Local Facebook Groups


Cairns Special Needs Community – Support and Resources.
A supportive closed facebook group for local parents and carers and for people with a disability. A safe, private and friendly place to connect with other special needs families in Far North Qld.
Ask questions, get support, share information and resources.

NDIS Cairns Celebrating all Abilities

A group to help the NDIS community thrive in Cairns where providers can advertise their services and participants have the choice and control. This group has been established to share support and to share knowledge and guidance between all professionals in our community.


Mission Australia NDIS Partner Cairns Region (FacebookGroup)
Receive up to date information on all things related to NDIS and disability including our monthly E-Newsletter, articles, resources, events such as information sessions and community events, etc. – 
NDIS Partner In The Community for Cairns NDIS Region (comprising Local Government Areas of Cairns, Douglas, Cassowary Coast, Yarrabah, Mareeba and Tablelands) delivering NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention and Local Area Coordination Programs.  Join their group on facebook.

Tourette’s Support Group Cairns
This support group has been set up to bring together people who are going through or have gone through similar experiences and provides an opportunity for people to share personal experiences and feelings, coping strategies, or firsthand information about Tourette’s syndrome.

Cairns Region Down Syndrome Group
For Down Syndrome parents in Cairns Region for support and upcoming events.

CP-group.jpgFNQ Cerebral Palsy Support Group
We are a charitable organisation started by a small group of passionate parents of children with cerebral palsy in hopes of improving the services and opportunities available to families affected by cerebral palsy and living in Cairns and Far North Queensland. The Group has also reached out to families with children that have physical disabilities other than cerebral palsy.  Website

The Mareeba Autism Support Group
The aim of the group is to provide support, understanding, a shoulder to lean on and information and resources.

Tableland Autism Support Group
Tablelands ASD Parent Support Group is a support group with the aim to provide peer support opportunities for parents and carers of children on the spectrum (with or without a diagnosis) across the Tablelands community.

FNQ Accessible Housing Dreams & SDA
A caring, sharing space to help each other achieve the dreams for those with a disability to have a home in Cairns, or surrounds, suitable for their specific needs, to live their lives as independently as their disability allows them.

Cairns Fluency Support Group
For Adults Who Stutter.
Find support in a positive and encouraging environment. Meetings second and fourth Thursday of each month. No membership fee.
Call Carmel 0405625736 for more information.

Rare Friends Far North Queensland
Rare Friends is a community of supporters for Far North Queenslanders affected by rare conditions.  They also have an annual fun run/walk day on the esplanade.  


Innisfail Special Needs Parents and Carers Support and Resources
This group has been set up to provide local support, encouragement, ideas, resources and networking for parents and carers of kids with additional needs in the Innisfail area.

Weipa CapeAbility, Local Area Social and Support GroupWeipa CapeAbility.jpg
We are a family support group for parents  and friends with or without a family member with a disability. The aim is to provide emotional support and to educate people about disabilities so we all can live and work in our community to the best of our ability.

Weipa CapeAbility provides empathy, friendships and being understanding of people in a positive and safe environment. Weipa CapeAbility is a non-profit organization run by a group of volunteer parents who meet to have FUN.