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

headspace Dubbo is a youth-friendly FREE and confidential service for anyone aged between 12 and 25 years who has a Medicare card. No Medicare card? No problem - here is a link to a fact sheet on how to obtain a Medicare card. Not eligible - no fear, most of our services are still available without a Medicare card. 

Your initial appointment will be with a Youth Care Coordinator who'll talk with you about what's going on in your life, help work out what your options are in a confidential, non-judgmental environment. You'll then have the opportunity to access general health, mental health, drug and alcohol, Centrelink, financial counselling and legal support services as well as vocational support, all in the one place. 


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

headspace Dubbo is operated by Marathon Health. All headspace services 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).


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.

Alcohol & Drug Services

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

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.

Sexual Health Services

Sexual health screenings on site or links to local services. 

Work & Study Services

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

Youth Programs

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

“As soon as I sought help, I suddenly realised that my anxiety was very treatable and that I wasn’t alone.”
- Charlie

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Jobs and volunteering

Positions currently available at headspace Dubbo

MBS Allied Health Provider (Psychologist/Social Worker), Part-time/Sessional

Psychologist/Social Worker

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

Do you want to start your own private practice without all the overheads?

Perhaps you're just coming back to the workforce and don't quite feel ready for full time work yet?

Maybe you have a passion for youth mental health or are looking to diversify your practice?

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

Just imagine, no more admin! We will do it for you as well as take care of your MBS billing which you retain 100% of.

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: Marijka Brennan
Phone: (02) 5852 1900
Email: marijka.brennan@marathonhealth.com.au

More information

Our Centre

Our centre is located at 23 Church Street, Dubbo, NSW, 2830 (near the rotunda) with 2 hour parking on the street - disabled parking also available. Our facility is disability friendly with wheelchair access and disabled toilets. 

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Getting to our centre:

Dubbo Taxi: 13 10 08

Dubbo Busline: https://www.buslinesgroup.com.au/dubbo-maps-timetables.html

Directions: https://www.google.com.au/maps/place/23+Church+St,+Dubbo+NSW+2830/@-32.2473099,148.5998566,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x6b0f71b29c54d8cb:0xb7c19035328ecb73!8m2!3d-32.2473099!4d148.6020453

Our Staff

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:


Marijka Brennan



Tayla Matthews 


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Youth Care Coordinators:

Christina Rodgers



Candice Edwards



Community and Youth Engagement Coordinator:

Amy Mines



Youth Services Manager:

Peter Rohr



Individual Placement Support (IPS):

Sophie Handsaker

Vocational Specialist



Carole Bayley

Vocational Specialist



Visiting Partners and Clinicians

MBS Funded Clinicians

Ange Conn - Psychologist


Vocational Support

Centrelink - Tracey Burns

Mental Health Support

CAMHS - Josh Harvey

Drug & Alcohol - Carlie Briggs


Psychcare Services - Dr Syed Shah MRCPsych FRANZCP

Sexual Health

Western NSW LHD - Margie Crowley

Western NSW LHD - Bev Tyson

Youth Development

Dubbo Regional Council -   

Youth Officer - Lionel Wood

Legal Aid NSW

CatholicCare Wilcannia-Forbes

Michelle Potter - Family & Carer Support

Mirandah Shields - Financial Counselling

Charles Sturt University Tutoring 

Youth Reference Group

headspace Dubbo will be recruiting new members for our Youth Reference Group (YRG).

Are you aged 16-24 and looking to be the youth voice for headspace Dubbo?

We are looking for young people who want to:

  • Make meaningful decisions that have real impact
  • Connect with other people passionate about youth mental health
  • Have your voice heard on community services in the area
  • Organise and be part of local youth events

You will gain experience and new skills with support, training and reference opportunities.

If you are interested in joining the Youth Reference Group, contact Amy Mines, amy.mines@marathonhealth.com.au

Or fill in our application form here. 2018-Youth-Reference-Group-application-form.docx.

Our 2018/2019 Youth Reference group members are: 

  • Makeylee Brien
  • Hayley Seeliger
  • Bryana Saffy 
  • Cody Jones
  • Pat Saul
  • Bianca Hartley
  • Jade Bunt
  • Grace Gower
  • Nicole Tonkin
  • Liam Keough
  • Alec Scholes

If you are interested in joining the Youth Reference Group, contact Amy Mines, amy.mines@marathonhealth.com.au


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 amy.mines@marathonhealth.com.au or call the centre on (02) 5852 1900 

Term 4 2018 -  Term4-2018-Newsletter.pdf

Term 2 2018 -  Term2-2018-Newsletter.pdf

Community Engagement

In addition to providing services within our centre, headspace Dubbo also has a commitment to engaging the community. Below are just some examples of the many things we have done in Dubbo and the surrounding areas since we opened our doors to the public.
If you have an event coming up and would like headspace Dubbo to be involved, please fill out the following form: Community-Development-Request-Form.docx

June 2018

  • June is Just for You - campaign (collaboration with Marathon Health & Anytime Fitness)
  • Dubbo School Distance of Education Visit - Happiness Project
  • Give Me 5 for Kids 'Wear your PJs to Work' Day (raising money for Dubbo Base Hospital Children's Ward)


