Ten years of DWCS

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The Downs & West Community Support (DWCS) was established on 1 May 2007 as a DROUGHT APPEAL, when Queensland in Australia, was experiencing the worst drought in 100 years.

Over the next 12 months, the drought got worse and people in rural and remote areas of Queensland struggled to survive financially, emotionally, socially and physically.

The DWCS Advisory Committee realised that the appeal needed to come to a close to make way for an extension of the programme. This enabled us to respond to many more people who were isolated and failed to receive financial support from the Government.

Media coverage about the last 10 years can be found at the following links:

  1. Article posted on CathNews website on August 10 2017
  2. The Catholic Leader Issue 5464 dated August 13 2017
  3. Article posted on ABC News website on August 31 2017
  4. Audio of an interview on ABC Rural Queensland on August 31 2017
  5. An interview on Channel Nine’s Weekend Today program on Sunday September 3 2017

Check out our new BROCHURE here.

Annual Review for 2016-17

Time for Review

The 2016-17 DWCS Annual Review outlines the activities and initiatives undertaken by the support service.



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Be prepared – it is SNAKE season!!

It is snake season again so please keep your eyes open and watch carefully when walking around outside.

What Snake is what? First Aid? Read More here.