with a whole range of stressors
  • 'SenseAbility' - Designed by Beyondblue to assist young people interact more effectively with others and to cope better with life's challenges and change
  • LGBTIQA+ - Social support group for those who identify on the rainbow spectrum (Over 18's group & under 18's group)

For more information about these groups, please contact the office on (02) 5852 1900