May 2018

  • HALT Breakfast
  • IDAHOBIT Celebration - Coffee Shops
  • Stand Together Concert
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April 2018

  • Dubbo College Senior Campus Wellbeing Day
  • Headspace 3rd Birthday
  • Narromine Youth Week Event
  • Rotary Club of Dubbo South Presentation
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March 2018

  • National Day of Action against Bullying & Violence
  • RYDA Program
  • Young Carers Workshop
  • Trangie Family Fun Day
  • CSU Wellness Expo
  • International Women's Day Expo


October 2017

  • Mental Health Movement
  • headspace Day
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  • TAFE Mental Health Month Event
  • 20th Anniversary Uniting
  •  Building Kinnections Disability League Tag Knockout

September 2017

  • R U OK? Convey
  • NAIDOC Event Trangie
  • NAIDOC Week Launch Dubbo
  • Walk Towards Hope
  • NAIDOC Open Day

August 2017

  • Newcastle Permanent 1st birthday
  • Homeless weekevent
  • Wear it Purple
  • Coonabarabran school visit
  • Narromine school visit

July 2017

  • NAIDOC Event
  • Acknowledgement of Country plaque unveiled
  • TAFE visit
  • Building Kinnections NAIDOC Carers/Disability Community Carnival

June 2017

  • Nyngan High school careers expo
  • Nyngan High school visit
  • Dubbo College South Campus Reconciliation week walk and yarning circle
  • Gulargambone Central School visit

May 2017

  • Peak Hill school visit
  • National Volunteer Week
  • Attendance to the Strategic Framework for Suicide Prevention Consultation
  • Accepting cheque from Newcastle Permanent 

April 2017

  • headspace second birthday
  • Wellington High school visit
  • Brewarrina school visit
  • Youth Week Steven Oliver R U OK?

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  • Youth Week Hump Day
  • Pee for 3 campaign

March 2017

  • Youth Week Trivia night
  • Yeoval school visit
  • Narromine school visit
  • South Primary school visit for National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence
  • Fletchers International Presentations


  • RYDA Program

February 2017

  • IPROUD presentation

  • Wellington school visit

  • Dunedoo school visit

  • Charles Stuart University O week visit

  • St Johns College school visit

January 2017

  • RAGE workshop

  • Managing The Bull workshop

December 2016

  • World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day

  • International Day for People with Disability

November 2016

  • School Sculpture Competition Reveal
  • White Ribbon Day


October 2016

  • Central West Pride March
  • Mental Health Month Launch
  • Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Rhino Awards


  • Dream Festival
  • Reclaim The Night

September 2016

  • GP Synergy Forum

GP Synergy

  • Trangie Visit
  • ACON Honour Awards
  • Walk Towards Hope

August 2016

  • Nyngan Visit
  • Gilgandra Visit
  • Wear It Purple
  • headspace 10th birthday 'Chocolate Drop'


July 2016

  • 'Stars of Dubbo'
  • Nyngan Visit


  • Narromine Visit
  • Charles Sturt University 'My Day'

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
  • 'ROAR' Festival
  • Pop-Up Photo Booth
  • 'Hump Day' Campaign in partnership with Dubbo Sexual Health, Family Planning NSW and Dubbo City Council
  • headspace Dubbo's 1st Birthday Carnival Celebrations


March 2016

  • headspace National Forum

National Forum

  • RYDA Program
  • Charles Sturt University Wellness and Wellbeing Expo
  • Dunedoo Visit
  • Coolah Visit

February 2016

  • Charles Sturt University O-Week


December 2015

  • International Day for People with Disabilities


November 2015

  • Orana Relay for Life


October 2015

  • Lip Sync Battles
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Pride March

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  • Parkes Movie by Moonlight
  • Dream Fesitival
  • Dubbo Chamber of Commerce Rhino Awards

September 2015

  • Gungie Origin
  • Peak Hill Visit
  • Walk Towards Hope

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  • Narromine Visit
  • Sunday Telegraph - Can We Talk? Forum

August 2015

  • Wear It Purple


July 2015

  • Trangie Visit
  • Narromine Visit

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May 2015

  • Class Clowns

Class clowns

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

April 2015

  • Official Launch


  • 3 on 3 Basketball Competition
  • Humans of Dubbo
  • Pee for 3

March 2015

  • RYDA Program


 February 2015

  • Charles Sturt University O-Week


Donations to headspace Dubbo

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: 78-920-6267

BSB: 082-564

For more information contact Marijka Brennan, 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
  • The Castlereagh Hotel Clydesdale's Social Club
  • Gina's Pizza
  • Western NSW PHN
  • Westpac Dubbo
  • M&D Shipp Smash Repairs
  • West Dubbo Barber Shop
  • Dubbo College South Campus



 Newcastle Permanent

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Mention headspace Dubbo when applying for a new home or business loan over $100,000 and we are able to get $600 to go towards much needed funds for our clinical services!

7th March 2018 - $600 received

4th August 2017 - $600 received 

5th May 2017 - $600 received 


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


Groups and Programs (School Holiday Program)

headspace Dubbo offers groups that vary on a term to term basis for young people aged 12-25 years of age, we also offer social, interactive during the school holidays for young people 12-18 yrs. 

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

July 2018 School Holiday Program


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