About Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation

187 Riverside Drive, Airds, NSW 2560

Overview of Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation /
Aboriginal Medical Service

TACAMS (Tharwal Aboriginal Corporation Aboriginal Medical Service) is located in the suburb of Airds in the Macarthur region of South Western Sydney. South Western Sydney covers a broad geographical region comprising seven local government areas (Bankstown, Liverpool, Fairfield, Campbelltown, Camden, Wollondilly and Wingecarribee LGAs) covering 6241 km2.

The population is nearing 900,000 people with the region comprising one of the most ethnically diverse populations in NSW with over 100 different countries represented and more than 70 different languages spoken (Sydney Growth Profile, 2013). Additionally, NSW has nearly 1/3 of the Australian population of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and in the South Western Sydney region the highest proportion reside in the Liverpool and Campbelltown LGAs.

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people comprise approximately 5% of the South Western Sydney region (~5192 people), which is notable for its high levels of disadvantage where many suburbs are ranked as amongst the most disadvantaged regions in NSW according to the SEIFA Index. Much of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population is clustered and tend to be over-represented in these disadvantaged suburbs. In the Macarthur region there are particularly high concentrations of low SEIFA.

The population of Airds, where Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation/Aboriginal Medical Service is located, comprises approximately 13% Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people followed by Macquarie Fields, Minto, Ambarvale, Campbelltown, Bradbury, Rosemeadow, Ingleburn, and Claymore.

The South Western Sydney region is a proportionately young population with nearly 90% of the non-Indigenous population aged between 0-64 years, and nearly 85% of the Indigenous population aged between 0-49 years. Additionally there is a high proportion of children aged between 0-14 years residing in the region, comprising more than 21% of the population, with a greater proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children again (ML Profile Report, 2012).

Contact Numbers

THARAWAL ABORIGINAL CORPORATION

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4628 4837
FAX Number02 4627 8066
PO Box 290 Campbelltown, NSW 2560 

THARAWAL DENTAL CLINIC

Demountable 2 - 187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4624 9400

THARAWAL SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL WELLBEING

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4624 9430

THARAWAL BRIGHTER FUTURES

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0400

OORUNGA WANDARRAH MACS CENTRE

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4620 0298

WARANWARIN THARAWAL CHILD & FAMILY CENTRE

105 Townson Avenue, Minto NSW 256602 9820 7447

WARANWARIN FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAM

105 Townson Avenue, Minto 256602 9820 7447

THARAWAL HOUSING OFFICE

187 Riverside Drive, Airds NSW 256002 4628 4837
Emailhousing@tacams.com.au
Hours of Operation

Tharawal AMS

Monday - Thursday 8.30am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Community & Administration

Monday - Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Oorunga Wandarrah MACS Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Waranwarin Child & Early Learning Centre

Monday - Friday 7.30am-6.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Waranwarin Family Support Program

Monday - Friday 9.00am-5.00pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED

Tharawal Housing Office

Monday - Thursday 9.00am-5.00pm
Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm
Saturday & Sunday & Public Holidays CLOSED
Important Information:Coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are currently undertaking precautionary measures to contain and control the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and our clinics and offices are temporarily closed to walk-in appointments.

 

For GP & Health related services

Please call us to book an appointment or to speak to a team member about the latest restrictions on: 02 4628 4837

 

For all emergencies please contact 000

You can also call the healthdirect helpline on 1800 022 222 to speak with a registered nurse.

 

For more detailed information about COVID-19 visit the Department of Health website.

We would like to pay respect to the Elders past and present. We respect and honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past, present and future. We acknowledge the stories, traditions and living cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples on this land.

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