About Moranbah and District Support Service


Mission, Vision and Values


To be welcoming, accepting, supportive and inclusive, by providing a focal point and meeting place, highlighting community and family needs for people living in the Moranbah region.

Mission Statement

MDSS will represent the interests of all residents of the Moranbah region, promote live-ability within Moranbah and the region, develop, alongside key stakeholders, community facilities for the residents of Moranbah, and provide information, support and referral services to support the community

Vision Statement

To build social capital and enhance the quality of life for every child, every family and every resident in our community.

Moranbah and District Support Service

Moranbah and District Support Services (MDSS) is a small not for profit organisation that is funded through the Department of Communities, Domestic Violence Resource Services and the Child Safety and Disability Services which serve the communities of Moranbah, Dysart, Clermont, Coppabella, Middlemount, Nebo and Glenden. MDSS services are provided by professional staff and volunteers. Our professional staff consists of a Neighbourhood Centre Program Worker, a Domestic Violence Support Counsellor and a team of Rural Family Support Workers, which are overseen and supported by a Voluntary Management Committee. We strive to support and assist all individuals, families, groups and organisations who seek assistance through the rural family support service or community support service.

Management Committee

Moranbah and District Support Services (MDSS) is managed by a Voluntary Management Committee to ensure that community needs are met.  The primary role of the MDSS Management Committee is to provide guidance, identify, support and oversee effective governance of the organisation.  The committee ensures that approved projects, programs and resources align with the organisation’s objectives and provide appropriate due diligence.

The MDSS Management Committee is a representative body made up of key community representatives with an interest or skills and expertise in community development.

Our Services Include

  • Rural Family Support Program
  • Neighbourhood Centre Program
  • Domestic Violence Program

Other Available Services

  • Video Conferencing;
  • Assistance to complete Legal and other Government forms
  • Photocopying, faxing, laminating and scanning service
  • Health and Wellness Events and Activities including:
    • Welcome to Moranbah Morning Teas
    • Welcome Packs for New Residents to Town
    • English as a Second Language
    • International Woman’s Day
    • National Seniors Week
    • Seniors Connect
    • Youth Action Week
    • National Family and Domestic Violence Prevention Month
    • National Child Protection Week
    • Isaac Community Connect App
    • And much more…

Help Local Moranbah Students be Prepared for School!

MDSS is proud to assist disadvantaged students (subject to conditions of eligibility) in Moranbah be prepared for school. We rely on donations from the community to provide stationery and uniforms to our local students. Currently we are collecting bottles and cans under the Containers for Change program as even 10 cents can make a difference in helping our community. If you would like to support us, please use the code C10188431 next time you donate your cans and bottles. If you are local like us, please drop your bags of containers to the collection point at the Moranbah League Club on Mills Avenue. We also accept donations of schoolbooks and stationery that we also provide to disadvantaged students so they can participate in their classes. Send a message or drop in any donations to the Moranbah Youth and Community Centre at 2 Appleton St, Moranbah.

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